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News Tag: green

August 4, 2010

Green entrepreneur to buy Forest Green FC

by David Masters
Green entrepreneur to buy Forest Green FC
Eco-tycoon Dale Vince is poised to take over cash-strapped football club Forest Green, according to media speculation. Vince, 48, built his £85 million empire on wind power, making him Britain's wealthiest green entrepreneur. He is understood to have met up with Forest Green's executives, including chairman David Drew, operations director Colin Peake and manager Dave Hockaday to discuss a potential takeover. The football ...




July 22, 2010

Big money investors want to go green

by David Masters
Big money investors want to go green
Over 90% of institutional investors want green investments in their portfolio, according to a new study. Research commissioned by the New Energy World Network (NEWN) found more than nine in ten private equity, pension, insurance and venture capital funds would like to have some exposure to renewable energy, clean technology, and sustainability-related investments. Two thirds (69%) said they have already made green ...




June 2, 2010

Ethical investments hit £9.5bn

by David Masters
Investors are increasingly looking to make a positive difference to the world with the amount invested in UK-based green and ethical funds reaching a record high. At the end of 2009 the amount invested in these funds totalled £9.5 billion. The figures from ethical research group Eiris represent a 400% rise in ethical investments over the past decade. In 1999, just £2.4 billion was invested in UK-based ethical funds. A ...




May 10, 2010

British Library offers ethical business advice

by David Masters
British Library offers ethical business advice
Small businesses with a conscience can get advice on ethical issues from sustainability to socially responsible finance at the British Library's Green and Ethical Month. Events throughout May at the London-based library will include seminars, workshops and drop-in sessions led by eco-experts. The events have been organised by successful green and ethical entrepreneurs. "Green and ethical month is aimed at existing social, green or ...




March 17, 2010

Ethical investments could increase 1000% this year

by David Masters
Ethical investments could increase 1000% this year
Sustainable and ethical investments are expected to increase their share in the ISA market by more than 1000% this year, according to research by The Co-operative. Ethical investments currently have a 1% share of the ISA market, but The Co-operative predicts that this could increase thirteen-fold later this year as savers use their increased ISA allowance for more eco-friendly investments. The Co-operative's ...




November 17, 2009

Investors want to be told about ethical options

by David Masters
Investors want to be told about ethical options
More than a quarter of UK investors think financial advisers should be legally obliged to inform clients about green and ethical investment options. In a YouGov poll of investors, over a quarter of respondents said the government should introduce rules requiring financial advisers to ask investors if they are interested in green and ethical funds. Half of those surveyed said the ...




November 10, 2009

Brits profess desire to invest ethically

by David Masters
More than two thirds of the British public consider their outlook on life to be either very or fairly green and ethical, new research has discovered. The YouGov poll, conducted on behalf of National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW), also found that nearly half (49%) of people with savings and investments would like to use their money to make a difference. However, despite the professed good intentions, only 8% ...




September 15, 2009

Profits up 50% at eco-bank

by David Masters
”Profits
Eco-friendly bank Triodos posted a 50% rise in profit for the first half of this year. Net profit at the Dutch bank for the six months ending 30 June 2009 was €5.7 million, up from €3.7 million in the first half of 2008. Deposits at the bank increased 15%, growth which Triodos believes reflects disillusionment with traditional banks because of the credit crunch. “The financial ...




April 7, 2009

CBI warns against losing billions in green project investments

by Peter Charalambous
”CBI
The UK Government has been warned by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) over its “green new deal” as there could be billions of pounds worth of green investment lost, if there is not greater focus on environmental targets. There has been heavy criticism of the UK climate policy as it has not supported change in the development for ...




April 29, 2008

Motorists would go green if the price was right

by Kay Murchie
”Motorists
Research by Tescocompare.com, the car insurance comparison site, has established that 2 million motorists claim to be driving an environmentally friendly car. Low-emission vehicles are most popular in Wales and the South West, where 12% have chosen a car which is environmentally friendly compared to 4% in London. However, Tescocompare.com, discovered that more than 21 million are driven by financial ...