Our community of investors is growing rapidly. People from all walks of life are choosing to think about the impact of their investments and how they can do good with their money – both in terms of making a good financial return and helping the local community and the environment.
Today we get to know first-time investor, Eleanor, who chose to invest in our bond offer so she could save money for her children’s future…
Eleanor Williamson is Marketing Manager at Ecojam, a website for all things green and ethical in Bristol. She used to live in Bristol, where she first heard about BEC whilst managing the Ecojam site, and now has moved with her young family to Aldbourne, Wiltshire. Over to you, Eleanor…
Why did you want to invest in the BEC bond offer?
My husband and I are keen to try to save some money so that our children can use it when they are older. But we really didn’t want it in a savings account where the bank is free to invest in all sorts of things that we would not be comfortable with. Investing with BEC feels like a way that we can save money for our children’s future whilst also helping to build a future that we would like them to live in.
What factors did you consider before investing?
We looked at other projects that BEC has been involved in, the credibility of Ethex and how useful we felt the BEC projects were going to be with regards to building a more positive future.
Would you suggest to others that they check out how to make ethical investments?
Absolutely. More and more of us are now realising that we need to change our behaviours to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change. Choosing where to put your money is a fundamental part of this which is often overlooked.
Thinking about investing?
The countdown is on – our bond offer closes on 30 June. Find out more about how to invest in our latest community projects on the Ethex website:
Look out for more investor stories coming soon. If you would like to share why you invested, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
Investment decisions must only be made on the basis of the bond offer document and not on information provided in this release. Your original investment capital may be at risk and any return on your investment depends on the success of the Puriton solar array and Bristol Energy Cooperative’s business as a whole. You should read the offer document in full, including the risk factors set out in the offer document, and the terms and conditions regarding this offer at ethex.org.uk before investing. You should consider taking appropriate financial and other advice before making any investment decision.
The value of an investment may go up as well as down. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. An investment in the bond offer carries risk and you may lose the whole value of your investment. Please consider this carefully in the context of the complete bond offer document and related information, and if needed, seek independent advice.