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Ocean Assets Initiative: Investor’s Guide to the Oceans

Ocean Assets Initiative (OAI) is a non-profit research group for sustainable investment in the oceans. Their Investors’s Guide to the Oceans provides financial & environmental data on over 700 companies, 1500 investors and 100 conservation groups in 3 ocean sectors: Seafood, Maritime Transportation and Ocean Energy. They also create custom Reports on demand...


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BlackRock and Fixed Income ETF Build Sustainable Product Range

BlackRock has launched a sustainable bond exchange-traded fund in response to growing demand for investments that incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. The fund is an extension of the firm’s ESG and impact product set that includes active funds, index funds and ETFs. Assets in sustainable investing grew...


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Legal & General Makes Major Clean Energy Investment

Legal & General Capital has invested in clean energy investment and asset management business, NTR Wind Management Ltd, a subsidiary of NTR plc, and committed to build an onshore wind portfolio through the first close of a fund targeting €250m. The fund will build up to 270MW in capacity,...


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#COP21: The Historic #ParisAgreement Is Adopted

To loud applause and a standing ovation, the world’s political leadership has adopted the 29 Article, 31-page Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. They have now requested that the Secretary-General of the United Nations be the Depositary of the Agreement and to have it open...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 10 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. University of Warwick commits to fossil fuel divestment Report: oil investments facing ‘heightened risks’ Summer budget 2015: benefit cuts to affect 13m...


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Report: oil investments facing ‘heightened risks’

Price volatility, a changing financial environment and strengthening policy to mitigate climate change mans that there is a “heightened risk” for oil and gas investors, according to a report from thinktank Chatham House. The report argues that there is a current mismatch in Chinese demand of oil, which I...


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University of Warwick commits to fossil fuel divestment

After two years of campaigning from staff and students, the University of Warwick has committed to divesting from fossil fuels. The educational institution has joined a host of other UK universities pledging to some form of divestment. Members of the University Council met on Wednesday to make a strategic...


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EdenTree launch event triumph

On Monday evening Ecclesiastical revealed its new EdenTree Investment Management brand to over 150 guests at the Serpentine Pavilion in Hyde Park. The new identity represents the start of a big responsible investment push by the organisation. The sun shone, champagne and Pimm’s flowed while hor d’oeuvres were devoured. The location for...


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Summer Budget 2015: renewables Climate Change Levy exemption to be scrapped

Chancellor George Osborne has delivered the first majority Conservative government Budget since 1996, including plans to scrap an “out-dated” Climate Change Levy exemption on renewable electricity. Presenting his Budget, Osborne said the plans set out put “security first” and was for “working people” who have worked hard and sacrificed...


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Climate-aligned bonds grow 20% to reach $600bn

Over the last decade almost $600 billion (£390bn) worth of climate-related bonds have been issued, with the last year seeing a 20% increase, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative’s new report. The annual report was commissioned by the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence. Zoe Knight, head of the...


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Ambitious policy ‘essential’ to transforming UK energy, say scientists

In order to meet carbon targets set for 2050 the UK government needs to take action now and set out an ambitious policy package to transform the energy system, according to research led by University College London (UCL) scientists. The study analysed potential pathways the UK could take to...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 8 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. Investments in gas projects could become stranded, warns Carbon Tracker Report: economic growth and achieving emissions targets possible ‘Unprecedented level of cooperation’...


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‘Unprecedented level of cooperation’ needed to tackle climate change, says Prince Charles

In order to “rewire the economy” and build synergy between ecological, social and economic goals there must be an “unprecedented level of cooperation and integration”, Prince Charles has said. Speaking at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership ‘Rewiring the Economy’ dinner, Charles said that governments will have...


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Investments in gas projects could become stranded, warns Carbon Tracker

Some $283 billion (£183bn) of possible liquefied natural gas projects (LNG) to 2025 are likely to be surplus to demand if action to limit climate change is taken, according to a study from thinktank Carbon Tracker. The organisation warns investors to scrutinise the potential growth of LNG businesses. The...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 7 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. Coal-fired electricity investment threatens climate goals, warns OECD head Standard Chartered joins 9 other banks in pledge to cut deforestation ​Ecclesiastical rebrands...