09.03 ETHICAL INVESTMENT & BANKING

Ethical Consumer Research Association

Description

Research group which specialises in looking at companies' ethical records. Database includes details of over 25,000 companies and their ethical records across a range of categories including animal welfare, environmental and human rights issues. Publishes Ethical Consumer magazine, a bi-monthly publication which looks at the companies behind the brands, and the online database www.corporatecritic.org. Read more »

Location

Unit 21, 41 Old Birley Street,
Manchester M15 5RF
United Kingdom

Unity Trust Bank

Description

Unity is a specialist bank for organisations and businesses that aim to create community, social or environmental benefit. With over 30 years experience in the sector, we provide tailored day-to-day banking and finance to charities, social enterprises, co-operatives, voluntary and community organisations, trade unions, councils, housing associations and more. Read more »

Location

Nine Brindleyplace,
Birmingham B1 2HB
United Kingdom

UK Social Investment Forum (UKSIF)

Description

Promotes socially responsible investment on behalf of its members, which include national and community-based organisations and individuals involved in ethical, environmental and socially-directed investment. Members receive access to information, networking, seminars and conferences. See website for membership directory and information. Provides a secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Investment.

Location

Holywell Centre,
1 Phipp Street,
London EC2A 4PS
United Kingdom

Ethical Screening

Description

Provides research and analysis services to enable ethically screened investment portfolios and identify socially responsible investments. Services are provided to individual investors, charities and investment managers. A full range of ethical criteria are covered, such as human rights, environmental protection, genetic modification and animal welfare.

Location

Montpellier House,
47 Rodney Road,
Cheltenham GL50 1HX
United Kingdom

Ethical Investment Research Services (EIRIS)

Description

EIRIS is a global leader in the provision of environmental, social, governance (ESG) research for responsible investors. Its mission is to empower responsible investors with independent assessments of company ESG performance and advice on integrating this with investment decisions.

EIRIS provides responsible investment services to more than 200 clients including asset owners, asset managers, banks, wealth managers and charities around the world – as well as major index providers. Read more »

Location

The Foundry,
17 Oval Way,
London SE11 5RR
United Kingdom

Shared Interest

Description

Co-operative lending society with 8,800 members/investors in the UK. Lends money on fair terms to enable Third World producer groups involved in fair trade to buy raw materials and pay for labour before goods are shipped. Members can invest a minimum of £100 and maximum of £20,000. A modest rate of interest is paid to investors.

Location

No 2 Cathedral Square, Groat Market,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 1EH
United Kingdom

neighbourly

Description

Introducing neighbourly.com – a social network set to revolutionise philanthropic giving.

neighbourly.com, launched in July 2014, is a new digital platform designed to connect businesses with local community and charity projects. It is the UK’s first tech solution for a previously unstructured and unconnected corporate philanthropic sector, making the process of local-giving and local-volunteering automated, and therefore scalable.

What is neighbourly?

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Location

Engine Shed,
Station Approach, Temple Meads,
Bristol BS1 6QH
United Kingdom

Big Society Capital

Description

Big Society Capital is the world's first social investment bank. Big Society Capital formally launched in April 2012, with an estimated £600 million of equity to be paid-in over 5 years, of which £400 million will be from unclaimed assets left dormant in bank accounts for over 15 years and £200 million from the UK’s largest high street banks. Read more »

Location

72-78 Fleet Street,
London EC4Y 1HY
United Kingdom

Pure Leapfrog

Description

Pure Leapfrog is the leading provider of social investment and professional support to community energy projects in the UK. We are a business led charity that works in partnership with Government, investors and communities.

We bring together affordable finance and accessible expertise. Finance is secured through a credit facility from Big Society Capital. Expertise is provided by our professional partner network.

Our mission is to ensure that community energy becomes a significant part of the sustainable energy mix in the UK.

Location

Eden House, 23-25 Wilson Street,
London EC2M 2TE
United Kingdom
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