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M&S and Waitrose score top marks on animal welfare

Food retailers Marks & Spencer and Waitrose have both scored top marks in a global annual farm animal welfare benchmark. The benchmark can be used as a tool for investors to manage risk and return within the food sector. The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) is now...


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Shell chief exec calls on industry to engage in climate debate

The head of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, Ben van Beurden, is set to urge the fossil fuel industry to actively engage in the climate change debate as international talks on a universal climate treaty continue. The chief executive will speak on Thursday evening at the International Petroleum Week...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 12 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. Geoengineering should not replace cutting emissions, say scientists UK government spent 300 times more on fossil fuel than clean tech Unilever and...


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Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser come out top in deforestation rankings

Only a small minority of ‘powerbrokers’ that control the global supply chains that drive over half of tropical deforestation are equipped to tackle bold zero deforestation commitments, according the Forest 500 rankings. Among these are UK based Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever and HSBC. The Global Canopy Programme, which developed the...


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Final institutional equity investor of Swansea Bay tidal lagoon revealed

InfraRed has been named as the final institutional equity investor in Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay. The investment equals that of Prudential, made in October, and confirms full equity funding from two British institutions. Werner von Guionneau, chief executive of InfraRed Capital Partners, commented, “We are proud to be playing...


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UK government spent 300 times more on fossil fuel than clean tech

Figures have shown that the government’s export credit agency has spent over 300 times as much supporting the fossil fuel industry than its has clean energy projects despite pledging to champion British companies that develop and export green technologies. The figures, obtained by the Guardian through a freedom of...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 11 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. Investors calls for transparency and clarification in green bond market Energy consumption across EU falls to lowest levels since 90s MPs identify...


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MPs identify £600m shortfall in flood defence funding

The government must attract £600 million from the private sector to fund its commitment to protect 300,000 properties from floods, a group of MPs have warned. The government has cut spending on flood defences in recent years and had aimed to gain investment from the private sector to supplement...


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The top ten articles that have held the most attention since 2010

These ten articles have held our readers attention for 777 days (just over 2 years) of 24/7 reading with over 7,000 reads on average each since 2010. 1. University of Oxford college votes for vegan meals to help fight climate change Jemma Collins: Wadham College at the University of...


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Investors calls for transparency and clarification in green bond market

A group of investors are calling for further transparency, standardisation and clarification in the green bond market in order to spur growth and help the sector reach its potential. Green bonds have seen impressive growth in recent years as investors seek to have a positive impact whilst making a...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 10 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. University of Sydney commits to reducing carbon footprint of investments London named second most sustainable city in world General election: quarter would...


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London named second most sustainable city in world

London has been named the second most sustainable city in the world, beaten only by Germany’s Frankfurt, in an index that explores social, environmental and economic sustainability challenges and solutions. The Sustainable Cities Index, from Arcadis, examined 50 cities from 31 countries and ranked each one across three pillars...


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University of Sydney commits to reducing carbon footprint of investments

Following calls for fossil fuel divestment, the University of Sydney has committed to a different approach and will reduce the carbon footprint of its investments by 20%. The university claims that this approach is a more “effective and meaningful” way to address climate change. Over the next three years...


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Looking back at… Guides 2

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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CDP: Japanese carmakers best prepared for stricter emissions regulation

Japanese automotive companies are the best prepared to deal with stricter emissions targets, according to a report from CDP. The organisation also warned investors that carmakers that fail to adapt to more stringent regulation are likely to see financial returns affected. The report – No room for passengers: are...




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