sustainable thinking

Socially Responsible Investment articles

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 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

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

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

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

Barclays and MSCI launch Green Bond Index

New benchmarking index aimed at rapidly growing market set to hit $40bn this year

02 Jul 2014

LEDs, rebound effects, and investment prospects

Peter Michaelis of Alliance Trust Investments reveals why those who think green investment requires them to forego attractive returns could not be more wrong

23 Jun 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

Warren Buffett set to double clean energy stakes

Sage of Omaha says Berkshire Hathaway holding company could invest a further $15bn in wind and solar power projects

10 Jun 2014

Disruptive solar - has the race already been won?

David Casale of clean tech-focused merchant bank Turquoise International argues that solar power could revolutionise the global energy market

10 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

Japan's energy problem

The Fukushima crisis may have left Japan with a major energy challenge, argues Alliance Trust Investments' Simon Clements, but it has opened the door for a renewables boom

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

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