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Want to help combat the rising price of food? Grow your own vegetables

Last month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report that said all aspects of food security were at risk of being affected by global warming. Other studies have concluded that people can help matters simply by eating more vegetables and less cheese and meat. Growing your...


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The market challenges facing electric motorcycles

With electric cars becoming increasingly attractive, electric motorcycles could soon witness a surge in popularity, writes Emily Buchanan. Although it’s been a long time coming, electric car sales are on the up and are finally being embraced by the mainstream market. With reports of an 84% increase in sales...


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On this day in 1956: premium bond scheme debuts

Fifty-eight years ago today, the premium bond scheme was presented to MPs by then-chancellor of the exchequer Harold Macmillan. Introduced as a means of controlling inflation as well as incentivising the general public to save money, it is now one of Britain’s most popular forms of savings account. Despite...


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Book review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century – Thomas Piketty (2014)

Capital in the Twenty-First Century takes a comprehensive look at wealth and income inequality, investigating how it has changed since the 18th century. Economist Thomas Piketty analyses datasets from 20 different countries to uncover social and economic patterns, seeking to uncover why the wealth gap remains and is, in...


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Film review: The UK Gold (2013)

Released last year, The UK Gold joins the ranks of post-recession documentaries focusing their ire on economic injustice. Writer/director Mark Donne’s target? The City of London’s role in perpetuating the global tax avoidance industry. Revelations over the past few years on the tax arrangements of Starbucks, Google, Amazon and...


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20 questions with… Mark Hoskin

Mark Hoskin answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Formerly a partner at London-based financial advisory firm Holden & Partners, he was named responsible investment adviser of the year at the unbiased.co.uk Media Awards 2014. Hoskin is also a director at Blue & Green Communications (B&GC) – which owns...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 18 April headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. What leading investment houses say about sustainable investment 20 questions with… Mark Hoskin Clean energy tech receives €2bn from European Investment Bank...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: The Studio, Oxford

This studio set in Oxford offers the perfect place to relax and is available to book now through cottages4you. The property is situated in the quaint hamlet of Grafton in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. The spectacular attached studio conversion lies adjacent to the owner’s home and provides...


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April’s top 10 green crowdfunding projects

Crowdfunding is a democratic form of financing that allows people to direct their money towards projects they consider important, innovative and socially useful. Each month, we round up some of our favourite crowdfunding initiatives that focus on sustainability, the environment, education, society – all the good stuff – and...


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What leading investment houses say about sustainable investment

Four leading investment houses discuss the compelling case for sustainable investment and the barriers that are currently stopping it from becoming truly mainstream. This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Investment 2014. Biographies Name: Peter Michaelis Company: Alliance Trust Investments Career history: Has been managing...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 17 April headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Connected lighting: the smart revolution EU vote on non-financial reporting ‘historic’ for sustainable investment Limiting global warming to 2C not enough to...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Fair Corp

Fair Corp sells stylish and ethical clothing and footwear that has a focus on both environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Founders Jamie and John created the business in Brighton in 2011 and sell footwear, clothing and sports equipment that are fair trade and respect the environment. Fair Corp also...


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Not Business As Usual: watch the documentary in full

Not Business As Usual is a 2014 documentary film by Vancouver-based entrepreneur accelerator Institute B. Here, social venture capitalist Joel Solomon explains more about its origins and importance. Click here to jump straight to the film. Tell us about the Not Business As Usual. It is about the growing use...


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Connected lighting: the smart revolution

Connected lighting is the smart revolution gathering pace across the world, writes Mark Sait. Also known as lighting 2.0, connected lighting is the next stage in the rapid evolution of technologies underpinning the way we illuminate our public and private spaces. The revolution is underway – smart luminaires are being...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 16 April headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Investing for the past or investing for the future? The latest IPCC report: it’s time to ramp up mitigation efforts Impact of...


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