The Green Party has pledged to reform private pensions, channeling some of the money spent on pension relief towards creating a "more generous" state pension.
The Green party has announced it will push to increase the top rate of tax to 60p in the pound if it gains influence in the General Election.
Half of the general public are most threatened by rising food and energy prices, with only 13% citing recession as their primary financial concern, according to the AIC.
Zurich has opened the latest tranche of its Green Guaranteed Account.
Pictet Funds (PF) has branched out with the launch of the (LUX) Timber fund in the fast-growing green investment area.
Isle of Man boutique The Premier Group has launched a new fund investing in UK waste management and recycling facilities.
AIFA has published its green policy in a bid to persuade the adviser community to be socially responsible and increase awareness of environmental impacts.
Impax, the specialist environmental investment company, has reported a 146% increase in before tax profit for the half-year ended 31 March 2008, to £1.59m.
Over half of the public are willing to put money in ethical investments even though they assume the returns will be less than mainstream offerings, new research suggests.
Four out of five advisers find information on green and ethical investments is limited or hard to come by, according to a survey by the Association of Independent Financial Advisers (AIFA).
Landlords could avoid up to £600 of tax by taking advantage of ‘green' tax breaks when upgrading their properties, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA).
The majority of IFAs feel clients will no longer accept underperformance from green and environmental funds, Virgin Money research reveals.
Investments in UK green and ethical retail funds reached £8.9bn last year, an 18% rise on 2006, according to ethical fund research company EIRIS.
Jupiter has backed Shadow Chancellor George Osborne's plan for a Green Individual Savings Account (GISA), which would allow individuals to invest in green strategies tax-free.
Ethical fund managers Rathbone Greenbank are profiting from the mining boom by targeting the metal recycling industry.
Impax Asset Management will boost its Green fund range by launching a new Environmental Leaders offering.
New Virgin Money research suggests more than half of advisers are willing to pour their own money into green funds.
Investment opportunities in the environmental sector will continue to rise as more large corporations accelerate efforts to tackle climate change concerns, Impax Asset Management CEO Ian Simm says.
Many ethical and socially responsible funds are investing in stocks which do little to tackle climate change, according to a new report.
Advisers have seen a 30% fall in requests for mortgage advice during the final quarter of 2007, according to Unbiased.co.uk.
The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has lauded efforts by Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley to abide by 'Carbon Principles'.
Standard Life Investments (SLI) has announced its ethical funds will no longer invest in airline stocks.
Allianz is hoping its new RCM Global EcoTrends fund can ‘clean up' as tighter regulation controls drive prospects in global environmental solutions.
Jupiter is confident the green investment argument will be further bolstered by initiatives such as last week's European Commission Renewable Energy Directive.