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Green crowd-funding rush continues to gather pace, as Solarcentury launches investment offer

Solarcentury solar farm at tea plantation in Kenya

Solarcentury teams up with Abundance to launch direct investment offer, as Trillion Fund closes in on fund-raising deadline

16 Dec 2014

Abundance launches service to help communities invest in renewables projects

EDF Energy Renewables Fallago Rig wind farm

'Shared ownership' service designed to help renewables developers make good on pledge to let local communities invest in projects

04 Dec 2014

Updated: Church of England faces growing pressure to ditch fossil fuels

Solar panels at Holy Trinity church Hull

Oxford Diocesan Synod will consider divesting from oil, coal, and gas companies and calls on Anglican Church to do the same

17 Nov 2014

Trillion Fund targets £3m expansion push

Fresh from Buzzbnk merger, clean energy crowdfunding platform hopes to raise at least £500,000 from the crowd

07 Nov 2014

Conservation impact investing is about to boom

New US initiatives seek to mobilise private capital to support cash-strapped conservation programmes

07 Nov 2014

Mining companies should report on climate impacts, MPs say

Select committee calls for tough Social Responsibility Index to ensure environmental and social governance matches financial oversight

29 Oct 2014

"Positive investment" market tops £3.25bn

New figures reveal a record 1.75 million people are now investing in funds and projects that benefit the environment and society

18 Oct 2014

Green energy crowdfunding 'coming of age'

Momentum is building behind initiative, with industry set to hit the heights next year as £460bn ISA market opens up

13 Oct 2014

Triodos Renewables unveils £5m green energy crowdfunding offer

Company drops minimum investment to £50 in bid to encourage wider investor participation and bolster project portfolio

13 Oct 2014

Sustainable investments outpace industry average, report says

Sector has grown 132 per cent in places since 2011 compared to 22 per cent posted by broad European investment market

10 Oct 2014

MSCI launches new low carbon indexes

New investment tools to help firms track performance of "low carbon leaders"

17 Sep 2014

David Cameron urges shoppers to buy from ethical businesses ahead of 'Social Saturday'

New government-backed survey finds significant demand for socially responsible products

12 Sep 2014

Good Energy teams up with Trillion Fund in £1m crowdfunding push

Green energy specialist launches first crowdfunding offer in bid to raise capital for planned solar farms

08 Sep 2014

Leggett launches campaign to mobilise green philanthropic investment

Clean tech entrepreneur and author reveals plan for new declaration calling on leading charitable foundations to wade into the climate change battle

21 Aug 2014

Green energy co-ops blocked by government regulator

Financial Conduct Authority accused of undermining official policy by refusing new applications for community projects

15 Aug 2014

Asia Climate Partners promises to mobilise green private equity investment

Asian Development Bank, ORIX, and Robeco team up to launch $400m low carbon investment venture

06 Aug 2014

Central Union reaches £10m wind farm peer-to-peer financing milestone

EXCLUSIVE: Green crowd-funding continues to gain momentum and Central Union and Trillion Fund both celebrate latest milestones

01 Aug 2014

Does the word ‘sustainable' help us to make good investments?

David Casale of Turquoise International argues that confusion in the clean tech industry is preventing the further drive of innovation and investment.

01 Aug 2014

The green bonds market may be soaring but there is a long way to go

Bridget Boulle of the Climate Bonds Initiative reveals how green bonds will prove critical to global efforts to decarbonise

22 Jul 2014

Anglican churches to divest fossil fuel assets

World Council of Churches, representing 300 institutions including the Church of England, set to phase out oil, gas, and coal holdings

11 Jul 2014

Trillion Fund launches 'UK's biggest' crowd-funded wind energy project

Peer-to-peer financing specialist launches new £5m crowd-funding push with the offer of a 7.5 per cent rate

19 Jun 2014

Sharia-compliant green energy investment project is 'world's first'

Developers aim to help Islamic investors support solar power schemes

28 May 2014

Standard & Poors expects $20bn of green bonds in 2014

Ratings agency predicts increasing numbers of issuances from corporates looking to fund environmental projects

27 May 2014

Investment houses demand switch to more responsible finance

Zurich and Aviva among 11 companies to outline the "moral, financial and economic" case for leaving business as usual behind

22 May 2014

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