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Fracking jobs claims ‘overstated’, argue environmental group

A new report from environmental group Friends of the Earth argues that the fracking industry’s claims about job creation are “overstated” and calls for investment to support renewables instead. The report, which is supported by PCS Union and North West trade councils, places doubt on claims around the amount...


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Just 6 UK universities assessing climate risk on investments

A survey of the UK’s universities has revealed that whilst a growing number of the institutions recognise the impact of their investments and are publishing ethical investment policies, just six are committed to assessing the climate change risk associated with their investments. The 2015 People & Planet University League...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 20 January 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. Wind power vital for cutting import costs and improving energy resilience Richest 1% on track to own more than all the rest by...


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50 UK companies feature in Sustainably Yearbook for investors

Fifty UK based companies have been named in RobecoSAM’s 2015 Sustainability Yearbook, which has been described as a “compass” for responsible investors, with seven of the businesses being awarded ‘gold class’ medals.  The UK has seen 50 of its companies being included in a Sustainability Yearbook with seven –...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 19 January 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. It’s impossible for big oil and gas to adapt to decarbonisation, says environmentalist Pope Francis: climate change is mostly man’s fault Axa:...


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Axa: climate risks should not be neglected from investment decisions

Despite arguments that climate change is not a financially material risk in the short and medium term, asset manager Axa has warned investors not to exclude climate risks from their investment decisions. The asset manager, one of the largest in Europe, noted that some in the investment industry are...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 16 January 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. Study: sea levels rising quicker than previously estimated General election: Greens call on party leaders to support TV debate bid Report: renewables...


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Harvard increases fossil fuel investment despite calls to divest

The world’s richest university Harvard has invested ten of million of dollars in fossil fuel companies during the third quarter of 2014 despite calls for divestment from the institution’s students and staff. The figures have led to several faculty members voicing their concern that investment returns are being justified...


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Green bond issuance triples in 2014

The green bond market saw incredible growth last year, reaching $36.6 billion (£24bn) issued by 73 different issuers, according to figures released by the Climate Bonds Initiative. The figure for 2014 is more than triple the number recorded in 2013. The growth takes the total amount of green bonds...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 15 January 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. Business leaders call for stability reserve in EU Emissions Trading Scheme Campaign calls on Pope to support fossil fuel divestment Allow building...


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Sustainable investment 2015 predictions: Simon Howard, UKSIF

Simon Howard, chief executive of the UK Sustainable and Investment Finance Association (UKSIF), shares his predictions and hopes for what the year ahead holds for sustainable investment. In Q1 there is an important consultation on changes to pension scheme regulation in the light of the Law Commission report on...


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Campaign calls on Pope to support fossil fuel divestment

The Fossil Free campaign is calling on Pope Francis to support and lead in the fossil fuel divestment movement as he visits the Philippines, the country devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. The campaign, which is organised by 350.org, urges the Pope to throw the weight of the Vatican...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 13 January 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. 300 Stanford professors call for full fossil fuel divestment Renewable investment up 16% in 2014 Ban Ki-moon calls for action on world...


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Renewable investment up 16% in 2014

Renewable energy investments increased by 16% in 2014, reaching $310 billion (£205bn), the first growth registered since 2011, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Whilst renewable energy investments have failed to grow in the previous three years, this has been linked to falling costs, rather than a lack...


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300 Stanford professors call for full fossil fuel divestment

Some 300 professors from Stanford University, California, have called for the school to fully divest from the fossil fuels industry, arguing that the magnitude of climate change calls for a thorough commitment, not a partial solution. In May last year, the board of trustees at the prestigious university decided...



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