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Coal-fired electricity investment threatens climate goals, warns OECD head

Angel Gurria, secretary general of the OECD, has called on governments to rethink the role of coal in energy supply, arguing the scale of investment being made in coal-fired electricity generation poses the “most urgent threat” to our climate. While Gurria noted that coal might be cheaper than other...


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​Ecclesiastical rebrands as EdenTree Investment Management

Today Ecclesiastical Investment Management rebranded to EdenTree Investment Management. The rebrand includes a redesigned website which uses their new visual identity which can be seen at www.edentreeim.com. Since March 1988, Ecclesiastical Investment Management Limited has been at the forefront of responsible investing. Head of Investments Sue Round launched one of the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 6 July 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. Archbishop of Wales: ethical investment no longer on the fringes of finance DECC budget cuts could put energy and climate plans at...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 3 July 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. US and China among counties unveiling climate pledges Investors back White House and call for strong standard on methane emissions Fracking could...


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100 philanthropic organisations have pledged to divest from fossil fuels

One hundred philanthropic trusts, foundations and family offices, with over $5 billion (£3.2bn) in assets under management, have now committed to divesting from fossil fuels and supporting the low carbon economy. Eighteen philanthropic organisations have made their commitment public today, joining existing signatories, including the Rockefeller Brothers’ Fund and...


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Government faces increasing costs if it fails to act quickly on climate, warns report

Early action from the new government is needed to keep the UK’s emissions reduction targets on track and to adapt to climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned. Without “urgent action” the government is likely to face increasing costs and impacts, the report adds. The report...


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European banks failing to adequately integrate environmental and social risks, says study

Large European banks are failing to factor in the potential risks and opportunities of sustainability issues and the financial impacts, according to a study from KPMG and WWF. The report notes that the lack of awareness is despite growing pressure from investors to be informed of potential risks. The...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 29 June 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. Report: investors face risks as credit rating agencies failing to consider climate change UN urges oil firms to move to cleaner energy...


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Report: investors face risks as credit rating agencies failing to consider climate change

Rating agencies could be repeating the mistakes of the credit crisis, where risks were underestimated to the detriment of the global financial system, by not factoring in climate change, according to a new report. The report – (Mis)Calculated Risks and Climate Change – Are Rating Agencies Repeating Credit Crisis...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 26 June 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. G7 study: climate change a ‘global security threat’ Government to sell stake in Green Investment Bank Resource Responsibility and the Global Carbon...


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Government to sell stake in Green Investment Bank

The government has unveiled plans to sell a stake in the Green Investment Bank. The decision has bee met with some criticism despite claims it will increase the volume of capital the bank has available to support green projects. It is still unclear how much of the bank the...


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Resource Responsibility and the Global Carbon Crisis

Although it doesn’t feel so long ago, it has been two years since I wrote about the mounting risk of investing in fossil fuels; in short, great portions of the reserves we are currently spending billions per year to discover and explore will have to remain unburnt if we...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 24 June 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. Climate change a ‘medical emergency’, says study UN: clean energy investment can support economy more than fossil fuels UK needs to invest...


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UK needs to invest £10bn to meet low-carbon transport targets

In order to meet carbon emission reduction targets and encourage low-carbon transport, the UK needs to invest more than £10 billion by 2050, according to a new series of reports. A series of reports for the LowCVP by consultants Element Energy suggests that the UK can develop the infrastructure...


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UN: clean energy investment can support economy more than fossil fuels

Transitioning to renewable energy sources can create more jobs and positively benefit economies, according to a new report. The paper argues that investment in clean energy, rather than fossil fuels, will boost job creation. The research, from the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Global Green Growth Institute...