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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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NUS: how students are addressing unsustainable finance

Backing fossil fuel divestment, founding credit unions and rejecting neoliberalism: some students are at the forefront of the search for truly sustainable finance, writes Piers Telemacque of the National Union of Students (NUS). Since the crash of 2008, it’s become increasingly obvious that our financial system isn’t fit for...


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CDP: greener S&P 500 corporations are more profitable

S&P 500 companies that are leading climate change action are raking in superior profitability and benefiting from lower volatility of earnings, according to a new report from CDP. CDP, an international organisation that encourages companies to disclose how they are managing environmental risks, says the finding proves that addressing...


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Siemens to invest in fossil fuels for the long-term despite renewable commitment

German multinational Siemens has said that despite its strong interest in clean energy infrastructure, it remains committed to long-term investment in fossil fuels such as coal, which it claims will still be needed in the future. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Investors commit to expanding the climate bond market

Investors managing assets over $2 trillion (£1.2tn) committed to growing a global market in the financing of climate change solutions at this week’s UN climate summit in New York. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In the past year there has...



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