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IFAs on Good Money Week

Good Money Week is well underway, with events being held across the country to promote and celebrate sustainable and ethical finance opportunities. The annual awareness-raising event is truly for everyone – not just traditional investors and finance professionals but for all customers and users of financial products.   Blue &...


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MPs call on government to promote recycling

A committee of MPs has warned that the UK could fail to meet the EU target of recycling 50% of household waste by 2020, unless the government takes action and shows leadership on the issue. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Business lobby urges European leaders to set ambitious climate change targets

As the European Commission finalises its EU emission and renewable energy targets, business groups and trade unionists are calling for ambitious plans to encourage investment, create jobs and secure a low-carbon future. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Earlier this...


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Public urges finance experts to cut the jargon

The majority of the British public believes that the government and other institutions must cut the jargon and do more to effectively communicate financial information, according to a new poll.   Commissioned by the UK Sustainable Investment...


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Good Money Week: ‘Finance affects everybody’

Simon Howard has sat at the helm of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) for 18 months. Before that he gained over twenty years of investment management experience, in a City career that took him from Liverpool Victoria to 3i Asset Management, via Friends Provident. Blue & Green...


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Caroline Lucas calls for MPs’ pension fund to cut out fossil fuels

Green party MP Caroline Lucas has written a letter calling for MPs to cut fossil fuel investments out of their pension fund on ethical and financial grounds. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Lucas told the Guardian that she has...


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Fossil fuel divestment campaign targets high street banks

Customers of Britain’s biggest banks are to demand that high street institutions stop using their savings and investments to finance the fossil fuel industry, in a major new divestment campaign launched on Monday. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The ‘Divest!’ campaign,...


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Good Money Week 2014: what’s on?

Good Money Week 2014 is here. For seven days, running from October 19 to 25, investors, finance professionals, charities, churches and more will congregate at events up and down the UK to discuss, debate and champion ethical, sustainable and responsible investment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 20 October 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. Introducing… Good Money Week Positive investment market grows to £3.25 billion Good Money Week: Barchester Green names top five ethical funds CAER...


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Positive investment market grows to £3.25 billion

The UK’s positive investment market has grown to £3.25 billion, with 1.75 million investors and savers directly supporting businesses that create social and environmental impact, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Make Money Do Good – a...


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Introducing… Good Money Week

So, what is Good Money Week? Good Money Week is an annual campaign coordinated by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) to raise awareness of sustainable, responsible and ethical investment and finance opportunities among the public and their financial advisors.   Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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CAER stands by ANU fossil fuel divestment advice

Responsible investment advisory CAER has stood by its analysis that persuaded Australia National University (ANU) to divest from fossil fuels, after the government labeled the decision “stupid”. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  ANU became the first Australian university to commit to...


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Oxfam: inaction and financial short-termism putting millions at climate change risk

A “toxic triangle” of political inertia, financial short-termism and vested fossil fuel interests is preventing action to curb climate change, putting millions of people at risk of food and water shortages, Oxfam has warned. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In a...


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SolarCity offers $200m green bonds to retail investors

SolarCity, the leading US installer of residential solar systems, is to offer green bonds directly to consumers, allowing individuals to benefit from the investment opportunity of renewable energy. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The California-based company will issue $200 million (£124.9m) in...


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MSCI launches fossil fuel free investment indexes

Provider of investment decision support tools MSCI has announced the launch of a set of benchmarks to help investors eliminate or reduce fossil fuel investments from their portfolios. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The MSCI Global Fossil Fuels Exclusion Indexes, a...



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