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An investment you can touch beats dealing with pure numbers

Investments can sometimes seem pretty remote from real life. If we’re not careful, we can regress into dealing with pure numbers. Several investment websites seem to talk about companies as if they were machines for making money, focusing on PEs, ROCE, EPS and Capex with no mention anywhere about...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 3 June 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. Gaeia, Barchester Green and financial advice on ‘sensible investment’ 7,000 businesses compelled to report energy use and potential energy saving strategy New...


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Gaeia, Barchester Green and financial advice on ‘sensible investment’

Having been at the forefront of ethical and sustainable financial advice for two decades, Gaeia and Barchester Green revealed on Monday that they would be joining forces. Alex Blackburne hears from key decision-makers to uncover the thinking behind the deal. John Eckersley knows the shortcomings of the financial advice...


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7,000 businesses compelled to report energy use and potential energy saving strategies

Cutting energy consumption is clearly concentrating government minds, as more than 7,000 businesses will soon be compelled to produce detailed reports on energy use or face fines. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is finalising the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) to be announced in next couple...


Sustainable September

Why we’re supporting Sustainable September: Ecclesiastical Investment Management

Several organisations are helping us organise and underwrite Sustainable September, the month-long celebration of sustainability that you can reserve your tickets for now, before they go on general sale. We are asking each of them to tell us why they are supporting the event. First up is Ecclesiastical Investment...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 2 June 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 Investment Bootcamp, Liverpool – review Christiana Figueres’s nine essential climate actions for individuals How do we make sustainability democratic? Get a...


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How do we make sustainability democratic? Get a vision

To manage our resources effectively we need a plan. A vision. Our political parties don’t have one, but should we be leaving it up to them anyway? This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Democracy 2014. I believe we have the knowledge now to solve...


Sustainable September

Travel, energy, spending, investment: the four debates at Sustainable September

Over the past two weeks, we’ve looked at the motions being debated at the four evening events taking place in London during Sustainable September – Blue & Green Tomorrow’s month-long celebration of sustainability that readers can reserve their place at before tickets are released later this month. Venues, dates...


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Christiana Figueres’s nine essential climate actions for individuals

At a recent event at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres invited individuals not to simply leave the grand building with inspiring words, but to instead take concrete action to help fight climate change. “Because we cannot ask others to do what we have not...


Sustainable September

Why are Sustainable September events being held in London?

We had an email from a reader this week, who said they were “very disappointed” to see all the Sustainable September events (which you can reserve your place for now) were taking place in London. They noted that it wasn’t the centre of the country and that most people...


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TED talks: save the oceans, feed the world – Jackie Savitz

Saving the oceans can help feed the world, says Jackie Savitz, a vice-president at ocean conservation group Oceana, in this week’s featured TED talk. In an eye-opening talk at the independently-organised TEDxMidAtlantic last year, Savitz explains the distressing situation the world’s fish stocks are in. Importantly, though, she outlines...


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Sustainable Investment Bootcamp, Liverpool – review

Blue & Green Tomorrow hosted a Sustainable Investment Bootcamp for financial advisers on May 22 in Liverpool. The second of six bootcamps this year attracted a number of interested advisers. Generously hosted by Quilter Cheviot at its 5 St Paul’s Square office in Liverpool, four leading funds presented in-depth knowledge...


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Film review: Citizen Koch (2013)

Citizen Koch explores the state of democracy in America and the fracturing of the Republican party. It argues that the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling opened the floodgates for unlimited political spending, making it easier to buy an election. The story and issues raised are told through the...


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Book review: Beyond Flying: Rethinking air travel in a globally connected world – Chris Watson (2014)

Is flying inevitable? Can a fulfilled, successful, enjoyable life be lived without boarding a plane? Aviation is a massive contributor to climate change. Every plane in the sky pumps more greenhouse gasses into the heavens.  All estimates predict the global number of flights will rise rapidly this century, driven...


Sustainable September

Sustainable September debate: investment is about maximising return – arguments against

“The purpose of investment is maximising return, nothing else.” That is the motion that will be discussed in the fourth and final debate event during Sustainable September – the month-long celebration of sustainability that Blue & Green Tomorrow readers can reserve their places for now. We explored on Thursday...


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