Green Innovation & Finance


Number of green scaleups drops by 10% year on year

The number of green businesses growing turnover at 20% over past three years drops by 10% to 256, according to The Scaleup Institute


Insurers say rules reform will free up billions for investment

Scrapping EU rules over how insurance companies can invest will free up £80bn between them, say two of Britain's biggest insurers

Venture Capital Funding

Tory peer Lord Wei calls for tax breaks for green VC funds

Lord Wei of Shoreditch also calls for pension funds to invest up to 5% of their assets into transformative social and environmental technology

Venture Capital Funding

Future Planet Capital closes £3m crowdfunding within days

Impact investor Future Planet Capital, which has £300m invested to date, closes £3m crowdfund raise through Seedrs within one week


Qatar to invest billions in British green technology start-ups

Gulf state in talks with VCs and private equity about creating multi-billion fund to create five green tech unicorns by 2030

Growth Planning

Government to focus on green tech and AI in new industrial strategy

New industrial strategy reflects priorities of prime minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings to create UK equivalent of US technology agency


Why your business should pivot to the green economic recovery

Britain’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2050 creates a huge opportunity for businesses to pivot to the coming green energy revolution, says Andrew Jamieson.


HSBC launches Green Loans aimed at small businesses

HSBC offers Green Loans in excess of £300,000 to small businesses that want to invest in sustainability or show how green they are


Financing for innovative and growing businesses finally takes centre stage

National law firm Ashfords LLP announces that it is currently formulating a response to the government consultation, ‘Financing Growth in Innovative Firms’, which is seeking to address factors affecting the supply of capital for innovative and growing businesses.

Legislation and Regulation

Why UK landfills are a ticking time bomb

UK businesses play a critical role in reducing the amount of waste directed to Britain's overstretched landfills. Ecosurety's Robbie Staniforth writes.


The first working day without coal: how is the UK coping?

Today marks the first working day without coal in the UK since the industrial revolution, according to National Grid, which could herald a catalyst in bringing renewables into the mainstream. Is the UK ready?


“I fear we’re misunderstanding Trump’s agenda” says keynote at the Green Innovation & Finance Awards

The ever-controversial American president aside, the Green Innovation & Finance Awards celebrated the achievements of the known champions and unsung heroes of the green economy. Here are the winners for 2017.