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Book review: A Fate Worse Than Debt – Susan George (1990)

Political and social scientist Susan George considers the third world debt crisis and looks at how and why the global wealth gap is continuing to wider in her 1990 book, A Fate Worse Than Debt. George argues that the world benefits a minority that will “stop at nothing to...


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Video: get familiar with climate science and don’t be a ‘climate pleb’

How much do you know about climate change? How much time do you spend thinking about the long-term, global implications of the continued use of fossil fuels? Ask the majority of people the above two questions and their answers will likely be “not much” to both. The scientists who...


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Don’t get fooled again: a Daily Mail budget proposal with a Financial Times impact

George Osborne unveiled significant changes to the UK pensions landscape in his budget on Wednesday. Hailed as a revolution and freedom for the common man, Julian Parrott argues the changes were in fact an illusory, Daily Mail-focused con. Roger Daltrey may not have achieved his apparent desire to “die...


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A journey to the future: five transport inventions that could change the world

It is safe to say that we have always been pretty bad at predicting how our great-great grandchildren will be getting around, though it never stops us trying. This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Transport 2014. In Brave New World – written in 1931...


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Invisible cities and flammable rivers: China’s pollution problem

Disregard for pollution law from China, the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, is having destructive effects on the country’s rivers and land – not to mention its citizens and its long-term prosperity. China relies heavily on coal-fired power plants to provide energy to its cities and businesses. This, combined...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 21 March 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. Bringing social investment into the mainstream ‘Happiness and wellbeing’ should be our top priority, not economic growth Osborne is fiddling while the...


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How do we make democracy sustainable? Tell us your views

Do you think there should be fewer MPs? Should the House of Lords be reformed? Should manifesto promises be legally binding? We’re asking those questions and more in a new survey ahead of our forthcoming Guide to Sustainable Democracy, which is set for release in April. Alongside our friends...


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Sustainability in the city: Malmö, Sweden

Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city and the capital of Skåne County, was once an industrial centre, known for its shipyards and factories. When the Swedish financial crisis hit the local economy hard, it began a reinvention that recast it as a cultural hub with an environmental conscience. Much like the capital Stockholm, Malmö...


2014 Guides

Blue & Green Tomorrow’s 2014 guides

All our 2014 guides, focusing on various aspects of sustainability, in one place. In 2013, we published guides on sustainable investment, sustainable tourism, fair trade, corporate social responsibility and more. You can see them all here. We also did a range of guides in 2012, kicked off by the inaugural...


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Osborne is fiddling while the Earth burns: ‘extracting every drop of oil we can’

The chancellor George Osborne is a dangerous man. A disciple of financial service deregulating and climate change denying ex-chancellor Lord Lawson, he delivered a budget statement on Wednesday as depressing as the Conservative Environment Network’s recent Responsibility & Resilience pamphlet was encouraging. As we repeatedly explain, we hold no...


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‘Happiness and wellbeing’ should be our top priority, not economic growth

March 20 is International Day of Happiness, which aims to shift attitudes away from a growing economy being considered as progress, and instead focus on increasing human happiness and wellbeing. The annual celebration was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, when it adopted a resolution to...


The Guide to Sustainable Investment 2014

The Guide to Sustainable Investment 2014

The fourth edition of Blue & Green Tomorrow’s flagship publication, The Guide to Sustainable Investment, is here. The insight from some of the industry’s leading lights helps demystify sustainable investment. It makes a compelling case for balancing the needs of people, the planet and everyone’s prosperity through how and where...


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Bringing social investment into the mainstream

Will the launch of Threadneedle’s Social Bond fund bring social investment into the mainstream? Getting acceptable financial returns while creating tangible social outcomes is arguably the holy grail for socially-minded investors. Surveys suggest demand for products that balance financial and social returns, the so-called ‘double bottom line’, is high....


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 20 March 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. Why energy saving, cutting bills and reducing carbon footprint will stay centre stage Budget 2014: Investment tax relief to boost social enterprises...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Earth Friendly Products

Earth Friendly Products is an award-winning firm producing environmentally friendly, non-toxic and cruelty free cleaning products. Earth Friendly Products aims at to create cleaning products that are “environmentally responsible, work well and provide value”. It was founded in 1989 by Van Vlahakis as a ‘green’ division of Venus Laboratories...


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