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Thursday, 3rd July at 6:30pm, Sir Richard Steele Pub, Chalk farm, NW3 4RL 

We are building a network of young professionals interested in investing their money in socially and environmentally responsible ways. We believe investing should be simple and that money has the power to do good. If you think so too, we’d love for you to join us.

If you discovered that your money was being used to finance child labourmilitary weapons, or harmful chemicals – would you be concerned? It is a troubling fact that 35% of savers in the UK have no idea what their banks do with their hard earned money. We are Light Up The Crowd and we want to change this.

We’ve noticed that investment can be overwhelming for first-timers. Yet whether it’s £50 or £50,000, we believe everyone should feel empowered to invest in the things that they care about. That’s why we want to help young professionals like you make simple but well-informed investment decisions that are both good for your wallet and good for the planet

Our founding members event on Thursday, will allow you to learn more about responsible investingshare your input and ideas, and become a founding member of our network as we learn to navigate the middle ground between young people and the financial world.

 We have a fantastic speaker lined up –  Jonathan Maxwell, Founding Partner & CEO of Sustainable Development Capital LLP. At SDCL he has advised on the formation of a number of investment vehicles involving total capital raised of approximately US$600 million. He has also served as an advisor to governments, to the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative and is a director and trustee of the Institute for Sustainability in the UK.

It promises to be a fun evening with drinks, talks, lively conversations and interactive sessions as we explore how we can change the landscape of investment for young people.

There will be half an hour of meeting and greeting, with talks starting at 7pm.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please RSVP to reserve a ticket.

28 Days of Inspiration – Day 18: Change the world for a fiver

Democratic Finance

What will your money do today?


Louisa likes Abundance Generation, the UK’s first FCA-regulated crowdfunding platform that makes it possible for anyone to invest in the UK’s clean energy future. Since launching in June 2012 they have funded £4 million worth of clean, green energy generation projects.

The term democratic finance was coined by the Abundance directors to describe their desire to change the world of finance by crafting a more open, inclusive culture in which anybody can play a part. This is demonstrated by the minimum investment threshold of just £5.

REG High Down is the 8th project to go live. It is a 0.5MW turbine in Cornwall that was installed at the end of January this year, following support from Abundance through the planning and installation process. 

More info here: https://www.abundancegeneration.com/

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