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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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20
Oct

Divestment campaign hits Big Five banks

By OneWorld News
Monday 20th October 2014: 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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20
Oct

Firms urged to cut financial jargon

By Express & 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

Financial firms are accused of jargon confusion

By The Herald Scotland
A call for firms to cut financial jargon has been issued as customers say they are bamboozled by offers. Simon Howard, chief executive of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, believes the failure by financial institutions to communicate clearly, as reported by 81 per cent of the public, may make it more difficult for people to make good money choices. The association says it has more than 250 members including pension funds, asset managers, research providers, financial advisers, banks and non-governmental organisations.
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20
Oct

Firms urged to cut financial jargon

By The Courier
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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19
Oct

Fancy buying a solar farm? Bristolians ranked second highest in UK for 'positive investments

By The Bristol Post
  Bristolians have invested the second highest sum into so-called positive investments, projects that are design to do good for society or the environment, in the UK. The Make Money Do Good report found that Bristol residents have invested £5.6 million since 2012 in local community projects and businesses. One the biggest places that cash has been invested is renewable energy schemes, topped by £2.2 million raised for the Low Carbon Gordano solar array at Moorhouse Farm near Avonmouth.
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19
Oct

Good Money Week

By The United Reformed Church
This week is Good Money Week, 19-25 October, an opportunity to ensure those you trust with your money are looking after it well and using it in ways that benefit society and protect the environment.
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19
Oct

Bristol residents second most generous investors in social enterprise

By The Bristol Post
Bristol residents are among the most generous in the UK when it comes to giving money to fledgling social enterprises. The city has come second in a list of places in the UK where the most money is invested into community projects and businesses by the public. The results paint the city as a place with many ‘positive investors’ revolutionising the funding of social and environmental businesses. The Make Money Do Good report found that Bristol residents have invested £5.6 million since 2012 in local community projects and businesses.
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19
Oct

Positive investment market grows to £3.25 billion

By Blue & Green Tomorrow
The UK’s positive investment market has grown to £3.25 billion, with 1.75 million investors and savers directly supporting businesses that create social and environmental impact, according to a new report. Make Money Do Good – a report launched by the online positive investment marketplace Ethex to coincide with Good Money Week – reveals that the market has grown by a third since early 2012. Savers make up most of the record-breaking sum, with £2.1 billion saved in credit unions and £862 million in ethical banks and building societies. 
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