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Investors call for ‘low-carbon commitment’ after EU delays energy and climate decision

The decision from European leaders to delay an agreement on the EU’s climate and energy targets will threaten investment in low-carbon technology, a group that represents some of Europe’s wealthiest investors has warned. As a two-day European Council summit draws to a close in Brussels, heads of state and...


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Osmosis takes ‘resource efficiency’ investment approach to the US

US investors are set to benefit from an investment approach that assesses resource efficiency, as UK-based Osmosis Investment Management delivers its Model of Resource Efficiency (MoRE) strategy across the pond. Osmosis says MoRE utilises unique and distinguishable insights to indentify values in well-run global businesses. It argues that markets...


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Don’t get fooled again: a Daily Mail budget proposal with a Financial Times impact

George Osborne unveiled significant changes to the UK pensions landscape in his budget on Wednesday. Hailed as a revolution and freedom for the common man, Julian Parrott argues the changes were in fact an illusory, Daily Mail-focused con. Roger Daltrey may not have achieved his apparent desire to “die...


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Aberdeen receives regulator approval for Scottish Widows deal

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed it has approved Aberdeen Asset Management’s deal to acquire Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) from Lloyds Banking Group. Aberdeen previously singed the deal, which will see its ethical and responsible assets reach more than £730m, with Lloyds in November. The takeover will...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 21 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. Bringing social investment into the mainstream ‘Happiness and wellbeing’ should be our top priority, not economic growth Osborne is fiddling while the...


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Sustainability rising up agenda for real estate investors

European real estate investors are increasingly considering sustainability when developing or investing in new buildings, and also recognise the benefits of real estate with a green certification scheme. The findings, published in a report called Towards a Greener Future, come from a survey conducted by international law firm DLA...


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Osborne is fiddling while the Earth burns: ‘extracting every drop of oil we can’

The chancellor George Osborne is a dangerous man. A disciple of financial service deregulating and climate change denying ex-chancellor Lord Lawson, he delivered a budget statement on Wednesday as depressing as the Conservative Environment Network’s recent Responsibility & Resilience pamphlet was encouraging. As we repeatedly explain, we hold no...


The Guide to Sustainable Investment 2014

Introducing: The Guide to Sustainable Investment 2014

The fourth edition of Blue & Green Tomorrow’s flagship publication, The Guide to Sustainable Investment, is here. The insight from some of the industry’s leading lights helps demystify sustainable investment. It makes a compelling case for balancing the needs of people, the planet and everyone’s prosperity through how and where we invest....


The Guide to Sustainable Investment 2014

The Guide to Sustainable Investment 2014

The fourth edition of Blue & Green Tomorrow’s flagship publication, The Guide to Sustainable Investment, is here. The insight from some of the industry’s leading lights helps demystify sustainable investment. It makes a compelling case for balancing the needs of people, the planet and everyone’s prosperity through how and where...


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Bringing social investment into the mainstream

Will the launch of Threadneedle’s Social Bond fund bring social investment into the mainstream? Getting acceptable financial returns while creating tangible social outcomes is arguably the holy grail for socially-minded investors. Surveys suggest demand for products that balance financial and social returns, the so-called ‘double bottom line’, is high....


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Challenger banks considering stock market listings to boost high street alternatives

The UK banking sector could see competition increase, following reports that up to 10 new retail banks could launch initial public offerings by 2016. If correct, the number of UK listed banking groups would triple. According to the Financial Times, the banks are preparing for stock market listings worth...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 20 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. Why energy saving, cutting bills and reducing carbon footprint will stay centre stage Budget 2014: Investment tax relief to boost social enterprises...


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Budget 2014: Investment tax relief to boost social enterprises

Chancellor George Osborne made a number of announcements during the budget that will impact on investment and personal finance, including a tax relief for investment in social enterprises. Other measures include greater ISA flexibility and the launch of a Pensioner Bond. Osborne declared the government was backing social enterprises...


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Budget 2014: Osborne to deliver budget for ‘resilient’ economy

Chancellor George Osborne has said he will “deliver a budget for a resilient economy”, ahead of its official announcement at 12:30pm today. Whilst the UK economy has been improving, Treasury sources told the BBC that the government’s economic plan “was far from done”. The budget is expected to raise...


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B******* as usual… #11

This is the latest cartoon in our B******* as usual… series, in which we share work by Manchester-based cartoonist Polyp. For more information on Polyp, see our interview with him here.  Previous cartoons: B******* as usual… #1 / B******* as usual… #2 / B******* as usual… #3 B******* as usual… #4 / B******* as usual… #5 / B*******...


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