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In the final Capitas Green Briefing of the year, we’re recapping some of the biggest sustainability stories of the last 12 months. The year of climate action got off to a flying start as it was revealed in January that renewable energy had overtaken fossil fuels as the UK’s main energy source in 2020, accounting...
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With COP26 marking out the next phase of the journey to reaching net zero, much of the focus has been whether enough is being done to achieve the 1.5C target of the Paris Agreement. Reaching net zero As hosts of COP26, there was intense focus on how the UK would deliver on its commitment to...
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We’re delighted to announce we’ve been named winners of the ‘Pay Per Use / Pay for Outcome Finance Development Award’ at this year’s Asset Finance Connect Awards. The award was given in recognition of the market leadership role Capitas has taken in developing commercially-attractive Energy as a Service (EaaS) solutions, which can be applied to...
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The United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference is now just weeks away. With a string of stories highlighting how much climate action still needs to be taken, it is easy to understand why this pivotal event needs to be more than a talking shop. At COP 21 in 2015, the landmark Paris Agreement was reached...
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Driving is woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. But with the forthcoming ban in 2030 on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans, it has brought the mass adoption of electric vehicles into even sharper focus, as the UK aims to be the leader in terms of decarbonising its transport...
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With less than 100 days until the COP26 Climate Change Conference, the green ambitions of the UK and how carbon emission reduction targets can be achieved remains under the spotlight. Now, the devastating report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that time is running out to avert a climate crisis, providing...
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We’re delighted to announce we’ve been shortlisted for this year’s BusinessGreen Leaders Awards for Consultancy of the Year. The awards shine a light on the UK’s leading green businesses, with entries judged rigorously by a panel of sustainability professionals and leaders. This year there were more than 300 entries, with judges saying that the strength...
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Given its impacts across every aspect of UK life, the sector will no doubt be analysing the repercussions of the Government’s announcement that Covid restrictions will largely be lifted in England on 19 July. Much has been written on the interplay between Covid, sustainability and future green business. Hastening financial products that ramp sustainability growth...
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The big talking point recently has been the G7 Conference. Ahead of the gathering of the world’s seven most advanced economic nations, the UK, as presidents of the group in 2021, has been pushing for greater progress in ensuring financial markets support lower greenhouse gas emissions. When Chancellor Rishi Sunak met with finance ministers and...
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In 2021 Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced the introduction of temporarily increased tax reliefs for the purchase of qualifying assets with the aim of stimulating business investment and promoting economic growth and recovery. We’ve created a quick guide to help you understand the new super-deduction tax. What is the super-deduction tax? From 1 April 2021...
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