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Co-Op TV video of SOA presentation on "The Good Bank"

Chris Loker was one of the many speakers at the Sustain Our Africa 2012 Conference held in Cape Town from 24-26 October.

Where Does My Money Go To

Where Does My Money Go To - Chris Loker from Green Renaissance on Vimeo.

Short promotional video shot by Green Renaissance on Chris's presentation at the Save Our Africa Summit.

Chris Loker: Financial services consultant.

Idea worth spreading: Financial institutions should be in the background, enabling the real economy, not at the forefront as it is now. This transformation can only take place when individual savers and investors recognize their collective power and insist on greater accountability.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

Earthworks magazine: Putting your money where your conscience is

Chris Loker is not your average financial consultant, which is why his latest venture is set to influence the way South Africans transact with their banking hosts. Water Financial may look like a bank, it may even sound like one, but it is not going to act like one. It is a concept that is founded on, among other outcomes, greening the built environment. Download PDF / Read More

Financial Mail – SA’s first green bank

Former COO of 20/20 bank in SA, Chris Loker, has launched SA’s first “green” financing company, a tentative step towards what could become SA’s first “green” or “sustainable” bank.

Newly launched Water Financial will channel investment funding into projects like solar panel financing schemes, timber housing developments and community-driven sustainable initiatives. Read More

BusinessDay Finance for "green" projects

A South African entrepreneur has established what he claims is the country’s first "green" financing company solely devoted to funding sustainable projects. But local banks were already funding projects that protect the environment and promote renewable energy, among other initiatives, Standard Bank SA CEO Sim Tshabalala said this week. He said Standard Bank was considering a pipeline of commercial renewable and alternative energy projects in SA and the region. Read More

Money Web - Ethical Banking

CAPE TOWN - The Occupy Wall Street protest has gained massive momentum with protests taking place in over 900 cities since the movement began in September. Thursday saw Johannesburg play host to a similar march with the ANC Youth League leading a crowd of protestors from the Johannesburg CBD to the JSE in Sandton and on to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday. Read More

Ethical banking not contradictory

The Occupy Wall Street protest has gained massive momentum with protests taking place in over 900 cities since the movement began in September. While grievances and demands vary from city to city, protestors are generally mobilising against social and economic inequality, corporate greed and corporate power. Read More