As someone who is very new to the world of investing, when I first heard about Tulipshare and their activist investment platform I was intrigued to find out more. Like many others I worry about the state of our planet and I’m always looking for ways to reduce my own environmental impact. Tulipshare is a great way to make real change within big companies.
Let’s find out more…
“We’re on a mission to give a voice to the retail investor and encourage them to rethink their investment strategies. Did you know that once you own a certain number of shares in a company, you have a voice in how they conduct business?”
Tulipshare was founded in London in 2021 with the simple idea to empower retail investors to invest their money to promote ethical change in big companies. Tulipshare recognise that it takes a lot of shares to have a say in what happens within a company, so they pool shares together so that our voices can be louder together.
What is shareholder activism? This is when an investor uses their status as a shareholder to bring about change in a company. Shareholder activism can cover a vast range of issues including environmental changes. Investments made with Tupilshare have voting rights attached, so you can join in at annual shareholder meetings to vote on proposals submitted by other shareholders.
“We want to empower activists to go beyond protests and petitions and use their money to make change. Maybe you’ve donated to every charity, signed every petition and gone to every protest and still feel like things aren’t moving fast enough. Maybe you even boycott the bad businesses. Tulipshare suggests there is another way forward: engagement.”
How it works
You can invest as little as £1 at a time with Tulipshare, and your investment will be grouped with other like-minded people. Tulipshare enables individuals to invest behind social and environmental campaigns for as little as £1 at a time. They then pool your shares together, with other like-minded people, to increase the power of the collective voice and lobby for change.
A good example of how Tulipshare can work is their recent Amazon campaign which demands they provide an independent audit of warehouse workers wages and working conditions. Tulipshare has now submitted a shareholder proposal to the company. This is amazing and of course not something that many individuals would have been able to do on their own. Hopefully this means changes will soon be made at Amazon.
My experience with Tulipshare
Using a £20 gift from Tulipshare I decided to invest in their Johnson & Johnson campaign, which aims to stop their global sales of cancer-causing products. You may or may not know this but Johnson & Johnson talcum powder has been linked to multiple cancer cases, despite them insisting that it is safe. Frightening, right?
Sometimes as a consumer we feel like we can’t do enough. What can one person do against a huge company like this? That’s exactly where Tulipshare comes in and gives us the collective power to potentially make real change. You can even suggest campaign ideas that you feel are important.
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Tulipshare and how it all works. I found the website easy to use and understand. There’s plenty of informative videos and FAQs that help you get the hang of the platform. Your dashboard shows you how much money you have in your wallet, your investment portfolio, as well as campaigns that you may be interested in. I had browsed available campaigns and bought my shares in just a few minutes. As I mentioned earlier, I am completely new to all of this but Tulipshare make it really simple to navigate.
Sign up to Tulipshare now and get £10 free credit. It’s definitely worth taking a look, after all you’ll be helping to encourage positive change in the world with your investments. Terms and Conditions Apply.
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As with all investment, your capital is at risk. Tulipshare is an Appointed Representative of RiskSave Technologies, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN:775330.)