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China has launched its first carbon efficient financial index, it was announced yesterday, in a bid to direct capital towards its burgeoning low-carbon industry.

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Southend-on-Sea in Essex has become the first local authority in England to secure finance from the Green Investment Bank (GIB) to overhaul its street lighting with low-energy LEDs.

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The emergence of green vehicle technologies have helped logistics giant UPS deliver a significant reduction in its carbon footprint, according to its latest sustainability report released yesterday.

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As one of the world’s most high-profile vegetarian food producers, Quorn is an inherently green company, providing alternatives to meat that offer a significantly lower carbon footprint. But three years ago the company recognised that it could become greener still, and strengthen its commercial performance in the process.

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Real estate owners should make their properties more energy efficient to attract more investment, according to the Richard Branson-backed NGO Carbon War Room.

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