Finance

Five ways to swerve the financial costs of environmentalism

Here at Curious Earth, we talk a lot about the role privilege plays in the climate crisis. We try to raise awareness of the disproportionate impacts of environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, and extreme weather events on the global south and many other marginalised groups. (Check out our Stories from the Frontline series to hear directly from those worst affected.) Yet, we also want…

Is Your Pension Funding Climate Chaos?

DIVEST campaigners

Here at curious.earth we’ve written before about ethical investments and ensuring where you save your money aligns with your values…but what about divestment? Divestment is simply the opposite of investment – removing funds from companies that are unethical, for example arms manufacturers, tobacco companies, or fossil fuel companies. For an individual, that could mean switching your banking provider, investing in a green…

Bitcoin: A bit bad for the environment?

It’s been in the news for a while, but over the past few months, coverage of Bitcoin has gone a bit crazy. With high levels of investment, including some high-profile backers, the value of Bitcoin has increased 6x in the past year! But what is not widely publicised are the environmental implications of this craze – are Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies a…

When two finance mega-trends collide…fintech and responsible investing

Money makes the world go round, so the old adage says, and with the asset management market worth an estimated $110 trillion, that’s plenty of inertia. As we know, the rise of the conscious consumer has increasingly channelled that force into buying products which go some way towards protecting the environment – but there’s only so much that switching to reusable cups,…

Active Shareholder Ownership – the silver bullet for greener organisations?

We explore how large investors are changing environmental practises of companies from within… When implementing a sustainable investment strategy there are multiple paths to take: ‘Screening’ is one of the most commonly used approaches, with the vast majority of asset managers claiming to be doing this across their investment universe. This consists of the exclusion of investments from a portfolio of the…