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Investors asked to disclose climate change risks

Some 1,000 of the world’s largest asset owners have been asked to disclose how they are managing their exposure to climate change risks, as part of a major new survey. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. After some high profile investors pledged...


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NUS: how students are addressing unsustainable finance

Backing fossil fuel divestment, founding credit unions and rejecting neoliberalism: some students are at the forefront of the search for truly sustainable finance, writes Piers Telemacque of the National Union of Students (NUS). Since the crash of 2008, it’s become increasingly obvious that our financial system isn’t fit for...


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CDP: greener S&P 500 corporations are more profitable

S&P 500 companies that are leading climate change action are raking in superior profitability and benefiting from lower volatility of earnings, according to a new report from CDP. CDP, an international organisation that encourages companies to disclose how they are managing environmental risks, says the finding proves that addressing...


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Siemens to invest in fossil fuels for the long-term despite renewable commitment

German multinational Siemens has said that despite its strong interest in clean energy infrastructure, it remains committed to long-term investment in fossil fuels such as coal, which it claims will still be needed in the future. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Investors commit to expanding the climate bond market

Investors managing assets over $2 trillion (£1.2tn) committed to growing a global market in the financing of climate change solutions at this week’s UN climate summit in New York. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In the past year there has...


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World Bank: cleantech SME’s in developing world to receive $1.6tr boost

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) involved in bringing cleantech to developing countries could reap some $1.6 trillion (£980bn) over the next 10 years, as investors rush to tackle climate change. According to a new report from the World Bank Group, SMEs will be able to seize a sizable...


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Ed Miliband: there is ‘no more important issue’ than climate change

Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to develop a world leading green economy if his party wins the next general election. In his final conference speech before voters take to the polls in 2015, Miliband committed to increasing investment in renewable energy and promised to double the number of...


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UN climate summit: Governments and businesses pledge to halt deforestation by 2030

At the UN climate summit taking place in New York on Tuesday, governments and businesses pledged to end deforestation by 2030. Backers of the declaration claim such action could save between 4.5 billion and 8.8 billion tonnes of carbon emissions each year. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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Google pulls funding for climate sceptic group

Google has labelled its funding of political group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which denies manmade climate change and has opposed efforts to reduce emissions, as a “mistake”. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google,...


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Report urges businesses to act on climate change

Policies are helping drive the shift towards a low carbon economy, according to a new report from We Mean Business, which adds that businesses should take advantage of the emerging opportunities for low carbon innovation. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Co-op party calls for Credit Union membership targets

The Co-operative party is to lead calls for a push to treble the UK membership of credit unions, in order to battle exploitative payday lenders. The Co-op party, which works in partnership with Labour, will promote policies that would swell credit unions’ membership to 3 million within 10 years...


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Challenger bank Aldermore prepares for London flotation

UK challenger bank Aldermore, which provides financial services to small and medium sized-businesses, has confirmed its intentions to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange in October. The specialist bank, which also serves homeowners, has announced plans to raise £75 million in new shares to...


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Platform to compare corporate energy investment up for award

A platform that enables corporate energy users to assess their energy investments and compare their programmes to others in the market has made the shortlist in the sustainability category at the Talk Talk Digital Heroes Awards. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 22 September 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. UN climate summit: ‘fair share’ system proposed to cut global emissions Desmond Tutu: ‘Nobody should profit from climate change suffering’ People’s Climate...


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High costs and a greener China expected to dampen thermal coal industry

New research by the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) has identified major financial risks for future investments in the international coal industry, supposedly caused by a domino effect initiated by slowing demand in China. The research, published earlier this week has determined that the industry as a whole could potentially...



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