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Unprecedented pollution, fines and wind farms

Just as the UK is hit by unprecedented smog and a £300m fine for not meeting air pollution targets, it is leaked that the Conservatives are thinking about weakening their commitment to onshore wind farms. This is a prime example of shortsightedness. For all the arguments about manmade climate change, the fundamental...


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Digital energy: how can web technology be used for energy behaviour change?

Sonny Masero, managing director of GALOS.co, explains how ‘cleanweb’ can be utilised to change our energy behaviour. I was recently asked by Forum for the Future to speak at an event called ‘Digital energy: how can web technology be used for energy behaviour change?’ to a mixed audience of investors,...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday April 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. 21st century leadership: from business as usual to business as a force for good International Tourism Partnership: the hotels that are shaping...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Believer Jewellery

Believer is a jewels company, committed to improving working conditions of people and respecting the environment, both in the UK and in developing nations. Founder of Believer Katie Walker got into the ethical jewellery sector after she realised she wanted to do something to improve the situation of women...


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What is causing the high levels of air pollution in the UK?

A combination of strong winds and high levels of dust has forced the government and the Met Office to look at the increasingly poor air quality in the UK. Vulnerable citizens across England and Wales have been told to stay indoors, in order to avoid being exposed to the...


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B&GT’s top 10 most popular articles in 2014 so far

Thank you for continuing to read the news, features and reports we write. We continue to grow rapidly and wouldn’t be doing so without our readers. As a celebration of our progress, here’s a rundown of the most-read Blue & Green Tomorrow articles from the first three months of 2014. 1....


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International Tourism Partnership: the hotels that are shaping the future of tourism

There are thousands of them in every corner of the world and they are visited by hundreds of millions of people each year. Alex Blackburne speaks with Stephen Farrant, director of Business in the Community’s International Tourism Partnership, about making hotels agents of sustainable change. After the 1992 United...


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21st century leadership: from business as usual to business as a force for good

Michael Solomon explains why ‘business as usual’ is a self-perpetuating, systemic failure, how business can become a force for good in the world, and the conditions and tools required to transition from one to the other. Business is not evil per se. But it sure as hell acts like...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 2 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. Sustainable investment: what are you investing for? Fair Pay Campaign: paying the living wage is ‘good business sense’ Intelligence Squared: Water, Food,...


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Intelligence Squared: Water, Food, Energy, Climate – Smart Solutions for 2050

All things are connected. This sentiment, which goes right to the heart of sustainability, was the central theme at a recent Intelligence Squared event. Water, Food, Energy, Climate: Smart Solutions for 2050 took place at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London. Supported by oil giant Shell (I...


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Fair Pay Campaign: paying the living wage is ‘good business sense’

Paying employees a decent wage is the right way forward for responsible business, according to Guy Stallard, head of facilities at tax auditing firm KPMG. Stallard writes that paying the living wage is not only the right thing to do, but a move that will also benefit businesses. His...


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Sustainable investment: what are you investing for?

Whether it’s for growth, income or your children’s long-term prosperity, there are a range of investment styles for you to consider. This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Investment 2014. Deciding what you’re investing for is crucial in making your investments align properly with your...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 1 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. UKSIF’s Simon Howard on investing the right way Shock, horror! Energy companies have ‘let is down’ Video: Impacts Adaption and Vulnerability –...


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Investment term of the day: effective yield

The effective yield is a calculation for bonds that assumes you reinvest the coupon once you have received payments. Effective yield takes into account the power of compounding on investment returns, whilst nominal yield does not. For example a fixed-income investment that pays 3% interest each month has a...


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Video: Impacts Adaptation and Vulnerability – the IPCC’s latest report

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability is the latest report from the hundreds of experts at the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The second of three studies in the organisation’s 2013/14 review follows on from its September report into the physical science of climate change. This outlined...


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