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NEST: ‘Nowhere for interest in ethical pensions funds to go but up’

Paul Todd, assistant director of investment at the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), which was set up to facilitate automatic pension enrolment, looks at the growth, challenges and opportunities of the ethical pension market. As consumers, making ethical choices is rarely a clear cut thing – if I want...


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Report: supply chain collaboration can boost sustainability and investment return

Collaborating with supply chain partners on sustainability initiatives can boost outcomes, including financial return and reducing a firm’s environmental footprint, according to a new report. The report comes from CDP and Accenture and uses information from a supply chain programme, where companies can request that their supplier disclose information...


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Decline of UK’s natural environment ‘costly’ to economy and wellbeing

The UK’s natural capital is in decline and must be safeguarded, according to a report from the Natural Capital Committee. The study warns that a declining natural environment is proving “costly” to our wellbeing and economy. The committee argues that England’s natural capital, which is defined as elements of...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 28 January 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. Government forced to U-turn on fracking plans Prince Charles: climate agreement should be ‘new Magna Carta for the Earth’ US north-east cost...


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Election 2015: A sustainable, responsible and ethical UK on the world stage

The United Nations has 193 members. The UK has the seventh largest economy (UN, IMF, World Bank). It is the 22nd largest by population and 80th largest by geography. In short we are a wealthy, densely populated and little island nation, which has played, plays and will play a...


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New Energy & Cleantech Awards deadline approaching

There are just two days left to submit nominations for the New Energy & Cleantech Awards, which recognise those who play a pivotal role in shaping the future of green energy and cleantech industries. The awards are now in their eighth year and will be held on April 29...


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Looking back at… TED Talks

TED talks are about ideas worth spreading and there are plenty of options when looking at sustainability from responsible investment to biodiversity. To help us keep writing fantastic content like this and if you would like to invest in Blue & Green Tomorrow, then you can register here: http://bit.ly/1y83dzb.  1. How...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 27 January 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. MPs: fracking incompatible with climate change targets Oxford University committee meets to discuss fossil fuel divestment UBS sponsors fund that aims to...


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UBS sponsors fund that aims to deliver financial and social return

A series of Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) funds across UK cities are set to launch and offer both a social and financial return, the funds are from social impact investment specialist Resonance and will be sponsored by wealth manager UBS. The first SITR fund aims to launch in...


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Oxford University committee meets to discuss fossil fuel divestment

The Oxford University General Purposes Committee will meet today to discuss whether or not to recommend fossil fuel divestment, following a campaign from students, academics and local residents. In May last year, students and residents of Oxford took to the streets in demonstrations calling for local authorities and the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 26 January 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. World Bank: green bonds changing investor expectations Climate change pushes doomsday clock closer to midnight M&S, Unilever and London Stock Exchange among...


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World Bank: green bonds changing investor expectations

Green bonds are changing investor expectations and making sustainable investing easier, according to the World Bank. The organisation also predicts that sustainable investment will eventually become the standard way for managing a fixed-term portfolio. Green bonds act the same way as traditional bonds, paying out defined payments over a...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 23 January 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. Public opinion and policy priorities creating uncertainty for renewable investors Supermarkets and government called on to encourage sustainable food Bank switching increases...


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The year ahead for Blue & Green Tomorrow

The year ahead is set to be a busy 12 months for Blue & Green Tomorrow, after many triumphs and a small setback in 2014 we’ve finalised our business and editorial calendar for 2015 ensuring that we remain the most widely read cheerleader for all things sustainable, as well...


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Public opinion and policy priorities creating uncertainty for renewable investors

Despite the need for renewables to solve the energy trilemma of affordability, security of supply and decarbonisation investment in the sector is at risk because public opinion and policy priorities are creating uncertainty for UK investors, a report warns. Left-wing think tank Fabian Society argues in the report –...



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