About Dialshifter Advisers, Financial Planners and Para Planners
The Dialshifter badge will be made available to financial advisers who we believe are proactively helping clients to bring climate change and sustainability considerations into their investment plans.
‘Dialshifter’ requirements for financial advisers (see form on next page)
Our draft qualification requirements are listed above. These aim to help differentiate between advisers that are and are not helping to address environmental challenges such as climate change.
Only advisers that we have responded appropriately to our information requests – indicating a clear commitment to help to ‘shift the dial’ – will be considered.
The list above are minimum criteria.
Adviser information will be checked as part of our verification process (see adviser form).
However, please be aware we are not regulated (or regulators) and can not endorse or recommend any adviser, service or investment. The information we supply is ‘for information only’.
These requirements will be consulted on and improved from time to time – with the expectation of raising our requirements.
Financial advisers play a key role in enabling individual investors to direct money into funds and other investments that are able to help ‘shift the dial’ on climate change and other key sustainability issues.
Dialshifter is currently a ‘work in progress’ however we have recognised the importance of advisers for many years and in addition to running a fund tool to support this group we also have a ‘Find an Adviser’ page on Fund EcoMarket. That page lists financial advisers who have indicated that sustainable, responsible and ethical investment forms part of their fact find and advice processes.
Through the processes advisers have in place – and the recommendations they make – clients’ views on issues like sustainability and climate change are either brought into their investment planning, or ignored. Put another way, through the way advisers operate, they either help individuals to invest in ways that are consistent with their personal opinions (and related financial expectations) or they do not.
Our aim is to encourage and and support advisers who take climate change and related challenges seriously.