At last week’s Pension Power event, we had a very interesting discussion about how ordinary citizens can start to tackle the behemoth of the financial system, by making choices that avoid destructive climate consequences.
Share Action‘s Sophia McNab presented some interesting data and ideas. Sophia says:
We hope to have more ethical investment events in 2015 and you don’t have to have a pension or indeed any money to be interested!
This stuff affects us all but most of us tend to bury our heads in the sand don’t we?
Almost everyone deals with a bank or building society for loans, current accounts or savings. How ethical is yours? Fancy funding the arms trade, big pharma, destructive mining or human rights abuse? Most of the major banks do, however tacitly. And what about Wandsworth Council, where do they invest their millions of reserves? Somewhere not very clever from an ethical standpoint I’d wager, but prepared to be proved wrong WBC!