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Over £24m invested on Crowdcube in early 2015

Investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube funded 36 businesses in the first quarter of 2015, helping raise more than £17 million for innovative projects. Crowdcube is the world’s leading investment crowdfunding platform, allowing people and experienced investors to fund start-up, early stage and growth businesses through equity, debt and investment fund...


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Deutsche Bank prepares for UK exit from EU

The German bank has said that it has set up a working group to consider whether it should move its British division to Germany in the event of the UK’s exit from the EU following a referendum. Reports suggest that the bank has not yet made a decision as...


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Edinburgh University ‘refuses’ to divest from fossil fuels

Student campaigners at Edinburgh University have accused staff of being ‘in the pockets of the fossil fuel industry’ after the University Court refused to divest from fossil fuels, despite recommendations to pull the plug on investments in coal and tar sands. The university court, the highest decision making body...


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What we will use the Crowdcube investment for

We can continue to grow through internally generated cash flow but with the Crowdcube investment we can easily grow our global annual readership to 7.5 million unique readers within three years – a readership where every single sustainable action they take with our magazine makes a real difference to...


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An ageing world

The average age of the global population is rapidly increasing; this is a result of increasing life expectancy, declining birth rates and the post World War II ‘Baby Boomer’ generation coming to retirement age. Over 60s will account for 22% of the global population by 2050, equating to roughly...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 8 May 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. #GE2015: Vote for Policies ‘exit poll’ #GE2015: Lib Dem Energy and Climate Change Secretary loses seat Bank of America to reduce exposure...


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Bank of America to reduce exposure to coal to help climate change efforts

The Bank of America has confirmed that it will reduce its exposure to coal mining companies, noting that such investments are becoming increasingly risky and that the institution has a “responsibility to help mitigate climate change”. The statement was released at the bank’s annual shareholder meeting, with the new...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 7 May 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. #GE2015: the People’s Manifesto 2015 IEA: low-carbon technology spending needs to triple to meet climate goals EU votes to fix carbon market...


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Danish pension savers vote on fossil fuel divestment

Six Danish pension funds have given their members an opportunity to vote on fossil fuel divestment. The votes come as the divestment movement continues to gather pace. According to the Guardian, academics, civil engineers and architects in Denmark voted in favour of their pension funds selling off their holdings...


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IEA: low-carbon technology spending needs to triple to meet climate goals

In order to limit climate change public spending on low-carbon technology research and development must triple, according to a report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report – Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 – argues that clean energy progress is falling short if the world is to meet...


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Ecology Building Society backs renewable energy with loan via Abundance

Ecology Building Society has extended its support for the renewable energy sector with a £250,000 investment through online investment platform Abundance. The investment marks the start of an on-going collaboration between the two ethical finance organisations. The Ecology Building Society selected the Oakapple Berwickshire project to invest in. The...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 30 April 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. 80% of deforestation set to occur in just 11 areas #GE2015 Will Airdrie & Shotts, Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross and Na...


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WHEB investment helps cut annual air emissions by 400 tonnes

Products and services supplied by investor WHEB’s private equity portfolio companies have cut annual emissions by 400 metric tonnes, the equivalent of the power consumption of 34,700 UK residents. The figure comes from a new report detailing the impact WHEB’s investments. The report is the first of its kind...


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SOAS becomes first London university to divest from fossil fuels

SOAS, University of London, has announced that over the next three years it will fully divest from fossil fuels, making it the first university in the capital to make such a commitment. The decision was taken during a review of the school’s investments and was approved by the governing...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 28 April 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. Report: majority of large investors failing to manage climate risks General Election: parties failing to address renewables, says industry Modern Magna Carta:...




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