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Mindful Chef Partners With Seedrs in ‘Farm To Fork’ Investment Opportunity For Healthy Eating

Healthy recipe box company, Mindful Chef, which has been given the seal of approval by The Beckhams and members of the England Rugby team, is looking to raise £300,000 on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs as it offers existing and prospective customers a first opportunity to share in its success. Advocating convenient...


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Investment In Energy Storage Is Set Out In New Report

A new report published today will decode complex market opportunities for UK energy storage for the first time and explain what is key to driving cost-effective investment. The report makes a series of far-reaching recommendations to level the playing field for rapidly developing energy storage technologies – some of...


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Sustainable ETF Range Expanded With Launch Of Two New iShares By BlackRock

BlackRock has revealed the launch of two sustainable equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to address increasing demand by investors for socially-responsible and long-term investments. These funds broaden BlackRock’s ESG and impact product offer that includes index funds, active funds and ETFs. The two new funds track indices consisting of companies with MSCI environmental,...


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Investment Needed To Reduce Referendum Energy Risk Experts Warn

Former head of RWE npower, Paul Massara, World Energy Trilemma, Joan McNaughton, Executive Chair, World Energy Council and Hugo Chandler, Director at New Resource Partners, reveal their thoughts ahead of published reports from the National Grid. Commenting ahead of reports this week from National Grid, on UK electricity margins for...


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FCA Calls for Input on Rules for Crowdfunding

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is soon to review the rules and regulations surrounding both equity-based and debt-based crowdfunding. It is seeking input on the areas to be examined. In 2015 an estimated £2.7 billion was invested on regulated crowdfunding platforms, up from £500 million in 2013, with more...


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Institution of Mechanical Engineers Responds to National Grid Report

A National Grid report, which states that the UK is very likely to miss its EU 2020 targets for renewable energy use, has been responded to by Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Energy and Environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. “This confirms that the recent cut in renewable...


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2016 Finalists Announced For Green Gown Awards

115 finalists have been revealed by the EAUC for the Green Gown Awards 2016. 1.5 million students and 240,000 staff will be benefitting from pioneering teaching, research, student sustainability excellence and leadership. Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning...


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Charity Bank Impact Awards Winners Announced

Last night the Charity Bank Impact Awards 2016 were held at The Mercers’ Hall in London. Notable winners on the night include EVA Women’s Aid who won the Greatest Impact Award, and Graham Perolls who was honoured as Change Maker of the Year. The Charity Bank Impact Awards has...


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Number of UK Community Energy Projects Surges

It’s been noticed recently that there has been a sharp rise in the number of community energy projects being launched. Government support has changed and many community groups are looking to gain advantages of the Feed-in Tariff subsidy before it is no longer available. While investors are understandably concerned...


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Funding Circle Can Help Businesses Raise Finance

Funding Circle is lending more and more money to British businesses. Funding Circle can help with a wide variety of business problems, including helping business growth, managing cash-flows and buying properties. Funding Circle can even help businesses raise finance so they can employ new staff and fund business expenses....


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Report Shows Decreasing Emissions is Possible

We Mean Business launched a report, The Business End of Climate Change, at the Business and Climate Summit in London today, which shows business could cut emissions by more than half by 2030. The report states that total emissions pledged by countries at the Paris Climate Change Summit (COP21) could...


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Bristol Energy Coop Announce Solar Switch On

Bristol Energy Cooperative’s (BEC) new solar farm in Lawrence Weston, Bristol, is successfully generating power. News that the solar farm was switched on this morning means that BEC’s £9 million solar portfolio makes it the largest community energy company by capacity. Each year, this new solar farm, lying on...


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Sustainable Investors React to EU Ref Results

The EU referendum results have revealed that Britain voted to leave the European Union. The final count showed that 52% voters were in favour of Brexit. Members of the UK’s sustainable investment sector, including the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), EQ Investors, and WHEB, reacted to the...


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FCA Is Monitoring Financial Developments Following Brexit

Today it was revealed that British voters have decided to leave the European Union. No one can be sure of the future, but the result of the EU Referendum will have significant impact on the UK. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says it is noting any changes in the financial sector....


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Oversubscribed Good Energy Shares Raise £3.1 million

Good Energy, a leading energy supplier, has revealed its latest share offer, which has raised £3.1 million, experienced a huge oversubscription. Good Energy reported its customers contributed 2,000 individual applications to the share offer. The money raised will be put towards the green energy company’s future operations. The Wiltshire-based...