News & Analysis

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Our founder’s thoughts on how the UK finance sector is responsible for almost double Britain’s net total emissions

Our founder’s thoughts on how the UK finance sector is responsible for almost double Britain’s net total emissions

Earlier this week, news broke that the UK financial sector is responsible for almost double ... Read More

Accessing Your Pension – Which Method Is Best?

Accessing Your Pension – Which Method Is Best?

Gone are the days of the traditional annuity purchase at retirement – there are now more ... Read More

Not Wealthy Enough For Inheritance Tax? Think Again…

Not Wealthy Enough For Inheritance Tax? Think Again…

For some, talking about inheritance tax might conjure up images of the very wealthy – stately ... Read More

Meet our new paraplanner, Casey Goodwin

Meet our new paraplanner, Casey Goodwin

Consumer demand for sustainable options has never been greater. More and more individuals are ... Read More

Earth Day 2021: What it means to us

Earth Day 2021: What it means to us

Did you know that today is Earth Day? Earth Day was founded by junior US Senator Gaylord ... Read More

Plenty more fish in the sea?

Plenty more fish in the sea?

Most of us have been told, after one heartbreak or another, that there are plenty more fish in ... Read More

Reflecting on the news last week

Reflecting on the news last week

You don’t need to go far to hear horror stories related to climate change despair and ... Read More

How to change the world – top tips from TYF Group’s Andy Middleton

How to change the world – top tips from TYF Group’s Andy Middleton

Andy Middleton, founder of TYF Group, a B Corp based in St Davids, Wales and one of the UK’s ... Read More

How can my New Year’s Resolutions help to save the planet?

How can my New Year’s Resolutions help to save the planet?

As we get stuck into 2021, and leave the madness that was 2020 behind, many will have thought ... Read More

Our founder’s take on Johnson’s 10-point green plan

Our founder’s take on Johnson’s 10-point green plan

We’ve heard some very bold announcements from an apparently rejuvenated Boris Johnson this ... Read More

How can investors ensure they are making a real difference?

How can investors ensure they are making a real difference?

Flick through to any financial pages and it’s hard to miss the buzz around ESG. The term itself Read More

Financial Planning Week 2020

Financial Planning Week 2020

Financial Planning Week 2020 is underway and we are offering free one-hour consultations across the country. Read More

We’ve exhausted the earth’s ecological budget for the year. For the next 4 months, we’ll be ringing up a deficit as the planet can no longer play catch up with our demands

We’ve exhausted the earth’s ecological budget for the year. For the next 4 months, we’ll be ringing up a deficit as the planet can no longer play catch up with our demands

This Saturday, it’s Earth Overshoot day, so at The Path we’re exploring our ecological ... Read More

We’ve been shortlisted as BusinessGreen’s ‘ESG Investor of the Year’

We’ve been shortlisted as BusinessGreen’s ‘ESG Investor of the Year’

We are thrilled to announce that The Path has been shortlisted in the BusinessGreen Leaders ... Read More

Why Westminster’s £3bn green investment package proves it’s down to people, not politics, to save our planet

Why Westminster’s £3bn green investment package proves it’s down to people, not politics, to save our planet

The summer budget offered an opportunity for the government to show itself as a leader on the world stage by acting boldly and with genuine purpose in the fight against climate change. Yet instead of innovation, we’ve been gifted insulation. Read More

The Make My Money Matter campaign launches today

The Make My Money Matter campaign launches today

Wishing Richard Curtis and his team at Make My Money Matter well with the launch of their campaign today. The public does not want to make a financial return from lung cancer and climate destruction. They find it immoral and repugnant. Yet most workplace pensions and personal pension fund managers persist in investing in tobacco and fossil fuel companies. Read More

COVID-19 has shown us that investing in polluting companies is not only morally wrong, but also unlikely to be good financial sense

COVID-19 has shown us that investing in polluting companies is not only morally wrong, but also unlikely to be good financial sense

Here at The Path, we have always believed in the value of positive investments and the power ... Read More

Let’s build back better – our Covid-19 message

Let’s build back better – our Covid-19 message

We are still open to support you in these difficult and unsettled times. Much has changed and Read More

Why we’re looking forward to the upcoming Make My Money Matter campaign

Why we’re looking forward to the upcoming Make My Money Matter campaign

We were thrilled to have front row seats for a recent video conference with film screenwriter, ... Read More

Help The Planet With Your Advice!

Help The Planet With Your Advice!

Calling all environmentally-engaged financial advisers to join The Path and help tackle climate Read More

Are we starting to see a dramatic shift in investment returns based on the environmental impact companies have?

Are we starting to see a dramatic shift in investment returns based on the environmental impact companies have?

The value of Tesla shares has more than doubled over the past 6 months. Similarly, if you had ... Read More

Recruitment drive for financial advisers

Recruitment drive for financial advisers

New financial advice firm established specifically to tackle the climate emergency launches ... Read More

A perspective on the election

A perspective on the election

With the two turkeys who voted for Christmas well and truly roasted, the question is: where ... Read More

The Climate Crisis is everyone’s problem

The Climate Crisis is everyone’s problem

The Daily Mirror should be congratulated for today devoting its entire edition and website to ... Read More

Annual Impact Investor Survey 2019

Annual Impact Investor Survey 2019

The GIIN’s 2019 Annual Impact Investor Survey signals a diverse and dynamic impact investing market. Read More

Annual Impact Investor Survey 2018

Annual Impact Investor Survey 2018

The GIIN’s 2018 Annual Impact Investor Survey signals a diverse and dynamic impact investing market. Read More

In the media

How investors can guard against ESG fund greenwashing

Including comment from our Founder, David Macdonald

Can clients claw back missed pension contributions imposed by Covid?

Including comment from our Founder, David Macdonald

How Green is your pension?

Including comment from our Founder, David Macdonald

‘We didn’t want our pensions invested in anything that was causing harm’

More people are going green and – from current accounts to savings – that can include your finances

The ethical investing boom and how to take part

Our Founder David Macdonald comments.

Money Makeover: ‘I want to invest ethically but I am sceptical’

Our Founder David Macdonald shares his views.

Pandemic leads more Britons to hoard physical cash

Our Founder David Macdonald comments.

PA360 Digital: Advisers urged to question fund managers on ‘ESG success’ definition

Featuring a panel discussion with our Founder, David Macdonald.

BT Pension Scheme goes green – could others follow?

Our Founder David Macdonald comments.

Active management matches clients to the right ESG funds

Our Founder David Macdonald comments.

How tech can improve financial wellbeing

Our Founder David Macdonald comments on financial wellbeing.

6 ways to recession-proof your finances amid the UK’s biggest economic slump on record

Our Founder David Macdonald provides some tips to recession-proof your finances amid the UK’s biggest economic slump on record

Money and me: I’m saving money in lockdown – where is best to put my lump sum savings?

David Macdonald, founder of The Path, shares his thoughts on the matter.

Why don’t we just… use our savings to save the planet?

“Moving £20,000 from a traditional pension fund to an impact portfolio can reduce emissions by 16 tonnes.”

Money and me: I want to retire in my late 50s – do I take my pension early or use savings?

David Macdonald, founder of The Path, shares his thoughts on the matter.

Is ‘eco-advice’ the next frontier?

While many thought it was a movement going nowhere, it has quickly and steadily gained traction among both clients and investment professionals; with environmental-, social- and/or governance-themed product introduced every other day.

David MacDonald: Coping with the crisis

Adviser Points of View catches up with David MacDonald, founder of The Path.

Could Your Pension Help Save the Planet?

Think pensions are boring and complex? Well, sure, you’re not wrong. But they could also be crucial to tackling climate change.

50 simple ways to make your life greener

Expert tips on how to be kinder to the planet – from cooking and cleaning to fashion and finance.

My journey from SJP to ESG-focused advice firm

When David Macdonald envisioned his retirement, he planned to be spending most of it walking his dog and picking up plastic bottles on the beach as a way of contributing to the environment.

Why spending money can make you happy

“People are doing these micro activities [like avoiding plastic bags]. But moving £20,000 from traditional investing into impact investing is the carbon equivalent of taking one car off the road.”

Advising Extinction Rebellion: The adviser trying to tackle the climate crisis

In this week’s episode of The Pro Adviser Podcast, in association with Architas, Hannah Godfrey talks to David MacDonald, a former SJP adviser who set up a new advice firm for those who want their money to make a positive impact on the environment.

WHY I LEFT SJP TO FOLLOW THE PATH OF ECOLOGICAL INVESTING

After more than a decade at St James’s Place (SJP), David MacDonald wanted to pursue his own ideas about ecologically friendly investing with a new directly authorised business…

ECO ADVICE FIRM ON THE HUNT FOR ADVISERS

A new financial advice firm, set up specifically to tackle the climate emergency, is on the hunt for financial advisers looking to battle climate change…

From our social channels

2 days ago
We're excited to announce that our Founder, David Macdonald, has been shortlisted in this year's Global Good Awards! #impactinvesting https://t.co/dG7feFL0Ag
Global Good Awards 🌍 @GlobalGoodAward
Congratulations David Macdonald @thepathuk – you’re a finalist in the 2021 #GlobalGood #Awards Individual #Leader of the Year See you online for the virtual ceremony – 22nd September! See our full finalists line-up: https://t.co/Ig7PR5Dhad Sponsored by @ProspectArts https://t.co/Eg3tYclL0v
1 month ago
Meet our new paraplanner, Casey Goodwin:

"...I wanted to be leading at the forefront of financial change, not feeling sheepish about my contribution to the problem.”

Read our latest blog: https://t.co/ctNTD7UzvX

#ethicalpension #financialadviser #financialplanning #investment
2 months ago
Our founder, David Macdonald, has shared his insight on the recent report made by MPs after looking into greenwashing in investment.

Read @marcshoffman's article for @ii_couk here: https://t.co/FNw6Nzmdb3

#greenwashing #sustainablefinance #ethicalpensions #ESG
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