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Sustainable September

Why we’re supporting Sustainable September: UKSIF

Several organisations are helping us organise and underwrite Sustainable September, the month-long celebration of sustainability that you can reserve your tickets for now, before they go on general sale. We are asking each of them to tell us why they are supporting the event. Next up is the UK Sustainable Investment...


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Breaking the eight myths of sustainable and responsible investment

There are eight myths about sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) that Richard Essex says must be broken; eight myths that, he adds, are currently being broken by the genuine SRI industry that is happening right now. This article is an extract from Richard Essex’s 2014 book, Invest, Feel Good and...


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Alternative Wall Street Journal: the financial advantage of socially responsible investing

Socially responsible investment (SRI) “may involve financial sacrifice”. That’s according to Olivia S Mitchell, a professor of business economics and public policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, who was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal last week. In an article entitled The Financial Sacrifice of Socially...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 16 June 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. Seven steps: essential tips for successful crowdfunding The value of vultures Co-op Bank’s customer poll ‘essential’ for future of ethical banking Unesco...


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The value of vultures

What’s a vulture worth? A lot more than you might think, says campaigner, writer and sustainability adviser Tony Juniper. Editor’s note: The following is excerpted from What Has Nature Ever Done For Us? How Money Really Does Grow on Trees (2013) by Tony Juniper. In the book, the author explores the economic...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Fron Isaf Cottages, Whitland

The peaceful holiday properties, situated in Witland, Wales, are surrounded by fields and beautiful views and are available to book now through cottages4you. Fron Isaf Cottages nestle within the owners’ beautiful grounds and have been sensitively converted from old slate and stone barns into cosy and attractive holiday accommodation....


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Film review: Unearthed (2014)

Unearthed investigates the issues that surround the controversial shale gas extraction method fracking, documenting how the process could dramatically impact local communities, economies and the environment. Along the way it attempts to uncover the undesirable costs and realities, acting as a wake-up call for change in the energy industry....


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Book review: The River Runs Black – Elizabeth Economy (2010)

The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge of China’s Future looks at the impact rapid economic growth has had on China’s natural resources, environment and society in general in a bid to assess its future development. The book argues that over the course of its development, China has depleted...


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Holiday in the UK with cottages4you and help Blue & Green Tomorrow

All this week, we’ve been telling you about ways in which you can help keep Blue & Green Tomorrow free. With the summer upon us, another way is to book a holiday rental property through our sister site cottages4you. A self-catering cottage holiday is a great way to escape and enjoy the...


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Seven steps: essential tips for successful crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular form of financing that allows entrepreneurs to realise their ideas with the help of the crowd.  Crowdfunder, the UK’s biggest crowdfunding platform, helps businesses, charities and community groups raise money from the communities around them, catering for projects that will have a positive social...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 13 June 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. Power shortage warnings show need for effective national energy reduction Future sustainability leaders: Maia Tarling-Hunter Co-operative Bank customers to have their say...


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Designing a better World Cup: the world’s first net zero energy stadium

While most people’s eyes will be on the 22 players from Brazil and Croatia kicking off the 2014 World Cup on Thursday, Hyewon Kong looks at how one stadium is leading the way on sustainable design. This year’s World Cup is special not just because the hosting country has...


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Power shortage warnings show need for effective national energy reduction

Britain is facing winters of power shortages, according to energy secretary Ed Davey – something Charlie Farr says has been on the cards for more than a year. While demand for electricity has been diminishing over the past five years, largely driven by quiet desperation in the face of ever rising...


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Future sustainability leaders: Maia Tarling-Hunter

What will business look like in the future and who are our future leaders? This is the next instalment in our series speaking with a group of young people who are making waves in sustainability. All 12 are scholars on Forum for the Future’s renowned master’s course in leadership for sustainable...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 12 June 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 philanthropists of the future Wind share offer raises £100,000 investment in less than 24 hours Investors and corporates target Apple over...


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