Ethex was established in 2013 and has been at the forefront of ethical finance and positive investing ever since.
They’ll be hosting two sessions during our Ethical Consumer Week 2021, which we’re very excited about.
The first is on ‘Greening your investments’ and will run on Wednesday 20th October, 10am-12pm.
The second, ‘Communities vs climate change - how grassroots actions are helping close the climate gap’, is on Friday 22nd October 10-11am, and will showcase the power of community action against the climate crisis in the face of government inaction.
Q: During Ethical Consumer Week 2021, you’ll be hosting two events. Can you tell us a little bit more about them?
Both Ethex and Energise Africa are hosting events for Ethical Consumer Week.
Energise Africa is holding an online event that's aimed at helping people understand the green finance options available to them. There's no doubt that 2021 will be a critical year for climate action, and now we are only a few weeks away from the COP26 climate change summit, where countries will come together to discuss actions to tackle climate change.
But it isn't just governments that hold the responsibility of climate action, every person has the opportunity to take action, with one of the most powerful weapons being their finances.
This online event will bring together a panel of sustainable finance experts to discuss the growing popularity of 'green investing' and talk about the options available to everyday people to use their money to take action against climate change, whether you have £50 or £50,000 to invest. Investors should note that investing puts your capital at risk and returns are not guaranteed.
We will discuss some quick and easy ways to check where your money is invested and the options available to us all to use our money to take action against climate change.
The Ethex event is a panel discussion and Q&A. For this event, we will be joined by Isla McCulloch of Co-ops UK and representatives of some extraordinary community- and climate-driven organisations for an open discussion about the power of community projects to take decisive grassroots action against climate change in a post-Covid world.
During the webinar we’ll talk about the power of community action in the face of government inaction, and we’ll showcase some successful examples of community organisations that are making a difference, including People Powered Retrofit, Energise Barnsley and Bridport Co-housing.
We will look at how we are able to blend institutional finance alongside individual investments to ensure these pioneering organisations achieve maximum impact and value for communities to build back better and tackle climate change. The panel will highlight how community share offers can play a key role in funding impactful projects. We will also discuss how the models they use can be replicated and scaled across the country so that collectively, small local actions generate a big impact.