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Sustainable investors have solid and diversified options in today’s funds market

Not only is socially responsible investment (SRI) no longer marginal, but investors have an ever-increasing range of sustainable investment options that are safe and reliable. This article is an extract from Richard Essex’s 2014 book, Invest, Feel Good and Make a Difference, which is available now on Amazon. In the past...


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Another year, another Forum for the Future scholar graduation

It was a sultry evening in Camden for the graduation of the Forum for the Future class of 2014. We profiled the scholars as they came to the end of their year and it was great to see them all finally graduate. This was the 18th such graduation and...


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Sustainable September: confirmed speakers for the retail debate

Tim Aldred, Stuart Singleton-White, Sam Bowman and Linda Whetstone are the confirmed speakers for Sustainable September’s retail debate on September 10 at the Royal Geographical Society. The Oxford-style debate – “Free trade trumps fair trade in helping developing economies” – will see two speakers per part debating on whether...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 28 July 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. Disobedient Objects: protest art occupies the V&A museum Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia accused of fixing the price of...


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Top ecotourism destinations: Aspen, US

Aspen in Colorado, US, is a popular tourism location and is among top sustainable destinations suggested by responsibletravel.com ahead of the 11th World Responsible Tourism Awards. Aspen, located in Colorado’s Pitkin County, is a former mining town turned into a popular tourist destination that offers spectacular walks and landscapes...


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Sustainability Institute of the week: Centre for Sustainable Development

The Centre for Sustainable Development in the Cambridge University Engineering Department was established in 2000, following support provided by the Royal Academy of Engineering, to introduce concepts of sustainability over all its undergraduate engineering courses. Over the years, the centre has grown and now includes the delivery of a...


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Top features of the week: July 27

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Jess Ratty discussed how crowdfunding is changing business for the better. We also explored how the financial world needs to improve at connecting the dots between an investor’s money and its real world impacts, and interviewed Lush’s ethical director about ethical cosmetics...


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Disobedient Objects: protest art occupies the V&A museum

In a room in London’s stately Victoria and Albert Museum, two inflatable cobblestones now hang in the air like low-budget zeppelins above a troop of cartoonish gorillas clad in leather. In the entrance to the new Disobedient Objects exhibition – positioned directly opposite some of the world’s finest Renaissance...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: The Hayloft, Callington

This holiday cottage, located in Callington, Cornwall, is situated close to national parks and beautiful countryside and is available to book now through cottages4you. Commanding stunning views across the Tamar Valley towards Dartmoor are these converted former barns. Very comfortably furnished, they enjoy a peaceful rural setting just 30...


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Blue and Green’s top 10 electric cars: #3 Fiat 500 E

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. The Fiat 500 E is visually identical to its petrol fuelled predecessor, with the primary changes only coming on the inside and of the course, the engine....


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Top articles of the week: July 26

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, the Scottish government accepted a proposal to designate 30 new marine protected areas in the seas around the country. We also discussed the announcement of the merger of two crowdfunding platforms, Trillion Fund and Buzzbnk, which will create the UK’s largest social...


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TED talks: your top five featured TED Talks

At Blue & Green Tomorrow, we like to spend our Friday afternoons sharing with you our favourite informative, enlightening, jaw-dropping TED talks. As a special treat this week, we round up your favourites. These five clips are the featured TED talks most watched by our readers. 1. Does money...


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Film review: Extinction in Progress (2014)

The poorest country in the western hemisphere, Haiti, is still trying to recover following a devastating earthquake in 2010. Extinction in Progress examines another disastrous issue the country faces – degradation of its natural resources. The film states that overpopulation, unsustainable agriculture and an ever-growing need for cheap energy...


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