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Top features of the week: October 5



This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Piers Telemacque explored how some students are at the forefront of the search for truly sustainable finance.

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Meanwhile, Susanne Dyrboel argued that global leaders must not ignore the many environmental and economic benefits of energy efficiency in the fight to stop climate change. We also discussed Wills, the latest edition of our ethical retailer of the week and The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability, as part of our sustainability institute of week.

1. NUS: how students are addressing unsustainable finance

Piers Telemacque: Backing fossil fuel divestment, founding credit unions and rejecting neoliberalism: some students are at the forefront of the search for truly sustainable finance, writes Piers Telemacque of the National Union of Students (NUS). Read more.

2. Ambitious energy efficiency targets are key to combating climate change

Susanne Dyrboel: In the race towards a low-carbon future, global leaders cannot ignore the many benefits of energy-efficiency measures for the environment and the economy, writes Susanne Dyrboel of ROCKWOOL International. Read more.

3. Ethical retailer of the week: Wills

Ilaria Bertini: Wills is a UK company selling “animal and human friendly” footwear, with a unique eye for style, materials and ethics that is evident in all their products. Read more.

4. Blue & Green holiday cottages: Amberleigh, North Yorkshire

Charlotte Malone: This barn conversion is set in the heart of a pretty village lying between the majestic North Yorkshire Moors and the Dales. It is available to book now through cottages4you. Read more.

5. Sustainability institute of week: The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability

Charlotte Malone: The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) at the University of Cumbria is an emerging global hub of inquiry, teaching and dialogue enabling the transition to more fair and sustainable societies. Read more.

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