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This New Green ISA Helps You Invest In Ethical Businesses

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Cyan Finance have launched a brand new Cyan Sustainable Bond that enables you to support them on their mission to accelerate the green transition and use capital as a force for good.

Francesca Brooking

Wed 24 Mar 2021

Did you know that your savings or the money you have in your accounts could enable your bank to continue investing in businesses that are damaging the planet?

As we continue to think seriously about our environmental impact, it’s important to consider the ethical implications of our investments.

It’s no longer enough to invest in green sections of larger financial institutions that still put the majority of their money into destructive industries.

The award-winning specialist capital provider, Cyan Finance is here to help by making investment a force for good with their newly launched Cyan Sustainable Bond.

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Cyan Finance makes investment a force for good

By opening an Innovative Finance ISA with Cyan or transferring an existing ISA, individuals can now invest their money, earn interest tax-free (tax-free status is individual and subject to changes in legislation) and know their money is invested with a company that is accelerating the growth of the green economy.

It’s no secret that the climate emergency is the biggest threat known to humanity.

Although the green economy is growing, not enough is being done by legacy banks and service providers to offer financial support where it matters most.

Small and medium-sized sustainable businesses are not getting the backing they need to tackle climate issues head-on.

Now, Cyan is working to build a finance system that addresses this unmet need and facilitate a transition into a sustainable economy.

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“Together, we can bring about real change. Change that is desperately needed to shift money away from destructive investments and to redirect it as a force for good”

Unlike other financial institutions, Cyan is built on the idea that finance has a social purpose and their entire team is committed to making it a reality.

Through the Cyan Sustainable Bond, funds raised will be used to grow Cyan's business and build their team. This will enable them to continue expanding their support for the green economy, engage with government and other partners, and provide corporate finance advisory services to more green and sustainable businesses that are working to tackle the climate crisis.

Initiatives Cyan invest in include but are not limited to electric vehicles, agriculture, clean-tech, responsible consumer goods, sustainable fashion, green buildings and eco-friendly packaging.

They have already helped their clients put solar-powered buses on the streets of Brighton, produce biodegradable plastic-free packaging, control weeds without the need for herbicides and provide early warning for cities at risk of flooding, storm and heatwaves.

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Cyan have already helped clients put electric buses on the streets of Brighton

Here’s a quick overview of the Cyan Sustainable Bond terms:

  • Minimum investment: £100
  • Bond Term: 3 years
  • Interest Rate: 3.5%
  • Interest Paid: Quarterly

Sophie Burgis from Cyan explains why ethical investing is so important: “We can now choose plastic-free packaging, opt for pesticide-free produce or take an electric bus to work. "

"However, there has been less attention paid to how our finances could help address the climate emergency.

So many people don’t realise that their savings, or even money sitting in their current accounts, might be used by their banks to invest in companies that are damaging the planet," she says.

"Together, we can bring about real change. Change that is desperately needed to shift money away from destructive investments and to redirect it as a force for good.

That is why we have created the Cyan Sustainable Bond – to make it easier for people to be part of the green banking revolution, knowing that every pound that you invest with Cyan is a pound doing good for the world. We would of course recommend potential investors consider their financial circumstances, as with any investment your capital is at risk and returns are not guaranteed.”

Go to Cyan Finance to learn more.

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