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Pan-European Sustainable Investment Training Course Project Consortium Looks to The Future

Financial advisers and other finance professionals with an interest in sustainable and responsible investment will now have an exciting new opportunity to learn more about this rapidly growing and evolving area.  Beginning in June 2015, a consortium of nine European partners, among them UKSIF, the UK Sustainable Investment and...


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UK Green Investment Bank to Establish a Special Share

The UK Government (the Government) has today announced that the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) will create a ‘special share’ in the company as part of the process to introduce private capital to the organisation. The special share will be held by a separate company independent of both GIB...


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CAN Wakes up Social Market with £50m Social Investment Plan

CAN, the social enterprise for office space, skills and social investment, has announced plans to launch a game-changing social investment fund backed by the huge growth it has achieved in its property portfolio. At a time of significant distress for the voluntary and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, CAN has...


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New Investor for Tidal Lagoon

Gupta family makes strategic investment in UK and Indian tidal lagoon programme. Gupta family interests, which have been investing heavily in UK energy and industrial assets over recent months, have today (1st February) committed to an eight–figure investment over time in the development of tidal lagoon power plant in the...


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Investing In Sustainable Property

The property market is definitely changing. Where architects and investors used to prioritise functionality, cost, efficiency, build time and style, now they increasingly prioritise sustainability. It’s part of a new way of looking at the built environment that gives weight to environmentalist concerns, taking a longer-term perspective on the...


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Hinkley Point C Final Investment Decision Would Be Foolhardy

This Wednesday, 27 January, the Board of EDF is expected to decide whether to take a final investment decision on funding the controversial new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point. But EDF have some very substantial problems which suggest that giving Hinkley Point C the go-ahead could call the very...


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Scotland National Park Byelaws

300 camping places to co-incide with new byelaws. Investment in improving the quality and number of camping places in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs will accompany new seasonal byelaws being introduced in environmentally sensitive areas covering 3.7 per cent of Scotland’s first National Park. Environment Minister Aileen McLeod has approved...


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Natural Capital and Traditional Nature Conservation Approaches Should Work Together in the UK

A new government approach is needed to reverse the continuing decline of the UK’s natural environment, says a new report by think tank Green Alliance. Nature conservation and the more recently developed natural capital thinking both offer ways to tackle issues such as species decline and soil degradation. Until now, they...


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 5 Ways College Students Should Start Investing Now

Why You Should Invest While You’re Young: Just the term “investing” can seem like a concept intended for older people—those individuals who are already settled in their careers with families and disposable income they can put in a variety of investment opportunities. In reality, investing can be a smart...


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Rural Internet Expansion Across UK by Gigaclear Gets GBP 18m EIB Support

Ultrafast pure fibre broadband provider, Gigaclear plc, has secured a EUR25m (GBP 18m) committed debt facility from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The loan, the largest one of its kind awarded to a UK company, will be used to support Gigaclear’s plans to rapidly extend its pure fibre, ultrafast...


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Ocean Assets Initiative: Investor’s Guide to the Oceans

Ocean Assets Initiative (OAI) is a non-profit research group for sustainable investment in the oceans. Their Investors’s Guide to the Oceans provides financial & environmental data on over 700 companies, 1500 investors and 100 conservation groups in 3 ocean sectors: Seafood, Maritime Transportation and Ocean Energy. They also create custom Reports on demand...


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BlackRock and Fixed Income ETF Build Sustainable Product Range

BlackRock has launched a sustainable bond exchange-traded fund in response to growing demand for investments that incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. The fund is an extension of the firm’s ESG and impact product set that includes active funds, index funds and ETFs. Assets in sustainable investing grew...


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Legal & General Makes Major Clean Energy Investment

Legal & General Capital has invested in clean energy investment and asset management business, NTR Wind Management Ltd, a subsidiary of NTR plc, and committed to build an onshore wind portfolio through the first close of a fund targeting €250m. The fund will build up to 270MW in capacity,...


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#COP21: The Historic #ParisAgreement Is Adopted

To loud applause and a standing ovation, the world’s political leadership has adopted the 29 Article, 31-page Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. They have now requested that the Secretary-General of the United Nations be the Depositary of the Agreement and to have it open...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 10 July 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. University of Warwick commits to fossil fuel divestment Report: oil investments facing ‘heightened risks’ Summer budget 2015: benefit cuts to affect 13m...