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How UBREW raised £125k from a mix of rewards & equity crowdfunding

Crowdfunder and Crowdcube have brought together two types of crowdfunding to help entrepreneurs turn brilliant ideas into reality. By taking startup businesses through a two-stage fundraising campaign, these sister crowdfunding platforms have enabled individuals to establish a steady client base through rewards-crowdfunding before using equity crowdfunding to take the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 13 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. Renewables poised for ‘transformative year’ in US World Responsible Tourism Awards nomination deadline extended Vote for Policies: most popular #GE2105 voting-decision tool...


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UN Green Climate Fund comes under fire for funding coal

The UN’s Green Climate Fund has been criticised for allowing its contributions to be used to fund coal-fired power plants, Joshua S Hill takes a look at the debate. News began to circulate towards the end of March that the United Nation’s Green Climate Fund would allow its contributions...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 10 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. Major investors support BP climate resolution Warmer weather leads to rise in air pollution AODP: We need to divest from carbon and...


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AODP: We need to divest from carbon and climate risk not companies

Divesting from fossil fuel companies is not the most effective solution to climate change and reducing carbon risk, according to the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP). In an open letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust, which are currently being targeted by a divestment campaign,...


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Sustainability: how far have we come?

Since 2011 what changes have taken place in the realm of sustainability and politics? The ‘Greenest Government’ supposedly stepped into Downing Street, and as a young professional in the industry, it was looking very positive, writes Hayley Williams. The overarching emissions reduction target has been to achieve an 80%...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 9 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. Academics urge universities to join fossil fuel divestment movement Shell seeks injunction as Greenpeace activists board Arctic oil rig Obama links climate...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 8 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. Scottish universities criticised for arms and fossil fuel investments Prince Charles calls for action on deforestation Western Canada could lose 70% of...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 7 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. General election 2015: a stark choice for voters in five weeks Guardian Media Group commits to divesting from fossil fuels Unilever named...


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Ashden Awards: Infosys, India

The Ashden Awards uncover and reward sustainable energy pioneers in the UK and across the globe, to date it has given out 170 prizes. Infosys won the 2014 international gold award and the 2014 award for sustainable buildings. Leading the way in tackling India’s energy challenges Key facts –...


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Modern Magna Carta: The European Convention on Human Rights

In the lead up to the 800th Magna Carta Anniversary this year Ashley Summers takes a look at the original and a series of modern ‘versions’ of the Magna Carta from the US Constitution to the UN Declaration of Human Rights and various conventions on climate change and sustainability,...


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Modern Magna Carta: Declaration of Human Rights

In the lead up to the 800th Magna Carta Anniversary this year Ashley Summers takes a look at the original and a series of modern ‘versions’ of the Magna Carta from the US Constitution to the UN Declaration of Human Rights and various conventions on climate change and sustainability,...


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Modern Magna Carta: the original and still the best

In the lead up to the 800th Magna Carta Anniversary this year Ashley Summers takes a loo at the original and a series of modern ‘version’ of the Magna Carta from the US Constitution to the UN Declaration of Human Rights and various conventions on climate change and sustainability,...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 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. Bishops call on Anglican churches to divest from fossil fuels Renewable investments surge 17% in 2014 US pledges to cut emissions by...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 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. Study: climate action can add 1m jobs by 2030 across EU, US and China Health professional call for immediate ban on fracking...



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