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IIGCC

EU Ref Result Won’t Change Climate Agenda, Say IIGCC

Voters across Britain have been visiting polling stations across the nation to cast their vote on whether to stay or leave Europe. Polling stations close at 10pm this evening and the final result is likely to be announced tomorrow. As the British people went to the polls, the Institutional...


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Innovators Bring Blue Economy Workshop to London

Sustainability pioneers Bibi Gratzer and Alexander Prinsen have created a workshop based around a Blue Economy. The workshop explores the future of sustainability through the philosophies and practical applications of the Blue Economy. The two innovators from Austria and the Netherlands are hosting their event in London on Saturday...


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Remain is Blue & Green Readers’ Sustainable Choice #EUReferendum

Across all areas – sustainable investment, renewable energy, UK society and UK natural environment – well over three quarters of our readers see remaining in the EU as more beneficial than leaving the EU. Read all the results here. With the referendum vote commencing at 7am tomorrow and closing at 10pm...


EQ

EQ Investors CEO Discusses Chinese P2P Innovation

Founder of BestInvest and Chief Executive Officer of EQ Investors, John Spiers, has published a blog discussing the threat of Chinese innovation in the peer-to-peer (P2P) market. Mr Spiers talks about how the P2P sector is still in its early stages and untested by a serious recession. He also...


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Friends of the Earth Respond to Circular Economy Action Plan Conclusion

Environment Ministers from across Europe met yesterday for the conclusion of approval on the European Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan. Ministers have committed to supporting the implementation of the action plan, but the overall document is not binding for EU Member States. The Council has offered support for all...


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IFB2016 Hosts GREAT British Showcase of Innovation, Creativity and Design

The International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016) starts today in Liverpool. The GREAT Britain Campaign’s showcase, which will include exhibits from UK innovation, creativity and design companies, is likely to be one of the big attractions of the festival. Attending the festival is free, but to get involved with...


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UK Must Improve Low Carbon Efforts

Energy policy U-turns in 2015 may have lost the UK its lead in paving the way to a low carbon economy. A report published today by six of Britain’s leading development and environment organisations suggests that confidence in the UK’s domestic low carbon industries is falling, causing its global...


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FTSE Russell Reviews FTSE4Good Index

FTSE Russell has made changes to its FTSE4Good Index Series after a semi-annual review. The global index provider has made its inclusion criteria tougher, but whilst 43 companies have been removed from the index, they have welcomed 77 new members. The majority of new companies are from the USA,...


Resolution Foundation

Report Finds Employment Inequalities After “Time Out” Penalty

Resolution Foundation, an independent think tank, has produced a report that highlights differences in employment prospects between disabled people and non-disabled people who have been unemployed for over a year. The publication finds that the odds of a disabled person returning to work after this period of time are reduced...


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Fossil Fuel Phase-Out Won’t Affect Energy Supply

A “stress test” on the security of the UK’s energy supply has been carried out after concerns were raised over a planned phase-out of coal by 2025. Bright Blue commissioned Aurora Energy Research to complete the test and found that Britain’s energy supply will be left unharmed if the...


White House

Congress Urged to Reject Trans-Pacific Partnership

Over 450 groups have called on US Congress to vote against a Trans-Pacific Partnership, if it comes up for vote later this year. The group have also demanded that changes are made to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. A letter sent to Congress urges members to reject the...


IBE

IBE Report Covers Big Data Ethics

The Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) has released a document that hopes to clear up ethical issues related to Big Data. Big Data is becoming increasingly popular as businesses attempt to improve and expand by finding trends and patterns in growing sets of data. IBE say there are both...


Greenpeace

Brexit Will Damage Fishing Industry, say Greenpeace

The former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, appeared on BBC Countryfile yesterday evening. Whilst on the show he stated that leaving the EU would benefit the UK fishing industry. Greenpeace UK have reacted to Boris Johnson’s comment. Will McCallum, Head of Oceans at Greenpeace UK, said: “The livelihoods of...


ING

ING Joins Innovative Circular Economy 100

ING has joined Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100) programme as a corporate member. The CE100 programme is an international platform for innovation and collaboration, to help speed up the transition into a circular economy. ING’s membership follows the successful launch of its first green bond. ING has...


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ING Pubilish EU Manufacturing Report

ING’s Senior Economist has published a report that highlights opportunities and challenges in the European manufacturing industry. The industry is changing rapidly, shifting towards a more “use” rather than “ownership” business model. Technology is playing an important role in the innovative change which should ultimately pave the way for...