If your political involvement extends no further than turning up to vote, then you are missing a significant lever for influencing change.
Your money does not sit idly in a bank vault somewhere waiting for you to take it out. Giving your money to a bank means they can be sending it off to do all sorts of mischief on your behalf. By choosing your bank and your pension, you are also voting for what your money invests in. Banks invest in war, rainforest destruction or anything else that will make them money such as those shown in the video below.
To make financial investment and banking decisions, visit Ethical Consumer for the best advice. As the concept of ‘ethical’ can mean different things to different people, you can choose what areas of ‘ethical’ are most important to you. They also filter through the greenwash to help understand how a company has come up with the term ‘ethical’.
And as a further prompt, if you still bank with the big high street banks, take a look at this video…