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Investing for Purpose comes to Grassmarket as positive investment market gets set to grow
Potential investors, as well as those looking for investment, are invited to sign up for a free Investing for Purpose event to be held at the Grassmarket Community Project in Edinburgh on Tuesday, 8 November to hear more about ethical investing and the current opportunities available.
The event is being hosted by Social Investment Scotland and will include speakers from Ethex, the UK’s leading online positive investment and savings marketplace, and Community Shares Scotland.
Ethex has recently conducted a survey of 2,000 positive investors and 2,000 members of the public on their attitudes and motivations in the largest study of its kind.
Founder and chairman Jamie Hartzell will be presenting some of the survey’s preliminary findings, which will be followed by a full report being issued early in 2017.
He said: “Positive investing is all about investing in organisations because of what they do, not what they don’t do. That could be green energy or Fairtrade food, charities or community projects. We’ve seen huge growth in interest in positive investment, but we know it has the potential to be even bigger which is why we’ve carried out this ground-breaking research. We’ve segmented positive investors into six different ‘types’, so come along on Tuesday to find out which category you belong in!”
Roger Moors, chief development officer at Social Investment Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting this event at a time when we’ve seen significant and sustained interest in both social investment and investors who are keen to make a difference through their investments.
“Widening the awareness of ‘investing for purpose’ to a broader audience opens up tremendous opportunities to access new capital and deliver even greater social impact going forward.”
The event, which is free to attend, will run from 4pm to 6.30 pm on Tuesday, 8 November at Grassmarket Community Project, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA.