Each week one Australian woman dies because of domestic violence and one in four kids are also exposed to family violence.
Each year, an estimated 800,000 women in Australian workplaces have experienced some form of domestic and family violence.
The statistics are overwhelming, and each represents a personal tragedy.
In light of this online trading platform, nabtrade, will this Wednesday launch its inaugural nabtrade Charity Trading Day and will donate all of its brokerage incurred to the Luke Batty Foundation – to raise awareness of domestic and family violence in Australia.
For all investors, it offers an innovative way to support an organisation that makes a real difference in the community.
It takes just minutes to set up an account, and a few more to place a trade or make an investment that directly contributes to an organisation doing incredible work.
Established by domestic violence campaigner and 2015 Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, the Luke Batty Foundation works to raise awareness of domestic and family violence and improve funding for support services.
The funds raised for the Luke Batty Foundation will help raise awareness of domestic and family violence, improve funding for support services, and improve the way the justice and judicial systems treat domestic and family violence.
Ms Batty believes funds raised on the day will make a huge impact. “We are so grateful for nabtrade’s support of Luke Batty Foundation”, she said.
“We need to keep up the momentum for change. Through education, advocacy and research, we will raise community awareness, shift entrenched attitudes and advocate for policy change across business and government to address family violence. Together, we can create a safer future for all women and children,” said Ms Batty.
The initiative comes as part of a rising trend of Australians wanting to do business with companies that reflect their values.
We’ve seen the rise of ethical and impact investment in Australia, which is now seen as a no-brainer for many investors who are looking to make positive social and environmental impact with their investments, alongside financial return.
NAB General Manager of Self Directed Wealth, Nathan Walsh believes the Charity Trading Day will enable its investor to consciously choose to make an impact through their trading.
“The nabtrade Charity Trading Day gives investors an innovative way to support an organisation that makes a real difference in the community,” he said.
“If you are trading, we ask you to trade through nabtrade on Wednesday 19 April, to support a great cause and help bring about greater awareness for domestic and family violence in Australia.
“The more people trade, the more we will be able to donate”, said Mr Walsh.
To make a trade on nabtrade Charity Trading Day, or to find out more information, visit www.nabtrade.com.au/charityday.