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Is It a Good Time to Buy a Condo in Montreal?

Outsiders have long been drawn into the old-world charm and sophistication of Montreal. As the biggest city in Quebec, Montreal has one of the most culturally diverse populations in the country. It’s also been recognized by UNESCO as a City of Design with its mix of art, history and...


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Ecology Building Society results: record-breaking sustainable success

2015 figures show that using money to make a positive difference to people and planet is both possible and profitable Ecology Building Society today announces record assets, record gross and net lending and record savings balances for the year ending 31 December 2015. Ecology Building Society, an ethical finance...


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Investment Sought from Individuals for £5m Community Energy Project in North Derbyshire

Investment is being sought from members of the public for a £5 million community energy project in North Derbyshire that will offer 5% gross returns for investors, while providing a long term funding stream for local charity groups. Chesterfield Community Energy is coordinating the project, which has seen a...


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Investment Sought From Individuals for £5m Community Energy Project Near Stratford-upon-Avon

Investment is being sought from members of the public for a £5million community energy project near Stratford-upon-Avon that will offer 5% gross returns for investors, while providing a long term funding stream for local charity groups. Stratford Community Energy is coordinating the project, which has seen a large solar...


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End of Year Sustainable Investment Story

The Stockwood community farm has secured Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) accreditation for its £700,000 community share offer which closes on March 31. Investors have till the end of this month to buy loan stock in the farm which inspired BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, preserve its biodynamic organic...


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Campaigners Welcome Chancellor’s Announcement of Investment in Rail

Campaign for Better Transport has welcomed the Chancellor’s commitments to new rail schemes, and to focusing housing development around railway stations, but said that these needed to be linked with local transport improvements. It also criticised the funding for the Trans-Pennine Road Tunnel. Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport...


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Austria: EIB Supports Österreichische Bundesforste with EUR 36.7m for Wind Park Construction

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 36.7 million to Österreichische Bundesforste AG (ÖBf AG)to finance the construction of a wind farm in Styria (southern Austria) that will result in a reduction of CO2emissions. This will be the first EIB loan to support electricity generation from wind in...


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UK Green Investment Bank Privatisation Process to Launch

The UK Government (the Government) has confirmed it will launch the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) sale process The transaction will involve both the sale of existing shares owned by the Government and also the commitment of additional capital for GIB by new investors. The Government will tomorrow...


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European Investment Bank £110 million backing for Viridor’s Cardiff Energy Recovery Facility (ERF)

During a site visit to Cardiff’s Energy Recovery Facility owned by Viridor, a Pennon Group company, Jonathan Taylor Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Europe’s long-term lending institution and the world’s largest international public bank, confirmed that the EIB expected to provide GBP 110 million to support...


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South Pole Group and CDP Europe Develop the First Climate Impact Rating for Investment Funds

South Pole Group and CDP Europe, along with research partners University of Reading (UK) and University of Hamburg (Germany), have partnered together with Climate-KIC, the EU’s main climate innovation initiative, to develop the first climate impact rating for European investment funds. The three-year innovation project “CLIMPAX” will now be...


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Investment in UK FinTech Soared in 2015 by 35% to $901 Million Reveals Innovate Finance

UK investment for financial technology (FinTech) firms increased by 35% to $901million across 72 deals, according to statistics compiled through Pitchbook by Innovate Finance, the not-for-profit membership association for global FinTech. The rise in UK investment was led by large funding rounds from Funding Circle, Transferwise, WorldRemit, eToro, RateSetter,...


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GBP 500m European Investment Bank Backing for UK Power Networks’ investment Across Southern and Eastern England

Extra investment will be carried out to help maintain and upgrade the infrastructure which delivers electricity across London, the East of England and South East, after the European Investment Bank (EIB) agreed to provide £500million to UK Power Networks. The 20 year EIB loan facility will support UK Power...


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New Government Rules Could Hinder Councils’ Long-Term Investment and Damage Savings

The significant progress that has been made in new rules for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) which requires policies on how funds consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and stewardship is at considerable risk unless remaining concerns relating to the draft regulations are addressed. The industry body...


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UK’s First Ever ‘Council Solar Bond’ from Swindon and Pioneering P2P Platform Abundance Creates Exciting New ‘win win’ Finance Model

Swindon Borough Council and leading peer-to-peer investment platform Abundance today launch the UK’s first ever ‘Council Solar Bond’ to fund the Swindon community solar farm. This initiative creates a new model for Councils and local authorities to raise money for important local infrastructure projects, at the same time as...


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Automakers Accused of Gross Complacency by Investors

Leading carmakers ignore disclosure requests from investors on CO2 emissions. Renault/Nissan, Peugeot Citroen PSA and Ford have dismissed the views of investors with over £625bn of assets under management by failing to respond to their requests for more information on lobbying and on compliance with CO2 and efficiency standards in...