Ethex, the UK’s first not-for-profit platform for positive investors, was named as the winner of the Sustainable Finance category of the Sustainable City Awards 2014-15, in a gala awards ceremony held at London’s Mansion House on 23 March, 2015.
Ethex has created a marketplace in which anyone can browse, choose, compare and invest in a range of positive investments and build their own positive investment portfolio in social and environmental businesses and at the same time fully understand the risks they are taking. Since its launch in 2013, Ethex has enabled over £13.5 million (€18.5 million) of investment in this way.
Judging the awards were Rishi Madlani, Director of Sustainable Energy at RBS; Rodney Schwartz, CEO of ClearlySo; and Lindsay Smart, Head of UK and US Markets at Vigeo, together with the Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee of the City of London, Mark Boleat, who chaired the panel.
The Sustainable Finance award represents a collaboration between the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) and the City of London. The category focuses on innovation in the sustainable investment and finance industry, advancing sustainability through financial services with demonstrated positive impact.
Lisa Stonestreet, Programme Director at UKSIF, said: “UKSIF is proud of our long-standing partnership with the Sustainable City Awards. UKSIF members and others continue to do outstanding work in the field of sustainable finance, ensuring that the UK remains a world leader in this area. It is a pleasure to acknowledge and reward those who have had a particular impact over the past year.”