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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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The latest IPCC report: it’s time to ramp up mitigation efforts

A recent review of climate science is further proof that we need to back those companies finding real solutions to global warming, says Ashden’s Anne Wheldon. On Sunday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a summary of its latest review of global scientific research. This time it...


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Investing for the past or investing for the future?

Companies that provide solutions to the challenges of sustainability will see stronger, long-term growth those that don’t. That’s why they make such compelling investments, says Tim Dieppe. This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Investment 2014. We live in a rapidly and profoundly changing world,...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 15 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. Should I stay or should I go? The environmental tourist’s travel dilemma A sustainable investment revolution must emerge from the IPCC’s stark...


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Investment term of the day: venture capital

Venture capital is financial capital provided to early-stage firms, such companies are usually high potential high-risk. Investors perceive long-term growth for their investment with an exit strategy. Most venture capital comes from a group of investors, investment banks or financial institutions that pool investments. Venture capitalists will usually get...


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A sustainable investment revolution must emerge from the IPCC’s stark warning

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest report has implications for us all. But given it warns of the unsustainability of our approach to energy production and calls for an unprecedented trillion-dollar shift in investment, it is particularly significant for investors. Published yesterday, the comprehensive UN study says that without...


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Should I stay or should I go? The environmental tourist’s travel dilemma

True environmental travel is about education, and not about taking selfies with a bottlenose dolphin. We rocked and rolled across the sand dunes of Fraser Island – the largest sand island in the world, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Our guide told us how unique the location is, how...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 14 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. Fiduciary duty: are your investment fit for the future? Sustainable cities go beyond green to blue Investments in renewables must increase, warns...


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Raising for Rana: marking the anniversary of Rana Plaza

April 24 2014 will mark the first anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh, which claimed the lives of 1,129 people. The tragedy was seen as a wake-up call to a western fashion industry that had been operating an unsustainable supply chain for decades,...


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Sustainable cities go beyond green to blue

Green cities are good, but blue cities are even better, argues Ken Hickson. We can turn blue with cold or become “true blue”. We can sing the blues or join in with the words of the old Willie Nelson song: “Nothing but blue skies from now on”. So how about...


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TED talks: hidden miracles of the natural world – Louie Schwartzberg

In this week’s featured TED talk, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg reveals the unseeable beauty of the natural world in jaw-dropping detail. The man behind the 3D film Mysteries of the Unseen World explains how, using high-speed cameras, timelapses and microscopes, he has uncovered connections, rhythms and patterns that are usually hidden from the human...


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Book review: Taking Responsibility for Tourism – Harold Goodwin (2011)

Taking Responsibility for Tourism, Harold Goodwin’s 2011 book, is an engaging and interesting read. In the context of a rapidly growing and increasingly wealthy global population, its messages are important for us all. Goodwin’s unrivalled grasp of the subject means the book serves as a compelling call to arms...


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