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Automakers Accused of Gross Complacency by Investors

Leading carmakers ignore disclosure requests from investors on CO2 emissions. Renault/Nissan, Peugeot Citroen PSA and Ford have dismissed the views of investors with over £625bn of assets under management by failing to respond to their requests for more information on lobbying and on compliance with CO2 and efficiency standards in...


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Guerilla Projection Throws Spotlight on Wellcome Trust’s Harmful Investments

Following the Wellcome Trust’s decision to increase its investments in coal and other fossil fuels, divestment campaigners last night projected figures about the harmful impacts of climate change on health onto the Wellcome Trust’s buildings in central London. The projections aimed to highlight the contradictions between the Wellcome Trust’s...


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GBP 432m European Backing for Education and Energy Investment in the North-East and Yorkshire

The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, today confirmed significant support totalling GBP 432 million for new investment in education and energy schemes in the north-east and Yorkshire.  This includes GBP 100 million to underpin Newcastle University’s capital development programme, GBP 250 million for investment by Northern Powergrid...


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Innovative Solar Funding Model Gets go Ahead

An innovative model for funding solar projects developed by Public Power Solutions (PPS) and delivered by Abundance Investment has been given the go-ahead by Swindon Borough Council. PPS, a wholly-owned company of Swindon Borough Council, has devised a unique blend of public sector and community investment to fund Swindon...


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WMA Holds Forum Aiming at Promoting Finance and Investment Among the Young

Recent Goldman Sachs research has found that millennials, the current generation aged between 15 and 35 years, have the lowest share of the median income in history and started adult life with the highest levels of debt. Under these circumstances it is difficult to draw millennials to the wealth...


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Aurium Capital Markets Warns of Increased Risk of UK Energy Security Issue

Specialist finance house Aurium Capital Markets (Aurium), which provides investors with access to innovative investment opportunities, has warned that the government’s recent announcement to phase out all coal fired stations within ten years, has dramatically increased the chances of the UK having blackouts and energy security issues. It says...


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Pan-European Sustainable Investment Training Course Project Consortium Looks to The Future

Financial advisers and other finance professionals with an interest in sustainable and responsible investment will now have an exciting new opportunity to learn more about this rapidly growing and evolving area.  Beginning in June 2015, a consortium of nine European partners, among them UKSIF, the UK Sustainable Investment and...


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UK Green Investment Bank to Establish a Special Share

The UK Government (the Government) has today announced that the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) will create a ‘special share’ in the company as part of the process to introduce private capital to the organisation. The special share will be held by a separate company independent of both GIB...


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CAN Wakes up Social Market with £50m Social Investment Plan

CAN, the social enterprise for office space, skills and social investment, has announced plans to launch a game-changing social investment fund backed by the huge growth it has achieved in its property portfolio. At a time of significant distress for the voluntary and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, CAN has...


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New Investor for Tidal Lagoon

Gupta family makes strategic investment in UK and Indian tidal lagoon programme. Gupta family interests, which have been investing heavily in UK energy and industrial assets over recent months, have today (1st February) committed to an eight–figure investment over time in the development of tidal lagoon power plant in the...


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Investing In Sustainable Property

The property market is definitely changing. Where architects and investors used to prioritise functionality, cost, efficiency, build time and style, now they increasingly prioritise sustainability. It’s part of a new way of looking at the built environment that gives weight to environmentalist concerns, taking a longer-term perspective on the...


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Hinkley Point C Final Investment Decision Would Be Foolhardy

This Wednesday, 27 January, the Board of EDF is expected to decide whether to take a final investment decision on funding the controversial new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point. But EDF have some very substantial problems which suggest that giving Hinkley Point C the go-ahead could call the very...


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Scotland National Park Byelaws

300 camping places to co-incide with new byelaws. Investment in improving the quality and number of camping places in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs will accompany new seasonal byelaws being introduced in environmentally sensitive areas covering 3.7 per cent of Scotland’s first National Park. Environment Minister Aileen McLeod has approved...


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Natural Capital and Traditional Nature Conservation Approaches Should Work Together in the UK

A new government approach is needed to reverse the continuing decline of the UK’s natural environment, says a new report by think tank Green Alliance. Nature conservation and the more recently developed natural capital thinking both offer ways to tackle issues such as species decline and soil degradation. Until now, they...


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 5 Ways College Students Should Start Investing Now

Why You Should Invest While You’re Young: Just the term “investing” can seem like a concept intended for older people—those individuals who are already settled in their careers with families and disposable income they can put in a variety of investment opportunities. In reality, investing can be a smart...