B&GT’s top 10 most popular features of 2013 so far



Yesterday, we brought you our top 10 most popular news articles from 2013 so far. We’re following that up with the top 10 most popular features, and stay tuned, because our top 10 reports will be revealed on Monday.

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1. Wisdom, ingenuity, morals and investing

From July 17: Joel Solomon, chair of Renewal Funds, on the morality and responsibility within investment and finance. Continue reading.

2. The Just So Festival: no ordinary festival

From August 20: It’s not every day you spend the weekend dressed as a lion, in the company of hundreds of other lions, owls, foxes, fish, stags and frogs, amidst pirates, cowboys and fairies. But, that’s what my family did this weekend. While others headed to the V Festival, we entered the imagination of children. Continue reading.

3. Post-horsemeat burgers, has Tesco returned to business as usual already?

From March 21: In response to Tesco’s statements about the horsemeat scandal, I offered a spoof apology for the supermarket chain: the apology I wished it would have offered. Continue reading.

4. On this day in 1945: US drops nuclear bomb on Hiroshima

From August 6: Sixty-eight years ago today, one of the most catastrophic and memorable acts of warfare occurred in Japan. To many looking in from the outside, the Hiroshima bombing signalled the end of the second world war, as well as serving as a demonstration of the ruinous effects of nuclear weaponry. But to the Japanese, however, August 6 represents one of the darkest moments in the nation’s history. Continue reading.

5. Top 10 green crowdfunding projects

From January 30: Crowdfunding is one of the best ways for small businesses with brilliant ideas to raise much-needed finance early on in their existence. Think of it as a kind of online Dragon’s Den, though on a smaller scale and without the dragons. Continue reading.

6. What the FTSE 100 may look like when William and Kate’s child is 14 years old

From July 22: The Duchess of Cambridge will give birth to her first child over the next few hours, after going into labour on Monday morning. The world that the royal boy or girl will inherit is set to see significant changes in the coming decades – and none more so than in the financial system. Continue reading.

7. How important is the Co-op Bank’s withdrawal from renewable energy investment?

From August 11: This week the Co-operative Bank revealed it is halting new investment in renewable energy, removing one of the main sources of funding for independent and community projects. But by harnessing innovative new sources of finance, we can fill this funding gap. Continue reading.

8. Lies from politicians and the media ‘create harmful divisions in society’

From March 28: A recent report by a coalition of religious institutions sought to dispel a number of myths relating to poverty. Kate Pickett, co-author of The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always do Better, writes about the unforgivable role played by politicians and the media in creating these misconceptions. Continue reading.

9. Has CSR reached its sell-by date? Part 1

From April 8: According to the textbooks, CSR – corporate social responsibility – is broadly defined as a voluntary commitment from business to embrace responsibility for its actions and to impact positively on the environment, on society and on consumers, employees and other stakeholders. Continue reading.

10. UNWTO: leading the global drive to sustainable tourism

From July 22: Blue & Green Tomorrow caught up with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation – the world governing body for the travel and tourism industries – about its work in pushing for sustainable tourism. Continue reading.

Some that didn’t quite make the cut:

‘We need investment that prioritises long-term wellbeing for people and planet’

On this day in 1963: big freeze hits the UK

Philanthropy is what sustains the charitable sector, not money

If we voted for policies at elections, and not parties, the results might surprise us all

Stanley Johnson, environmentalist: a lifelong fight to diminish humanity’s negative footprint


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