ECCR was a founder member of National Ethical Investment Week, which in 2014 was rebranded as Good Money Week, co-ordinated by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF). Good Money Week brings together individuals, financial advisers, charities, faith, community and student groups and financial institutions to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable and ethical investment and finance.
There’s more on the UKSIF website – http://goodmoneyweek.com/ It says: ‘Ethical investment’, ‘socially responsible investment’, ‘sustainable finance’, ‘ethical banking’….. we are talking about all these things when we say ‘Good Money’. Whatever you want to call it, we simply mean thinking about the social and/or environmental impact of your money whether it’s in a bank account, investment, ISA, and/or pension fund.
They also offer suggestions on how you can take action:
Speak to a financial adviser about sustainable and ethical investment options
Become a sustainable investor – you can invest as little as £5 in a renewable energy project or think about opening a sustainable and ethical ISA
Tweet your bank and ask them for information about how your money is being used in positive ways – socially, culturally and/or environmentally. Use the hashtag: #mymoneymatters
Email your MP and ask them to support Good Money Week
Churches can take part in Good Money Week by using resources from the “Your Faith, Your Finance” website for Home Groups – >http://www.yourfaithyourfinance.org/group-discussion//p>
You can also focus on the theme during Sunday worship. Worship materials used at ECCR’s 25 Anniversary Service are available at: http://eccr.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ECCR-25th-Celebration-Programme-and-Order-of-Service.pdf