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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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Free trade is a ‘myth’ that has failed, says Fairtrade CEO

The free market has proved unable to eradicate social injustice and has become nothing but a ‘myth’, the Fairtrade Foundation’s chief has said during the event that marked 20 years of the organisation’s mark. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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CDP: Apple, Google, Microsoft and Unilever leaders in tackling climate change

Across nearly 2,000 listed companies, some are now showing a ‘superior’ approach at tackling climate change, saving money and gaining investors’ trust, according to information requested by investors managing $92 trillion and collected in a new index by CDP. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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Marks & Spencer downgraded over its refrigerators’ greenhouse gas emissions

Ethical retailer M&S has not made progress on phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from its fridges and saving energy with closed doors, according to a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Tesco, Co-op and...


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London’s telephone boxes to become solar-powered mobile phone chargers

Some of London’s disused yet still iconic red telephone boxes are going to become free solar-powered charging stations for mobile phones, thanks to an innovative project by an award winning social enterprise. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The idea...


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Fossil fuel companies recognise climate risks but fail to disclose them to investors – report

A new survey from Carbon Tracker has revealed that while companies are well aware of the impacts of climate change and the effects carbon-cutting policies will have on fossil fuels reserves, only 7% integrate the risks into corporate project and capital expenditure assessments. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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82% of ‘generation fairtrade’ teens want companies to behave responsibly

Young Britons who have grown up in the era of a flourishing fairtrade market are highly sensitive to global issues and want to see businesses taking action to end poverty, inequality and climate change – according to a new analysis from the Fairtrade Foundation. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...



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