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Sustainable ETF Range Expanded With Launch Of Two New iShares By BlackRock

BlackRock has revealed the launch of two sustainable equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to address increasing demand by investors for socially-responsible and long-term investments. These funds broaden BlackRock’s ESG and impact product offer that includes index funds, active funds and ETFs. The two new funds track indices consisting of companies with MSCI environmental,...


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Best harbours on the Solent

The Solent is a great sailing destination whether you’re you just starting out or you’re looking for somewhere new to visit. With a range of large ports including Portsmouth and Cowes as well as tiny marinas dotted along the coast there really is a selection of excellent places to...


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LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards Announce 2016 Shortlist

The shortlist of nominees for the 2016 edition of the prestigious Low Carbon Champions Awards has been announced by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP). The Champions Awards celebrate innovation and best practice in the UK’s ambition to cut carbon emissions from the road transport sector. The Awards are in...


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Hermes Challenge ESG Investing Assumptions

Geir Lode, Head of Global Equities at Hermes Investment Management, challenges the preconceptions of what many investors believe make an ESG stock. There is a perception amongst some investors that to invest in a company with strong environmental credentials you need to compromise; that you’ll be confined to the...


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Panathlon Challenge Supported by EQ Foundation For Third Year

The charitable arm of EQ Investors (EQ), the EQ Foundation, has extended is relationship with the Panathlon Challenge. This extension marks the third consecutive year of the partnership. The Foundation has supported Panathlon since EQ’s establishment in 2014 and has confirmed a donation this year as it continues to support...


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North American Fish Stocks Are Affected by Climate Change

Four new studies report that climate change is affecting inland fish – including some species which are popular with anglers – across North America. The studies show an impact on reproduction, growth and habitat. “Thanks to this synthesis, we can see the effects of climate change on inland fish are no longer...


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Xergi Receives Coveted British Award for Biogas Technology

Xergi has won the category for “Best International Agricultural Plant” at the annual AD & Biogad Industry Awards in Birmingham on 6th-7th July 2016. The biogas plant, Nature Energy Holsted in Denmark, was commissioned by Xergi in 2015. “We see this award as an acknowledgement of the technical solutions we...


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6 Steps to Going Paperless as a Small Business

Paper has been an integral part of the typical office environment for decades, helping to spawn terminology like “paperwork” and “paper pusher.” But paper comes with a cost. In addition to costing a company money, paper has a significant environmental impact, contributing to deforestation as well as pollution in...


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Sustrans Publishes Book on Paths as “Wildlife Highways”

The charity which created the National Cycle Network, Sustrans, has published a book on looking after traffic-free cycle and walking routes, for use by both wildlife and people. The Greenway Management Handbook provides an introduction on maintaining hard and soft infrastructure along greenways, with advice about to improve the management of...


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Understanding the Environmental Impact of Asbestos

When you hear the word “asbestos,” what comes to mind? Most people know that it’s a dangerous material that causes cancer, but very few actually understand the impact it has on the environment we live in. Knowing the truth will give you a more balanced view of the current...


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Exclusive Interview: Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible Travel

It’s not often that you connect a CEO with the words honesty, caring and integrity but Justin Francis is far from an ordinary CEO. Justin set up Responsible Travel 15 years ago to help travellers live their dreams through authentic adventures whilst ensuring that local people and wildlife benefit....


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3D Funds benefit from Brexit

After an initial slump, global stockmarkets have shrugged off Brexit, rising across the board. Smaller UK companies have fared less well, with the big gainers being international exporters based in the UK who have benefitted from the fall in Sterling.  These macro factors have been positive for the 3D...


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It’s Not Easy Being Green: How Industries Are Changing

When it comes to the energy we use, the balance is finally tipping in favor of green sources. The recently released Renewables Global Status Report shows that investment in green energy has now outstripped the money going into fossil fuels. Significantly, emerging markets are also now ploughing their money...


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EcoOutfitters call on parents to question the very fabric of children’s education and wellbeing

Two mothers turned entrepreneur duo, Marina and Irina launched the first independent school uniform brand, EcoOutfitters three years ago.  Their main message was to call on all parents to join them in demanding better standards of health, wellbeing and education for primary school children in the UK, through the...


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Greenhouse PR Company in Bristols Wins ‘Green PR Company Of The Year’

The award for Green PR Company of the Year has been awarded to Greenhouse PR for the second year running at The Business Green Leaders Awards. The Awards, which took place on Wednesday, celebrates and recognises the contribution of leading UK businesses and pioneers with regard to building the green economy and...