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IT workers across the world work in ‘unethical and lethal conditions’

A new investigation by Electronics Watch and student group People & Planet denounces “major abuses” in the sector manufacturing computers and other ICT equipment in Asia, with workers often being exposed to dangerous and unethical conditions. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Bank of England raises climate change concerns with insurers

The Bank of England has written to 30 large insurers to raise concerns and ask the companies whether climate change poses a material risk to the sector and how the phenomenon could affect their business models. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Climate change to amplify risk of conflict

A combination of climate change and food insecurity, which could be heightened by changing weather patters, is amplifying the risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 counties, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The...


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Financial market scandals result of ‘undesirable culture’, says BOE official

The claims that there are a “few bad apples” operating in the financial markets is no longer credible given the amount of cases of misconduct that have emerged in recent years, according to Minouche Shafik, deputy governor for markets and banking at the Bank of England. Blue & Green...


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Co-op Bank appoints Dennis Holt as chairman

The Co-operative Bank has appointed Dennis Holt as its new chairman following its former chairman becoming embroiled in a drugs scandal. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The Co-op Bank hit headwinds last year when it discovered a £1.5 billion...


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University of New South Wales criticised by campaigners for refusing to divest from fossil fuels

The vice chancellor of the University of New South Wales has said the school will not drop its $50 million investment in coal, oil and gas companies but would rather ‘work closely with the industry’, despite calls from students and academics to show leadership in tackling climate change. Blue...


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25 European banks fail stress test

The European Central Bank (ECB) has released the troubling results of its latest stress test, identifying 25 banks that have capital shortfalls amounting to €25 billion (£19.7bn). The test is designed to assess how banks would cope in another financial crisis. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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HS3 northern rail link given green light

The UK government has given the nod to a HS3 rail link, which would connect cities in the north of England, despite the controversy that has surrounded its predecessor HS2. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In a new report the chair...


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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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