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Oxford City Council commits to fossil fuel divestment

Oxford City Council has become the first UK local authority to commit to fossil fuel divestment, after pledging to end its investments in the polluting industry on ethical grounds. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Though the motion was passed on July...


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Sports Direct accused of ‘disregarding’ shareholder concerns

At its annual general meeting (AGM) last week retailer Sports Direct faced tough questions about practices in regards to its employees, including the use of zero-hour contracts and legal action related to bonus schemes. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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Environmental laureates urge foundations and philanthropists to battle climate change

Some 160 leading environmentalists have issued a call to foundations and philanthropists to use their money and influence to battle climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In an open letter published in the form of a full-page advertisement...


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Survey: more financial advisers should consider alternative investments

A survey, published in a comprehensive new report, has found that 100% of respondents at an alternative investment summit agree that more financial advisers should consider the growing market for their clients. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The 2014...


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Author claims Richard Branson has failed to deliver on $3bn climate pledge

Richard Branson has failed to deliver on a pledge to spend $3 billion (£1.8bn) on climate action over a ten-year period from 2006, according to author and activist Naomi Klein in her new book. Klein argues that this demonstrates that relying on the world of big business to address...


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Development banks pledge to increase finance for climate change action

The world’s leading multilateral development banks (MDBs) have issued a joint pledge to increase their efforts to help developing nations fight climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Ahead of a crucial UN climate summit, to be held in New York...


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Save B&GT: 15 days to go – pledge £52 today

£90,000 sounds like a lot of money. It is a lot of money. But it’s not a lot of money compared to Royal Dutch Shell’s annual profit. £16.4 billion in 2013. That kind of money could underwrite Blue & Green Tomorrow for a year in six minutes. Instead, we’re...


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Swiss pension fund members back sustainable investment strategies

A survey has revealed that the majority of pension fund members in Switzerland support and recognise the benefits of sustainable investment strategies. The findings highlight the growing movement to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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Sports Direct set to face investor’s questions on zero hour contracts

At its annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, retailer Sports Direct will face questions over the use of zero hour contracts for part time staff. Such contracts have faced criticism over the last year because of the lack of security they offer workers. Zero hour contracts have been described...


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Save B&GT: 16 days to go – pledge £52 today

For 14p per day or £1 per week or £4.33 per month, we can make B&GT viable. If just 3% of our monthly readership pledged £52 we’d hit our target and be on our way to over funding. If everyone reading B&GT today alone pledged £52, we’d pass the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 10 September 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. WMO: greenhouse gas levels rising at fastest rate since 1984 Ed Davey promises bold action from the UK at UN climate summit...


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Scottish independence: sterling falls as investor confidence struck by Yes gains

The findings of a recent YouGov poll that confirmed the Yes campaign for an independent Scotland has edged ahead of its rival has spurred panic among businesses and consumers over financial uncertainty. The sterling has subsequently fallen to a 10-month low, down 1.1% at $1.6147 against the dollar and down...


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Good Money Week goes live with new website

The build up to Good Money Week, a national campaign encouraging everyone to make more responsible and ethical investments and financial decisions, has begun with the launch of its new website. Some tickets are now available for a range of events taking place across the country from October 19...


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Book review: The Shifts and the Shock – Martin Wolf (2014)

The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned – and Have Still to Learn – from the Financial Crisis by the Financial Time’s chief economics commentator Martin Wolf, asks what the 2008 financial crisis should have taught us about economies. The book considers the causes of the global financial...


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European Investment Bank issues €500m climate awareness bond

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued a €500 million (£397m) climate awareness bond that will reach maturity in 2026 and carries an annual coupon on 1.25%. Since 2007 EIB climate awareness bonds have raised €6.2 billion (£4.9bn), demonstrating the growing demand for ethical bonds. The 12 year bond...



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