When Financial Planners Learn About Energy Efficiency
EECCHI introduces energy efficiency in QM Financial
It was great night at Quantum Magna Financial, better known as QM Financial, filled with lively financial planners even after a long day of work. EECCHI was asked to provide a private session for them to introduce what is energy efficiency and how we can start saving energy. At first, we were a little bit apprehensive on how to adapt our materials from the “Energy Efficiency Short Course” to appeal for financial planners. But we did not have to worry for long because all aspects of energy efficiency actually make perfect financial sense.
First, saving energy means saving money. Simple and straightforward, this reason not only makes sense for finance experts but everyone. When we get the same benefits, such as the amount of light in a room or the right temperature form air conditioners, but with less energy, we save our electricity costs. With many clients asking for financial advice to better manage their income, QM financial planners discovered that saving energy can be one way for their clients to save money and reallocate it for investment.
Secondly, saving energy means saving the environment and preserving fossil fuels. From financial aspects, climate change brings financial loss from the increasing natural disasters, failing food system, damaged freshwater supply and diseases. Sir Nicholas Stern in his research “The Economics of Climate Change” stated that effects of climate change will be worse than the economy of World War I, World War II and The Great Depression combined. Saving energy means saving our fossil fuel reserves. The price of oil has increased 381% in the last 10 years (US Energy Information Agency data), we can only imagine the inflation and market volatility in the coming years when oil gets more scarce. According to Indonesian government, we only have 23 years left of oil reserves.
All those reasons got our friends from QM Financial excited and now even more motivated to save energy. Mario Hadiwono, Sales & Project Manager of QM Financial, from his twitter @fxmario said “happy that… @EECCHI came to our office. To share easy ways to save energy.” The session was done filled with presentations, games and discussion. Who knew that financial advisors were quite competitive!
It was great night closed with Ligwina Hananto, owner of QM Financial and noted Indonesia financial advisor, saying from her twitter @mrshananto “@EECCHI thanks for sharing at @QM_Financial :)”
Tags: EE Short Course, finance, economics