sustainable thinking



Socially Responsible Investment articles

Tree loses out in battle between Aldi and Ecology

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Ecology building society’s month long battle to save an ancient lime in West Yorkshire falls foul of planning laws

28 Aug 2014

Report: University of Sydney joins coal divestment movement

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Sydney Morning Herald reports that university is to cease investments in Whitehaven Coal following Greenpeace campaign

27 Aug 2014

Analyst: New clean tech investment vehicles needed to enable $5tr fossil fuel divestment

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New report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveals huge scale of the challenge faced by global divestment campaign

26 Aug 2014

Generation Y's savings shortage may hit green investment

Scepticism about the financial industry means 18-34 year olds are keeping savings as cash, reducing pot for much-needed green infrastructure funding

22 Aug 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

Government must tear down community energy barriers

The latest challenges faced by community energy projects can be easily addressed - it is time for Ed Davey to act

15 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

Why sustainability leaders don’t impress Wall Street

If sustainable business practices create profits and shareholder value, why aren’t mainstream investors paying attention? Joel Makower investigates

05 Aug 2014

Changing the rules for community renewables

Nathan Goode argues for a much broader policy canvas to transform the community energy sector

05 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

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

The coal industry needs to know the game is up

Ben Caldecott argues that the world needs to develop Coal Closure Funds to manage the necessary decline of the industry

30 Jul 2014

Could carbon constraints spell the end for 'King Coal'?

Standards & Poor's report suggests environmental regulations, cleaner alternatives, and falling prices are cranking up the risks faced by coal investors

28 Jul 2014

European Investment Bank backs UK smart meter rollout as part of £190m deal

EIB inks lending agreement with Arqiva to support the deployment of smart meter, digital radio and Wi-Fi infrastructure

23 Jul 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

Sainsbury's announces pioneering £200m 'green' loan to fund low-carbon investment drive

Commercial loan hailed as first of its kind, as Lloyds Bank welcomes important extension to green bonds market

20 Jul 2014

How to track corporate action on climate change

Carbon Tracker 200 and Ceres collaborate on a database of corporate climate change disclosures

18 Jul 2014

BRICS group announce plan for $100bn sustainable development bank

"We reiterate our belief that renewable and clean energy, research and development of new technologies and energy efficiency, can constitute an important driver to promote sustainable development"

18 Jul 2014

Green bonds market grows by 60 per cent in a year

Bonds to raise capital for low carbon projects could attract up £23bn in 2014, as niche sector becomes mainstream

17 Jul 2014

Could 'city-energy companies' plug the UK's energy investment gap?

IPPR argues local authorities should play a bigger role in mobilising clean energy investment

17 Jul 2014

Could crowd-funding and Green ISAs help raise $1tr?

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Entrepreneur of the Year Julia Groves reveals Trillion Fund's ambitious plans for the future of clean energy investment

17 Jul 2014

German development bank issues €1.5bn green bond

KfW aims to 'support the development of responsible investing from its niche into the broader capital market'

16 Jul 2014

A review of the Forestry sector, from an investment perspective

Alex Werbowy of Alliance Trust Investments explains why sustainable investors need to be aware of their potential impact on the world's forests

14 Jul 2014

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