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.
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.
01 August 2016
Much needed financing from social investor Oikocredit, now listing on Ethex, is helping communities in Africa, Latin America, India and Papua New Guinea harness the available power of the sun.
25 July 2016
South Staffordshire Community Energy (SSCE) have launched a new share offer in partnership with a University Hospitals of North Midlands and the national charity Beat the Cold that will see solar panels improving the welfare of local residents living in fuel poverty.
19 July 2016
The global carbon divestment campaign has been incredibly successful in getting a wide range of institutions from pension funds to universities to dump $3 trillion-worth of shares in carbon-intensive industries around the world.
12 July 2016
Oikocredit has a track record of more than 40 years as a leading social investor and now reaches over 46 million people through its microfinance partners: 86% of these are women, 51% live in rural areas, and 28% are involved in agriculture.
01 July 2016
The UK’s vote to leave the EU at the end of last week has ushered in an era of political and financial uncertainty
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