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Philanthropy 2011

Philanthropy – the idea of the rich giving away their millions to help out others – is nothing new. But how is the idea coping now that we face such difficult economic times?

2011 has seen the creation of more billionaires than at any other point in history, but the wealth is far from being equally distributed. Blue & Green Tomorrow looks at the history of the good cause and where we are now.

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Philanthropy – the idea of the rich giving away their millions to help out others – is nothing new. But how is the idea coping now that we face such difficult economic times?

2011 has seen the creation of more billionaires than at any other point in history, but the wealth is far from being equally distributed. Blue & Green Tomorrow looks at the history of the good cause and where we are now.

We also look to see what is being done to get donors and organisations to continue giving and help to save lives whilst improving living conditions worldwide.

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Simon Leadbetter is the founder and publisher of Blue & Green Tomorrow. He has held senior roles at Northcliffe, The Daily Telegraph, Santander, Barclaycard, AXA, Prudential and Fidelity. In 2004, he founded a marketing agency that worked amongst others with The Guardian, Vodafone, E.On and Liverpool Victoria. He sold this agency in 2006 and as Chief Marketing Officer for two VC-backed start-ups launched the online platform Cleantech Intelligence (which underpinned the The Guardian’s Cleantech 100) and StrategyEye Cleantech. Most recently, he was Marketing Director of Emap, the UK’s largest B2B publisher, and the founder of Blue & Green Communications Limited.

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Introducing our 7th Guide to Sustainable Investment

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Guide to Sustainable Investment

Tomorrow Blue & Green celebrates its 6th birthday – remember, remember the 5th of November – and to mark the occasion we are delighted to launch our latest and seventh Guide to Sustainable Investment.

The Guide has contributions from UKSIF’s Simon Howard, 3D Investing’s John Fleetwood and Pennine Wealth Solutions George Critchley alongside wise insights from our friends at ATI, Columbia Threadneedle, Foresight, Impax, Triodos and WHEB.

Click here to download the guide to find out the best sustainable funds available in the UK.

 

 

 

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Guide to Sustainable Energy 2016

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Guide to Sustainable Energy 2016

“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait till oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”

Quite.

We found the quote at the end of a great article on the New York Times Magazine website in its Current Thinking column, that was current thinking from 2007! It’s still worth a read.

You hold in your hand (on your smartphone, tablet or desktop) the fourth edition of our Guide and the current thinking remains we’d put our money on solar energy, but also wind, tidal, wave and geothermal. And nuclear?

Recently the UK government decided it would put our money on nuclear with the Hinkley Point C after months of dithering, perfectly illustrating everything that is wrong with government strategic thinking and energy policy. The wrong technology, with the wrong partners at the wrong price.

Which is why we’re delighted to have contributions from Tidal Lagoon Power, Abundance Energy, Bristol Energy Cooperative and the excellent investment organisations (Alliance Trust, Foresight, Impax, Triodos and WHEB) that are putting money into distributed clean energy and storage – the right technology, with the right partners at the right price.

And we also have an article about nuclear fusion – a technology which divides the environmentally minded. We don’t have a strong opinion on nuclear fusion and wanted to just present the technology. We believe you are more than capable of forming your own judgment.

We hope you enjoy the guide.

Click here to read it as a single page spread

Click here to read it as a double page spread

You can download pdf of the guide using the links above and clicking on the cloud icon in the bottom right of the screen, if however you are having any issues with that, you can also download a pdf version here (4mb version) and here (12mb version)

 

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