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OECD: social impact investing ‘increasingly relevant’

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has described the growing social impact investment market as “increasingly relevant”. However, in a report the organisation adds that evidence of the sector achieving its aims is needed if it is to reach its potential. Social impact investing involves investors looking...


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Sustainability pressures threaten investment and development, warns report

Competition for key resources and converging sustainability pressures in developing countries could “trigger far-reaching instability” in the global economy, according to a report that calls for governments and businesses to look at the bigger picture on resilience. The report, from the Earth Security Group, argues that resource pressures in...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 4 February 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. Stable, long-term policy needed to push offshore wind, says EWEA General election: Labour pledges to protect forests UN ranks 2014 as hottest...


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Green Investment Bank announces £50m waste and recycling fund

The UK Green Investment Bank has launched a new £50 million fund that will target smaller-scale, innovative, recycling and waste projects across the UK. The Green Investment Bank was created by the government with that aim to use its finance to back green projects on commercial terms and mobilise...


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Stable, long-term policy needed to push offshore wind, says EWEA

The pace of growth in Europe’s offshore wind sector is slowing and stabilising, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). The organisation is calling for stable, long-term policy to help the sector progress. In a report, the EWEA states the European offshore wind industry saw new capacity installation...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 3 February 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. Less than half of top asset managers disclosing responsible investment policies Green Party challenges GDP as sole indicator of prosperity Supermarkets failing...


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Less than half of top asset managers disclosing responsible investment policies

Asset managers are failing to “walk the talk” on stewardship and responsible investment, according to responsible investment charity ShareAction, after a report revealed that just 42% of asset managers assessed disclose policies on how they incorporate environmental and social considerations into the investment process. The report ranks the 33...


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Looking back at… Twenty Questions 2

Our Twenty Questions series asks sustainability leaders and entrepreneurs, from renewable energy to responsible investment, about life, sustainability and everything. To help us keep writing fantastic content like this and if you would like to invest in Blue & Green Tomorrow, then you can register here: http://bit.ly/1y83dzb.  1. Stuart Singleton-White -...


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Looking back at… Guides

Every year Blue & Green Tomorrow produces a number of guides exploring a specific area, from investment and philanthropy to transport and tourism. To help us keep writing fantastic content like this and if you would like to invest in Blue & Green Tomorrow, then you can register here: http://bit.ly/1y83dzb.  1....


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Shell backs shareholder resolution on climate risk

Oil giant Shell has issued a letter urging shareholders to back a resolution calling for transparency on the risks around climate change. The move has been described as a “turning point” and welcomed by those that filed the resolution. A coalition of more than 150 investors filed resolutions for...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 30 January 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. NEST: ‘Nowhere for interest in ethical pensions funds to go but up’ Business can be sustainable and profitable, says Unilever boss Report:...


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Business can be sustainable and profitable, says Unilever boss

The chief executive of Unilever, Paul Polman, has heavily criticised the business world for focusing solely on profits and failing to take sustainability and global challenges into account. He argued that businesses don’t need to choose between financial gain and having a positive impact. Speaking ahead of Unilever’s Sustainable...


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North Sea nations key to Europe’s low-carbon transition, says report

North Sea nations, including the UK, have the skills and storage capacity to deliver a carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry that is capable of transforming Europe’s industry and power sectors, according to a report from Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS).  The report argues that CCS technology can...


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NEST: ‘Nowhere for interest in ethical pensions funds to go but up’

Paul Todd, assistant director of investment at the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), which was set up to facilitate automatic pension enrolment, looks at the growth, challenges and opportunities of the ethical pension market. As consumers, making ethical choices is rarely a clear cut thing – if I want...


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Report: supply chain collaboration can boost sustainability and investment return

Collaborating with supply chain partners on sustainability initiatives can boost outcomes, including financial return and reducing a firm’s environmental footprint, according to a new report. The report comes from CDP and Accenture and uses information from a supply chain programme, where companies can request that their supplier disclose information...



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