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forestry climate change

A new report has found that although climate finance can be particularly effective in sectors such as renewable energy, funding is not efficient when it comes to protecting forests and the rights of the wildlife that inhabits them. According to Climate Focus’s “Finance for Forests” report, which examines how effectively

pharmaceuticals investment

The pharmaceuticals and chemistry industry in the UK has continued to grow in the third quarter of 2017, with around 13 per cent of firms reporting an increase in sales in the three months to September. According to the Chemical Industries Association, the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries already add £14.4

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Climate change affecting investgment

Sustainability is going to play an increasingly important role in the future of investments, according to a recent report on the outlook of sustainable investments in 2018. In the Schroders Sustainability Outlook 2018 report, Global Head of Stewardship at the asset management firm, Jessica Ground, said that challenges presented by the impact


Trump's Tax Reform Bill, which has passed through the Senate, is set to benefit real estate investors who have put their cash into REITs. This is all down to a last-minute change to the Bill, which will enable real estate businesses to enjoy cuts afforded to partnerships and other 'pass-through'


Investing in commodities continues to be a wise decision for 2018, according to investment bank Goldman Sachs, which has been flying the flag for the alternative asset class for some time now. The overriding reason for the bank’s bullishness is its prediction that commodity prices will continue to rise in

biomass projects

Private investment could hold the key to closing the gap between the amount of cash needed to help control climate change and the amount actually available. This is according to the CEO of a leading conservation organisation, who has written a piece on the subject for Forbes and the Huffington