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Millennials driving sustainable investment

Increased interest in sustainable investment saw the market grow more than 33{f94e4705dd4b92c5eea9efac2f517841c0e94ef186bd3a34efec40b3a1787622} between 2014 and 2016 to $8.72trn (£6.73trn), according to a report by the US investment bank Morgan Stanley. Chris Seekings...

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A visit to London’s first zero waste store

Bulk opened at the end of August and has been doing a brisk business ever since. Katherine Martinko London's first-ever zero waste store is located on Kingsland Road in Hackney. The storefront is simple and subtle, with one small sign indicating its name, Bulk, and an...

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Should vegans eat palm oil?

The ubiquitous vegetable oil is plant-based so fits with a vegan diet, but its production can harm rainforests and biodiversity Oliver Balch As marketing slogans go, offers something aspirational. Stacked on the virtual shelves of this new online vegan...

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