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Bluefield Advised On £217m Solar Portfolio Refinancing By Burges Salmon

Bluefield Advised On £217m Solar Portfolio Refinancing By Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon, the independent UK law firm, has advised investment company Bluefield Solar Income Fund on the £217 million refinancing of a portfolio of solar parks onto a long-term whole-business style debt platform. Bluefield SIF Investments Limited entered into a £187 million long-term debt facility provided by Aviva and a £30...


Human Rights Violations Pose Risk To Tech Investors

Human Rights Violations Pose Risk To Tech Investors

A new briefing for investors published by ShareAction and Access Now has revealed that investors in ICT (information and communication technology) companies that contribute to human rights violations through the restriction of internet services, face financial and reputational risks to their portfolios. Such restrictions, known as internet shutdowns, intentionally render...


Sustainable Investment Backed By Gong Following UKSIF Membership

Sustainable Investment Backed By Gong Following UKSIF Membership

The membership body that promotes responsible investing and other finance methods, the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), have gained a member in the form of Gong Communications (Gong) Sustainable and impact investment has grown substantially in recent years, with major investment firms such as as Standard Life, Allianz...


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Large Growth Predicted For Energy Collectives If PM Leaves It Alone

Today a new report released calculates that 44% of UK electricity could be produced, with the right investment, by 2050 by ‘energy citizens’. Many more households, organisations and small enterprises could produce their own energy, supply demand-side flexibility or store energy in times of oversupply. Today’s report examines the extent of...


Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition : WHEB Asset Management Latest To Join

Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition : WHEB Asset Management Latest To Join

WHEB Asset Management, a London-based investment manager, has become the latest to sign up to the Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition. “Asset managers and financial markets increasingly realise that tackling climate change creates quality growth opportunities whilst helping to reduce systemic risks to the global economy,” said George Latham, Managing Partner of...


Lower Interest Rates Offer Borrowing Opportunity For Charities Following Post-Brexit Bond Boost

Lower Interest Rates Offer Borrowing Opportunity For Charities Following Post-Brexit Bond Boost

Strong performance being shown by charity bonds following high demand from socially responsible investors.  Strong demand from socially responsible investors, combined with the drop in interest rates post-Brexit , ha s created an opportunity for charities to borrow i n the retail bond market at exceptionally low rates. Allia Impact Finance,...


Big Society Capital Funds To Expand Impact Venture At Mustard Seed

Big Society Capital Funds To Expand Impact Venture At Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed’s pioneering approach to impact venture has been backed by investment from Big Society Capital, the UK’s premier social investment institution. Big Society Capital closed a meaningful investment round into Mustard Seed, enabling the London-based impact venture capital firm to continuing driving capital towards businesses whose purpose drives performance....


Ruthin Biomass Energy Company : New Jobs & New Clean Power Generation Units

Ruthin Biomass Energy Company : New Jobs & New Clean Power Generation Units

The expansion at Newbridge Energy is down to investment from Iona Capital. Newbridge Energy will be doubling the size of its workforce and installing three biomass generating units in North Wales after a multi-million pound investment from the independent energy and environmental investment company, Iona Capital. It is Iona...


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New Campaign Calling For QE Alternatives

New campaign calls for Treasury and Bank of England to “Create money for people, not financial markets”  and abandon QE. Campaigners with the pressure group Positive Money gathered outside the Bank of England on Wednesday evening to launch a new campaign calling for an end to quantitative easing in favour...


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Global Leaders Call For New Framework To Help Businesses Make Better Decisions

Global leaders convene to launch a new framework that will help businesses make better decisions by including natural capital. Representatives from over 160 of the world’s leading organizations, spanning business, finance, accounting, conservation, academia, and policy, meet today in London to celebrate the culmination of a unique collaborative project...


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Connection Formed Between Lightsource And Contracts For Difference

Europe’s leading solar energy generator, Lightsource Renewable Energy, has announced the connection of the UK’s first Contracts for Difference (CfD) solar farm with funding worth £8.7million from The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (“RBS”). Connected on June 30th, the Charity Farm installation, in Shropshire, has an installed capacity of...


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Partnership And Investment Launched Between Principle Power And KIC InnoEnergy

A €4 million investment was announced today by Principle Power and KIC InnoEnergy to support the “WindFloat – Path to Commercialisation” project. The partnership encompasses nearly every aspect of advanced technology development and commercialisation, including engineering, third party analysis and certification, business development and dissemination. As an investor, KIC InnoEnergy has...


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Stellar Returns Made By Quilter Cheviot’s Climate Asset Fund

The Quilter Cheviot Climate Assets Fund (‘the Fund’), the flagship balanced strategy for sustainable investment for the firm, has revealed impressive results of +10.78% for the first two quarters of 2016 and +64.40%, since launch to 30 June 2016. The return places it within the first quartile of the average...


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Laundry Solution Aims To Rack Up Investment

On May 10th, Hangbird launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to secure a first round of funding for its practical and timeless laundry solution that lifts your laundry up and away to dry, no matter the weather. In particular, Hangbird provides households a clever space saving solution to maximise valuable living...


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Increasing Amount Of Money Being Earned From And Going To Responsible Investing

47% of Australia’s investments – totalling $633 billion – are now being invested responsibly with a remarkable step up in consumer demand certifying this rise that has resulted in billions being repositioned from mainstream to responsible funds. The new report launched today by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA), shows it’s not...