09 January 2017
We’ve passed a major milestone: having now raised over £50 million in finance for charities and businesses with a social and environmental mission.
28 March 2017
Many of you will be familiar with our primary investment offers but did you know that Ethex also runs a secondary market? This secondary market provides you with another opportunity to become an investor in a number of fantastic businesses. So how does it work?
23 March 2017
It’s almost the end of the tax year and I’m sure that many of you have seen the plethora of ads promoting a variety of different ISA products. With this much choice on offer how do you make the right decision and are you being provided with all the information you need to make the best choice for you?
14 March 2017
Ethex's latest blog looks at the implications of the #solartaxhike for schools in the recent spring budget
08 March 2017
Caroline Mulwa, Oikocredit Kenya Country Manager discusses the important role that women play in African society providing 70% of agricultural labour, 90% of food production but yet they own less than 2% of the land. Yet women have a significant, measurable, positive impact on small business ventures, local communities and families. Find out how Oikocredit is lending to social enterprises that support women.
07 March 2017
This blog examines the ways in which children can be educated, inspired and empowered through the installation of solar power at their schools to become much more aware of environmental issues and the need to protect the planet that we all live on.
Find out how Solar for Schools are working with schools in England and Wales to access and benefit from clean, renewable solar energy, reducing energy costs and, critically, empowering hundreds of students to learn more about their environment and understand how they can act more sustainably to safeguard the planet for years to come.
02 March 2017
Over the decades, much of the previously lush, fertile land surrounding the river Nile has been destroyed by urban expansion or overtaken by desert tundra. The small canals which feed into the Nile overflow with rubbish and sewage, damaging the local ecosystem and irrigation of small parcels of land used by smallholder farmers. For local communities who have lived off the land for centuries, these inputs render the environment unhealthy and the soil useless for generating subsistence crops and a modest income. Oikocredit looks at how loans provided to SEKEM have supported desert land reclamation and sustainable agriculture in the region.
01 February 2017
The Philippines is the world’s third highest risk area for natural disasters. Frequent typhoons and cyclones bring excessive rain and wind, threatening the livelihoods of around 60% of the poorest groups who tend to live in rural communities and must also contend with rising sea levels, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
24 January 2017
I’m proud of the talented and experienced team we have at Ethex, helping our listed businesses bring their fundraising projects to fruition and guiding our positive investors along their journey too. As we’ve been expanding, we’ve welcomed some new faces bringing new skills to strengthen the team, as well as nurturing our existing staff.
07 December 2016
We’ve partnered with Big Society Capital to join a unique Crowd Match Fund for private investments into Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) eligible charities and social enterprises.
01 December 2016
The threshold for businesses raising finance through Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has been raised to £1.5 million, for companies up to seven years old. While some had hoped for a larger increase to £5 million, it is nevertheless welcome news, which should provide a boost for the sector.
28 November 2016
Chatter about community-led housing has reached the mainstream in the last week. Leeds Community Homes is a project which is doing something truly pioneering and where the support offered by Power to Change is most advanced.
31 October 2016
Great news! This week Ethex is celebrating passing the £49 million mark of investment raised on the platform for over 50 social businesses, charities and community organisations. Not bad in for a small not-for-profit!
24 October 2016
There were 17 Global Goals approved by the UN Sustainable Development Summit in 2015. They are a blueprint for changing the world by 2030, and Oikocredit’s investment vehicle targets 16 out of 17 of them.
17 October 2016
Over the next month, Jamie Hartzell, founder and chair of Ethex, will discuss the findings of our landmark survey on understanding the positive investor at a series of events across the UK. There will be useful insights for social businesses looking to raise investment and for organisations that are part of the positive investment marketplace.
20 September 2016
As true ambassadors of community energy and cooperative principles, BHESCo believes that eradicating fuel poverty is just as important as creating renewable energy, and for this reason they do what they can to make sure everyone in Brighton and Hove is able to heat and power their homes adequately.
The Ethex team are here to help from 9am to 5pm
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