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Top articles of the week: July 19

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, as part of the government reshuffle Owen Paterson was sacked from his post of environment secretary and has been replaced by Liz Truss. We also discussed in a new study how rainfall levels are expected to drop by 40% in Australia, creating...


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Book review: A New Blueprint for a Green Economy (2013)

A New Blueprint for a Green Economy, by Edward Barbier and Anil Markandya, builds on work published in 1989, which suggested practical policy measures for making economies greener and creating a path for sustainable development. The new edition looks at what progress has been made in the years since,...


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Film review: Extreme Realities (2014)

Extreme Realities investigates how weather patterns are changing rapidly and how climate change is causing it. It also effectively links these issues to other problems such as food security, oil supply and national security, demonstrating why action must be taken. The filmmakers argue that extreme weather events, from droughts...


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20 questions with… Sam Bowman

Sam Bowman answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Sam Bowman is research director at libertarian think tank Adam Smith Institute and will participate to the retail debate during Sustainable September, Blue & Green Tomorrow’s month-long sustainability celebration. Bowman will argue in favour of the motion “Free trade trumps...


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A world without water: Financial Times counts the cost of water scarcity

Since 2011, companies around the world have spent more than $84 billion (£49bn) to improve the way they conserve, manage or obtain water, according to a new investigation from the Financial Times. In the first article of a new series on the global threat of water scarcity, FT environment correspondent...


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The Secret Environmentalist: tell me something I don’t know

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability news sources and conferences can be really rather mediocre; an endless stream of non-news and non-learning, mediated though a meaningless media lens of what is “worth” communicating.  Thus, the likes of me get an endless daily feed of pointless and asinine insights spewing...


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Britain’s oldest bank sets sights on sustainable investment

Three hundred and forty-two years into its existence, C Hoare & Co is casting a keen eye on sustainability, writes Alex Blackburne. The 10,000 customers of Hoare’s Bank, one of London’s most distinguished private banks, were sent a letter in February that – among other things – raised the...


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Meet the Blue & Green Tomorrow team: Charlotte Malone

With Sustainable September drawing closer, we thought we’d open a window into the world of Blue & Green Tomorrow. Journalist Charlotte Malone tells us about her background, interest in sustainability and what the future might hold. Tell us briefly about you background and your current role I’ve always read anything and...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 18 July 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 investors can see where they’re investing Sustainability and the worrying consumer-company gap Women in leadership: companies with gender balanced teams ‘more...


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What would we do with £200,000?

Yes, that’s how much has been pledged in pre-registrations for the Blue & Green share offer. We are amazed and humbled by the confidence and generosity of our readership, so we wanted to share with you where the money would actually go. In terms of technology, we need to...


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Sustainability and the worrying consumer-company gap

As sustainability moves centre-stage across the world, a global study indicates a worrying communications gap between consumers and companies. It underlines the urgency and importance of business leaders in the C-suite to find better ways to develop sustainability strategies that chime with consumer expectations, needs and hopes, From Marketing...


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Sustainable investors can see where they’re investing

Transparency is king in the world of sustainable investment, writes financial adviser Richard Essex. This article is an extract from Richard Essex’s 2014 book, Invest, Feel Good and Make a Difference, which is available now on Amazon. Many years ago, I was attending a seminar hosted by a well-known fund manager....


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 17 July 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. Voting for the next 60 years: Vote for Policies It’s time investors and businesses ask questions about animal testing Tidal lagoon renewable...


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Meet the Blue & Green Tomorrow team: Richard Heasman

With Sustainable September drawing closer, we thought we’d open a window into the world of Blue & Green Tomorrow. Journalist Richard Heasman tells us about his background, interest in sustainability and what the future might hold. Tell us briefly about your current role. I am a graduate from the University of...


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Voting for the next 60 years: Vote for Policies

The 2015 general election will see young adults voting for the first time, who will then vote for the next 60 years, or around twelve general elections. Two thirds of them sadly won’t vote in their first election, driven by apathy, disillusion and a political class completely disconnected from...


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