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Articles you may have missed: March 15-21



These are the articles that have attracted the most interest on our site in the past week, and we’re republishing the links here to ensure you don’t miss out.

News that climate change is going to be removed from the national curriculum was Blue & Green Tomorrow’s most-read article from the past seven days, but the biggest story has definitely been the budget.

In the days running up to George Osborne’s speech on Wednesday, we published our own version of the budget, with measures that we wanted to see included.

We reported on how a pair of sustainable finance groups were calling for tax breaks for green ISAs and how Friends of the Earth described how the chancellor was keeping the UK “hooked on fossil fuels.

But when it came to the statement itself, it’s fair to say we were – perhaps predictably – underwhelmed. And so too, seemingly, was the industry.

Away from the budget, The Co-operative Group released its annual figures this week, after what it described as a “challenging” 12 months, while the UN began talks over a proposed set of sustainable development goals.

Charity Bank – one of the UK ethical banking sector’s biggest names – revealed a few days ago that it would be dropping its status as a charity in order to boost its lending to the charitable and social sectors.

Yesterday, Gyorgy Dallos of Greenpeace International wrote how investors of oil and coal assets face a swiftly deteriorating deal, and on Wednesday, we published an interview with Adrian Reed of Altium Capital – one of the winner’s from last year’s New Energy Awards (as they were called then).

Finally, our second report of the month – The Guide to Ownership 2013 – was published last Friday, in the same week that the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) hosted the inaugural Ownership Day.

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