Me & My Money

Saving the environment a serious business for start-up director

David Grainger has divested the stocks he held in firms producing huge amounts of pollutants

Spoka's Mr David Grainger with his wife Kirsty Leong, who is global policy officer of World Wildlife Fund for Nature, and their two children adopted from Ethiopia, Remi (left), four, and Wegeny, three. Money, to Mr Grainger, means options and a sprin
Spoka's Mr David Grainger with his wife Kirsty Leong, who is global policy officer of World Wildlife Fund for Nature, and their two children adopted from Ethiopia, Remi (left), four, and Wegeny, three. Money, to Mr Grainger, means options and a springboard in life for his children, just as he was lucky enough to get from his parents.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Generating earnings is the cornerstone of any business or enterprise but company director David Grainger believes profit can also come in the form of benefiting the planet.

Mr Grainger, 43, decided to put his money where his mouth is this year and divested any stocks he held in companies that produce significant amounts of pollutants, including those in the oil and gas and mining industries.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 28, 2019, with the headline 'Saving the environment a serious business for start-up director'. Subscribe