Thursday 2 August 2018 saw Australia’s fastest growing online trading platform, nabtrade, hold its second annual Charity Trading Day.
On the day, nabtrade, its customers and corporate partners raised a phenomenal $147,000 for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.
Established in response to the growing number of investors wanting to do business with companies that reflect their values, nabtrade Charity Trading Day has proven to be greatly successful.
A recent survey conducted for nabtrade found that almost 74 percent of Australians would like more access to impact investing opportunities and more than 56 percent want to manage their investments through a partner who has a Corporate Social Responsibility agenda.
“The nabtrade Charity Trading Day is a way for nabtrade as an online broker to meet that expectation and for our customers to contribute to projects and programs which are making a difference in our community,” said nabtrade General Manager, Adrian Hanley.
Linda Barry, General Manager of Programs at the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, said nabtrade’s donation goes toward increasing the reach across Australia of important eSmart programs, improving children’s online safety, reducing cyber bullying and increasing digital inclusion.
“With one in five children reporting being cyber bullied in the past 12 months, our eSmart program is so important as it teaches children in schools, in libraries and at home how they can play, learn and socialise safely online.
“Online technology is a fantastic connector but it poses particular risks for children. eSmart helps them navigate these risks,” said Linda.
The research undertaken by nabtrade also showed that over 50 percent of respondents said they would be willing to forgo a higher return for an investment that has a measurable, beneficial outcome, with just over 78 percent believing that positive impact on the community is more important than a higher return.
Mr Hanley is urging the investor community to consciously choose to make an impact through their trading and support this cause which aims to bring greater awareness to important issues like cyber bullying.
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