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Scotland to charge 5p for single-use plastic bags

Scotland will from today require all retailers to charge customers a minimum of 5p for each new single-use carrier bag, in an effort to reduce plastic pollution and clean up streets. From Monday, food and non-food shops in Scotland will charge a minimum of 5p for each carrier bag,...


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Positive investment market grows to £3.25 billion

The UK’s positive investment market has grown to £3.25 billion, with 1.75 million investors and savers directly supporting businesses that create social and environmental impact, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Make Money Do Good – a...


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Good Money Week: Barchester Green names top five ethical funds

Ahead of the Good Money week, which will commence on Sunday, UK ethical financial advisory firm Barchester Green has identified five pioneering positive investment funds that make investment both profitable and responsible. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. To mark...


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CAER stands by ANU fossil fuel divestment advice

Responsible investment advisory CAER has stood by its analysis that persuaded Australia National University (ANU) to divest from fossil fuels, after the government labeled the decision “stupid”. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  ANU became the first Australian university to commit to...


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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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TUI praised for transparency over climate change to investors

UK-based company TUI Travel has received a top score for the information it discloses to its investors about climate change and has been the only firm of its kind to feature in the UK Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) by carbon disclosing organisation CDP. Blue & Green Tomorrow is...


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Oxfam: inaction and financial short-termism putting millions at climate change risk

A “toxic triangle” of political inertia, financial short-termism and vested fossil fuel interests is preventing action to curb climate change, putting millions of people at risk of food and water shortages, Oxfam has warned. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In a...


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National Audit Office to investigate Hinckley Point C subsidies

The financial watchdog has announced it is to investigate whether the subsidy scheme for the UK’s new nuclear plant will represent value for money, shortly after the European Commission declared the UK is not breaching state aid and competition rules. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder...


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SolarCity offers $200m green bonds to retail investors

SolarCity, the leading US installer of residential solar systems, is to offer green bonds directly to consumers, allowing individuals to benefit from the investment opportunity of renewable energy. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The California-based company will issue $200 million (£124.9m) in...


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MSCI launches fossil fuel free investment indexes

Provider of investment decision support tools MSCI has announced the launch of a set of benchmarks to help investors eliminate or reduce fossil fuel investments from their portfolios. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The MSCI Global Fossil Fuels Exclusion Indexes, a...


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Over £800,000 equity investment raised for social and impact investing

ClearlySo has raised about £804,000 equity from investors, including Big Society Capital, to be directed to supporting businesses and organisations that have a positive impact on society. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. ClearlySo raises capital for businesses and charities...


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Fracking boom will increase global carbon emissions, scientists warn

A global fracking boom will not help prevent climate change, as cheap shale gas would displace cleaner renewable energy and actually increase carbon emissions, according to a new study. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Because the burning of shale gas, extracted...


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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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FCA launches investment scam awareness campaign

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to launch a new advertising campaign warning against investment scams, funded by the recovered proceeds of crime. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The campaign will warn potential victims of investment fraud, which typically targets older...



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