How can I use my money to change the world?
It might sound dramatic, but it’s true. You see, your money, whether it’s sitting in a bank account, savings or invested has the power to make change happen. And you don’t need to have millions to make a difference. When more people make the switch to ethical investing, even in small amounts, the collective impact can be huge.
But what is ethical investing? And how do you get started if you don’t know a lot about finance? That’s what why we’re on a mission to show people how their money can deliver transformational change! Through the Ethex platform, everyday people can use their money to back extraordinary projects. We call it positive investing.
Positive Investing made easy
Browse the Ethex platform and you’ll see that we only list businesses that create a positive social or environmental impact, so people like you can put your money to work supporting projects you truly believe in and get much more than a financial return. If you want to know what our investors have to say about us, check out our reviews on Trustpilot.
So if you’re interested in creating a better world by putting your money where your heart is, read on. There are 4 simple steps to making your money do good. Yes, it really is that easy!
1. Choose an investment
In just a few clicks you can view all the current investment opportunities on Ethex and see which ones appeal to you. From community-owned clean energy schemes to sustainable transport solutions, affordable housing initiatives and eco-farming, Ethex gives you the opportunity to invest to support a range of businesses and projects that are building a brighter future
The conditions and risks connected to each investment are clearly outlined and we give you all the information you need to decide if it’s a project you want to support. You have a choice of investment products too - including IFISAs, community shares and investment bonds. There are lots of ways to unleash the transformative power of your money.
2. Invest your money
Once you’ve chosen a project and read all the info, we make it easy for you to make your investment. And you don’t need to have thousands of pounds to spare to start making a difference, Investments on our platform start from as little as £50.
So, if you’re looking to dip your toe into positive investing, this could be a great way for you to start. All your investments are managed securely through our platform and our helpful team will keep you in the loop at all times and be on hand to answer any questions you might have.
3. Make a positive impact
Investing in projects through Ethex means you know what your money is funding. With many financial products, it’s hard to see exactly where your cash is going, and you may well be shocked if you found out. We believe in total transparency, so you can see the impact your investment is having, for example – reducing greenhouse gas emissions through more renewable energy and putting more electric vehicles on the road to creating better access to land and promoting more sustainable and ecologically sound food production practices.
Since launch, our community of investors have raised over £100 million to fund extraordinary organisations with social, ethical or environmental missions, and we’re on a mission to help even more people change the future with their money.
4. Generate potential returns
Some people worry that ethical investments might not generate a financial return, but that isn’t the case. Look at the investments on offer and you will see potential returns of up to 6% for some products - added to the fact you can see the positive impact your money is generating and it’s a no-brainer for some! Of course, as with any investment, there is always a degree of risk. The returns are not guaranteed and there is a chance you won’t get back what you have put in. We are always upfront and transparent about the risks, as well as the potential benefits of each investment.
Try it yourself
We know every person is different, and you should always look carefully at the pros and cons of any investment you make. But if you are interested in starting to use your money to create real change as well as earning a potential financial return, why wait? You might find it’s one of the best decisions you make!
Find out more about how Ethex can help you invest in businesses you believe in