The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said they are putting their “values into action” as they announce a new corporate partnership with an asset management company.
Prince Harry and Meghan, who have invested in fintech asset manager Ethic, said they “want to rethink the nature of investing to help solve the global issues we all face”.
As such, and in line with their stated mission to encourage “compassion in action” with their every move, they are now joining Ethic as investors and “impact partners”.
The company, based in New York, currently has $1.3 billion under management, and invests in ethical companies.
Describing its business model, it states: “We create personalised sustainability solutions to help investors transition money toward companies that treat people and the planet with respect.”
‘Voting with dollars and pounds’
In an interview with the New York Times announcing their new deal, the Sussexes made a contrast between their respective upbringings.
The Duchess said: “From the world I come from, you don’t talk about investing, right? You don’t have the luxury to invest. That sounds so fancy.”
But, she added: “My husband has been saying for years, ‘Gosh, don’t you wish there was a place where if your values were aligned like this, you could put your money to that same sort of thing?’”
Prince Harry told the newspaper: “You already have the younger generation voting with their dollars and their pounds, you know, all…