Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Simonne asks: How green is your money?

This week (8-14 November) is National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW). The idea is to raise awareness of green and ethical options for investing money and inspire us to invest in a way that will have a positive impact on society and the environment.

As a nation, we may have got into a good habit of recycling, buying fair trade products and preserving energy, but few of us are choosing to invest ethically. Half of people with savings and investments would like to make money and make a difference, yet only 8% of investors have an ethical investment or savings account (source YouGov).

To find out more about ethical choices take a look at YourEthicalMoney. This site provides independent information on what banks do with your money, allows you to easily compare green and ethical investments and helps you find an ethical financial adviser. There’s also a link to this site on the Resources page of our Sheconomics site.


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