A logo for Italian energy company Eni is drawn on the ground with the words 'Fake Green' during a protest outside its headquarters. Many governments continue to subsidise the fossil fuel industry, the main emitter of greenhouse gases, on a grand scale. Photograph: Stefano Montesi/Corbis/Getty

Greenwashing: loosely defined as a form of marketing spin to play up one’s green credentials. It’s an accusation typically levelled at companies overe(...)

Earth is on course to experience global warming of between 3.5 and 4 degrees by 2100. This will result in an unparalleled climate catastrophe.  Photograph:  John Giles/PA

Imagine a world where between one and two billion people are exposed to heat and humidity that is consistent with human life expectancy of just six ho(...)

Business leaders arrive for a meeting at 11 Downing Street with chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Tax cuts for banks and lighter regulation of the City of London are essential if the financial services sector is to thrive post-Brexit, top financier(...)

Acquisition of Finovation and My Future Now by Legal & General Retail Retirement will support the UK firm’s retirement and defined-contribution pensions business.  Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico

Irish financial services company Finovation has been acquired by Legal & General for an undisclosed sum. The company, which trades as My Future (...)

Few expect sterling’s respite to last for long. Photograph: Getty

Sterling bounced back a touch against the euro and the dollar on Wednesday after four days of steep losses. Most analysts see the rebound as temporar(...)

  Philip Green, whose retail empire faces a make-or-break vote on its future on Wednesday as it seeks approval for its restructuring plans, deciding the fate of 18,000 employees.   Photograph:   Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

Philip Green’s Arcadia fashion group has secured backing for a controversial restructuring plan after a meeting of creditors voted to approve it. The(...)

The proceeds from the deal will be reinvested in Legal & General’s growing core businesses.

Legal & General has agreed to sell its general insurance business to Allianz Holdings for £242 million (€274 million), the company has announced. (...)

Climate change activists stage a protest outside the HM Treasury building in central London, during environmental protests by the Extinction Rebellion group. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Earlier this month, Bank of England governor Mark Carney and his French counterpart, Villeroy de Galhau, warned that limiting global temperature incre(...)

One structure being considered would see UBS hive off its asset-management unit and fold it into Deutsche’s DWS in exchange for shares in the larger group. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The asset-management arms of Deutsche Bank and UBS are in serious talks to merge, according to people close to the discussions, in a deal that would c(...)

Actor Emma Thompson takes part in the Extinction Rebellion protest at Oxford Circus in London

Bank of England governor Mark Carney forged an unlikely – and no doubt unwitting – alliance with London’s climate change protesters this week: a warni(...)

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