Richard Curtis | Make My Money Matter | Ethical Finance 2020

Richard Curtis, director of Love Actually and founder of Comic Relief and pension campaign Make My Money Matter, delivers his humourous, yet serious remarks to the audience on the 4th and final day of Ethical Finance 2020, a virtual summit seeking to change finance for good.

The filmmaker explains the power that ordinary people’s pensions have to do good in the world. Many of us may be unaware that our pensions are even invested at all, let alone the fact that they may be invested in companies involved in sectors such as tobacco, arms or fossil fuel. Together, we have the power to change the world by insisting that our pensions are used for good.


Ethical Finance 2020 (EF2020) convened the world’s foremost business, political, civic and social leaders for a virtual summit to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system. The annual Ethical Finance summit is organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), which coordinates a series of programmes to promote finance for positive change.

It is now widely recognised that the financial services sector has a fundamental role to play in delivering universally supported targets such as the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, as well as supporting economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite its potential, the current financial system can be a cause – rather than a solution – to some of the pressing challenges our planet and its people currently face. Ethical Finance 2020 explored how the finance services can support inclusive economic growth without depleting natural resources or leaving anyone behind.

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