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Investment Sought From Individuals for £5m Community Energy Project Near Stratford-upon-Avon

Investment is being sought from members of the public for a £5million community energy project near Stratford-upon-Avon that will offer 5% gross returns for investors, while providing a long term funding stream for local charity groups. Stratford Community Energy is coordinating the project, which has seen a large solar...


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End of Year Sustainable Investment Story

The Stockwood community farm has secured Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) accreditation for its £700,000 community share offer which closes on March 31. Investors have till the end of this month to buy loan stock in the farm which inspired BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, preserve its biodynamic organic...


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Campaigners Welcome Chancellor’s Announcement of Investment in Rail

Campaign for Better Transport has welcomed the Chancellor’s commitments to new rail schemes, and to focusing housing development around railway stations, but said that these needed to be linked with local transport improvements. It also criticised the funding for the Trans-Pennine Road Tunnel. Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport...


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Austria: EIB Supports Österreichische Bundesforste with EUR 36.7m for Wind Park Construction

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 36.7 million to Österreichische Bundesforste AG (ÖBf AG)to finance the construction of a wind farm in Styria (southern Austria) that will result in a reduction of CO2emissions. This will be the first EIB loan to support electricity generation from wind in...


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UK Green Investment Bank Privatisation Process to Launch

The UK Government (the Government) has confirmed it will launch the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) sale process The transaction will involve both the sale of existing shares owned by the Government and also the commitment of additional capital for GIB by new investors. The Government will tomorrow...


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European Investment Bank £110 million backing for Viridor’s Cardiff Energy Recovery Facility (ERF)

During a site visit to Cardiff’s Energy Recovery Facility owned by Viridor, a Pennon Group company, Jonathan Taylor Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Europe’s long-term lending institution and the world’s largest international public bank, confirmed that the EIB expected to provide GBP 110 million to support...


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South Pole Group and CDP Europe Develop the First Climate Impact Rating for Investment Funds

South Pole Group and CDP Europe, along with research partners University of Reading (UK) and University of Hamburg (Germany), have partnered together with Climate-KIC, the EU’s main climate innovation initiative, to develop the first climate impact rating for European investment funds. The three-year innovation project “CLIMPAX” will now be...


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Investment in UK FinTech Soared in 2015 by 35% to $901 Million Reveals Innovate Finance

UK investment for financial technology (FinTech) firms increased by 35% to $901million across 72 deals, according to statistics compiled through Pitchbook by Innovate Finance, the not-for-profit membership association for global FinTech. The rise in UK investment was led by large funding rounds from Funding Circle, Transferwise, WorldRemit, eToro, RateSetter,...


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GBP 500m European Investment Bank Backing for UK Power Networks’ investment Across Southern and Eastern England

Extra investment will be carried out to help maintain and upgrade the infrastructure which delivers electricity across London, the East of England and South East, after the European Investment Bank (EIB) agreed to provide £500million to UK Power Networks. The 20 year EIB loan facility will support UK Power...


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New Government Rules Could Hinder Councils’ Long-Term Investment and Damage Savings

The significant progress that has been made in new rules for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) which requires policies on how funds consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and stewardship is at considerable risk unless remaining concerns relating to the draft regulations are addressed. The industry body...


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UK’s First Ever ‘Council Solar Bond’ from Swindon and Pioneering P2P Platform Abundance Creates Exciting New ‘win win’ Finance Model

Swindon Borough Council and leading peer-to-peer investment platform Abundance today launch the UK’s first ever ‘Council Solar Bond’ to fund the Swindon community solar farm. This initiative creates a new model for Councils and local authorities to raise money for important local infrastructure projects, at the same time as...


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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...