We believe that “good” companies, which understand what it means to make the world a better place will deliver enormous financial returns for their investors over the coming decades.
What are Octopus Group doing to tackle climate change?
We are finding ways to support companies building a more sustainable planet, we’re signing up to the B Corp Climate Collective and are proud to commit to net zero by 2030.
We want the world to be a better place because of where (and how) we invest our clients’ money.
And we’re making good progress. Since setting up Octopus in 2000, we’ve invested more than £6.8 billion into building a sustainable planet, empowering people and revitalising healthcare, impacting the lives of more than 2.5 million people.
Our philosophy is simple. We don’t believe that you have to choose between doing good and making money. Individuals are increasingly aware of the power of their money, whether directly as consumers or indirectly as employers.
Ultimately, they’ll choose to work for, buy from and invest with ‘good’ companies.
Good companies recognise the climate emergency we now face. And they’re taking action rather than talking about it, minimising their own impact and using their position to influence others to make the changes we need to see.
Allplants has no need to set out a stall of moral principles – the global meat-reducing macro trend is taking care of that. They are simply aligned with changing consumer priorities, namely the desire for delicious plant-based food made easy.
From the printing press to the internet, every great technological revolution has brought massive societal change, and the green energy revolution will be no different. Octopus Energy is using technology to make the green energy transition faster and cheaper for tens of millions of customers.
Unmade’s software platform connects consumer demand directly to product and production using patented automation and visualisation technologies. This enables brands to be more demand driven and leverage opportunities such as customisation, team sports and micro-fulfilment.
The most valuable companies over the coming decades will be those that empower people and their communities to drive positive change. Improving living standards, productivity enhancements and providing access to digital learning, infrastructure and resources will be key.
Four of the five most-traded commodities on earth, and 70% of the world’s food, are produced by smallholder farmers. No one has built a platform for these farmers. Until Wefarm. Wefarm is the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network, allowing farmers to connect with one another.
Jolt doesn’t subscribe to the idea that business schools should only be accessible to those with the biggest bank accounts. They believe that the best leaders of the future are, in fact, self-made. The people who had to work hard for what they have. The people who learn through doing, because they had to.
The #1 cause of stress in the UK is money. In fact, more than 18 million adults in the UK worry about money every single day. Octopus Moneycoach is working with employers to improve the financial wellbeing of everyone in the workplace.
Reimagining our health and wellness systems will require a shift from treatment to prevention. And billions of pounds will need to be invested into the world’s healthcare infrastructure so that our facilities are fit for purpose and allow our elderly to look forward to their retirements.
Elvie’s mission is to improve women’s lives through smarter technology. They approach problems as women and solve them as engineers, scientists and designers, starting with a real need and innovating around it.
Better mental health means lower costs. Analysis of Sleepio, Big Health’s app, suggests that if scaled across England it could save the NHS £99 million. Treating ethics as a duty, not a chore, Big Health is helping millions of people back to good mental health with scalable solutions to insomnia and anxiety.
1 in 4 Americans battles a substance addiction that adversely affects health and happiness. Quit Genius is set to change this with a digital clinic model that allows users to access a proven treatment programme 100% remotely. The therapy treats the whole person, not just the individual addiction.