Changing the world with finance
Financial services can have a big impact on the world, whether that’s environmentally, socially,
technologically. If you have interests in any of these areas, a career in finance can be a great sector for you
to work in.
The environment & financial services
You may not initially think of a career in finance if you have a strong interest in
preserving the environment, however it is a sector that can make a huge impact on the
Financial services is an important sector for cutting carbon emissions, attracting investment
focused on carbon neutral, or even carbon negative activity and technology. There are many
direct and indirect impacts financial services
can have on the environment which you can read here.
Combating climate change has become a popular topic in finance as there is now a range of
and learning resources for the topic,you can view our
here to familiarise yourself with the ways the environment is interlinked with
Society & financial services
A term you may have heard recently is ‘social responsibility’ which relates to an
ethical theory that individuals and companies can work together for the benefit of the
community. Social responsibility and initiatives
that have a positive social impact are regular focuses in financial services, investment
portfolios even come with a social responsibility score now.
Positive social impact from a career in finance can feature in areas such as education and
healthcare. It often comes up in impact investing, where impact investors look for projects
that achieve positive and/or constructive social
Read these articles, connecting finance to the wider world