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Ease your conscience with ethical finance

Updated: 21st November 2012 - First Published: 21st November 2012 Environmental and humanitarian problems around the globe, not to mention various scandals in the banking world, have prompted a growing number of consumers to switch to ethical banking providers. Read More...

Make money and make a difference…

Updated: 14th December 2016 - First Published: 09th November 2011 Savers who not only want to make money but also make a difference to the world in which we live have been told there are products out there which can help appease their conscience. Read More...

Ethical options finding favour again

Updated: 09th November 2010 - First Published: 08th November 2010 Ethical investments and savings are increasingly finding favour, with figures showing the biggest annual rise in a decade. Read More...

Fortunes improve for ethical investors

Updated: 10th June 2010 - First Published: 10th June 2010 Green investors have been rewarded for their principled approach after it was revealed the performance of ethical funds sector had improved over the past year. Read More...

ISA investors set to go green

Updated: 12th March 2010 - First Published: 12th March 2010 Interest in ethical investment looks set to grow, after 13% of ISA investors revealed they were tempted to go green. Read More...

Interest in ethical finance growing

Updated: 25th February 2010 - First Published: 20th November 2009 Interest in ethical finance appears to be growing, after 44% of the British public said they would like to find out about the ethical credentials of the next financial product or service that they buy. Read More...

Green improvements perceived to add value

Updated: 11th October 2017 - First Published: 13th July 2009 Home security improvements, redecorating and work to gardens were also thought to add the most value to a property for the least cost by homeowners. Read More...

Ethical investors struggling in volatile markets

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 11th September 2008 The latest survey by Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts has revealed that ethical investors looking to profit from their principles have been amongst those hardest hit by the volatile stock market conditions of the past 12 months. Read More...

Spend and save to support your charity

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 15th November 2007 With Children in Need dominating our TV screens over the coming weekend, we may be considering the best ways to give to our chosen charity. By using one of the growing numbers of charity savings accounts or charity credit cards we can donate as part of our everyday banking. Read More...

Green-eyed monsters?

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 31st October 2007 When it comes to their banking, new research suggests ethical consumers are not as green as they think. Well-meaning ethical consumers are failing to do the one thing that even they recognise could change the world most, according to a report released today from ethical banking specialists, Triodos. ‘How Green is Your Money?’, Read More...

Halifax Websaver turns a pale shade of green

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 04th October 2007 By the end of the year new and existing Halifax Websaver customers will see their accounts 'carbon labelled'. With green becoming the new black of financial services, providers are becoming increasingly innovative and creative in ways which they can wear the green badge. Read More...

US firms are lagging behind Europe in ethical standards

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 20th September 2007 North American companies are lagging behind Europe, although a core of larger companies have started to adopt responsible business practices. The Eiris report shows that European companies tended to be more socially and environmentally aware Read More...

Stern Review - the economics of climate change

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 03rd September 2007 The report on climate change, by Sir Nicholas Stern, described climate change as the 'greatest market failure the world has ever seen' and certain groups criticised the Government for using it as a means to 'pave the way for a whole host of new green taxes'. Read More...

Ethical investors are reaping their rewards

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 29th August 2007 The latest survey by Moneyfacts.co.uk reveals that ethical investors are being rewarded for following their conscience, with ethical fund returns surging ahead of mainstream traditional funds. Read More...

Make your workplace green and save money too

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 10th July 2007 You may have already started to make great strides in turning your home green, but it doesn’t have to stop there. Every year, Britain’s businesses are responsible for 77 million tonnes of waste. By turning your workplace green, not only will your company save thousands of pounds each year, you’ll be making a real difference to not only the environment, but your local community too! Read More...

Fairtrade

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 10th July 2007 According to the Fairtrade Foundation, Fairtrade is essentially about ensuring that producers in poor countries get a fair deal. Most of you have probably seen the Fairtrade mark, which is an independent consumer label that appears on products to guarantee that producers in the developing world are getting a fair deal. For a product to display the Fairtrade mark it must meet the international Fairtrade standards. Read More...

Make a difference – the best way to give to charit

Updated: 14th December 2016 - First Published: 10th July 2007 There are several ways in which you can support a charity of your choice like Friends of the Earth, Oxfam or The World Wildlife Fund etc. Most charities need a reliable, regular and long-term supply of income to campaign effectively for a better... Read More...

Carbon neutral homes

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 10th July 2007 The Government have recently announced plans that all new homes in England will have to be carbon neutral by 2016. With the UK’s housing stock responsible for nearly 30% of all CO2 emissions, the Government believes that these measures are critical to it meeting its targets of cutting CO2 emissions by 60% by 2050. Read More...

Energy efficient homes

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 10th July 2007 Energy efficient homes can end up costing you a small fortune in the short term. However, you’d be amazed at how many grants and special offers are available to help you make your homes more energy efficient. Read More...

Top 10 ways to save money going green

Updated: 04th December 2009 - First Published: 10th July 2007 Going green around the house does not mean making life-altering changes; it’s the simple things that will have the greatest impact. By saving energy not only will you help to save the planet, you’ll save yourself a small fortune too. So let’s get started Read More...


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