Innovative online platform for positive investment wins ‘Sustainable Finance’ Award
Ethex has been named as the winner of the Sustainable Finance category of the Sustainable City Awards 2014-15. Shared Interest Society and sriServices both received the ‘highly commended’ award. The winning entries were announced and celebrated at an awards ceremony held at Mansion House last night, 23 March 2015.
Ethex is the UK’s first not-for-profit platform for positive investors. Ethex has created a marketplace in which anyone can browse, choose, compare and invest in a range of positive investments and build their own positive investment portfolio in social and environmental businesses and at the same time fully understand the risks they are taking. Since its launch in 2013, Ethex has enabled over £13.5m of investment in this way. Please visit www.ethex.org.uk for more information.
Shared Interest Society is a unique fair trade lender, providing loans and credit services to businesses and communities in the developing world. To date almost 9,000 people in the UK have become members and invested share capital of over £31 million. Please visit www.shared-interest.com for more information.
sriServices works to advance sustainable and responsible investment in retail financial services. Its goal is to improve individual investor access to investments that can help drive the transition towards more sustainable lifestyles. sriServices focuses on the mainstream financial advisory community. Please visit www.sriServices.co.uk for more information.
Read the full press release here.