All about positive investing
Understanding the types of activity a business engages in is key to making sure your money is having a positive impact.
On Ethex, businesses are grouped according to their social and environmental benefits.
Finance includes those businesses that receive money from investors and lend it to, or invest it in, others. This can include providing affordable and flexible loans to the poor, lending to charities, or helping to develop more sustainable communities.
Fairtrade is about getting better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. It addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers.
Renewable energy businesses generate power from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat, helping to address climate change. Ethex has a strong track record in supporting community-led and -owned solar and wind projects in particular.
Property encompasses fairer use of both commercial and residential property. This might involve providing affordable office space to charities or organisations with a social purpose, or housing let at low rents on a secure basis to people with special needs.
Community businesses are set up to address specific local challenges, bringing benefits to the local community and generating profits that deliver a positive local impact – whether it is social, economic or environmental.
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