Consider divesting your funds out of polluting activities such as fossil fuels and banks that invest in high emission industries. Not only will you be promoting more sustainable investments, but also sending a clear message to the polluting companies on the stock markets.
If you think you will be financially disadvantaged, read the article below on the LSE website. This is a conversation you will need to have with your financial adviser.
Changing your bank to an ethical sustainable bank is a simple thing to do. Check out your current bank and if you are unhappy consider the following.
CO-OP Bank Quote: “In 2017, we marked the 25th anniversary of our Ethical Policy. We have worked together to tackle the things that matter to you. From climate change to human rights”.
Triodos Bank Quote: “Our financial and banking services are for savers, investors and organisations who want to change the world for the better. Over 700,000 customers are already playing their part in our positive movement, making us one of the world’s most sustainable banks”.
London School of Economics Article entitled: “The mythical peril of divesting from fossil fuels”.
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