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University of Edinburgh recommended to divest from coal and tar sands

The University of Edinburgh’s central management group has received a recommendation for the educational institution to divest from companies involved coal and tar sands extraction. The divestment campaign is calling on the university to go further and cut out all fossil fuels. A Fossil Fuel Review Group was established...


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Renewable investment falls 15% in 2015

Clean energy investment down 15% in 2015, according to figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. However, the figures suggest that falling oil and gas prices have had a limited impact on clean energy investment. Bloomberg New Energy Finance previously revealed that renewable energy investments increased by 16% in 2014,...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 14 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. Jonathon Porritt: fossil fuel investments ‘out of kilter’ with charitable aims Over 80% of consumer value sustainability How UBREW raised £125k from...


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Jonathon Porritt: fossil fuel investments ‘out of kilter’ with charitable aims

Leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt has argued that charities working to address issues connected to climate change should not invest in fossil fuel companies. Speaking to the Guardian, Porritt argues that fossil fuel companies have had “limitless opportunities” to move towards a more sustainable business model and engagement is not...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 10 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. Major investors support BP climate resolution Warmer weather leads to rise in air pollution AODP: We need to divest from carbon and...


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Major investors support BP climate resolution

Ahead of oil giant BP’s annual general meeting next week, a number of major investors have announced their support for a shareholder resolution on climate change resilience. Among those backing the move are Dutch pension fund APG, BNP Paribas, the Pension Trust and Kames Capital. The Aiming for A...


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AODP: We need to divest from carbon and climate risk not companies

Divesting from fossil fuel companies is not the most effective solution to climate change and reducing carbon risk, according to the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP). In an open letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust, which are currently being targeted by a divestment campaign,...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 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. Scottish universities criticised for arms and fossil fuel investments Prince Charles calls for action on deforestation Western Canada could lose 70% of...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 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. General election 2015: a stark choice for voters in five weeks Guardian Media Group commits to divesting from fossil fuels Unilever named...


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Bishops call on Anglican churches to divest from fossil fuels

A group of bishops and archbishops have called on the Anglican Church to divest from fossil fuels and help stop environmental degradation in the face of an “unprecedented climate crisis”. The group, which represents the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, argue that contributing to climate change means “our responsibility to...


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United Reformed Church of Scotland to divest from fossil fuels

The United Reformed Church’s (URC) National Synod of Scotland has backed the fossil fuel divestment campaign and will now begin moving its investments out of polluting energy sources. The resolution on divestment was passed at the spring synod meeting. The organisation agreed that no further investment in fossil fuels...


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UK and Scottish governments commit £4.2m for carbon capture research

The UK and Scottish governments have jointly committed to providing £4.2 million for industrial and feasibility research for a carbon capture storage coal-gasification power plant located in Grangemouth, Scotland. Carbon capture and storage involves capturing emissions at power plants and burying the gases. The technology could help make the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 30 March 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. Sustainable investing doesn’t require financial trade-off, says Morgan Stanley UK greenhouse gas emissions fell 8% in 2014 Antarctica ice shelves see ‘substantial’...


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Voice of the Adviser 2015 released on Monday

For the last five years we’ve interviewed hundreds of financial advisers to ask them about the state of the advice market, the economy, and their political leanings and, most importantly for us, their finger on the pulse of sustainable, responsible and ethical investment in the UK.   The report...


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Ecclesiastical, Friends Provident, Kames, Jupiter and Alliance Trust top adviser choice for SRI

The fifth annual Voice of the Adviser survey gathered responses from over 200 financial advisers, on the state of their industry, sustainable investment and the economy.  2014 saw strong growth with promising signs for 2015. Today we look at the sustainable, responsible and ethical investment fund providers. We asked...



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