Episode 8: Bevis Watts
Bevis Watts is challenging the way banking is done and championing ethical finance as chief executive of Triodos Bank UK, the UK branch of one of the biggest ethical banks in Europe.
Safia and Bevis discuss the importance of regulating investment in fast fashion and pressing the government for policies which incentivize investment in environmental causes. How currently banks “could collapse with the exposure they’ve got to fossil fuels” and how London, as a major financial centre, can become global leader in a new banking system.
Bevis tells us about natural capital investment, using money to restore the natural environment and the Mayor of London’s Energy efficiency fund, both examples of the bank’s policy to “usefully direct people’s money.”
Triodos have just launched an exciting new campaign, “Change your bank, change the world” with Lily Cole and others. See below for links.