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Danish pension savers vote on fossil fuel divestment

Six Danish pension funds have given their members an opportunity to vote on fossil fuel divestment. The votes come as the divestment movement continues to gather pace. According to the Guardian, academics, civil engineers and architects in Denmark voted in favour of their pension funds selling off their holdings...


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IEA: low-carbon technology spending needs to triple to meet climate goals

In order to limit climate change public spending on low-carbon technology research and development must triple, according to a report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report – Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 – argues that clean energy progress is falling short if the world is to meet...


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Ecology Building Society backs renewable energy with loan via Abundance

Ecology Building Society has extended its support for the renewable energy sector with a £250,000 investment through online investment platform Abundance. The investment marks the start of an on-going collaboration between the two ethical finance organisations. The Ecology Building Society selected the Oakapple Berwickshire project to invest in. The...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 30 April 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. 80% of deforestation set to occur in just 11 areas #GE2015 Will Airdrie & Shotts, Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross and Na...


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WHEB investment helps cut annual air emissions by 400 tonnes

Products and services supplied by investor WHEB’s private equity portfolio companies have cut annual emissions by 400 metric tonnes, the equivalent of the power consumption of 34,700 UK residents. The figure comes from a new report detailing the impact WHEB’s investments. The report is the first of its kind...


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SOAS becomes first London university to divest from fossil fuels

SOAS, University of London, has announced that over the next three years it will fully divest from fossil fuels, making it the first university in the capital to make such a commitment. The decision was taken during a review of the school’s investments and was approved by the governing...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 28 April 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. Report: majority of large investors failing to manage climate risks General Election: parties failing to address renewables, says industry Modern Magna Carta:...


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Report: majority of large investors failing to manage climate risks

Many of the world’s largest investors are continuing to make a “big gamble” on accelerating climate change by investing in carbon intensive assets, according to a report from the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP). The index suggests only a small minority of funds are shifting investments for a safer,...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 24 April 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. Report: fossil fuel companies need to consider climate action or risk shareholder value WWF calls for increased ocean protection and values resource...


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Report: fossil fuel companies need to consider climate action or risk shareholder value

The Carbon Tracker Initiative has warned fossil fuel companies to stress test their business model against low carbon, low price scenarios or risk shareholder value falling. Working with the Energy Transition Advisors, the organisation has published a blueprint examining the impact of limiting global temperature rise to 2C on...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 22 April 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 Polices hits 502,000 surveys completed Renewable investors face growing risks as policies evolve Climate pledges don’t go far enough,...


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Renewable investors face growing risks as policies evolve

Investors that back renewable energy projects in Europe are being urged to gain an deeper understanding of the market and its value as many existing government supports are winding down or being replaced. Globally $270 billion (£182bn) was invested in and committed to renewables last year. Despite the challenges...


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SOAS academics call on University of London to divest from fossil fuels

Staff at SOAS, University of London, have called on the educational institution’s management to divest from fossil fuels, citing an ethical duty. Some 63 members of staff have signed a letter calling on the director and chair of the governing body to cut polluting energy sources out of its...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 20 April 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. Poll: government planning system not equipped for sustainable economy transition Ethical spending up 9% as UK consumer awareness increases Roadmap needed to...


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My journey from the dark side

Rodney Schwartz, formally the Head of Equities for Lehman Brothers and now CEO of ClearlySo, discusses his transition from the ‘dark side’. This article was originally published on LinkedIn. I guess my own journey from the dark side began when I left the City. I loved being a research...