First Meeting of State Parties – TPNW

Photo courtesy of @nuclearban on Twitter In Vienna next week representatives from states from all over the world will gather for the First Meeting of States Parties of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It sounds like a mouthful, but it’s actually a really important meeting for those who want to see aContinue reading “First Meeting of State Parties – TPNW”

One month till DSEI

London-based arms fair Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) is taking place at the ExCeL Centre between 14-17 September 2021. DSEI features over 1600 exhibitors, with many of the major arms companies from around the world displaying weapons from rifles to warships. But many companies who exhibit at DSEI are not just involved in theContinue reading “One month till DSEI”

Nuclear weapons spending skyrocketed during pandemic

New research from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) published this week has revealed that global spending on nuclear weapons increased by as much as $1.4 billion in 2020 from the previous year, despite a global public health emergency. The research shows that the nine nuclear armed countries spent $72.6 billion on nuclearContinue reading “Nuclear weapons spending skyrocketed during pandemic”

UKNWFRG webinar catch-up: Making your Money Work for Good

On the morning of 30 March, the UKNWFRG invited people to join us for a coffee and a discussion with panellists about ethical financing and engaging with your bank about their investment policies. Our guests were Farah Morley, Muslim writer and speaker; Justin Thacker, director of Church Action of Tax Justice; Kate Hudson, General SecretaryContinue reading “UKNWFRG webinar catch-up: Making your Money Work for Good”

UKNWFRG signs letter to NatWest on nuclear weapons financing

The UK Nuclear Weapons Finance Research Group, along with more than 40 other organisations, has signed a letter calling on NatWest Group to stop financing the nuclear weapons industry. Natwest Group, formerly known as the Royal Bank of Scotland, is one of the largest banks in the UK. Natwest Group had $1,861.4 million in outstanding investmentsContinue reading “UKNWFRG signs letter to NatWest on nuclear weapons financing”

Number of Trident warheads set to expand for the first time since the Cold War

Tomorrow, the long-awaited report from the Integrated Review of security, defence, development and foreign policy will be published. The Review was announced more than a year ago. Several partners of the Investing in Change steering group submitted responses to the call for evidence which was open in August and September. It is profoundly disappointing, then,Continue reading “Number of Trident warheads set to expand for the first time since the Cold War”

SGI President Ikeda’s Peace Proposal issued

On January 26th, the president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), Daisaku Ikeda, issued the annual peace proposal. The Proposal, on the theme of ‘Value Creation in a Time of Crisis’, calls for international cooperation on the crises facing the world, including the existential threat of nuclear weapons. He welcomed the arrival of the TreatyContinue reading “SGI President Ikeda’s Peace Proposal issued”

Read the EIRIS report on the #TPNW

Vigeo Eiris (V.E.) is a global leader in ESG assessments, analysing organisation’s integration of social, environmental and governance factors into their strategies and management, with a focus on responsible investment. Their report on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and its affect on investment practices, has come out recently. The report concludes thatContinue reading “Read the EIRIS report on the #TPNW”

The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons passes into legal force

At #InvestingInChange we’re celebrating today, because the UN’s Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (#TPNW) is passing into legal force! The Treaty prohibits nations from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, transferring, possessing, stockpiling, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, or allowing nuclear weapons to be stationed on their territory. It also prohibits them fromContinue reading “The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons passes into legal force”