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Majority of Brits back ethical investment and two-thirds think fossil fuels are ‘risky’

The majority of the British public want their investments to have a positive impact on the future and would be unhappy to discover their money is supporting unethical businesses, a new report has revealed. Renewable investment platform Abundance Generation published the report – Consequences. Possibly the least used word...


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G7 pledge to cut out fossil fuels by 2100

Leaders of the G7 group have pledged to fully decarbonise their economies by the end of the century in a bid to tackle climate change. They also agreed to provide climate finance for the people that will be the most affected by the changing climate. The leaders of the...


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Norway’s pension fund to divest from coal

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the largest in the world, has confirmed it will divest from coal. The move comes after the fund faced increasing pressure from the fossil fuel divestment movement. The $900 billion (£590bn) government fund will sell off stocks in companies that generate more than 30% of...


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Will carbon trading save the world?

This week chiefs of global energy companies, including Shell and BP, called on world leaders to adopt a carbon pricing scheme ahead of UN talks later this year. Asher Kohn takes a look at how the idea of a carbon market took hold. This article was originally published on...


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Report: building climate resilience essential to business survival

A new report argues that businesses need to begin building their climate resilience if they are to survive in the future. The paper explains that $200 billion (£130bn) of investments will be needed each year globally to combat $1 trillion (£650bn) of losses from climate impacts within the next...


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Pavegen raises over £1m on Crowdcube

With just over a month left for its crowdfunding, clean tech company Pavegen has already smashed its £750,000 target and hit £1,081,940 pledged from 905 investors on investment platform Crowdcube. Pavegen is a London-based firm that launched an innovative technology to covert people’s footstep into clean energy. With over...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 4 June 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. $100bn climate finance goal achievable but stronger commitments needed Ban Ki-Moon calls on governments to invest in low-carbon industry Blatter under investigation...


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$100bn climate finance goal achievable but stronger commitments needed

The goal of mobilising $100 billion (£65.5bn) per year in international climate funding by 2020 is achievable but requires various sources of funding, including public and private sectors, to be brought together, according to a report from the World Resources Institute. The paper – Getting to $100 Billion: Climate...


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Over £24m invested on Crowdcube in early 2015

Investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube funded 36 businesses in the first quarter of 2015, helping raise more than £17 million for innovative projects. Crowdcube is the world’s leading investment crowdfunding platform, allowing people and experienced investors to fund start-up, early stage and growth businesses through equity, debt and investment fund...


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Deutsche Bank prepares for UK exit from EU

The German bank has said that it has set up a working group to consider whether it should move its British division to Germany in the event of the UK’s exit from the EU following a referendum. Reports suggest that the bank has not yet made a decision as...


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Edinburgh University ‘refuses’ to divest from fossil fuels

Student campaigners at Edinburgh University have accused staff of being ‘in the pockets of the fossil fuel industry’ after the University Court refused to divest from fossil fuels, despite recommendations to pull the plug on investments in coal and tar sands. The university court, the highest decision making body...


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What we will use the Crowdcube investment for

We can continue to grow through internally generated cash flow but with the Crowdcube investment we can easily grow our global annual readership to 7.5 million unique readers within three years – a readership where every single sustainable action they take with our magazine makes a real difference to...


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An ageing world

The average age of the global population is rapidly increasing; this is a result of increasing life expectancy, declining birth rates and the post World War II ‘Baby Boomer’ generation coming to retirement age. Over 60s will account for 22% of the global population by 2050, equating to roughly...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 8 May 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. #GE2015: Vote for Policies ‘exit poll’ #GE2015: Lib Dem Energy and Climate Change Secretary loses seat Bank of America to reduce exposure...


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Bank of America to reduce exposure to coal to help climate change efforts

The Bank of America has confirmed that it will reduce its exposure to coal mining companies, noting that such investments are becoming increasingly risky and that the institution has a “responsibility to help mitigate climate change”. The statement was released at the bank’s annual shareholder meeting, with the new...