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End of Year Sustainable Investment Story

The Stockwood community farm has secured Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) accreditation for its £700,000 community share offer which closes on March 31. Investors have till the end of this month to buy loan stock in the farm which inspired BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, preserve its biodynamic organic...


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British Ingenuity is Leading the Connected Cities Export Charge to South East Asia Market

British innovation is being championed this week, as ten of the UK’s most exciting technology companies pitch to government, the private sector and investors in South East Asia, to win contracts and investment in the rapidly developing ‘Connected Cities’ sector. The Connected Cities Trade Mission, organised by Innovate UK...


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RCG Launches Multi-Client Study to Assess the Impact of a “Brexit” on the Offshore Renewables Industry

The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) today launched a multi-client study to analyse the possible implications of a Brexit on the UK’s future offshore renewables and environmental legislation. Whilst estimates suggest UK level regulation is 2.5 times more cost effective than EU regulation, a Brexit scenario is expected to leave...


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New Research Reveals Levels of Consumer Trust in Seafood Labelling

Early results from the MSC’s latest survey of more than 16,000 seafood consumers show that more than half (55%) doubt that the seafood they consume is what it says on the packet. Across the 21 countries surveyed, 65% of those purchasing seafood say they want to know that their...


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How Sustainable is your Water Bottle?

As modern society becomes more environmentally conscious, we have made positive strides toward sustainable lifestyles—from using eco-friendly household products to conserving water and energy to recycling various materials. However, not everyone abides by these practices, opting for convenience over eco-friendliness. This issue is especially problematic where water bottles are...


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Deadline Approaches for KIC InnoEnergy’s Call for Innovation Proposals

KIC InnoEnergy, the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe, launched their Call for Innovation Proposals 2016 in January. The deadline is now fast approaching and all proposals need to be submitted by 4th April 2016. This year’s Call, which seeks European businesses – start-ups, SMEs or larger, which...


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The North Tells Osborne: Clean Energy Must Power the Powerhouse

More than 80 organisations from across northern England have called on the Chancellor ahead of the Budget to ‘Keep it Clean’ and back renewable energy for their region. The North of England led the Industrial Revolution, and they say it should be at the forefront of this new, global, clean...


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WWF Response to President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau’s New Arctic Protection Goals

Rod Downie, Polar Programme Manager at WWF-UK said: ‘We are pleased to see the commitments made by these two leaders towards Arctic conservation, including a pan-arctic network of marine protected areas, renewable energy production in northern communities, and safe, environmentally responsible shipping. “WWF is  also highlighting the risks posed by...


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Fukushima Nuclear Disaster an Ongoing Crisis With No End in Sight – Greenpeace

Greenpeace today commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, renewing calls for those responsible to be held to account for the ongoing crisis. The tragic events of that day led to the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. “There is no end...


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20,000 People Urge Scottish Government to Clean Up its ICT Supply Chain

A petition calling on the Scottish Government to start monitoring labour standards in its electronics supply chains has gathered over 20,000 signatures in under 48 hours (note 1). Opposition MSPs have also pledged support to the campaign. The petition, launched by petition site SumOfUs.org and campaigning group People &...


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Solactive and South Pole Group Launch Solactive Low-Carbon Index

Following the successful launch of its low carbon equity index family, Solactive AG in collaboration with South Pole Group sets the bar for fixed income low-carbon index solutions with its new Solactive SPG Euro IG Low Carbon Bond Index. The index will cover investment grade corporate bonds denominated in...


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New EU Deal Allows Overfishing to Continue in the Baltic Sea

The EU Council of Ministers and European Parliament struck a deal on the first multiannual plan, opting to maintain the unsustainable overfishing at the expense of a stable source of food and jobs Last night, the European Parliament, Council of Ministers and Commission reached a disappointing political agreement on...


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Dangerous Air Pollution Episode Set to Hit Scotland’s Central Belt

A dangerous air pollution episode is expected to hit many parts of the central belt tomorrow (17/3/16), peaking on Friday 18th, with some areas still affected on Saturday 19th. Toxic levels of Particulate Matter are expected to smash World Health Organisation and Scottish Regulatory safety standards in fifteen Council...


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Dairy UK Vows to Make Industry More Sustainable

Through a strategic partnership with WRAP announced today, Dairy UK has signed up to an ambitious ten-year voluntary agreement, the Courtauld Commitment 2025, to reduce the environmental impact of food and drink production in the UK. The goal is to cut the resource needed to provide food and drink...


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Greenpeace Launches Maps Tracking “near real-time” Indonesian Deforestation and Fires

As a new forest fire crisis builds in the country, with fire hotspots numbering in the hundreds on many recent days, Greenpeace Indonesia today launched a mapping tool allowing the public to monitor fires and deforestation in near-real time, and see to an unprecedented extent who controls the land...