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Ethical Finance Conferencemoney coins 2012

 

 

When: Saturday 13th October 2012, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Where: Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR
Further Info: http://ethicalfinance2012.eventbrite.co.uk/

 

This one day Conference aims to explore key issues around how we use and invest our money and give practical ideas that make a difference.

 

The event will coincide with the start of Ethical Investment week and is being organised by leaders in the ethical finance arena, including Triodos Bank, Bristol Credit Union, Shared Interest and the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility with expert speakers in the field.

 

Aimed at investors, students, businesses, IFAs, faith groups and interested consumers, the Conference will examine ways that finance impacts on so many areas of our own lives as well as making links to wider issues such as sustainability and fair trade. The Conference will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Transparency
  • Ethical investment and pension options

  • Ethical and mutual banking options

  • International trade and tax justice

  • Shades of green

  • Bristol Pound

Further details of the event will be confirmed soon, but to get involved contact:

Jenny Foster, Bristol Fairtrade Co-ordinator,


More details below:


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Bristol groups have got together to hold an exciting one day event right in the heart of Bristol to encourage people to make their money count.

With the launch of the new Bristol Pound imminent, and with a seemingly ever increasing number of banking scandals, the bank bailouts, international tax evasion and the Euro crisis the conference is a timely chance to help people and groups learn more about how to make money work better.

Make Your Money Count will explore what it means for money to be ‘ethical’ and show how money can be used to make a positive impact, such as through local investment and ethical banking, sustainability and fair trade.

Part of National Ethical Investment week and Bristol Festival of Ideas, the event is being organised by leaders in the ethical finance arena, including Triodos Bank, Bristol Credit Union, Shared Interest and the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility. Bristol is a centre of excellence in sustainability – runners up for the title of European Green Capital and a leading Fairtrade City.

Amongst the many contributors to the event, the keynote speakers are Sarah Pennells, founder of SavvyWoman.co.uk and author of 'Green Money' and James Vaccaro, Triodos Bank and UKSIF.

Aimed at investors, students, businesses, IFAs, faith groups and interested consumers, Make Your Money Count will cover a wide range of topics through talks, workshops and stands including Local investment and banking, , Ethical investment and pension options, Ethical and mutual banking options, Transparency and International trade and tax justice.

Council leader Simon Cook will be opening the event at the Council House. Cllr Cook said: “ As a hub for sustainable business and with many ethical finance organisations based here, including Triodos Bank, Bristol Credit Union and the Bristol Pound, Bristol is the ideal place for this event and I'm sure it will attract a great deal of interest."

To book and for full details http://ethicalfinance2012.eventbrite.co.uk

Further details of the event from:

Elaine Ashley, Bristol Green Capital:

Tel : 0117 922 4180

Jenny Foster, Bristol Fairtrade Co-ordinator: 07970-878337 Twitter: #moneycounts