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Norway’s pension fund divests from risky assets

The world’s wealthiest sovereign wealth fund, Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, has revealed its divestments over the last year, including coal-mining companies, due to uncertainty around sustainability of business models The pension fund, worth $850 billion (£554bn), has come under increasing pressure to use its size to force companies...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 6 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. Report: fossil fuel investments ‘incompatible’ with health sector’s responsibility Branson and Polman among business leaders calling for tough emission targets Climate change...


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Branson and Polman among business leaders calling for tough emission targets

Business leaders, including Richard Branson and Paul Polman, of Virgin and Unilever respectively, have called for tough emission targets to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. The B Team, which is made up of international business leaders, wants to see a net-zero emissions target for 2050. In a letter...


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Report: fossil fuel investments ‘incompatible’ with health sector’s responsibility

Health organisations should get rid of fossil fuel investments because they are “incompatible” with the moral and professional responsibilities of the sector, a report has said. The report – Unhealthy Investments: fossil fuel investment and the UK health community – has been published by health charity Medact and other...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 5 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. Public support for renewables remains high IPCC warns that more needs to be done to address water scarcity Sustainability pressures threaten investment...


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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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