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"Positive investment" market tops £3.25bn

Scottish Water install Evance small wind turbines to power water treatment works

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'

Young boy flies a kite past a wind turbine - Triodos

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

Triodos wind turbine

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

Green bond market sees records tumble

European Investment Bank and GDF Suez smash records for climate-related bonds, as market momentum continues

16 May 2014

Alliance Trust Investments unveils 'UK's first' risk profiled sustainable funds

Fund manager says move is in response to increasing demand for socially responsible investments

14 May 2014

Why finance giants should bank on sustainability

Multinational banks can play several roles but largely hold sustainability at arms' length from core business activities

09 May 2014

Over $1tr of oil projects at risk from "carbon bubble"

Report finds oil majors and small companies exposed to threat of stranded high carbon assets if oil demand falls

08 May 2014

Green Project Bonds and Green Securitization are the next big thing for the Green Bonds Market

The green bond market is making good progress, but, as Bridget Boulle and Sean Kidney argue, to really drive investment we need to rehabilitate securitization

06 May 2014

Data for a Sustainable Future

Big Data can provide a major boost to the green economy, argues Alliance Trust Investment's Harriet Parker, but it brings with significant risks too

29 Apr 2014

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