The Environment Pages
Environmental issues affect us all in every aspect of our lives today, from business and investment to leisure.
In every issue of The Market, our expert writers look at the latest concerns for the environment. We regularly cover topics such as energy production and new green technologies, conservation and ethical investments. The features are always balanced and informative, giving our readers the latest important facts from all sides without jargon or the political agendas that so often dominate this important subject.
In a recent issue we interviewed free-diver Tanya Streeter about her work with Plastic Oceans. See video clip below to find out more ...
Please see some examples of recent environmental features below -
The Nuclear Energy Debate
Q: “What’s the answer to global warming?"
A: “A nuclear winter.”
Yes, it’s an old joke churned out too often by politicians, but it says a lot about the paradox of nuclear as an energy source. Is it a safe, clean form of energy that could replace fossil fuels, or is it a sinister, mistrusted and little-understood technology that could wipe out the world in a flash - literally?
How Ethical do You Want to be?
Investors are increasingly choosing to invest their money ethically. But what does 'ethically' mean, how do you go about it and does ethical investing mean sacrificing investment returns?
Ethical and green investing have become mainstream. There is now much more choice available to investors with conscience. The market was traditionally defined by what not to invest in, no investment in companies that manufactured or traded in arms, or were involved with nuclear power, or purveyed alcohol, tobacco, pornography or carried out testing on animals. While this is still an approach that suits many investors, it has become important to separate out two different investment strategies, explains John Ditchfield, managing partner at Barchester Green Investment, an independent financial adviser (IFA) specialising in socially responsible, environmental and ethical investment...