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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Dan Box

Bailed-out banks should fund the Green New Deal

Dan Box

17th August, 2009

They emptied the public purse to fund their continuing largesse. Now it's time for the banks to pay us back. At phenomenally good rates... more...
Hasankeyf in Turkey

Turkish dam project scrapped, but pipeline gets go-ahead

Ecologist

13th July, 2009

Turkey's plans for a hydroelectric dam on the Tigris have been scrapped as Europe withdraws funds for a failure to meet environmental obligations, while plans for the trans-Europe Nabucco gas pipeline are ratified more...
Making greener savings

Ecologist guide to ethical finance

Ecologist

14th October, 2009

Banks, building societies, ethical funds, pensions or people - where should the discerning environmentalist put their money? more...
Ecologist Visionaries

The Visionaries

Ecologist

20th March, 2009

Mark Anslow, Laura Sevier, Dan Box and Matilda Lee profile 10 visionaries with 10 big ideas for a better world.
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Visionaries: Ann Pettifor

Ecologist

1st April 2009

Ann Pettifor has changed the world once; now she wants to do it again.
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Struggling for Éire

Molly Scott Cato

11th May, 2009

If it is not to be choked by debt and taxes, Ireland must return to the self-sufficient, localised vision of one of its founding fathers more...
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Iceland's economic meltdown: a lesson from the frontline of global finance

Molly Scott Cato

4th March, 2009

The world has watched the vertiginous collapse of the Icelandic economy in recent months with a mixture of fascination and horror. more...
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Economy distorted by multimillion pound bonuses

Nick Robins

28th January, 2009

Everyone loves a good bonus. None more so than the thousands of financiers across the globe who enjoyed ‘stonking’ payments in 2006. more...
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An end to monopoly money

Molly Scott Cato and Martin Large

1st November, 2008

Creating cash should not be the responsibility of the private banking system, but of the common wealth. Let’s get mutual, urge Molly Scott Cato and Martin Large more...
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Don't believe the hype

Stephen Hale

1st October, 2008

The current economic downturn is hard, but it’s also filled with opportunities to remake the world in a more sustainable way, says Stephen Hale

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A steady-state economy

Herman Daly

1st April, 2008

Economist Herman E Daly argues that our future depends on a new economic model, one that needs to be defined by the dynamic balance – the steady state – of the natural world upon which it depends. more...
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The Ecologist's 'Real Green Budget'

Mark Anslow

23rd March, 2007

Environmentalists had waited with baited breath for the Chancellor's 2007 Budget. Gordon Brown had intimated that it would be the 'greenest ever'. In fact, it was a resounding disappointment. more...
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Milton Friedman: Architect of Neoliberalism RIP

Paul Kingsnorth

1st December, 2006

Death is rarely something to be celebrated, but I can’t say I shed a tear last week when I heard that Milton Friedman, the father of neoliberal economics, had gone to the great free market in the sky. more...

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