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Global sustainable investment reaches $21.4tn

Between 2013 and 2014 the global sustainable investment market grew by 61%, according to a new report. Last year the market saw $21.4 trillion (£13.8tn) in assets invested sustainably, compared to $13.3 trillion (£8.5tn) in 2012. The report, from the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, collates the results from the...


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EU calls for 60% emission cut by 2050

The European Union has said it wants to see a legally binding emissions cut of 60% by mid-century and reviews every five years agreed at the UN climate summit in Paris later this year, according to a leaked document. The treaty set to be agreed in Paris will replace...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 24 February 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. High-profile Harvard alumni back calls for fossil fuel divestment Deutsch Bank to invest €1bn in green bonds 2014 a record breaking year...


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Deutsch Bank to invest €1bn in green bonds

Deutsche Bank has announced its intention to invest €1 billion (£730m) of its portfolio into green bonds, stating that the market “matured” last year and offers an opportunity to fund sustainable energy projects whilst achieving “attractive returns”. Green bonds operate in the same way as traditional bonds, paying out...


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Launch of Alliance Trust Savings platform for Blue & Green readers

If you’re interested in investing sustainably, responsibly or ethically then the good news is that Blue & Green Tomorrow have partnered with Alliance Trust Savings to offer you the opportunity to invest into a variety of tax-efficient and investment products. Alliance Trust Savings is an award winning platform and we have been developing...


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High-profile Harvard alumni back calls for fossil fuel divestment

A number of high-profile Harvard alumni have lent their support to calls for the university to divest from fossil fuels. Signatories, which include Hollywood actress Natalie Portman and Nobel laureate Eric Chivian, note both the moral and financial case for divestment. The university has faced increasing pressure to divest...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 23 February 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. EU Capital Markets Union to include focus on long-term investment and trust Harvard faces court over fossil fuel divestment Osborne faces calls...


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Harvard faces court over fossil fuel divestment

Harvard, the world’s richest university, is set to appear in court over calls to divest from fossil fuels, Harvard is asking the court to dismiss the case against it. A group of students filed a lawsuit against Harvard for “mismanagement of charitable funds”. The suit, filed by seven students,...


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EU Capital Markets Union to include focus on long-term investment and trust

The European Commission has set out the priorities of the Capital Market Union, including a focus on the long-term and rebuilding trust in a Green Paper. However, a campaign group has said the proposals are “underdeveloped” in these areas.  European commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen explained that the Capital Markets...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 20 February 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. Citigroup to fund $100bn in green projects Helena Bonham Carter joins calls for vast UK marine reserves Report urges tech firms to...


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Zero Carbon Solution to expand its business offering

An innovative solution to powering homes all year round with solar energy is set to expand with the edition of four new partners. Zero Carbon Solution successfully completed the UK’s first fully solar powered home, named the Solar House, last year. Zero Carbon Solutions is a concept that brings...


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Citigroup to fund $100bn in green projects

Over the next decade Citigroup has committed to lending, investing and facilitating a total of $100 billion (£65bn) to finance activities that will reduce the impacts of climate change and create environmental solutions. The latest pledge follows Citi’s previous $50 billion (£32bn) goal that was announced in 2007, the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 19 February 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. BP: emissions to continue rising at unsustainable pace MPs call for their pension fund to divest from fossil fuels World’s largest offshore...


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MPs call for their pension fund to divest from fossil fuels

A group of 11 MPs and two Lords have called for the MPs’ pension fund to cut out fossil fuel holdings, citing economic risk. The group, which includes members of the Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green and SNP parties, argues that £487 million of the pension pot is at risk....


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Fair finance, the new fair trade?

People that save with ethical banks are challenging the practices of the banking industry just as fair trade visionaries flagged up injustices within global trade, states Patrick Crawford, CEO of Charity Bank. Except this time, it’s about personal finance not chocolate bars. Increasingly, people are looking for beacons of...



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