Archive for April, 2011

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Thursday’s Linkfest

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Here is what we are reading today:

Solar panels are not always popular in neighborhoods: (NY Times)

Indonesia’s microfinance success story: (The Economist)

The power behind investing in alternative energy: (Video from CFA Institute)

Study of wind wakes to improve wind turbine design: (Clean Techies)

Major US retailors are installing charging stations: (Clean Techies)

Factoring in sustainability into accounting: (Green Biz)

Large solar versus decentralized solar: (Clean Techinca)

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Tuesday’s SRI Linkfest

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Here is what we are reading today:

Joel Makower’s conversation with Henkel about 20 years of sustainability reporting: (Joel Makower)

Denmark’s PFA pension fund use of negative screens: (Citywire)

A look inside BP’s sustatinability report: (Triple Pundit)

Obama to Congress – Subsidize clean tech not oil and gas: (Clean Techies and NY Times)

Buy Like Buffett: Socially Responsible Investing in Ethical Business So You Can Sleep at Night (Savings.com)

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Monday SRI Linkfest

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Here’s what we are reading today:

China now has the largest installed wind capacity: (Clean Technica)

America’s Greenest Colleges: (NY Times)

Top Ten Solar Cleantech Programs Globally: (Clean Techies)

Green Consumerism in Doubt: (Environmental Leader)

Solar panel’s increase homes resale values: (NY Times)

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Wednesday SRI Linkfest

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Interesting links for Wednesday:

BP Spill Anniversary, what has changed: (Clean Tech Law, WSJ)

Need for large and small solar plants (The Economist)

Solar on the water: (NY Times)

Power shortfalls in China: (NY Times)

How to make the CFO a buyer of sustainable solutions: (Green Biz)

Wind is growth is blowing up … (Clean Technica)

Sustainability reporting by association: (Green Economy Post)

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Tuesday SRI Linkfest

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Here are today’s links of interesting stories:

Cape Wind project receives approval: (WSJ)

London’s Black Cabs move to fuel cell models by 2010 (Just Means)

Google’s move into wind: (Tree Hugger)

FTSE 100 companies are not meaningfully offsetting carbon emissions (Environmental Leader)

Is a 20MW Wind Turbine feasible: (Clean Technica)

Australia’s sustainability spend to hit $3bnL (Environmental Leader)

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Monday SRI Linkfest

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Here are today’s links of interesting stories:

KPMG report confirms effectiveness of sustainability programs: (KPMG & Green Biz News)

India and Japan deal with energy issues: (NY Times)

US Solar outlook brightens: (NY Times)

New VW Beatle has 40MPG: (Green Car Reports & WSJ)

The UK Clean Tech sector is optimistic about the future: (Energy Efficiency News)

Wind industry grew 10% in 2010: (Cleantechies)

Starbucks stalls on energy and recycling goals, slashes water use: (Green Biz News)

Storing wind energy under the water: (Clean Technica)

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Friday SRI Linkfest

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Here are today’s links of interesting stories:

Companies in Japan are trying new strategies to use less power in the post quake and tsunami business environment. (WSJ)

Alternative energy investments are at a two year low. (Bloomberg, Politco)

California wants to have 30% of power generated from renewable sources by 2020. (Triple Pundit)

Top 5 lessons for implementing a sustainability program from Capgemini. (GreenBiz)

Top Ten list is out for solar modules shipments in 2010. (SustainableBusiness.com)

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A guide to ethical investing

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

By Kate Saines

Published at Myfinances.co.uk

When deciding where to invest our money, our biggest priority is naturally finding a product which provides the highest returns.

But for a growing number of investors, knowing the money is going to be beneficial to not only the company whose shares we are buying but to the sustainability of the planet is just as essential.

With household spending on ethical goods and services tripling in the past ten years, according to the Co-operative Bank, it will come as no surprise to hear that sales of ethical funds are now rising too.

So, if you are keen to invest some money but you want to do so responsibly here’s our guide to ethical investments.

Read the full article: A Guide to Ethical Investing

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