Can Centrica ignite a new wave of socially responsible clean tech investment?

James S Murray
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The energy giant may face plenty of criticism from green groups, but according to the boss of its growing social impact investment arm it is serious about becoming a major player in the UK clean tech community

"A lot of our time is spent trying to overcome the ‘we like you, we hate the company you work for' mentality," admits a refreshingly candid Julia Rebholz, managing director of Ignite Social Enterprise...

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