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Survey Suggests Swiss Pension Funds Need Sustainable Focus

WWF Switzerland and ShareAction have distributed worrying research about Swiss pension funds. The survey published this week focuses on how pension funds in Switzerland use sustainability within their practices. In their report they show that many of the top 20 Swiss pension funds do not fully consider long-term environmental...


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Bond Launched for Linton Lock 

Linton Hydro Ltd have launched a secured bond to build a hydro powered project in North Yorkshire. The River Ouse will play host to the new £2.5 million renewable project, the Linton Lock. Linton Hydro are working in partnership with Triodos Bank to bring the scheme to life. The...


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Farm Animal Welfare Gets Investor Backing

Farm animal welfare has been supported by eighteen institutional signatories. The investors, who represent £1.5 trillion in assets, have released a statement on farm animal welfare, believing that it is potentially material to long-term investment value creation in the food sector. They are working closely with the Business Benchmark...


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Start With Renewables at Local Level, say Low Carbon Hub

Low Carbon Hub is thinks a more local approach to energy is possible in Oxfordshire and the UK. The social enterprise, who are based in Oxford, think that using renewables in local areas could have a positive knock on effect to the rest of the country. To help raise...


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Communities Investment Tackles Tough Issues

Societies across the UK are benefitting from social investment. A new report has revealed that charities and social enterprises are using investment to address tough issues, like unemployment and homelessness, in their communities – and that investment is steadily rising. Big Society Capital have shown the amount of money available...


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Investment Leaders Group Reveal Sustainability Toolkit

Investment Leaders Group (ILG) have created two new tools for investors to tackle short-termism and the lack of transparency in the financial sector. ILG is a group of investors brought together by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and include ten pension funds, insurers and asset owners....


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UK’s Offshore Wind Market is Flourishing

Statkraft, Statoil, and Masdar have reached an agreement to achieve financial closure on a major offshore wind farm. RenewableUK say the news highlights investor’s high confidence in the UK’s offshore wind market and the £1.3 billion deal has helped secure thousands of jobs across the country. Maf Smith, Deputy...


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Social Enterprise Backed by Local SITR

A social enterprise based in Bristol has received a quarter of a million pounds worth of grant money. PAPER Arts help unemployed young people progress through art. The majority of the £250,000 investment came from Resonance Bristol Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) Fund. PAPER Arts, has received investment to...


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Northern Ireland Reaps Rewards From Wind Farm

Northern Ireland has seen first-hand the significant investment benefits that onshore wind can provide to local communities. An 18 MegaWatt (MW) wind farm is being constructed by renewable energy company, RES, on behalf of investment group, NTR in County Antrim. The project, which started last year, has already produced...


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New Tool Will Help Bridge the ‘Financial Advice Gap’

EQ Investors (EQ), who specialise in wealth management, has released its new tax wrapper tool. The tool has been added to the company’s Simply EQ investment advice service, and is designed to show individuals which tax wrapper is most suitable for them based on their own unique circumstances. Differing taxation of...


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Transparency Task Force announce ShareAction Chief Executive as Ambassador

The Transparency Task Force have appointed the Chief Executive of ShareAction as its Ambassador. The Transparency Task Force is campaigning for greater transparency in financial services around the world. Catherine Howarth was announced as the Transparency Task Force’s Ambassador last week. The Transparency Task Force (TTF) is an organisation...


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World’s biggest investors protecting millions of pensions by tackling climate change

The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) annual report has revealed that climate change is rapidly moving up the agenda for the world’s biggest investors. Pension funds and insurers are recognising the need for action to protect the savings and the financial security of hundreds of millions of people. Ninety...


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WHEB release second annual impact report

WHEB released their second annual Impact Report on Friday. WHEB is a specialist investor focused on the opportunities created by the global transition to more sustainable, resource efficient and energy efficient economies. Their intention is to create a social and environmental impact as well as a financial return through...


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Big Society Capital publish Social Investment Tax Relief guide for charities and social enterprises

Big Society Capital published a DIY Guide to Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) today. The guide, written by The Freedom Bakery founder and managing director Matt Fountain, introduces entrepreneurs to an alternative method of finance that could enable them to achieve their ambitions without affecting their social mission. The...


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Expansion of FTSE4Good with launch of FTSE4Good ASEAN 5 Index

Index consists of companies from five member exchanges, measured against FTSE’s ESG Ratings Model Demonstrates FTSE Russell’s support for ESG integration into investments at a global and regional level FTSE Russell, the global index provider, announces the launch of the FTSE4Good ASEAN 5 Index, an ESG index developed in...