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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

Changing Diets


Martyn Jones of Alliance Trust Investments explains how growing demand for healthy and more 'natural' foods is creating new sustainable investment opportunities

12 Dec 2014

Triodos extends £5m green energy crowdfunding offer

Triodos wind turbine

Company celebrates £2m raise during offer period, but warns investors have been 'put off' by FSA rules

09 Dec 2014

Abundance launches service to help communities invest in renewables projects

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

04 Dec 2014

Will the EU's €315 billion investment plan deliver the sustainable growth the global economy needs?

Too much capital across Europe is sitting idle, argues Martin Schoenberg of Climate Change Capital, the EU's infrastructure investment plan provides a way to put it to a good and green use

27 Nov 2014

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

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

17 Nov 2014

Barclays and MSCI unveil Green Bond index 'family'

Index to be "useful benchmark" for investors in market tipped to hit $100bn in 2015

14 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

A missive from Manila - How a new market for climate bonds could soon emerge

Sean Kidney wonders if Climate Bonds could help bridge the gap between young and capital-needy emerging markets and capital-rich yet ageing countries

04 Nov 2014

Ban Ki-moon backs fossil fuel divestment in wake of IPCC climate warnings

UN chief says pension funds and insurance companies should invest in renewables, as businesses and politicians unite in calls for urgent climate action

03 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

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

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

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

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