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Tax Relief for Social Investors Generates £3m for Good Causes

A new report from think-tank NPC and Big Society Capital says £3.4 million has been provided to charities and social enterprises thanks to two years of Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR). South Bristol Sports Centre is one of the most recent social enterprises to benefit from the tax break, having...


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Recycling London’s Food Waste: A Campaign For Change

A campaign and report that was launched today to build pressure on London councils to drastically improve food waste separation and recycling rates aiming to reduce the amount sent to incineration and landfill. The Tackling London’s Food Waste report, published by Bio Collectors, lays out the issues around food waste...


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More than 7000 Jobs to be Created by Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs

A 5 year Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs programme will have supported over 1300 social entrepreneurs by 2017, creating over 7000 jobs and supporting over 1.1 million beneficiaries in the process. With the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme entering its fifth year, recent research commissioned by the BIG Lottery Fund...


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Chancellor’s Corporate Tax Cut Plans Challenged by WWF

Karen Ellis, Chief Adviser on Economics and Development at WWF-UK, has made a statement following the recent announce by George Osborne MP, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on his plans to reduce Corporation Tax. She stated: “Reducing corporation tax will not address the most important issues facing the competitiveness and...


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Public service mutuals sector to get reinforced government support by cabinet office minister

The Employee Ownership Association’s (EOA) inaugural Public Service Mutuals Conference will be on Wednesday 6th July. Presenting will be Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General. Targeted at the leaders of businesses currently operating in the social economy, and in particular those with origins in...


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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...


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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,...


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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...