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5×15′s Capitalism and its Discontents, London – review

Francesca Baker took a trip to Notting Hill last week for a night of unscripted true stories of “passion, obsession and adventure“. 5×15. Not 75, but an evening of intellect and inspiration. A brilliant concept, developed by journalist Rosie Boycott, her daughter Daisy Leitch and the literary events promoter...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 8 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. The sustainable investor is no longer marginal Executive pay as an issue of responsible business Climate change biggest concern for future generations...


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Executive pay as an issue of responsible business

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), WPP, Hiscox, BG Group, Lloyds Banking Group, ITV, Standard Chartered, Reckitt Benckiser and Ocado. You might think there isn’t much that connects these nine large, diverse businesses. But in the 2014 round of annual general meetings (AGMs), each has been asked tough questions...


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The sustainable investor is no longer marginal

It’s not just products and resources that are moving sustainable investing away from the margins. You the consumer are no longer marginal, either. This article is an extract from Richard Essex’s 2014 book, Invest, Feel Good and Make a Difference, which is available now on Amazon. There’s no need to secretly...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 7 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. Buy one, give one free: the rise of philanthropic business Fracking could pose risk to almost half of UK’s drinking water –...


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Buy one, give one free: the rise of philanthropic business

Since its launch in 2006, Toms has become a globally known brand, both for its casual slip-on footwear and its altruistic practice of giving one pair of shoes to a child in a developing country for every pair sold. The South America-inspired shoes have also become synonymous with the...


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Top features of the week: July 6

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Suzanne Biegel explored the investment bullseye and aiming off centre when investing for impact. We also discussed how sustainable business models can add value to businesses in the long term, and Dan Hird looked at how the Big Potential fund will help...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: The Barn, Presteigne

Set in the beautiful Welsh countryside, The Barn is the ideal place for families to go and explore the natural beauty Wales has to offer. It is available to book now through cottages4you. Situated in a glorious secluded valley of 35 acres, bordered by woodland rising up to Radnor...


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Top articles of the week: July 5

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Greenpeace launched a global campaign against Lego over its advertising partnership with Shell. We also discussed how a coalition of campaigners have urged David Cameron to uphold a ban on bee-killing pesticides, and a new study linking the diets of meat-eaters to...


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TED talks: Which country does the most good for the world? – Simon Anholt

Which country does the most good? Policy adviser Simon Anholt reveals all in this week’s featured TED talk. His fascinating project, the Good Country Index, ranks countries not on their wealth or their happiness, but on how good they are. He says these are “countries that seem to contribute...


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Book review: Treasure Islands – Nicholas Shaxson (2012)

In Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens, Nicholas Shaxson, a former Financial Times and Economist correspondent, argues that tax havens play a central role in a number of crises, including economic stagnation, countries facing bankruptcy and recession. The book demonstrates why tax evasion is...


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Film review – Last Hours (2013)

Last Hours is a short 10-minute documentary released as part of a series that aims to explore the perils of climate change and solutions to avert climate disaster in the run up to UN climate change talks in Paris next year. The film notes that there have been five...


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Meet EcoPlanet Bamboo: the Apple computer of timber

US entrepreneur Troy Wiseman tells Alex Blackburne about his mission to make bamboo the natural world’s next disruptive technology – while making money, providing deforestation-free solutions and helping eradicate poverty.  How does a boy from the US deep south end up being a pioneer in the global sustainable forestry...


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Saving the rainforest, one Green Square at a time

Connecting consumers to sustainability issues is a challenge across all sectors and one that the Green Squares initiative is aiming to solve when it comes to the retail industry and deforestation. Across the world, deforestation is occurring at an alarming rate and increasing in pace. In 2012, the rate...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 4 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 business is simply ‘doing business in a better way’ Online tool highlights importance of non-financial information for investors Caribbean coral reefs...


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