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Sustainable Investment Backed By Gong Following UKSIF Membership

Sustainable Investment Backed By Gong Following UKSIF Membership

The membership body that promotes responsible investing and other finance methods, the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), have gained a member in the form of Gong Communications (Gong) Sustainable and impact investment has grown substantially in recent years, with major investment firms such as as Standard Life, Allianz...


Stakeholders Call For More Action As Businesses Slow On Taking Up Global Goals

Stakeholders Call For More Action As Businesses Slow On Taking Up Global Goals

Global sustainability consultancy, Corporate Citizenship have revealed that although business awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals has improved over the past year, tangible action to address the Global Goals has been slow to follow. One year on from the launch of the goals, the research reveals a trust-deficit between the expectations of...


Thousands Of Illegally Traded Wild Animals At Risk Due To Gaps In Data

Thousands Of Illegally Traded Wild Animals At Risk Due To Gaps In Data

A new report from he University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and World Animal Protection has revealed that the fate of over 64,000 live wild animals officially reported to have been confiscated by CITES enforcement agencies remains untraceable. Between 2010 and 2014, more than 64,000 live wild animals...


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Investor Coalition Worth $1trn Faces Future of Food

40 institutional investors resulting in a $1.25 trillion coalition have engaged with 16 multinational food companies demonstrating the material risks posed by industrial animal production. Investors include Swedish state pension funds AP2, AP3 and AP4, Aviva Investors, Boston Common, Coller Capital, Folksam, Nordea and Robeco, The coalition is urging companies to...


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UK’s First Energy Labels Confirming The Source Given To 500 Companies

500 Organisations will today be issued with the UK’s first Energy Labels by SmartestEnergy which include the source and carbon content of the clean electricity they buy. This move is designed to boost the renewables industry and provide increased confidence to business consumers. Construction products multinational Saint-Gobain UK, sustainable...


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Large Growth Predicted For Energy Collectives If PM Leaves It Alone

Today a new report released calculates that 44% of UK electricity could be produced, with the right investment, by 2050 by ‘energy citizens’. Many more households, organisations and small enterprises could produce their own energy, supply demand-side flexibility or store energy in times of oversupply. Today’s report examines the extent of...


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Harbour Porpoise To Receive Increased Protection In Scotland

Under a new area of conservation in Scotland, the harbour porpoise is the latest species to be given increased protection. Scotland’s first Special Area of Conservation (SAC) has been created in the Inner Hebrides and Minches SAC on the West of Scotland is now Europe’s largest for this species. The area...


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Frack Nowhere: US Gas Fracked At The Expense Of Communities

On Tuesday 27th September, ethane from US fracking will arrive in Scotland for the first time. Campaigners from both continents attacked bosses at INEOS for their financial gain from the destructive shale gas extraction in Pennsylvania. Almost 10,000 gas wells have been drilled in Pennsylvania, with a devastating effect on local communities...


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Hundreds of BP Protesters Joined By 30-Foot Sea Monster at British Museum

BP or not BP? A theatrical protest group orchestrated more than 200 people in an unauthorised group performance inside the British Museum’s Great Court at 2.30pm on Sunday 25th September. In response to BP’s controversial and ironic sponsorship of the museum’s current ‘Sunken Cities’ exhibition, this theatrical battle between BP and the ocean featured...


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Energy Policy By Federal Government Is All Politics, No Plan Says Grattan Institute

It doesn’t happen very often that an economically conservative think tank has outrightly criticises a conservative government for its lack of policy direction. That is exactly what has happened today with a new Grattan Institute report describing South Australia’s power shock in July as a “canary in the coalmine” that...


Stepping Away From A 'Throwaway Society' : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Stepping Away From A ‘Throwaway Society’ : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

In recent times the reversal of our ‘throwaway society’ and the reduction of our household waste has been a hotly discussed subject. Progress is slow as each government introduce new and improved rules. Households have seen an increase in the number of wheelie bins delivered to their doors by their local...


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1,500 Miles Extra Per Year Free Driving By Adding Solar To UK Electric Cars

Starting today at the former F1 circuit in Zolder, north Belgium, the European Solar Challenge takes place – the first 24 race for solar cars. One of the race’s key aims is to encourage car-company innovation and lead to more efficient, less environmentally destructive vehicles. The EU has estimated...


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New Three Year Deal With A Leading Rewnewable Energy Company In UK

The Met Office’s recently-enhanced VisualEyes™ product will provide Innogy Renewables UK Ltd (formerly RWE Innogy) with forecasts to keep on-site personnel safe and eliminating avoidable weather delays by planning the most cost-efficient maintenance schedules. VisualEyes™ is an intuitive web-based weather monitoring and alerting system which will enable Innogy Renewables UK...


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National Energy Award For “Modern Art” Given To National Trust

A national energy award for a unique solar PV projects has been awarded to National Trust, similar to an art installation set on a hillside in North Wales as one of its most popular gardens. The solar array, at Bodnant Garden in the Conwy Valley, was successful in the...


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Baby Boomers Had 4 Million Vote Ballot Box Advantage Over Millennials At Last Election

Due to the high turnout and overall larger population, the baby boomers had a four million ballot box advantage over millennials at the 2015 General Election, thus highlighting a democratic imbalance that should concern all political parties. This is according to new analysis published today by the Resolution Foundation as part...