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Top features of the week: July 13

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Richard Essex explored how you can invest positively and feel good about it and how the sustainable investor is no longer marginal. We also discussed executive pay as an issue of responsible business for shareholders, while Melinda Harm Benson and Robin Craig...


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Top ecotourism destinations: Bonito, Brazil

Bonito, in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, is one of the top ecotourism destinations suggested by responsibletravel.com ahead of the 11th World Responsible Tourism Awards. Bonito is a municipality in the Mato Grosso do Sul state in central-west Brazil and has been often referred to as the ‘Caribbean...


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Germany vs. Argentina: the sustainability World Cup final

The time has come. Germany vs. Argentina. The 2014 World Cup final. Will Germany’s golden generation end years of hurt, or will Lionel Messi finally shine on the biggest stage? Die Mannschaft go into the match as favourites after dismantling Brazil on the way to the final, but La Albiceleste are likely...


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On this day in 1985: Live Aid raises £30m for Africa

On this day 29 years ago, the global Live Aid concert raised millions of pounds for charities working to end the devastating Ethiopian famine. Masterminded by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, fresh from their success with the Band Aid Christmas campaign, the record-breaking event raised far more than the...


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Blue and Green’s top 10 electric cars: #1 BMW i3

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. The BMW i3 is a favourite amongst car reviewing sites, and for good reason. The BMW offers a 168bhp electric motor under the boot floor, combined with...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: The Looseboxes, Herefordshire

Tucked away deep in the rolling Herefordshire countryside, this cottage is perfect for a family gathering. It is available to book now through cottages4you. Carefully converted from the 15th century Treago Castle’s Victorian stable building, the cottages in this complex are comfortably furnished and well equipped. As well as...


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Brazil vs. Netherlands: the sustainability World Cup

As Brazil and the Netherlands prepare to battle for the prestigious title of third place, we at Blue & Green Tomorrow have been warming up ourselves. Pitching the two nations together we ask which is the most sustainable. It has, for all the enthusiasm, samba and investment, been a tournament to...


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Top articles of the week: July 12

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, a study found that bee-killing neonicotinoids have been linked to a decline in farmland insectivore birds. We also discussed how Wadham College, University of Oxford reversed its decision to serve vegan-only meals on campus for five nights a week, and reported on...


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Nothing ‘soft and fluffy’ about sustainable business

Jemma Collins speaks with Jill Poet, whose network encourages small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to act more responsibly and ethically – simply because it is a “good way to do business”. Jill Poet is the managing director of the Organisation for Responsible Businesses (ORB), which she set up...


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TED talks: Is ‘responsible investor’ an oxymoron? – Andrew Canter

Investors need to start engaging with their money and thinking about how it is being deployed, says Andrew Canter in this week’s featured TED talk. Canter is director and chief investment officer of Futuregrowth Asset Management, based in South Africa. Speaking at the independently-organised TEDxTableMountain, he issues a rallying...


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20 questions with… Mark Powell

Mark Powell answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Powell, who leads the power and utilities practice at consulting firm AT Kearney will be joining the Sustainable September Energy Debate on September 16 as part of Blue & Green Tomorrow’s month-long sustainability event. He will debate in favour of the motion...


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Book review: The Nature of Investing – Katherine Collins (2014)

The Nature of Investing: Resilient Investment Strategies Through Biomimicry is constructed on the foundations of extensive knowledge and experience in the field of investing. Author Katherine Collins makes the interesting connection between natural laws and the manmade world of investment. Collins calls for a change in the approach towards...


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Film review: Flow (2008)

Flow is an award-winning documentary that investigates the global water crisis and examines how the resource is becoming increasingly privatised, asking the question, ‘Can anyone really own water?’ As the effects of climate change continue to be felt around the world, water is increasingly becoming a vital resource that...


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World Population Day: UNFPA calls for investment in young people

To mark World Population Day, UNFPA, the UN’s population fund, is calling for investments in support of the largest-ever generation of young people. Rapid population growth means that there are now around 1.8 billion people aged between 10 and 24 – roughly a quarter of the world’s population. World...


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From commodity to asset: how conversations about workers are changing in China

The conversation among Chinese businesses on how they view their workers is slowly shifting from commodity to asset, says Carmel Giblin, CEO of Sedex. In June 2014 we held our fifth annual Sedex conference in Shanghai. With tickets sold-out weeks before the event it was our biggest China conference...


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