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The price of food even in this market in Santo Tomás Chichicastenango, Guatemala, is manipulated by international speculation. Photo: ElCapitan via Flickr.com.

EU defies Britain to curb food speculation

Nick Dearden

17th January 2014

In the teeth of determined oppostion from the British government, the EU has agreed on new regulations to curb speculation on food prices, reports Nick Dearden. more...
Time for radical changes in our pensions! Photo: Olha Afanasieva / Shutterstock.

Our pensions can change the world

Rebecca O'Connor

11th January 2014

The UK's pension funds are worth a colossal £3 trillion - yet few have any idea what 'their' pension money is doing. As Rebecca O'Connor reports, activist pension holders can now shift their funds towards green, ethical investments ... more...

COP19: Poor countries in the dark on climate finance

Oliver Tickell

14th November 2013

Poor countries are being left with little idea about what money is available to help them cope with climate change because of murky accounting and a lack of transparency by rich countries, according to an Oxfam study. more...

Go fossil-free, urge investment managers

Kieran Cooke

28th October 2013

Fossil fuel companies are feeling the heat from investors concerned that many of their assets may prove worthless. more...
stacks of pound coins on a stock chart

Is it possible to make EU budgets a force for good?

The Ecologist

31st October, 2012

With better planning, EU spending can finance projects which bring environmental, social and economic benefits to all, says a new coalition of campaign groups
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Occupy protests: a four step guide to bypassing high-street banks

Brett Scott

8th December, 2011

You've read about the Occupy Wall Street and London protests and you know about corporate greed (and the banking bail-out) but how can you do something about it? more...

The Ecologist guide to ethical investments

Ruth Styles and Ben Hudson

17th October, 2011

If the thought of investing makes you go cold, it might be time for a rethink. As Ruth Styles and Ben Hudson discovered, there’s a growing number of ethical investment funds out there making your money work hard for the planet

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Food speculation

Food speculation 'boom' linked to volatile food prices

Ecologist

13th September, 2011

In a major investigation and film, the Ecologist takes a look at how volatile financial speculation on food commodities is causing hunger and poverty in Mexico - and around the world more...

Alarm as controversial EBRD eyes up Middle Eastern investment opportunities

Fidanka Bacheva-McGrath

10th June, 2011

Before rushing to finance projects in Africa and the Middle East, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) should address its environmental and social lending criteria, says Fidanka Bacheva-McGrath more...
Food speculation

A guide to food speculation: how to argue with a banker

The Ecologist

9th June, 2011

The financial industry has been quick to dismiss its role in pushing up food prices but with the evidence growing daily the Ecologist cuts through the jargon to explain the reality of food speculation more...
Stockmarket

Sustainable stock exchanges: a new choice for investors

Chris Milton

28th December, 2010

Can the cut-throat, speculative world of the stock market be used to hold businesses to account for environmental damage and human rights abuses? Chris Milton investigates for the Ecologist more...
stacks of pound coins on a stock chart

Green Investment Bank faces critical test over funding shortfall

Mark Jansen

8th December, 2010

George Osborne pledged £1billion to a green bank that could help Britain reduce carbon emissions. But with low carbon technologies unproven, banks, institutions and energy companies are wary, meaning the venture may not attract the capital to make it viable more...

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Green business: Lush

Eifion Rees

17th November, 2010

Cosmetics company Lush is a zero-packaging pioneer on the high street. In the first of our new 'Green business' series, founder Mark Constantine discusses gourmet consumerism, dream factories and why his ethical creation is a work in progress more...

Ecologist guide to ethical investments

Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

5th November, 2010

All you need to know to start putting your money where your mouth is more...

Ecologist guide to ethical investments

Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

5th November, 2010

All you need to know to start putting your money where your mouth is more...
Dan Box

Will putting a price on nature put environmentalists out of a job?

Dan Box

5th July, 2010

The launch of the massive economic ecosystem assessment, TEEB, will help force the natural world onto the corporate balance sheet. It's a step forward. But how will protesters react to the ground shifting under their feet? more...
Dan Box

Bond markets, not politicians, control our future

Dan Box

29th April, 2010

We've lost control of our spending and debt to international bond markets and whoever wins the election won't be able to take it back more...
stacks of pound coins on a stock chart

Snapshot: what the budget does for the green economy

Ecologist

24th March, 2010

In the last budget before the general election, Alistair Darling announced a series of measures that could have a positive environmental impact, including a £2 billion green investment bank more...
credit unions

How credit unions can succeed where banks fail

Dorienne Robinson

2nd February, 2010

If you're looking for small, short-term loans for a green project, it's worth borrowing from a credit union instead of a bank more...
Buying veg at a farmers' market

Farmers' markets, coops and repair shops will seed the new economy

Tim Jackson

26th January, 2010

It's called the 'Cinderella economy'. You know it as the local, sustainable businesses that don't make the GDP figures soar, but do provide jobs and glue communities together... more...
Stockmarket

Money men ignoring climate change

Ecologist

7th January, 2010

Survey finds global financial decision makers ignoring climate risks and opportunities more...
Dan Box

Jim Hansen in the same bed as Exxon and Shell?

Dan Box

7th December, 2009

It's an unlikely alliance, but when one of the world's leading climate scientists and the world's biggest fossil fuel companies declare a common interest, it should draw attention more...
Tom Hodgkinson

Teach the banks a lesson: pull your money out

Tom Hodgkinson

3rd December, 2009

Instead of moaning about the injustice of the financial sector, there's a very simple way we could make our voices heard, says Tom Hodgkinson more...
Dan Box

We should all know how RBS spends our money

Dan Box

26th October, 2009

Officials can sternly lecture the City on its excesses as much as they like: when it comes to actually regulating it, politicians just don't care. And don't want us to know... more...
Dan Box

Catastrophe bonds: a financial symptom of climate change?

Dan Box

1st September, 2009

You can't trust banks; can you trust insurers? Dan Box looks at the rise and rise of 'catastrophe bonds' - the new financial product with a very big downside more...

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