Leading pioneers in positive investing will be speaking about the motivations of positive investors and savers at an event being held at The Platform’s Wagner Hall in Brighton on Friday 18th November.
The free event is being organised by Ethex, the UK’s leading online positive investment and savings marketplace, in collaboration with The Platform, whose aim is to create a thriving social economy in Brighton and Hove, and local community energy groups Brighton Energy Coop and BHESCo.
Ethex has recently conducted a landmark survey on attitudes to and experiences of positive investing – investing for social or environmental good. Its founder and chairman Jamie Hartzell will be presenting some of the survey’s preliminary findings, which will be followed by a full report being issued early in 2017.
Jamie Hartzell, Ethex founder and chairman, said: “We’ve discovered some intriguing findings about what makes people want to invest or save their money for positive good, and we’re keen to share these results. We’ve segmented positive investors into six different ‘types’, so come along to find out what type you are! There will also be useful insights for social businesses looking to raise investment and those that are already part of the positive investment marketplace.”
Emma Turner, Social Enterprise Network Manager, The Platform, said: “Social enterprises play a key role in helping tackle social problems, strengthen communities and improve the local environment. Positive investors have a key role to play in helping social businesses raise the funds they need – so we’re really excited about participating in this event with Ethex sharing useful knowledge and building confidence in the sector.”
Damian Tow, Secretary, Brighton Energy Coop, said: “We’ve been leading the way in developing community-owned solar energy in the area and have raised more than £ 1.5 million from local people in the past five years. We have first hand experience of the power of positive investment, and want to see the market grow even bigger delivering greater environmental benefits going forwards.”
The event lasts from 10 am to 12 noon pm on Friday 15th November and takes place at the The Platform’s Wagner Hall, Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT. It is free to attend, and a few tickets are still available from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-the-motivations-of-positive-investors-and-savers-tickets-28357867144