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Opinion

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Big Society and Social Investment Tax Relief

05 December 2017

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Investment in smallholder farmers is key to reducing poverty and feeding the world

05 December 2017

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A budget that delivered some progress on the social agenda but could have delivered so much more

22 November 2017

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Ethex calls for Autumn 2017 Budget to Widen Accessibility to Social Investments for Retail Investors

21 November 2017

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New social impact investment report is an opportunity for the industry

15 November 2017

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Celebration, collaboration and awards

02 November 2017

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What type of investor are you?

09 October 2017

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How to make your money do good?

06 October 2017

Many people today are aware of the social and environmental impact of their actions, be it purchases, food choices, energy, transport and fuel use – even fashion. More and more people are moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle and are making choices to reflect their beliefs and values.

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UK crowd has potential to play a critical role in helping 110,000 families in Sub-Saharan Africa secure vital access to clean and affordable solar energy

05 October 2017

Two of Europe’s leading online impact investing platforms Lendahand and Ethex with support from UK aid and Virgin Unite have launched Energise Africa – putting life changing solar home systems within the financial reach of rural families

Do Foxes eat chlorinated chickens? Food policy in Brexit Britain.

05 September 2017

Tom Carman recently joined Ethex having spent a career in the progressive food movement. His blog looks at the role that positive investing has played in making structural changes to an important, but often invisible part of our lives – food systems and how it can continue to play an important role in a post Brexit world.

Oikocredit: Pay-as-you-go solar lighting up the lives of Ghana’s micro-entrepreneurs

29 August 2017

Demand for electricity in Ghana is ever-growing but the grid can be unreliable. Renewable energy providers such as PEG are helping fill the gaps

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Solar Energy - Changing Lives in Uganda

02 August 2017

It's not until you witness things first hand that you truly get to understand the full impact that solar energy is having of the lives of people. Some of the Ethex team were lucky enough to visit familes, businesses, schools and health centres in Uganda, ahead of the launch of Energise Africa and document the transformational effect that solar energy is having on the ground there.

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The tea estates being revitalised in the mountains of Darjeeling

02 August 2017

 Oikocredit's Monica Middleton looks at how in northern India, the Ambootia Tea Group (DOTEPL) is using social impact investment to boost financial security and improve the livelihoods of its employees.

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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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