Banks are the biggest source of shiny new cash for fossil fuel companies and other industries messing up the planet and making our world miserable.
A powerful way to stop companies being jerks (to put it mildly) is for banks to stop giving them new loans to grow their business and inflict more harm.
Do you want your bank lending your money to dirty companies?
Me neither. So check out some ethical banks that are part of the Economy of Good. Then consider a switch. Its super easy these days.
I’ve been speaking to some of the good guys and gals to find out what makes them ethical. And what makes them a great bank in general.
Did I miss anything? Let me know and I’ll make sure your questions are answered in a future video.
A local, community-driven ethical bank has struggled to launch for Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. Why is it so hard to find and launch new, more ethical banks? I speak to Tony Greenham to find out.
Is your bank ethical? Find out here:
Ethical Consumer: Bank ratings
Good with Money: Bank ratings
Compare the Market: Bank ratings
Bank on our Future: #defundclimatechaos (a campaign which is now over but still has lots of fascinating info about the behaviours of our high street banks)
ShareAction: Banks and Sustainability (news & research if you want to go deeper)