Did you know that three out of five Australians think it is important that their investments are aligned with their personal values? That’s 60% of us who want to see our personal finances supporting issues we believe in. For many that means ensuring your money not being used to fund things that will have a detrimental effect on the planet or us as people.
- We’ve seen a big increase in the number of questions coming in about ethical banking and which banks we recommend. This is great news as previously, there was either not much awareness about ethical banking options or there was a perception in Australia that choosing ethical financial institutions meant choosing poor or risky performers - despite evidence from the performance of current institutions that suggests this isn’t the case.
- We believe that the world needs to urgently address climate change, restrict global warming to no more than 2 degrees above pre industrial levels and transition economies, both domestic and internationally to a clean energy future as quickly as possible.
- We have found an exciting and innovative opportunity to generate above market returns while providing funding to a valuable social service that assists children at risk of requiring State care.