[015] – MONEY AS A FORCE FOR GOOD WITH TRIODOS BANK - Sustainable(ish)

[015] – MONEY AS A FORCE FOR GOOD WITH TRIODOS BANK

In this episode I'm chatting to Amy Robinson who is the business development manager at Triodos bank.

For those of you who haven’t heard of them, Triodos are the UK’s most ethical bank and have a tagline that is “money as a force for good" which I totally love!
The banking industry as a whole isn’t one that I think would be seen as ‘ethical’ – we all have images of rich nanker types making their fortunes and only really caring about the financial bottom line.
At Triodos they do it diferently, and as well as making sure they are making sound financial investements they look very carefully a the impact of the projects and organistions they are funding on both people and planet too.

Duing this podcast I talk about how I have long recognised the power of my money in terms of using it to cast a vote for the kind of world I want with my buying deciosns, but how I hadn’t really joined up the dots to wonder about what my money might be funding when it was locked away in the bank, and I think that that’s probably pretty common.
Find out more about the power of your money in this episode and the things that you can do to ensure that it’s being used as a force for good – enjoy!

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Links

Triodos
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Know where your money goes
- Meet the Changemakers
- Triodos current account
- Triodos Crowdfunding website

Emmaus - one of the projects the Triodos supports

Whiteley Village retirement village - another positive impact project that Triodos is helping to fund

Better Food Bristol

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Good with Money

Ethical Consumer Magazine

Good Money Week

The Sustainable Living Hub - for anyone looking for more inspiration, motivation and support to start, or continue on, their sustainable living journey

Here's what you'll learn

  • The power of your money - not just when you spend, but when you save it too 
  • Why you probably don't know what your money is being used for when it's locked away in the bank, and how to find out
  • The kinds of projects and sectors that Triodos helps to fund
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    Why the 'ethical premium' no longer exists and you ethical investments are doing just as well as 'regular' ones
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    Why switching bank isn't as hard as you might think!

Top Tips for Sustainable(ish) Money

  • Ask questions - ask your bank where you money is, and what kind of projects it is supporting
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    Make the switch! Switch to an ethical current account
  • Look at where any savings or investments you have are invested - research more ethical alternatives

ACTION
YOU CAN TAKE AFTER LISTENING

BABY STEPS
  • Ask your current bank what kind of organisations they are funding - tweet them, e-mail them, or ring them!
BIGGER STEPS
  • Switch your current account to an ethical one
  • Consider switching any savings and investments to ethical ones
​Where is your money?
​​How do you feel about moving it?
I'd love to hear your thoughts - do leave a comment below, or come and join in the conversation in my Sustainable Life community on FB!


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