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  • INVESTING IN OFF-GRID RENEWABLES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD

    The Guardian has an interesting article this week on investments in off-grid renewables in the developing world. At the climate talks in Paris this past December, the topic of how to finance developing countries in order to assist in the transition to clean energy was......

  • CAN BROWNFIELDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN POST-BREXIT HOUSING CRISIS?

    The housing crisis in the UK featured frequently in the public debate leading up to the EU referendum, and many thought the bubble would burst after June’s decision to Brexit. Blue and Green tomorrow has an article this week discussing the potential – or lack......

  • BASING POLICY-MAKING ON WHAT WORKS

    In an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Michele Jolin argues that in order to rebuild Americans’ faith in their government, policy-makers should focus on finding and funding solutions to social problems that are backed by evidence and data. Currently, a large majority (61%......

  • BIG SOCIETY CAPITAL’S FIRST INDEPENDENT STAKEHOLDER SURVEY

    Big Society Capital recently published its first independent stakeholder survey. The survey was commissioned by the organisation to gain a better understanding of how its work supporting social sector organisations to access affordable finance is viewed by charities, social enterprises and investors and other stakeholders.......

  • CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE LAW

    Bloomberg has an article on the decision by a federal appeals court in Chicago this week to uphold the regulatory practice that enables the US government to account for projected costs of climate change.  According to Bloomberg, the decision comes less than a week after......

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