“A truly eye-opening session which gives us the opportunity to reflect how individual choices and company policies can make a positive impact on the world and the methods we can use to align our finances with our values. I left the session inspired to take action” - Jane Adatia, Finance Director, Acre
Moving our money - what’s in our bank account, our savings and our pension - can be the single most important thing that people can do to save the planet.
Acre recently hosted Values-Aligned Finance to talk to their employees over a lunch & learn session about how to align their finances to a low carbon world. In an engaging hour-long session Values-Aligned Finance explained the 101 of how to align your finances with your values - covering what impact bank accounts, pensions and savings are having on the planet - and how to make a change.
With green finance being one of the themes discussed at the highest levels of governments at the G7 in Cornwall in July, and also on the agenda for COP 26 in a few weeks, it’s a topic which is gathering more focus than ever. Employees are starting to wonder how they too can align their finances to a low carbon world - whether that be through their workplace pension, what’s in their bank account or through their other savings.
And it’s more than ‘just’ an environmental issue - it’s a D&I issue too. Research shows that women are far less likely to talk about finances, engage with their pension provider or invest - leaving them with a huge gender wealth and investment gap later in life (Yougov, 2018).
Values-Aligned Finance are offering workshops for a limited time only. If you are interested in learning more about how your staff can lower their carbon footprint through their finances, get in touch with Francesca Spoerry at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Values-Aligned Finance.