Aspiration Blog

The Divestment Movement: Taking Your Money Out of Fossil Fuels

Too often, big financial institutions put their short-term profit before both people and the environment. When these banks take their customers’ deposits and invest them in ways that worsen our climate crisis, they harm the future of those customers and of the communities they are supposed to serve. At Aspiration,…

January 25, 2017
by Admin

A Huge Step Forward

Just a few years ago we started Aspiration with the goal of providing everyone with a financial firm that they can trust to do the right thing—for them and for the world. We knew it would be a challenge. After all, we’re up against Big Banks that have…

December 12, 2017
by Andrei Cherny

Climate change won't wait

Now that President Trump has decided to withdraw America from emissions targets set by the Paris international climate protection agreement, the question for us is what happens next? The truth is that it’s less likely than ever that government action alone will keep the planet safe for future generations.…

June 5, 2017
by Andrei Cherny

Americans Need Fairer Banking, not Fewer Consumer Protections

Wall Street spends big money to get their way in Washington, chalking up $2 billion in spending over the past 2015-2016 election season alone (1). The influence Wall Street has on policymakers is no secret and as a result, many Americans -- regardless of political affiliation -- think financial regulations…

May 17, 2017
by Andrei Cherny

Meet AIM: the Aspiration Impact Measurement

The past generation has seen a Conscience Revolution among people in America and around the world. Today, as never before, people seek to factor in the ethics of businesses as they make their daily purchasing decisions. More than a third of younger Americans (and more than a quarter of Americans…

April 26, 2017
by Andrei Cherny

Take 5 Minutes Today to Move $100 from Dirty into Green Investing

We know that you’re thinking about ways you can make a real difference today. So let’s talk about something more and more people are doing - and that can make a big difference: using your money as a way to make change happen. We’ve seen just recently…

April 22, 2017
by Andrei Cherny