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Mining companies should report on climate impacts, MPs say

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

29 Oct 2014

A strong climate package is essential to revive flagging EU energy investment

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Stephanie Pfeifer of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change explains why investors crave the policy certainty a bold EU energy and climate change package would deliver

24 Oct 2014

Green Bond market to top $100bn in 2015

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Strong third quarter performance drive year to date issuances to $32bn, more than double the total issued last year

23 Oct 2014

Prudential announced as cornerstone investor for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Ambitious tidal energy project takes a major step forward as insurance giant prepares to invest up to £100m

20 Oct 2014

The challenge for the global auto industry

Simon Clements of Alliance Trust Investments explores the environmental and economic challenges faced by a fast-changing auto industry

20 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

MSCI unveils fossil-fuel free indexes

Company says indexes excluding oil, gas, and coal reserves were launched in response to investor concerns over stranded assets

16 Oct 2014

New York Climate Summit: Stress Testing more than just the announcements

As the dust settles on last month's events in New York there's a lot of talk of tipping points for the climate and sustainability agenda - Have we crossed one for financial reporting, asks PwC's Malcolm Preston

15 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

KfW eyes US market with $2.5bn green bond issue

German state bank issues one of largest ever green bonds as market continues to accelerate

09 Oct 2014

Glasgow University to ditch £18m fossil fuel investments

University announces measure as part of effort to combat climate change, becoming first UK academic institution to commit

09 Oct 2014

Global clean energy investment rallies, but UK market plummets

UK clean energy investment drops from $3.1bn a year ago to $789m, despite global recovery in investment levels

02 Oct 2014

Investment giants throw weight behind green bonds market

Investor statement on green and climate bonds sees leading banks commit to expanding global market

26 Sep 2014

Four reasons why the UN Climate Summit was a success

The direction of travel in favour of bold climate action has never been clearer - the savviest businesses and investors are taking note

24 Sep 2014

Rockefellers pledge to ditch fossil fuel assets

Family that made its fortune from oil wealth become highest profile investors yet to join divestment campaign

22 Sep 2014

Barclays pledges £1bn Green Bond investment

Bank set to more than double current portfolio in expectation of increased demand for green bonds

22 Sep 2014

Investment giants are demanding climate action, so why aren't corporates delivering?

As investors renew calls for climate action, a survey shows nine out of 10 investors see sustainability as a competitive advantage - so why are the firms they invest in not making faster progress?

19 Sep 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

EIB €500m climate bond sparks investor rush

European Investment Bank's Climate Awareness Bonds have raised €6.2bn for renewables and energy efficiency projects since 2007

05 Sep 2014

Study: Carbon offsets brings over $600 a tonne of benefits to local communities

Imperial College finds business impact through offsetting extends beyond simple CO2 reductions to poverty alleviation and nature conservation

03 Sep 2014

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