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New Campaign Calling For QE Alternatives

New campaign calls for Treasury and Bank of England to “Create money for people, not financial markets”  and abandon QE. Campaigners with the pressure group Positive Money gathered outside the Bank of England on Wednesday evening to launch a new campaign calling for an end to quantitative easing in favour...


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All Ivory And Rhino Horn Trade Now Banned In France

The French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal has signed a decree banning the trade in ivory and rhino horn in France and all overseas French territories. BRUSSELS (18 August 2016) – This follows an earlier French governmental move to suspend re-exports of elephant ivory. The France ban goes far beyond...


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Shoppers Expect Food Fairer By Business And Government

A new survey, published today, 17 August 2016, has revealed that the vast majority of British consumers believe it is the responsibility of businesses and the government to make food fair. The research shows 92% of shoppers said food companies should ensure food production is fair and sustainable, whilst...


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The Need To Stop McDonald’s Routine Use Of Antibiotics

Responsible investment charity ShareAction has launched an online action enabling people to email Steve Easterbrook, the CEO of McDonald’s Corporation, calling on him to stop the routine use of antibiotics in the company’s global livestock supply chains. Around 70% of all antibiotics used in the US and half of...


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In The Climate-Aligned Bond Universe China Is The Largest Country of Issuance

Reports have revealed that China is the largest country of issuance in the climate aligned universe. China Railway Corporation (largest issuer with $194bn) dominates unlabeled issuance. This figure underlines the significance of bonds within the transport sector and demonstrates the key role they will play going forward in raising finance...


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By 2020 The Global Wind Operations And Maintenance Market Is Set To Grow To $17 Billion

According to research and consulting firm GlobalData, Global Wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) is estimated to increase from $10 billion in 2015 to $17 billion by 2020, this comes at a compound annual growth rate of 11.2%   The company’s latest viewpoint states that technological developments have paved the way...


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Indian Private Sector & Government Officials Committed To Reaching Universal Energy Access

A strong case made for decentralized renewable energy by railway Minister Shri. Suresh Prabhu. New Delhi, 11 August: Over 400 leaders from business enterprises, financial institutions and government have renewed their commitment in supporting India achieve national climate plans to deliver access to sustainable energy and drive India’s low carbon...


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Global Leaders Call For New Framework To Help Businesses Make Better Decisions

Global leaders convene to launch a new framework that will help businesses make better decisions by including natural capital. Representatives from over 160 of the world’s leading organizations, spanning business, finance, accounting, conservation, academia, and policy, meet today in London to celebrate the culmination of a unique collaborative project...


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Minimum Wage Dodgers To Be Named And Shamed

Further enforcement resources will be needed as the number of workers on wage floor is set to treble Commenting on the government’s publication (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/largest-ever-list-of-national-minimum-wage-offenders-published) of 200 employers who have been fined for not paying the National Minimum Wage, Conor D’Arcy, Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “There is no...


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Risk Of Crunch In Timber Resources Among UK Businesses Failing To Move To Sustainable Practices

WWF is calling for sustainable practices to support availability of timber to meet the future needs of UK’s businesses · Grave concerns over the future of domestic timber supply among UK forest businesses · By 2050 less than 22% of UK Timber will be grown in Britain · Countries that...


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New Runway Would Increase Carbon Costs By Hundreds Of Pounds

According to a report by the Campaign for Better Transport, a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick could spell the end of budget flights from the UK’s airports, due to charges that would have to be added to meet the UK’s legally binding climate change limits   Last summer the Airports...


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NTPC To Lead On Brown To Green Bond Financing

Issued this week by Indian Power Giant NTPC Ltd (NTPC), the Green Masala Bond is a international model of ‘brown to green’ financing. The giant public power utility has issued an INR 20bn (USD 299m) Certified Climate Bond, dual listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSX) and Singapore Exchange...


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Millions Raised For Charities Through Plastic Bag Levy

A new analysis conducted by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) shows a “huge positive impact” on a diverse range of national and local charities as a result of the plastic bag levy. Nearly £10 million has been distributed via CAF to charities by retailers including Aldi, Marks & Spencer...


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£600 Earnings Hit Forecast In 2018 As Bank Utilises Its Monetary Sledgehammer

The ‘monetary sledgehammer’ used by the Bank should help to restore consumer and business confidence after the EU referendum vote, but decisions on trade and industrial policy made by the government will be vital to determine the prolonged effect of Brexit on economic growth in the future, according to...


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A New Source Of Natural Energy Has Been Discovered

Natural Energy Wyre, the Fleetwood based company, announced the launch of the UK’s first Tidal Hydro Energy Plant (THEP). Natural Energy Wyre (NEW) has been working on a project to generate electricity from tidal range, where its power (referred to as “tidal head”) is converted into electricity at the...