Brands of Inspiration

Brands of Inspiration are organisations supporting the creation of a more positive media.

Organisations can boost their ‘intellectual footprint’ and support constructive, compassionate media by becoming a Positive News Brands of Inspiration partner. Alternatively, they can make a donation to Positive News.

In exchange for supporting our journalism, Positive News provides our Brands of Inspiration partners with exclusive benefits and promotional opportunities. These include unique partner pages in our print magazine, sponsored editorial coverage, online and email promotion, copies of Positive News magazine, and more.

Editorial coverage of our partners is created independently by Positive News unless otherwise stated, and we only partner with organisations that inspire us through their positive impact.

To become a Brand of Inspiration or find out more, contact: [email protected]

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Triodos Bank inspire us because they only lend their savers’ money to organisations capable of making a positive social, environmental or cultural impact.

Triodos Bank believe that banking can be a powerful force for good. They publish details online of every organisation they lend to, which is why we trust them with our co-owners’ investments in Positive News. Triodos offer a range of ethical ISAs so that you can make the most of your 15/16 tax-free allowance before April, while knowing where your money goes. Become a Triodos customer and they will give £40 to Positive News in support of our work.

Pukka inspire us because, as an ethical business, they think big on how they can connect people to the wonder of nature.

Pukka creates herbal teas and wellbeing supplements to help people discover a healthier, happier life. ‘Pukka’ means authentic and this is at the heart of everything they do: from the organic, fairly traded herbs they use, carefully sourced from over 50 countries worldwide, to the fact that Pukka gives 1% of its turnover to support environmental organisations.

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Ecotricity inspire us because they reinvest their profits into building more sources of renewable energy.

Ecotricity was founded in 1995 as the world’s first green energy company and supplies the UK from a growing fleet of wind and sun parks. On average over the last eleven years, Ecotricity has invested more per customer in building new sources of green electricity than any other energy company in Britain. Switch your electricity supplier to Ecotricity and they will give £50 to Positive News. Plus you will receive a free Cafedirect hamper worth £65.

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The Phone Co-op inspire us because they give customers a say in key decisions, from how they operate to where they invest profits.

The Phone Co-op is the only telecoms co-operative, and as a customer-led organisation they have ethical policies as well as personal customer service. They boost their positive impact by investing in other co-operatives, such as Positive News. You can get their unlimited broadband half price for the first six months at £4 a month, when you take line rental. They also have great value mobile bundles from £8 and are now offering Fairphone 2 – the first ethical smartphone. Switch today and get £20 credit on your bill, while 6% of your monthly spend will go to support the work of Positive News.

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ArBolivia inspire us because they are creating a sustainable solution to both poverty and deforestation in the Amazon.

ArBolivia is a business solution to deforestation. It supports farmers in the Bolivian Amazon to manage their land effectively and grow and sell native hardwood, rather than practising slash and burn subsistence farming. This results in reforestation and rainforest protection, while profits are shared equally between farmers and the investors who fund operational costs. You can invest to help establish ArBolivia’s sustainable model of agroforestry, while potentially receiving a long-term financial return.
Investments carry risks to your capital and Positive News takes no responsibility for your choice to invest.