Finance

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…

Greening my finance – a guide to making your money positively impact our planet!

What is Green Finance? Green finance is about spending and saving your pounds in a manner that helps to move us towards a climate-friendly future.  Green finance, ethical investment and sustainable finance are terms that are becoming increasingly prolific within the financial sector. And as active participants in the local and global economy, we can use our money to act out our…

Growth in ethical investment ????????

What’s Going On Here? Demand for ethical investment is rising, with research showing 42% of Britons would choose an ISA that has a positive impact on society and the environment. The topic is HOT this week as savers look to utilise the £20,000 ISA allowance before the end of the tax year on 6th April. ???? What Does This Mean? An Individual Savings Account…