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Archbishop of Wales: ethical investment no longer on the fringes of finance

The Archbishop of Wales has argued that ethical investment in no longer on the fringes of the finance world but in the mainstream and the opportunities to invest responsibility are increasing during a keynote speech. Dr Barry Morgan welcomed the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney’s recent...


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Employee Ownership Day 2015 focuses on public services

Public services exploring a transition to employee ownership are the focus of this year’s Employee Ownership Day, which aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the business model in the UK. Employee ownership is a business model in which employees have a stake in their company, have a say...


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DECC budget cuts could put energy and climate plans at risk

Budget cuts to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) could have a major impact on innovation research, energy efficiency and the UK’s ability to meet climate change goals, according to a report from thinktank Green Alliance. The paper comes ahead of next week’s budget. The report –...


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Greenhouse PR named Green PR Company of the Year

Awards that celebrate businesses and NGOs taking action to tackle environmental risks and take the opportunities sustainability presents, have named Greenhouse PR as Green PR Company of the Year 2015. The PR firm collected the BusinessGreen Leaders Award in front of 500 executives, entrepreneurs, campaigners, and politicians from across...


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Study: world’s oceans facing irreversible damage without climate action

Unless ambitious action is taken to reduce carbon emissions the world’s oceans are facing dangerous and irreversible impact that could affect seafood supply, according to a new study. The report, which has been published in the journal Science, evaluated and compared two scenarios under two potential carbon dioxide emission...


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Harold Goodwin appointed trustee of Travel Foundation

Responsible tourism expert Harold Goodwin has joined the Travel Foundations as a trustee, following unanimous approval from the board, the organisation aims to promote sustainable travel. Goodwin is Professor of Responsible Tourism at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, which he founded...


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Lego to invest £95m in a bid to source sustainable materials

Danish toymaker Lego has revealed it will investment DKK 1 billion (£95m) and recruit more than 100 employees in a step to find and implement sustainable alternative to current materials. The company has an aim of using sustainable materials to both manufacture Lego elements and for packaging by 2030....


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Robert Redford: climate change should transcend politics

Actor and environmentalist Robert Redford has argued that climate change should transcend politics in order to get past “narrow-minded bickering between ideologies” if the world is to limit global temperature rise and the associated impacts. Redford, who first became involved in the environmental movement decades ago, was interviewed by...


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Fracking could impact house prices and environment, admits government report

A newly released government report has admitted that houses close to fracking operations in the UK could see their value fall by up to 7% and the process could cause environmental damage. The report was published in full for the first time this week after a decision by data...


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Investors back White House and call for strong standard on methane emissions

Investors representing  $1.5 trillion (£960bn) in assets under management have issued a statement supporting the White House’s move to reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Recent data has suggested that methane emissions in the US are higher than previous government estimates. In January this year the...


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US and China among counties unveiling climate pledges

The two largest emitters of greenhouse gases, China and the US, are among the countries that have unveiled climate change plans in recent days. The growing number of commitments to tackle the issue suggests that a global climate change agreement can be reached at a UN summit later this...


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Government should explain onshore wind subsidy alternative, committee says

The Committee on Climate Change has said that the government should explain what impact ending onshore wind subsidies early could have and how it plans to ensure climate change targets are met without it. The government announced last month that new onshore wind farms would be excluded from a...


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Why casinos are beginning to leave NV Energy

Nevada based energy firm NV Energy are looking at a potential crisis if proposed plans by various Las Vegas casino operators go ahead. Major casino owners are looking to sever their ties with the energy company and are looking to now source their electricity elsewhere. Many industries have been...


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Airports Commission backs Heathrow expansion

The Airports Commission has recommended Heathrow as the preferred site of London’s new runway. The decision has been met with opposition from campaign groups. The decision follows three years of consultations and the government will now make a choice. The £17 billion expansion plan, which would see a third...


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100 philanthropic organisations have pledged to divest from fossil fuels

One hundred philanthropic trusts, foundations and family offices, with over $5 billion (£3.2bn) in assets under management, have now committed to divesting from fossil fuels and supporting the low carbon economy. Eighteen philanthropic organisations have made their commitment public today, joining existing signatories, including the Rockefeller Brothers’ Fund and...



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