If you’re an entrepreneur, or an innovative organisation that is just starting out, there’s a high chance you’ll need capital to get the ball rolling. A startup is just that, you’re in the idea phase; there is no customer base, product development or generated revenue. On top of that, there’s marketing, potential labour/staffing and system costs, inventory, etc, etc. You need capital, but where do you get it?
Green is the new black in investing as billions of dollars pour into ethical funds and a rush of financial products with environment and social themes targets mainstream investors.
Ethical fund assets grew 62 per cent in 2015 to $52 billion, shows the latest Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) Benchmark Report. The sector has doubled in two years as responsible investing redefines the investment landscape.