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Top features of the week: July 20



This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Mike Mompi explored how social impact investment is making its way to the mainstream.

For Solar Independence Day, Jemma Collins visited the Hollies solar farm in Lincolnshire to discover more about solar power, while Michelle Thew argued that it is time government, businesses and investment managers worked together to ban animal testing.

1. Social impact: on the angel investment agenda

Mike Mompi: Mike Mompi of ClearlySo writes how social impact investment might just be making its way into the mainstream. Read more.

2. It’s time investors and businesses asked questions about animal testing

Michelle Thew: It’s time government, businesses and investment managers clubbed together to ban animal testing once and for all, writes Michelle Thew of Cruelty Free International. Read more.

3. Solar power: renewable energy’s ‘more acceptable face’

Jemma Collins: Solar farms across the UK opened their doors to the public on July 4 as part of Solar Independence Day. Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Jemma Collins went to visit the Hollies solar farm in sunny Skegness, Lincolnshire. Read more.

4. Sustainable Investment Bootcamp, Edinburgh – review

Seth Kirby: Blue & Green Tomorrow hosted a Sustainable Investment Bootcamp for financial advisers on June 26 in Edinburgh. Read more.

5. Top ecotourism destinations: Bonito, Brazil

Ilaria Bertini: Bonito, in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, is one of the top ecotourism destinations suggested by ahead of the 11th World Responsible Tourism Awards. Read more.

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