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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 6 February headlines

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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.

Report: fossil fuel investments ‘incompatible’ with health sector’s responsibility

Branson and Polman among business leaders calling for tough emission targets

Climate change records support predictions, say scientists

Durham University commits to ethically sourced electronics

UK hotel industry could save £38m through water and energy efficiency


6 February headlines

World’s biggest sovereign wealth fund dump dozens of coal companies

The world’s richest sovereign wealth fund removed 40 coal mining companies from its portfolio in 2014, citing the risk they face from regulatory action on climate change. Guardian.

Flood insurance scheme ‘wasteful’

A government scheme to make home insurance affordable for families in areas at risk of flooding is wasting householders’ money, advisers say. BBC.

PwC defends its tax work after fresh criticism

The accountancy group PwC has defended itself against claims by the Commons Public Accounts Committee that it promotes tax avoidance schemes. Telegraph.

Wonga escapes prosecution after sending fake letters to struggling borrowers

Britain’s biggest payday lender Wonga is to escape prosecution after sending fake threatening letter to struggling borrowers. Independent.


Interesting picks

Shareholder activism: capitalism’s unlikely heroes – The Economist

What should we tell the kids about climate change? – Bloomberg

Will the financial sector help or hinder the green transformation? – Economy Watch

Why communicating about climate change is so difficult – Huffington Post

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