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PRI Awards Highest Possible Rating for Governance and Sustainability

Martin Currie has received the highest possible award ratings in two key categories from the PRI, a world leading proponent of responsible investment. In its latest assessment, the PRI has awarded Martin Currie an A+ rating for its overall approach to responsible investment in the category of Strategy and...


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UK Food Festival Celebrates 100th Ark of Taste Product

 A joint event organised by Slow Food England and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) was held Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Highgrove Royal Gardens in the presence of the HRH The Prince of Wales.   The event focused on the Ark of Taste – Slow Food’s international project created...


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Avid Technology and Caterpillar Join Forces in Hope of Promoting Fuel Efficiency

North East based firm AVID Technology has secured a key position in a three year collaborative programme to develop more efficient vehicle power-trains with global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Caterpillar. In a project co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, Caterpillar UK Engines Company Ltd, AVID Technology Ltd,...


Solar panel gift on Manly beach as Common Grace ask PM Tony Abbott to #acceptthegift of solar for Kirribilli House by Kate Ausburn via Flckr

36% Customer Growth for Small Supplier ‘Good Energy’

On the same day that SSE announce the loss of 50,000 electricity and gas customers, small supplier Good Energy have today released a trading statement showing 36% customer growth.   The highlights of the statement include: – Strong growth in overall customer meter points up 36% to 239,750. – Achieved industry-leading customer advocacy...


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Poignant Documentary Released To Highlight Challenges And Gains At International AIDS Conference

Together with the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and Ventures Africa, Treatment For All: Our Lives, Our Stories is released. This powerful documentary film, released today, captures the...


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New Window Technologies Transforming Home Energy Efficiency

Sustainability begins at home, so it’s important to assess your home’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to energy efficiency. And while some problems are easy to see – the old air conditioner that uses too much energy without cooling the home effectively, the drafty door that lets cool...


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Sustainable Investment: 5 Stocks To Watch

Investing is a great way to start developing a nest egg for retirement or saving for your children’s college education. Many people struggle with investing, however, because the popular stocks are costly and some leading companies pursue unsustainable business practices that don’t reflect shareholders’ priorities. Since more individuals are...


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End to End Clean Energy: The Future of House Building and Development

Smart Phones, Smart TV’s and now Smart Homes?  In the last 12 months we’ve witnessed the introduction of impressive tech like thermostats that adapt to your schedule and can be controlled from your phone, Kettles that you can boil from anywhere in the world and smart locks that allow...


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Are Bike Share Programs Earth Friendly?

Bike sharing programs have cropped up all over Europe and the United States, especially in major metropolitan areas. Both tourists and members of the local workforce have benefited from the presence of these new programs – but there are a few hidden costs that potential users should know about...


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Nominees for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2016 Announced

The four Great Britain start-ups – ARBOREA, Bump Mark, Caventou and SteamaCo – are among the 25 nominees who are in the running for a final place of the tenth edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2016. This is the largest annual international competition in the field of...


(Really) Big Ben by Phil Dolby via Flickr

Response to the National Audit Office Briefing

Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Energy and Environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, responds to the National Audit Office briefing for the Environmental Audit Committee   “This report is right to highlight that meeting the UK’s carbon targets without Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) will be more expensive and...


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Artists Seek Inspiration at University in Cambridge

Anglia Ruskin University is hosting the Cambridge Sustainability Residency, a fortnight where artists are influenced by science and the environment. The artists will be inspired by a packed programme of guest speakers, laboratory visits and conversations with local grassroots groups, and their finished pieces will go on show to...


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Winner of ReFood’s Scholarship Programme Graduates with First Class Honours

Ronan Keane, the winner of ReFood’s pioneering waste management scholarship programme, has graduated from Huddersfield University with a first class honours degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Awarded in July 2015, following a comprehensive judging process, the industry-first scholarship saw Ronan compete against undergraduates from across the UK...


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World’s Largest Companies Claimed to be Under-reporting Sustainability Policies

New report released claims the world’s largest companies are under-reporting sustainability policies and performance, hindering access to data that could allow investors to play a full role in the transition to a low-carbon economy.  The study, “Measuring sustainability Disclosure: Ranking the World’s Stock Exchanges 2016”, finds that of 4469...


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PETA Responds to Home Office’s ‘Annual Statistics’

Following the release of the Home Office’s Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals 2015, Science Policy Adviser for PETA, Dr Julia Baines, responds “Given that the latest Home Office statistics reveal that a staggering 4.14 million scientific procedures were carried out on animals in British laboratories in 2015,...