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Bank of England raises climate change concerns with insurers

The Bank of England has written to 30 large insurers to raise concerns and ask the companies whether climate change poses a material risk to the sector and how the phenomenon could affect their business models. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Financial market scandals result of ‘undesirable culture’, says BOE official

The claims that there are a “few bad apples” operating in the financial markets is no longer credible given the amount of cases of misconduct that have emerged in recent years, according to Minouche Shafik, deputy governor for markets and banking at the Bank of England. Blue & Green...


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GIB invests in Royal Brackla whisky distillery sustainability upgrade

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has announced plans to finance a biomass conversion project that will help a historic Scottish whisky distillery to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.  Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The new biomass boiler will allow the...


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University of New South Wales criticised by campaigners for refusing to divest from fossil fuels

The vice chancellor of the University of New South Wales has said the school will not drop its $50 million investment in coal, oil and gas companies but would rather ‘work closely with the industry’, despite calls from students and academics to show leadership in tackling climate change. Blue...


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Saving Blue & Green for tomorrow – less than three days to go

It’s been an incredible ride for the last four years. The generosity of nearly 200 readers in pledging over £35,000 to keep the lights on is awesome. It’s still doable, moving from the impossible to the miraculous. But it just takes one miracle pledge of the remainder or 317...


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25 European banks fail stress test

The European Central Bank (ECB) has released the troubling results of its latest stress test, identifying 25 banks that have capital shortfalls amounting to €25 billion (£19.7bn). The test is designed to assess how banks would cope in another financial crisis. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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EU agrees on 40% emission cut climate target

EU leaders have agreed on a climate change pact that requires the bloc to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The climate package, finalised at a meeting of heads of state...


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Half of financial consumers would ditch providers for unethical activities

Around half of all customers of all financial products and services would consider switching providers if they learned their money was being used unethically, a new poll has revealed. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The survey, commissioned by responsible investment research...


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Green bond market predicted to grow to $100bn in 2015

The green bond market continued to see strong growth in the third quarter of 2014 and will reach $100 billion (£62bn) next year, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Green bonds work in the...


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Stronger EU renewable energy targets could rid need for subsidies

Renewable energy industry leaders have called on EU heads of state to agree on ambitious climate change targets, while talks get underway in Brussels on Thursday. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. EU leaders will today discuss binding targets that will rule...


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Lunch in the sunshine – the relationship between agriculture and climate change

Ed Bailey, assistant fund manager for the Sarasin Food and Agriculture Opportunities Fund, explores some of the innovations, adaptations and policies that will drive sustainable production growth in the agriculture sector. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Food and agriculture is a...


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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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