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#bankingonvalues for positive change

The power is in your pocket

The power is in your pocket

On 23 October 2014, the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) staged #bankingonvalues; an internationally co-ordinated campaign to stimulate a global conversation about a new way of banking. The campaign saw GABV members across the globe sharing links and information and having online conversations with people all over the world. Over a 24 hour period, #bankingonvalues…


Positive investment

Ethex founder Jamie Hartzell on the rise of investment for good

Positive Investment

Ethex’s Positive Investing report, released this week, shows a dramatic rise across the UK in the number of people choosing to save and invest directly in businesses that have the explicit intention of making money do good. Ethex calculates that around 1.7 million people are now taking control of their finances and saving and investing at least…


Branching out

Hill Holt Wood's ambitious plans to turn empty houses back into homes

Hill Holt Wood

When Karen and Nigel Lowthrop bought Hill Holt Wood, an ancient deciduous woodland in Lincoln, it was in a very poor state. But, they had a vision and today, almost 20 years on, it is a successful charity and social enterprise now embarking on a new venture to provide housing for some of the most disadvantaged people…


Pouring oil on troubled water

Looking back on ten years of pioneering Fairtrade in Palestine

As Zaytoun celebrates its tenth olive harvest in Palestine, co-founder Cathi Pawson looks back at a time when she was told her plan to import a Fairtrade Palestinian olive oil was impossible.