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Creating a STIR in Wolverton

31 May 2017

The latest blog from Ethex looks at how Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) is supporting Future Wolverton's efforts to transform a heritage building for use as a guest house, community space and café run by students with learning disabilities

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Instilling Gender Equality from Primary School to Adulthood

25 May 2017

For many of the poorest people in Egypt, life can be tough. With a population of 95 million, Egypt is one of the fastest growing and most densely populated countries in the world. Competition for jobs and resources runs high. People with lower levels of education and skill face tremendous obstacles to employment, improving their living standards, and lifting themselves out of poverty.

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Considerations when looking to build a portfolio of positive investments

27 April 2017

There are lots of different reasons why people are increasingly looking to save and invest ethically or positively. For anyone looking to build a portfolio of positive investments, Ethex lays out a number of considerations for investors to think about when looking to build a portfolio of positive investments.

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How investing in small scale sustainable farming is critical for the UK in a post Brexit world

25 April 2017

As the UK moves towards the EU exit door this provides an ideal opportunity for the farming sector to fundamentally make changes for the better. This blog looks at how the Ecological Land Cooperative is supporting the growth of ecological agriculture.

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Building economic empowerment and resilience in rural Philippines

06 April 2017

One in four of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas, often relying on a few staple crops to meet their daily needs and generate a small income. But the destruction of small harvests from extreme weather patterns, combined with limited access to loans and technical support, make it difficult for these communities to grow their smallholdings and attain the sort of economic empowerment they need to build a steady path out of poverty. Find out how Oikocredit are providing support in one rural community in the Philippines.

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