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Trillion Fund’s 7.5% return on wind turbine investment set to close

The early bird offer of a 7.5% return for investing in wind turbines through crowdfunding platform Trillion Fund is set to close on Thursday 31 July. The investment opportunity has already proved popular among investors and is on track to hit its target early. The crowdfunding project is seeking...


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Sustainable investors have solid and diversified options in today’s funds market

Not only is socially responsible investment (SRI) no longer marginal, but investors have an ever-increasing range of sustainable investment options that are safe and reliable. This article is an extract from Richard Essex’s 2014 book, Invest, Feel Good and Make a Difference, which is available now on Amazon. In the past...


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Rathbones named manager for £10m Charity Bond Support Fund

The charity bond market is set to receive a boost following a commitment from Big Society Capital to help the market raise capital by encouraging both issuers and investors. A new £10 million fund, set to be managed by Rathbone Investment Management, will support this. The Charity Bond Support...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 28 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. Disobedient Objects: protest art occupies the V&A museum Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia accused of fixing the price of...


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UK Green Investment Bank hires two offshore wind directors

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has announced two new senior appointments, nominating two offshore wind experts to support the bank’s efforts to boost renewable energy investment. Nick Gardiner, who joins from BNP Paribas, will take on the role of managing director for offshore wind, leading GIB’s offshore wind...


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Lady de Rothschild to sue firm behind inclusive capitalism conference

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild is to sue the organiser of a conference on inclusive capitalism, claiming it was her idea. The summit took place in London and attracted high-profile speakers, such as Prince Charles, former US president Bill Clinton, Bank of England governor Mark Carney and Christine Lagarde,...


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GSK reaffirms ‘zero tolerance’ for corruption as Chinese investigation continues

The chief executive of British drug company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Sir Andrew Witty, has repeated that the firm has a “zero tolerance” policy when it comes corruption and bribery. GSK has been accused of bribing doctors in China, the investigation is ongoing. The accusations have tarnished GSK’s reputation and impacted...


The Guide to Ethical ISAs

Introducing: The Guide to Ethical ISAs 2014

Ethical Bank Triodos tells Blue & Green Tomorrow’s readers how to save and invest their money ethically in the 2014 Guide to Ethical ISAs. No-one likes to pay more tax than necessary, so it’s easy to see what makes ISAs such a popular and widely recommended choice for savers and investors. But...


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Norway’s oil fund considers impact of sanctions against Russia

The world’s biggest wealth fund is reportedly reassessing its holdings in Russia as tensions between the country and the rest of Europe escalates, following Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 being hit be a missile whilst flying over Ukraine. Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is worth over $880 billion (£516bn), accounting for...


The Guide to Ethical ISAs

The Guide to Ethical ISAs 2014

Ethical Bank Triodos shows Blue & Green Tomorrow’s readers how to save and invest their money ethically in the 2014 Guide to Ethical ISAs. No-one likes to pay more tax than necessary, so it’s easy to see what makes ISAs such a popular and widely recommended choice for savers...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 24 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. ‘Illustrate links’ between money and the real world to boost sustainable investment Australian responsible investment funds outperforming the mainstream London among cities...


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Confidence in charity sector on the up as value of Charity Bank loans increase

Charity Bank has announced they approved loans worth £11 million in the first half of 2014, almost double that of the same time last year. This shows confidence is growing in the economy as those in the social sector feel ready to borrow. The alternative bank has seen an...


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Australian responsible investment funds outperforming the mainstream

Responsible investment funds are outperforming their conventional equivalents in Australia, a new report has revealed. The Responsible Investment Association Australasia’s (RIAA) annual Benchmark Report finds that core responsible investment equities funds have consistently outperformed both the ASX 300 index and the large cap Australian equities fund average. “Core responsible...


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RBS executives admit profiting from the forced closure of businesses

MPs have accused Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) executives of being “wilfully obtuse,” as they now make a U-turn on their defence – admitting to the deliberate sabotage of viable businesses in order to profit the bank. In a revival of past allegations, the bailed out RBS was accused...


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Environmental regulation to slow demand for coal, says report

A new report warns investors that the coal industry could suffer a slump in demand in the medium term as governments seek to cut carbon emissions and focus on cleaner sources of energy. The report – Carbon Constraints Cast A Shadow Over The Future Of The Coal Industry –...


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