Taking better care of our planet
“Today we have become the greatest threat to the health of our planet. We’re the first generation to know what we’re doing, and the last who have a chance to put things right.”
Like Sir David Attenborough, we are keen to do our bit for the world, our community and importantly, for future generations to come.
When it comes to money, achieving your financial goals doesn’t need to be at the expense of the planet. We see responsible investing as a crucial part of shaping a sustainable future. This is why Brett Investment – collaboratively with Dimensional Fund Advisors and Vanguard – offer sustainable portfolios.
Brett Investment has committed itself to the UK Government’s SME Climate Hub. Through this, we are now part of a global movement committed to halving greenhouse gas emissions before 2030 and becoming net-zero before 2050.
Here at Brett Investment, we believe it’s important that we back up our values by taking action. In addition to the changes we have made (and are making) as a business and coaching our clients to lower their carbon footprint, we have also committed to donating 1% of our business turnover to causes that will contribute to a BettrWorld.
To date we have made donations to:
The Ocean Conservation Trust is a global Ocean conservation charity acting now towards a vision of healthy Oceans. Their Ocean conservation efforts focus on behaviour change and habitat restoration. Both are interconnected and are vital to achieving their vision. They work tirelessly to connect people to the Ocean with an optimistic and solutions-based approach, centred around physical and emotional connections with nature.
Deforestation in the Amazon is increasing, with an area of rainforest roughly the size of a football pitch being destroyed every 12 seconds. This deforestation is driven by cattle ranching, large-scale agriculture, road and hydropower infrastructure, mining and logging. Every hectare of the Amazon that is destroyed pushes the rainforest closer to collapse. And if we lose the Amazon, we lose the fight against climate change. Some scientists estimate that if we lose another 5% of the Amazon, it will trigger an irreversible ‘tipping point’. Passing this tipping point could stop the Amazon’s ability to recycle water.