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New Energy & Cleantech Awards deadline approaching

There are just two days left to submit nominations for the New Energy & Cleantech Awards, which recognise those who play a pivotal role in shaping the future of green energy and cleantech industries. The awards are now in their eighth year and will be held on April 29...


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Looking back at… TED Talks

TED talks are about ideas worth spreading and there are plenty of options when looking at sustainability from responsible investment to biodiversity. 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. How...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 27 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. MPs: fracking incompatible with climate change targets Oxford University committee meets to discuss fossil fuel divestment UBS sponsors fund that aims to...


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UBS sponsors fund that aims to deliver financial and social return

A series of Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) funds across UK cities are set to launch and offer both a social and financial return, the funds are from social impact investment specialist Resonance and will be sponsored by wealth manager UBS. The first SITR fund aims to launch in...


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Oxford University committee meets to discuss fossil fuel divestment

The Oxford University General Purposes Committee will meet today to discuss whether or not to recommend fossil fuel divestment, following a campaign from students, academics and local residents. In May last year, students and residents of Oxford took to the streets in demonstrations calling for local authorities and the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 26 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. World Bank: green bonds changing investor expectations Climate change pushes doomsday clock closer to midnight M&S, Unilever and London Stock Exchange among...


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World Bank: green bonds changing investor expectations

Green bonds are changing investor expectations and making sustainable investing easier, according to the World Bank. The organisation also predicts that sustainable investment will eventually become the standard way for managing a fixed-term portfolio. Green bonds act the same way as traditional bonds, paying out defined payments over a...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 23 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. Public opinion and policy priorities creating uncertainty for renewable investors Supermarkets and government called on to encourage sustainable food Bank switching increases...


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The year ahead for Blue & Green Tomorrow

The year ahead is set to be a busy 12 months for Blue & Green Tomorrow, after many triumphs and a small setback in 2014 we’ve finalised our business and editorial calendar for 2015 ensuring that we remain the most widely read cheerleader for all things sustainable, as well...


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Public opinion and policy priorities creating uncertainty for renewable investors

Despite the need for renewables to solve the energy trilemma of affordability, security of supply and decarbonisation investment in the sector is at risk because public opinion and policy priorities are creating uncertainty for UK investors, a report warns. Left-wing think tank Fabian Society argues in the report –...


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Business leaders embracing sustainability but Europe lagging behind

Business leaders around the world are increasingly embracing sustainability and are confident of their abilities to turn challenges into opportunities, according to a new report that also found Europe is lagging behind. Whilst business leaders in China are the most optimistic, with 48% stating they can take advantage of...


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Clean energy investment reached $274bn in 2014

New clean energy investment increased for the first time since 2011 last year, surging by 12% to reach $274.2 billion (£181bn), according to a preliminary analysis from Clean Energy Pipeline. The figures show that new investment in the global clean energy sector totalled $69.7 billion in the fourth quarter...


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Shell and BP face investor calls for transparency on climate change risks

Oil giants Shell and BP are facing calls to disclose business risks associated with climate change after more than 150 investors filed a resolution ahead of the annual general meetings later this year. The Aiming for A coalition, which includes major investors, asset managers and insurers, have challenged the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 21 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. Just 6 UK universities assessing climate risk on investments Energy efficiency and decentralisation cuts dependence on imported fossil fuels Co-op Bank extends...


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Co-op Bank extends list of companies it won’t lend to

As the Co-operative Bank re-launches its ethical policy following a customer survey on the issues, it has extended the list of companies that the bank will not finance to include companies involved in irresponsible gambling, pay day lenders and businesses that do not responsibly pay tax. The Co-operative Bank...



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