Wednesday 23rd April 2014                 Change text size:

See-ming Lee via flickr

Harvard to sign Principles for Responsible Investment and set up $20m climate fund

The president of Harvard University has announced its intention to fund projects that will help improve sustainability and tackle climate change – a year after it was revealed that the school would not be divesting from fossil fuels. Drew Faust announced the creation of a Climate Change Solutions Fund...


9412697887_8989ba1c2a_z

Co-op Bank delays annual results while it finalises accounts

The Co-operative Bank has said it will miss its already delayed deadline for publishing its annual report and accounts. The news follows the bank seeking further funding after discovering another hole in its balance sheet last month. The Co-op’s annual results should have been published no later than today....


stills VII

Hampshire solar co-operative reaches £1m milestone

A community-owned solar project seeking to raise nearly £2.5m has reached the £1m milestone. The money raised will build a solar farm on the site of a restored gravel pit at Lower Pennington, Hampshire. The West Solent Solar Co-operative, which owns and will run the project, gives investors the...


Photo: M M via flickr

Alquity launches three global sustainable investment funds

Sustainable investment specialist Alquity Investment Management has announced the launch of three new funds, expanding its reach from Africa to Latin America, Asia and the Indian subcontinent. The firm says that the Luxembourg-domiciled UCITs IV funds will adhere to the values at the heart of Alquity’s investment model: “attractive returns,...


Dosthill Primary School, Staffordshire

‘The children see these solar panels every day. They see it as the norm now’

Investors have less than a month left to invest in energy co-op Gen Community’s latest share offer. The goal is to raise £880,000 to fund the installation of solar panel systems on 25 Staffordshire schools, with £400,000 of that already raised. If successful, the project will save 7,329 tonnes...


visual_k via flickr

Renewable energy investment drops as technology becomes cheaper

A new report has said that clean energy accounted for 44% of newly-installed electricity generating capacity in 2013, but less was invested in renewables due to falling costs and policy uncertainty. The 2014 Global Trends In Renewable Energy Investment report says that despite a remarkable increase in renewable energy...


1385675_97414195

Brain region linked with gambling addiction identified by scientists

Scientists from the University of Cambridge believe they have identified the region of the brain that leads to problem gambling. The research could change the way gambling addicts are treated. The study found that brain damage affecting the insula – an area of the brain with a key role...


newspaper arm by sanja gjenero via stock.xchng

Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 8 April 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. World Health Day: fossil fuels, pollution and human health Building a sustainable global economy Draft UN report: investment in renewable energy must...


dictionary By doctor-a via stock.xchng

Investment term of the day: public offering

A public offering involves the offering of securities of a company or similar corporation to the public. Generally, the securities are to be listed on a stock exchange but this is not always the case. The offering price is predetermined and established by the issuing company and the investment...


First State HQ By Ged Carroll via Flickr

First State: increased transparency key to improving investor trust

Transparency is a key component of stewardship, according to a survey conducted by First State Investments. Some 37% of respondents said a high degree of transparency and reporting was the most important indicator of effective equity investor stewardship. The survey was conducted during the company’s annual Responsible Investment and...


264341670_eb5ff2f192_z

Growing appetite for green investment in low-income countries

Low-income countries are working to improve sustainability and build resilience to climate change, but more investment in needed, the Institute for Environment and Development (IED) has said. Nanki Kaur, senior researcher at the IED said that there was a growing appetite for sustainable investment in these areas but a...


Photo: Caveman Chuck Coker via flickr

Draft UN report: investment in renewable energy must rise drastically

Time is running out for world powers to cut greenhouse gas emissions and prevent runaway global warming, while the need for a rapid transition to a low-carbon economy grows ever more urgent, a draft UN document has warned. Climate scientists and government officials are meeting in Berlin on Monday...


newspaper arm by sanja gjenero via stock.xchng

Blue & Green Daily: Monday 7 April 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. Why is the ‘greenest government ever’ reportedly curbing onshore wind? Norway’s oil fund commits to increasing green investment New tourism report: hotel...


Hoo Solar by Abundance Generation via Flickr

Government sets out plans for ‘solar hubs’

The government has set out plans to turn factories, supermarkets and car parks into ‘solar hubs’ in its new Solar Strategy. In a report, the government describes the potential benefits solar power can bring to the UK economy. The government said it wants to move the emphasis for growth...


Triodos Renewables

Triodos expands renewable portfolio with potato packaging plant project

Triodos Renewables has agreed a deal with Greenvale, the UK’s leading supplier of fresh potatoes, to build a 1.5MW wind power project at Floods Ferry in Cambridgeshire. The 110 metre turbine will be developed by Wind Direct, and is expected to be completed by the end of the year....


Latest poll

In the last 12 months, on average, I have individually given to charity...

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...