In a world where climate change is no longer a theory but has become evident reality, and a world in which the Covid 19 pandemic is revealing more than ever the economic inequalities among nations and people, the need for an economic overhaul is becoming greater than ever.
Rudolf Steiner already foretold a hundred years ago that the economic model developed during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries could not be sustainable in the long term. Ethical investments, inspired by Steiner’s ideas, aim to transition to a more inclusive and sustainable economy. One such venture is Triodos Bank (see below).
To find out more about small scale ethical investments which support the cultural life, please see the The Godparents Anthroposophical Training Fund and The Hermes Trust below.
Money used consciously is a powerful tool for social good. This was the founding philosophy of Triodos Bank, an ethical bank started in 1980.
Today, Triodos serves many thousands of depositors, shareholders and borrowers, and continues to grow rapidly. With offices in the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium, Triodos is part of a global network of ethical banking and finance.
Triodos Bank finances only projects which are socially and environmentally positive – a wide range of charities, community groups, social businesses and environmental initiatives. Triodos has pioneered many innovative ways of financing projects in the social economy as well as providing a wide range of conventional banking services such as ISAs, savings and reserve accounts for individuals and organisations, and current accounts and other financial services for businesses and charities.
The Godparents Anthroposophical Training Fund is a registered charity offering interest free loans for tuition fees to students undertaking designated Anthroposophical vocational training courses in the UK.