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The global productivity dilemma

Hamish Chamberlayne, an investment manager at Henderson Global Investors, explains how global economy productivity and climate change are linked and what this means for investors. This feature first appeared at Hederson Global Investors. It is generally accepted that the global economy has a productivity problem. There are many different...


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Policy uncertainty leads to UK slipping down renewable investment rankings

The UK’s top ten position as one of the most attractive destinations for renewable investment is at risk because of policy uncertainty, according to a report from financial advisory firm EY. A “lack of clarity” over the role of renewable energy after May’s general election and uptake of the...


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University of Edinburgh academics call for divestment

The University of Edinburgh is facing calls to divest from the fossil fuel and arms industries following an open letter signed by academics from the institution. The university has one of the largest endowment funds in the UK, totalling £230 million. The letter has been published ahead of a...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 2 March 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. Stranded assets and climate change on Bank of England agenda Carbon Tracker launches new tool to manage carbon investment risks Prince Charles:...


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Stranded assets and climate change on Bank of England agenda

The Bank of England has acknowledged that climate change could have an impact on the financial markets in a research agenda. The paper also notes that the move to a low-carbon economy could leave fossil fuel assets ‘stranded’. The discussion paper – One Bank Research Agenda – aims to...


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Carbon Tracker launches new tool to manage carbon investment risks

A new tool from the Carbon Tracker Initiative has been launched to help investors challenge fossil fuel company boards over future investment decisions that are high risk when climate change is factored in. The organisation will publish regular Capex Tracker surveys that detail the recent capital expenditure (capex) of...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 27 February 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. Investor coalition calls on companies to report human rights risks Report: tackling food waste should be a priority Government awards £315m in...


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Government awards £315m in renewable contracts

The government has awarded contracts worth more than £315 million to renewable energy projects. The allocations have been labelled a “milestone” by the renewables industry but the outcome has also faced criticism for the amount awarded to solar. Contracts for difference (CfD) are long-term contracts that help provide stable...


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Investor coalition calls on companies to report human rights risks

Investors from across the globe, with $3.9 trillion (£2.5tn) of assets under management, have urged companies to use a new guide to help them report human rights risks. The investors point out that human rights abuses can be financially material, as well as an ethical issue. The call comes...


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EcoPlanet Bamboo receive US government Award for Corporate Excellence

Bamboo plantation specialist EcoPlanet Bamboo has won a US government Award for Corporate Excellence. The company has been recognised for its environmental and social commitment. EcoPlanet Bamboo works to makes bamboo a viable and environmentally attractive fibre for timber manufacturing industries. The company explains that bamboo can be grown...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 26 February 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. Global sustainable investment reaches $21.4tn UN: world must address water challenge or risk conflict Technology will solve our water problems — if...


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UN: world must address water challenge or risk conflict

Without large new water-related investments many societies will soon confront “rising desperation and conflicts over life’s most essential resource”, according to a new report published by the UN. Population increases and climate change are expected to put more people at risk of extreme water scarcity in the coming decades....


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Global sustainable investment reaches $21.4tn

Between 2013 and 2014 the global sustainable investment market grew by 61%, according to a new report. Last year the market saw $21.4 trillion (£13.8) in assets invested sustainably, compared to $13.3 trillion (£8.5tn) in 2012. The report, from the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, collates the results from the...


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EU calls for 60% emission cut by 2050

The European Union has said it wants to see a legally binding emissions cut of 60% by mid-century and reviews every five years agreed at the UN climate summit in Paris later this year, according to a leaked document. The treaty set to be agreed in Paris will replace...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 24 February 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. High-profile Harvard alumni back calls for fossil fuel divestment Deutsch Bank to invest €1bn in green bonds 2014 a record breaking year...



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