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20
Oct

Britain's 'Big Five' banks urged to divest from fossil fuels

By edie.net
A new campaign calling for banks to stop funding fossil fuels and climate change has been launched as part of Good Money Week today (20 October).  The 'Divest!' campaign is supported by a new report on fossil fuels and banking by campaign group Move Your Money and will take the form of an online letter to Britain's 'Big Five' banks - HSBC, Barclays, RBS, Lloyds and Santander - stating that each has until the end of January 2015 to commit to dissociating from fossil fuels or customers will leave them.
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20
Oct

Fossil fuel divestment campaign targets high street banks

By Blue & Green Tomorrow
Customers of Britain’s biggest banks are to demand that high street institutions stop using their savings and investments to finance the fossil fuel industry, in a major new divestment campaign launched on Monday. The ‘Divest!’ campaign, launched by the ethical banking reform group Move Your Money, calls on customers to write to their banks and threaten to withdraw their savings, unless they pledge to cease investment in the polluting industry. 
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20
Oct

UK sustainable investment group rebrands campaign

By Portfolio Adviser
The UK Sustainable Investment and Financial Association (UKSIF) has rebranded its ethical investment campaign in a bid to attract a broader range of financial backers. Formerly known as National Ethical Investment Week, the annual initiative has been revamped as Good Money Week as it enters its seventh year.
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20
Oct

Good Money Week: Positive investment market hits £3.25bn

By freenewspos
Around 1.7 million people now participate in the positive investing sector. Global investments in funds and projects that benefit the environment and society are rapidly outpacing traditional markets, growing by one-third over the past two years to £3.25bn. According to a new report released in line with the launch of Good Money Week today (18 October), the 'positive investment' sector is up from £140m to £249m, a 78% increase since 2012.
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20
Oct

Firms urged to cut financial jargon

By The Shropshire Star
Simon Howard, chief executive of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), believes that the failure by financial institutions to communicate clearly, as reported by 81% of the public, may make it more difficult to reach good money choices. A YouGov poll of 2,155 adults - commissioned by UKSIF - also found that 77% of the British public think the Government should do more to report financial information clearly.
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20
Oct

Brochure draws on ethical concerns of NEST's target market

By The Actuarial Post
NEST has launched an Ethical Fund Brochure setting out the ethical policy that underlines the NEST Ethical Fund for the first time. The policy, which draws on research of the ethical concerns of NEST’s target market, reveals that upholding human rights and labour standards, such as around the use of child or forced labour, are among the top priority considerations for the NEST Ethical Fund.
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20
Oct

Good Money Week: 83% of young brits not familiar with sustainable investment

By Blue & Green Tomorrow
A poll commissioned by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) has revealed that the majority of 18-24 year olds do not know what sustainable investment is – with 37% even unsure of what a actually bank is. The results of the YouGov poll, unveiled during Good Money Week, an annual initiative held by UKSIF to raise awareness of ethical and responsible finance, reveal a lack of understanding of the financial world among young Britons.
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20
Oct

Firms urged to cut financial jargon

By The Jersey Evening Post
A call for firms to cut the financial jargon has been made as the public feels bamboozled by what is on offer. Simon Howard, chief executive of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), believes that the failure by financial institutions to communicate clearly, as reported by 81% of the public, may make it more difficult to reach good money choices. A YouGov poll of 2,155 adults - commissioned by UKSIF - also found that 77% of the British public think the Government should do more to report financial information clearly.
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20
Oct

New Divestment Campaign hits Big Five Banks

By The Economic Voice
Survey finds 39% of Brits concerned by money in fossil fuels. That’s more than the daily users of Facebook in the UK. • 36%, more than 1 in 3, want banks to divest from fossil fuels. • Move Your Money launches ‘Divest!’ campaign to put climate change banks on notice. • Good Money week (19-25 October) highlights fossil free finance options.
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20
Oct

New divestment campaign hits big five banks

By PV Magazine
A new campaign calling for banks to stop funding fossil fuels and climate change has been launched today by campaign group Move Your Money. ‘Divest!’ comes on the back of fast moving public concern about climate change and fossil fuel investments.  
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