In April 2013 the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Bangladesh claiming more than 1,100 lives and leaving many more injured. Many of those killed were employed in the garment industry, an industry that supplies the clothes that end up on our high street, to the brands whose shares end up in our pensions and ISAs.
Katherine Garrett-Cox, CEO of Alliance Trust recently gave a lecture for Tomorrow’s Finance where she introduced the debate around “Finance as a force for good. Well is it?” Here we highlight a few key excerpts from the lecture. You can read the full speech by clicking here.
Today, Blue and Green Tomorrow is launching a research platform for financial service companies to help them provide significantly better savings and investment products, more tailored to the needs of savers and investors. Why does this matter to our readers? Because we want you to get even better products.
Tickets for five events taking place during Sustainable September, Blue & Green Tomorrow’s month-long celebration of sustainability, have been released to the general public. Click here to buy yours now.
We meet with our Advisory Committee three times a year to discuss a range of issues, from our broad themes and emerging issues to portfolio holdings, ratings and engagement activities. At our last Advisory Committee meeting we discussed the sustainability of the online retail business model.
The value of ethical and green investments can go down in value as well as up, so you could get back less than you invest. It is therefore important that you understand the risks of investing. Our aim is to provide you with the best information we can to help you make decisions about ethical and green investments. It is not to advise you on the suitability of an investment to your personal circumstances. Nothing written on the site should be considered personal advice, nor do Blue & Green Tomorrow accept liability for any inaccurate information on the site. If you are unsure about the suitability of an ethical and green investment please contact Blue & Green Tomorrow or your financial adviser.