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Sustainable investment funds in focus: Ecclesiastical Amity UK

This week’s featured fund is the Ecclesiastical Amity UK fund. Managed by sustainable investment pioneer Sue Round, director of group investments at Ecclesiastical, it is one of the longest established sustainable funds in the UK. The award-winning investment firm tells us more. Tell us about what makes your fund unique...


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Infographic: the UK’s wettest winter in 250 years

The seemingly endless period of heavy rainfall and strong winds appears to be behind the UK, though not without lasting effects. Thousands of homes were affected by flooding and loss of power, with many people still unable to return. The Met Office said the prolonged storms led to the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 5 March 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. Sustainable transport: why it matters Green buildings study to investigate business case for sustainable workplaces Quarter of financial services firms expect to...


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Sustainable transport: why it matters

Making the global transport system sustainable will be hard – but there are plenty of compelling reasons that demand action. This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Transport 2014. According to the latest estimates, a record high of 36 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 4 March 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. Sustainable financial advice: IFA Tanya Pein on investor having a ‘moral compass’ Healthy Planet UK conference: is climate change bad for your health?...


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12 Years a Slave wins Oscar for best film – but the struggle against slavery is far from over

12 Years a Slave won best picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. The film highlights the relentless cruelty perpetrated in 19th century America. However, slavery stubbornly persists today and the film brings into sharp focus the struggle against modern day slavery. Steve McQueen’s film is a dramatic...


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Healthy Planet UK conference: is climate change bad for your health?

Ilaria Bertini reports on a recent conference in London that sought to uncover the health effects of climate change. Is climate change bad for your health? This question was discussed at University College London (UCL) on Saturday during an event co-ordinated by student network Healthy Planet UK. As explained...


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Sustainable financial advice: IFA Tanya Pein on investors having a ‘moral compass’

Tanya Pein, investment specialist for charities and private clients at In2 Consulting, gives advice to clients on sustainable, responsible and ethical investment. She is also co-chair of the Ethical Investment Association, and tells Blue & Green Tomorrow that the vast majority of people are pleased and interested when such options...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 3 March 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. Why the Treasury makes it hard to invest sustainably The return of the airship: under the bonnet of the world’s longest aircraft...


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UK and EU need massive renewables pushes to meet 2030 carbon targets

Back in 2008 the then French president Nicholas Sarkozy used his country’s presidency of the EU to secure agreement for 20% of Europe’s energy to come from renewables by 2020. It was a move that kickstarted the mass deployment of renewable technologies across our continent. So what should we...


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The return of the airship: under the bonnet of the world’s longest aircraft

The world’s longest aircraft has been unveiled – a unique, helium-filled hybrid airship that, it’s designers say, can offer environmentally friendly and sustainable flight. Its development signals a return to vogue for an often forgotten mode of travel, completing a story almost 100 years in the making. The first...


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Book review: When Corporations Rule the World – David Korten (2001)

When Corporations Rule the World argues that economic globalisation has concentrated the power to govern global corporations and financial markets and detached them from accountability to the human interest. David Korten questions the free market model and explains how corporations have reconstructed values and institutions to serve their own...


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Film review: Boiler Room (2000)

Boiler Room, starring Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel and Giovanni Ribisi, is inspired by the life of Jordan Belfort, whose story has recently been adapted in The Wolf of Wall Street, and is based on interviews the writer conducted with numerous brokers. The film centres on a 19-year-old New York...


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TED talks: paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore: Leyla Acaroglu

With a rising global population, greater demand in consumerism and many tightly-held green myths, ecological systems are expected to face grave pressures in the coming decades. Leyla Acaroglu, designer and sustainability strategist, discusses how we can rethink environmental folklore in this week’s featured TED talk. “Everything at some point...


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20 questions with… Joel Solomon

Joel Solomon answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Chairman of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest social venture capital firm, Solomon is a compelling speaker on ethical and responsible investment. He was interviewed by Blue & Green Tomorrow in 2013 and has since become a valued contributor. His 2013 TED talk on morality and...


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