Banking & Finance: Ethical edition
There are ethical investments out there – but do they go far enough? Is there such a thing as ethical cryptocurrency?
Cryptocurrency is a whole new industry and way of doing things. It’s dynamic, and throws out a lot of the old. These virtual coins however, can actually be quite damaging to the environment. Crypto mining uses vast amounts of energy, and in some cases turns this industry into a fossil fuel consuming one. Join us to find out the currencies doing things right.
Money makes the world go ’round… Well, when used as a force for good, can it actually make a difference?
Boycotts and restricting investments into harmful industries actually works.
We’re here to help you put your money were your mouth is.
Ethical Banking Articles:
What is TCFD Reporting and what are its impacts?
With thousands of large corporations and dozens of countries on board, can TCFD make a dent in carbon emissions?
Piñatex, a genuine alternative to leather?
Our take on this promising sustainable material
The dirty business of e-waste
Why it’s super important to select the right e-waste recycler
And it’s no longer just about not doing any harm! It’s also about providing a positive contribution, and actually leaving things better than you found it. That’s what ethical, social and sustainable business is about.
We’re making sure that we’re not just throwing words like ‘eco’ and ‘green’ around lightly. The household products we’ll be featuring on this website are ones that have been thoroughly investigated. They’re products that we look at with a somewhat critical lens to make sure they’re making a net positive contribution to people and planet.
It’s still early days for us (we only set up late 2020) but you can find plenty more about us on our Instagram page.
Other Ethical Topics:
Financial corporations make a lot of money. They also get bailed out by Governments when they stuff up. Our economies rely on them.
Our questions are simply whether these institutions are doing enough for the climate, for human rights, and for equality.
There’s a certain kind of greenwashing going on with some banks and financial institutions. So called ‘ethical funds’ don’t invest in weapons, tobacco and more recently fossil fuels. However we question if these funds are doing anything beneficial such as encouraging green technology, renewable energy and equality.
Join us on our journey into ethical banking.