Campaigns and organisations we love
Reinventing our economy – The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is working with business, government and academia with the visionary objective to redesign a positive future through the framework of the circular economy.
Go Go Green Electricity – It’s quick and easy to do and it will definitely help save the plant and most likely SAVE you money. Whilst, there are a number of websites that will help you switch and find the best green tariff, our favourite by far is Big Clean Switch.
Good Money Advice – For great advice on being greener and more ethical with your money it’s hard to beat the team at Good With Money. Be part of the ethical finance movement that is helping reshape one of the most powerful industry sectors on the planet.
Help your staff to take no-fly holidays – the movement to encourage employers to offer paid ‘journey days’ to incentivise staff ditch the plane and choose low-carbon holiday travel. Here at Naturesave, we are founder members and instigator of this movement and encourage its take up.
Our insurance partners
As an insurance broker, Naturesave seeks to select insurance partners that most suit our needs. Environmental credentials play a key part in this selection process, with a particular focus on supporting those insurers who are divesting their fossil fuel investments. We also aim to select partners who have committed to stop underwriting coal-fired power plants mines and coal mines. Considerations like service and value for money are also taken into account, as are specific areas of specialism. The following is a selection of the insurance partners we work with who are making positive steps forward with their environmental policies. Non of these partners are yet offering the perfect solution in that all of them are still invested to varying degrees in fossil fuels, however we continue use our long standing and growing presence in the market to apply pressure for change that we hope will ultimately lead to a truly fossil fuel free insurance product.
Canopius is a global speciality lines (re)insurer and one of the top 10 insurers in the Lloyd’s insurance market. Naturesave use Canopius to underwrite our household policies primarily because of their support for insuring non-standard construction and eco-houses.
In May 2018 Allianz announced it would immediately stop selling insurance to both single coal-fired power plants and all planned and operating coal mines. The company has also become one of the first insurance companies to commit to the science-based targets of limiting global temperature increases to below 2 degrees Celsius.
Organisations we work with
Pure Leapfrog is dedicated to ensuring that community energy becomes a significant part of the sustainable energy mix in the UK. They provide accessible expertise and affordable finance to community energy groups and projects.
Champions of One Planet Living –Bioregional champions a better, more sustainable way to live and are authors of the One Planet Living framework that Naturesave use for our Environmental Performance Reviews
Restoring a magical forest habitat – Trees for Life are seeking to bring back the globally unique Caledonian Forest and all its wildlife to the Scottish Highlands. Naturesave has a long-standing relationship with Trees for Life and currently use them to plant a tree for every new insurance policy we issue.
Beautiful British Made Sustainable Products – Naturesave are patrons of Blue Patch, a growing and sustainable marketplace for UK design, ethical fashion, eco-furniture, green gifts, organic & fair trade food
Community Energy England – This not for profit organisation is a voice for the community energy sector and help create the conditions within which community energy can flourish.
Community Energy Wales – a not for profit membership organisation that has been set up to provide assistance and a voice to community groups working on energy projects in Wales.
Organisations worth checking out
The Transition Network – A movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world
Castlefield – independent financial advisors on ethical investment
The Ethical Partnership – ethical financial advisers
Ethical Investors Group – ethical financial management and advice
Insuring It (UK) – site offering useful information about types of insurance
Findhorn Eco-Village – sustainable community living
Ethical Consumer – ethical scrutiniser of companies for concerned consumers
Life Cycle UK – charity which encourages people to cycle
RenewableUK (formerly BWEA) – the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewable information.
Association of British Insurers – Trade body representing around 400 insurance companies.