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Manchester Literature Festival Launch
Oct 14/10/2016

Catherine Hughes meets Rachel Cooke and Katie Popperwell at the Manchester Literature Festival

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Forestry Visit
Oct 10/10/2016

Over the years, we have invested in a number of funds offered by FIM Services Limited. Established in 1979, FIM is an alternative investment manager specialising in real asset investments, specifically forestry and renewable energy.

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September, the month of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - Helen Tandy
Oct 07/10/2016

We now live in a world of mixed messages, we are encouraged to recycle, to reduce the rubbish going to landfill but then we also live in an increasingly throwaway society. Shops over-package things, as we are more interested in what an item looks like on the outside then the product inside. What do we then do to use the product? We throw away the packaging that made it look so outwardly pretty.

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The Masquerade of Democracy at Sports Direct
Sep 14/09/2016

In order to make wise investment decisions it is important for investment professionals to pay close attention to how a company is run. This necessitates a strong focus on corporate governance.

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Brexit: What about climate change?
Jul 08/07/2016

In the wake of Brexit, “uncertainty” has become somewhat of a buzzword. The variables and unknown quantities resulting from the displacement of various political figures in the wake of the vote to leave (or not in the case of Jeremy Corbyn) has meant the number of outcomes for the future political landscape of Britain is huge. This upheaval may cause concern for those worried about the implications for the climate, as the EU is often seen as a driver for much of UK environmental policy. With this is mind, how will the Brexit vote and subsequent political turmoil impact upon the UK’s ambitions for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions?

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Do your bit to support ethical investment research
Jul 07/07/2016

Ethex and the Social Investment Research Council (SIRC) have set up a comprehensive survey in order to research attitudes towards ethical/positive investing and saving in the UK. This survey is the largest of its type, and goes into more detail than historic surveys on the subject. The aim is to understand much more about whom social investors are and what motivates them...

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Brexit Update
Jul 04/07/2016

Back in the mists of time – well, Friday in actual fact, although a week has certainly been a long time in politics – I and colleague Kate Hewitt wrote a pair of blogs reflecting some initial thoughts on the outcome of the referendum on EU membership.

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Brexit Blog
Jun 24/06/2016

Today is a momentous day. However each of us may have voted individually, collectively the UK has voted that it wishes to leave the European Union. The gyrations in financial markets are already headline news and will continue to be so; what then does this decision mean?

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'Brexiteers' win in historic referendum
Jun 24/06/2016

Anyone who went to bed before 10 o’clock last night might have been slightly confused and surprised this morning to wake up to the news that Britain has decided it wants to leave the EU...

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Supporting community energy in Greater Manchester
Jun 21/06/2016

I know Ali Abbas and Kate Eldridge, as friends and through the work we all do campaigning for Friends of the Earth (FoE) in the North West. They came up with the idea of setting up a community energy project at the FoE Basecamp 2 years ago...

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