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United Reformed Church of Scotland to divest from fossil fuels

The United Reformed Church’s (URC) National Synod of Scotland has backed the fossil fuel divestment campaign and will now begin moving its investments out of polluting energy sources. The resolution on divestment was passed at the spring synod meeting. The organisation agreed that no further investment in fossil fuels...


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UK and Scottish governments commit £4.2m for carbon capture research

The UK and Scottish governments have jointly committed to providing £4.2 million for industrial and feasibility research for a carbon capture storage coal-gasification power plant located in Grangemouth, Scotland. Carbon capture and storage involves capturing emissions at power plants and burying the gases. The technology could help make the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 30 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. Sustainable investing doesn’t require financial trade-off, says Morgan Stanley UK greenhouse gas emissions fell 8% in 2014 Antarctica ice shelves see ‘substantial’...


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Voice of the Adviser 2015 released on Monday

For the last five years we’ve interviewed hundreds of financial advisers to ask them about the state of the advice market, the economy, and their political leanings and, most importantly for us, their finger on the pulse of sustainable, responsible and ethical investment in the UK.   The report...


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Ecclesiastical, Friends Provident, Kames, Jupiter and Alliance Trust top adviser choice for SRI

The fifth annual Voice of the Adviser survey gathered responses from over 200 financial advisers, on the state of their industry, sustainable investment and the economy.  2014 saw strong growth with promising signs for 2015. Today we look at the sustainable, responsible and ethical investment fund providers. We asked...


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87% of financial advisers asked about ethical investment

Over 200 financial advisers told us their view on the state of their industry, sustainable investment and the economy in the fifth annual Voice of the Adviser survey.  Today we look at the sustainable, responsible and ethical investment market. Again we see a strong rise in the number of...


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Sustainable investing doesn’t require financial trade-off, says Morgan Stanley

The common perception that investing sustainably means losing some financial return is not true, according to a study conducted by the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing. Despite this, the misconception is hampering growth in the sector. The report – Sustainable Reality: Understanding the performance of sustainable investment strategies...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 27 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. 5 million UK properties at risk of flooding, warn MPs Davey: low-carbon economy within reach EU agrees to start carbon market stability...


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Davey: low-carbon economy within reach

In a new report published by the government, energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey has described the UK’s low-carbon economy ambitions of being “within reach”. The paper aims to show how the low-carbon economy has developed over the last five years and highlight further opportunities for those interested...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 26 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. US coal decline a warning for fossil fuel investors, says Carbon Tracker New platform tracks corporate deforestation commitments Investment platform Ethex wins...


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US coal decline a warning for fossil fuel investors, says Carbon Tracker

The Carbon Tracker Initiative has said the decline of the thermal coal market in the US should serve as a warming for investors with holdings in fossil fuel companies, explaining it may be a harbinger of things to come for other fossil fuel markets globally. In a new report...


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Investment platform Ethex wins Sustainable Finance award

Online positive investment platform Ethex has won the award for Sustainable Finance in the Sustainable City Awards. A fair trade lender and an organisations working to advance sustainable investment in retail financial services have also been highly commended. Social entrepreneur Jamie Hartzell started Ethex in 2012. The online platform...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 24 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. Lord Stern: development and climate finance should not be separated Just Index: a market solution to inequality? National Trust: climate change ‘single...


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Lord Stern: development and climate finance should not be separated

Lord Nicholas Stern has argued that government should not consider development and climate finance to developing countries as separate issues because they are interconnected in a new policy paper. The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy...


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Just Index: a market solution to inequality?

Paul Tudor Jones founded the Tudor Investment Corporation hedge fund in 1980, now worth $13.5 billion (£9bn). In 1988 he used his accumulated wealth to found the Robin Hood Foundation alleviating poverty in New York. Today he is focused on the Just Capital, to create an index that rates...



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