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US insurance companies not prepared for climate change, Ceres finds

Analysis of 330 of America’s largest insurance companies found that while a few are showing strong leadership to address the threats climate change poses, the majority of them are unprepared to face risks and opportunities arising from the unpredictability of climate events. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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Half of financial consumers would ditch providers for unethical activities

Around half of all customers of all financial products and services would consider switching providers if they learned their money was being used unethically, a new poll has revealed. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The survey, commissioned by responsible investment research...


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Governance to blame for Co-op Bank’s failed Lloyds bid, say MPs

Poor governance and incompetence are behind the Co-operative Bank’s woes and its failed bid to buy more than 600 Lloyds bank branches, according to MPs in the Treasury Select Committee.  The report also casts blame on KPMG and the Financial Services Authority (FSA).  Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Farming organisations claim pesticide ban threatens UK agriculture

A new report commissioned by UK farming bodies has claimed that EU plans to ban pesticides could reduce crop yields, causing food prices to go up and threatening food security. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The report, which was...


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MPs call on government to promote recycling

A committee of MPs has warned that the UK could fail to meet the EU target of recycling 50% of household waste by 2020, unless the government takes action and shows leadership on the issue. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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HSBC boss labels bankers’ bonus cap a step backwards

Douglas Flint, chairman of high street bank HSBC, has criticised EU rules that will cap bankers’ bonuses at twice their fixed pay, claiming they are a “retrograde step” that could make it difficult for banks to hire staff. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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Public urges finance experts to cut the jargon

The majority of the British public believes that the government and other institutions must cut the jargon and do more to effectively communicate financial information, according to a new poll.   Commissioned by the UK Sustainable Investment...


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Good Money Week: 83% of young Brits not familiar with sustainable investment

A poll commissioned by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) has revealed that the majority of 18-24 year olds do not know what sustainable investment is – with 37% even unsure of what a actually bank is. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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Insurers call for additional £500m for flood defences

Chancellor George Osborne is facing pressure from the insurance industry to boost the UK’s flood defences, following severe flooding last winter, which saw some parts of the country being affected for months. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. According to...


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More Australian universities push for fossil fuel divestment

Shortly after the Australian National University (ANU) divested from seven fossil fuels firms, gaining criticism from the government, more universities are being pressured by academics and students to follow suit, in order to avoid dangerous effects of climate change on the economy, health and environment. Blue & Green Tomorrow...


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Good Money Week 2014: what’s on?

Good Money Week 2014 is here. For seven days, running from October 19 to 25, investors, finance professionals, charities, churches and more will congregate at events up and down the UK to discuss, debate and champion ethical, sustainable and responsible investment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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UK government considers peer-to-peer lending ISAs

The UK government has launched a consultation on how to enable people who offer peer-to-peer (P2P) loans to use tax free individual savings accounts (ISAs). Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  P2P loans, available through sites such as Zopa and RateSetter, take...


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Green app launched to help retailers with energy efficiency

The Resource Efficient Scotland programme has unveiled the Green Retail App, a tool for small size shops and retailers to save on water, energy and waste. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The app has been developed by Enscape Consulting...


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University of Leeds to buy only ethically sourced electronic equipment

The University of Leeds has signed up to Electronics Watch, which monitors the electronics industry for labour exploitation, and will now source only ethically produced equipment for its students. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The school has joined other...


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Family farming to be the focus of 2014 World Food Day

This year’s World Food Day will focus on family and small scale farming as ways to improve food security and protect the environment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. October 16, 1981 was the date in which the UN’s Food...



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