22 May 2017
New research, released by Ethex, the positive savings and investment platform that makes it easy to make money do good, shows that more than half of the eligible UK population is keen to make positive investments, but that industry needs to do more to educate people and provide a wider range of products.
08 April 2019
With the lack of ambitious reforms from government then some local groups are taking matters into their own hands. Locally set up community organisations are forming Community Land Trusts (CLTs), with the aim of creating permanently affordable housing for local residents
01 April 2019
Organisations that have a social and community focus contribute to a more equal society which puts people, communities and the environment first. However, of the 100,000 + social enterprises and SMEs in the UK which contribute £60 billion to the economy and employ 2 million people, 60% struggle to access affordable finance. This is where a little know tax relief called CITR has a useful role to play.
25 March 2019
Ethex has reissued its call for investors to help schools harness the power of the sun to produce low-cost electricity. After four previous successful raises – bringing in almost £1.5 million – Solar for Schools has returned to the Ethex platform as investors look to make the most of their money during ISA season.
07 March 2019
3 in 5 people take ethical considerations into account when shopping for financial services – yet just 17% have ethical investments with millenials driving shift in ethical investing.
05 March 2019
This International Women's Day we want to celebrate the women within the ethical finance industry. Ethes are proud to feature investment opportunities in ethical businesses that are run by pioneering female leaders.
27 February 2019
This Fairtrade Fortnight, it’s worth considering what your money might be indirectly funding through your financial product choices as well as the direct impact of the products you purchase
09 January 2019
The Community Investment Tax Relief (CITR) was set up by the government to encourage high net-worth individuals and companies to invest in local businesses, entrepreneurs and social enterprises over long-term.
19 December 2018
As an ethically-minded consumer, it’s that time of year that you dread. Research says that 32%* of people receive at least one unwanted present every year with an average value of £155. That amounts to around £2.6 billion spent unnecessarily every Christmas.
19 December 2018
People can use their money in ways to address climate change, build resilient communities and tackle poverty. One of the most compelling opportunities that is currently on the Ethex platform is from Electric Blue.
19 November 2018
To buy or to rent? This binary opposition defines the UK housing market. The Community Land Trusts (CLTs) have emerged as potential saviours of divided communities.
14 November 2018
The increasing financialization of the investment industry has meant it has lost its connection with the person on the street. Being open, transparent and demonstrating the positive impact an investment can have in the real world is a powerful way of reengaging people with investing.
09 November 2018
David Smith, former headteacher of Settlebeck School, and a current trustee of Farfield Mill shares the impact and importance that mills have had and will continue to have on the landscape and livelihoods in the North of England.
23 October 2018
Property investment can offer us security and a lower risk profile. So what ethical options are out there? As property investors, how can we be part of the solution and not the problem?
22 October 2018
From overuse of land and water to emissions from intensively managed livestock, agriculture has a key part to play in cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
18 October 2018
Given community energy is one of the most developed social impact investment sectors both in terms of products and an investor appeal, and with the pressing need to further decarbonise the UK’s energy sector in light of the IPCC report there is a strong case for changes in government policy to de-risk these investments further, whilst also growing social impact investing and helping to reduce carbon emissions to limit global temperature rises.
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