The power of community investing to help #BuildBackBetter

Written by Lori Hall on 26th Jun 2020

The coronavirus crisis has seen communities across the UK coming together to help those most in need during lockdown.

It is this strength of community that also has the power to help the country #BuildBackBetter from the pandemic.

To mark London Climate Action Week, ethical investing platform Ethex is hosting an interactive webinar to showcase how ‘everyday people’ can use their money to invest in a fairer and more sustainable future.

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The event – ‘Community Investing – unleashing the power of your money to #BuildBackBetter’ – will showcase examples of grassroots community organisations and social enterprises that are contributing to the UK’s green recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

They are focused on four key areas:

  • Community-owned and generated renewable energy projects
  • Electric vehicle clubs and infrastructure providers
  • Sustainable and affordable housing cooperatives and
  • Local and sustainable production of good food

The webinar – with panellists from Good With Money and Good Intentions – will discuss the role that these community organisations are playing in supporting the UK’s green recovery and how they can be replicated around the country.


Secure your place for the webinar – on Friday July 3 at 1 pm – here


It will also look at the critical role investors play in funding these organisations to drive a transformational change, and the benefits of direct versus indirect investment in tackling climate change.

London Climate Action Week (LCAW) is this year is working to highlight London’s climate leadership through a series of online events and discussions focusing on climate action in a post-COVID-19 world.

The digital part of LCAW runs from 1 – 3 July and features more than 40 individual online events with a focus on achieving a green, fair and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Lisa Ashford, CEO of Ethex said: “We’re taking part in London Climate Action Week because we strongly believe that now is the time for everyday people in the UK to take action to make a green and equitable recovery happen. We’re excited to be joined by a great panel to showcase the innovation that is happening in areas such as renewable energy, sustainable transport and food production and that communities are absolutely vital in creating the future that we all want to see.”