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Socially Responsible Investment articles

Rockefellers pledge to ditch fossil fuel assets

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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

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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?

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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

Thomson Reuters launches new environmental investment tool

Company says CRI Europe Indices offer a benchmark for global environmental, social, and governance performance

03 Sep 2014

Tree loses out in battle between Aldi and Ecology

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

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

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

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