Protecting and creating biocultural diversity includes tracking our financial flow and the types of practices our money enables.
It involves the role played by banks and other financial institutions, the philanthropic sector, large companies and industry. If a philanthropic organisation supports environmental initiatives off the back of investments into sectors causing environmental destruction, they remain part of the problem.
Divestment movements are drawing attention to reduce climate change by putting pressure on large investors to divest assets connected to companies involved in fossil fuel extraction or other environmentally destructive practices.
As individuals, we can inform ourselves and direct our earnings away from institutions that use them to contribute to ecological harm – including human rights violations – and into those taking responsible action and engaging in a truly holistic approach to enable a flourishing planet for all.
BankTrack is an international tracking, campaigning and support organisation. It researches and details the activities of private sector commercial banks, facilitating campaigns to prevent investments that will cause significant harm. It creates resources and tools to empower other communities to campaign for change in this sector.
Stop the Money Pipeline is a US-based coalition bringing together over 130 organisations working on campaigns that focus on making the financial sector more accountable.
Share Action is a leader in the UK’s movement for responsible investment. They’ve created a guide to support consumers in developing an investment strategy that integrates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and decisions.
Ethical Consumer is an independent, UK-based initiative that’s been helping consumers make more ethical choices since 1989. Covering everything from clothing and travel, to technology and energy, they unearth the information and resources that enable you to make less damaging consumer choices. Their consumer guide provides a list of some of the most innovative institutions actively working in the transition away from a fossil-fuel economy.