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Introducing… Good Money Week

So, what is Good Money Week? Good Money Week is an annual campaign coordinated by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) to raise awareness of sustainable, responsible and ethical investment and finance opportunities among the public and their financial advisors.   Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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CAER stands by ANU fossil fuel divestment advice

Responsible investment advisory CAER has stood by its analysis that persuaded Australia National University (ANU) to divest from fossil fuels, after the government labeled the decision “stupid”. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  ANU became the first Australian university to commit to...


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Oxfam: inaction and financial short-termism putting millions at climate change risk

A “toxic triangle” of political inertia, financial short-termism and vested fossil fuel interests is preventing action to curb climate change, putting millions of people at risk of food and water shortages, Oxfam has warned. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In a...


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SolarCity offers $200m green bonds to retail investors

SolarCity, the leading US installer of residential solar systems, is to offer green bonds directly to consumers, allowing individuals to benefit from the investment opportunity of renewable energy. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The California-based company will issue $200 million (£124.9m) in...


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MSCI launches fossil fuel free investment indexes

Provider of investment decision support tools MSCI has announced the launch of a set of benchmarks to help investors eliminate or reduce fossil fuel investments from their portfolios. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The MSCI Global Fossil Fuels Exclusion Indexes, a...


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FCA launches investment scam awareness campaign

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to launch a new advertising campaign warning against investment scams, funded by the recovered proceeds of crime. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The campaign will warn potential victims of investment fraud, which typically targets older...


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Global renewable energy investment up 11% in promising third quarter

Investment into renewable energy totalled almost $65 billion (£40.8bn) in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 11% on the same period last year, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The report, from analysts Clean Energy...


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Renewable energy investment key to sub-Saharan Africa’s prosperity

A woefully under-developed energy sector is holding back growth in sub-Saharan Africa, but smart investment could unlock the region’s huge renewable energy potential, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) new Africa Energy...


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Low carbon energy transition could save trillions

Transitioning to a low carbon energy system could not only prevent the most devastating impacts of climate change, but could free up trillions of dollars over the next 20 years, according to new research. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Two reports...


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$310bn energy efficiency market saved a continent’s worth of energy

Investment in energy efficiency has reached at least $310 billion (£192bn), while the “invisible powerhouse” has saved a continent’s worth of energy consumption, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Energy Efficiency Market...


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HSBC directors to quit over jail threat to bankers

Two directors of HSBC’s UK bank are poised to resign in a protest against new rules that could see senior bankers jailed if their institution fails. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The rules, to be imposed by the Bank of England,...


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Financial services report recovery as sustainable investment message spreads

The UK’s financial service sector is growing at its fastest rate since the recession, according to the leading business lobby group CBI. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. With a survey of more than 100 financial services firms, CBI found that 60%...


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Energy efficiency targets could boost UK economy by £62bn

Tougher energy efficiency targets could boost the UK economy by £62 billion and create 40,000 jobs, according to unpublished figures obtained by WWF. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The figures, part of a costs and benefit assessment disclosed after an access...


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Global renewable energy investment on the rise

Renewable energy investment totalled $175 billion (£108.9bn) in the first three quarters of 2014, as the sector shows signs of a worldwide recovery after a two-year slump. Figures released on Thursday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) reveal that clean energy investment is up 16% from the same period...


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Investors asked to disclose climate change risks

Some 1,000 of the world’s largest asset owners have been asked to disclose how they are managing their exposure to climate change risks, as part of a major new survey. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. After some high profile investors pledged...



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