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Bowen unveils new offshore wind zone with room for up to 20GW of turbines

Renew Economy

Federal government launches consultation on sixth and final offshore wind energy development zone, an area off the coast of Bunbury in south-western Western Australia. The post Bowen unveils new offshore wind zone with room for up to 20GW of turbines appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The multiplier effect: 5 tips to create effective partnerships

GreenBiz

Organizations must work in tandem toward common goals to achieve scalable transformation and amplify sustainability impact.

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Does the SEC climate rule really matter? Investors will still demand disclosure

GreenBiz

Attacks against ESG reporting have done little to dampen investors’ demand for consistent and comparable sustainability information.

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Works begin on giant Queensland Tesla battery at site of former coal plant

Renew Economy

Construction starts on 250MW, two-hour big battery that will store solar generated by Ipswich rooftops and help wean the Queensland grid off coal. The post Works begin on giant Queensland Tesla battery at site of former coal plant appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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Eaton Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Facility in the Dominican Republic, Increasing Supply of Fuses Vital to Global Energy Transition and Electrification

3BL Media

Eaton to add 300 skilled manufacturing jobs in Santiago Recent Eaton investments in North American manufacturing total almost $750 million SANTIAGO, Dominican Republic, February 16, 2024 /3BL/ - Intelligent power management company Eaton is opening a new assembly plant in Santiago de los Caballeros, the company’s fifth manufacturing site in the Dominican Republic, to meet growing customer demand for its fuses.

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Is rush to build affordable housing putting homes in the line of fire (and floods)?

Corporate Knights

As governments at all levels race to cut through a tangle of planning regulations in order to speed the development of affordable ­– or at least more affordable ­­– housing, a potentially thorny question from a different crisis looms over this one. In our rush to build new supply, will governments, lenders and developers ensure that the new housing is capable of withstanding climate-related catastrophes, or are they content to take the path of least resilience?

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DOE awards $4 million to build local energy incubators

GreenBiz

Here are the innovation hubs that were awarded grants from the US DOE to support clean energy startups in their regions.

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Aisha Bowe on Supporting Women Leaders in STEM: “You Are a Mentor the Moment You Think You Are”

3BL Media

Logitech’s Women Who Master series celebrates the achievements of women leaders in STEM. This installment tells the story of Aisha Bowe, former aerospace engineer and current CEO of two tech companies, who has unique insights into guiding the next generation of STEM women. If you could go back in time and tell young Aisha Bowe that she would run not one but two tech companies in the future, she probably wouldn’t believe you.

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Microplastics found in every human placenta tested

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers reported finding microplastics in all 62 of the placenta samples tested, with concentrations ranging from 6.5 to 790 micrograms per gram of tissue.

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Nearly Half of Companies Still Using Spreadsheets to Manage ESG Data: KPMG Survey

ESG Today

Most large companies are gearing up their ESG data and reporting capabilities, with the vast majority planning to increase investments on sustainability-related software and workforce capabilities over the next few years, yet while most feel confident that they are ahead of the curve in these areas, nearly half report that they are still using spreadsheets to manage their ESG data, according to the results of a new survey released by professional services firm KPMG US.

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Mastering Supply Chain Sustainability: Where Does ESG Fit In?

Speaker: Hortense Grouvel

In this new webinar, you will learn firsthand how to set up a sustainable supply chain program that will help meet increasing ESG requirements stemming from regulators, customers, consumers, and investors alike. Hortense Grouvel, ESG expert at IntegrityNext, and Sean Whelan, Global Senior Manager at Halliburton, will look at how ensuring compliance will also help you increase sustainability performance, resilience, and innovation, allowing you to unlock the full potential of your supply chain op

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HSBC, Google team up to deploy $1 billion in climate tech financing

GreenBiz

These two powerhouses are joining forces to accelerate the decarbonization of global companies.

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Concrete pours and modules arrive for South Australia’s biggest battery storage project

Renew Economy

Concrete pours have been completed and the first of battery modules have arrived on the site of South Australia's biggest battery project. The post Concrete pours and modules arrive for South Australia’s biggest battery storage project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Bath & Body Works Explores Black History With Associate Visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture

3BL Media

In celebration of Black History Month, Bath & Body Works sponsored a special associate visit to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Associates traveled from Columbus, Ohio and New York and were met by local D.C. colleagues for a full day of learning and exploration at the 400,000-square-foot museum.

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WIC Capital invests in a local snack food company in Senegal

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, February 20 – Most African markets are heavily dependent on imported food products, despite the fact that most Africans depend on agriculture. The post WIC Capital invests in a local snack food company in Senegal appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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California Approves $1.9 Billion Investment in Clean Transportation Infrastructure

ESG Today

The California Energy Commission announced that it has approved a plan to invest $1.9 billion through 2027 on projects aimed at expanding infrastructure for zero emissions vehicles and transportation, including the buildout of an EV charging and hydrogen refueling network. Transportation, including fuel production, accounts for roughly half of California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and 80% of the state’s air pollutants.

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What Comcast learned from issuing its $1 billion green bond

GreenBiz

The market for sustainability bonds reached almost $940 billion in 2023, with more growth expected in 2024.

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Bob Brown arrested at protest defending Tasmania’s giant trees

Renew Economy

Veteran environmentalist Bob Brown and two supporters have been charged over a logging protest in defence of Tasmania's giant trees. The post Bob Brown arrested at protest defending Tasmania’s giant trees appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Mary Kay and 15 North Texas Companies Are Rooting for Trees With the Arbor Day Foundation

3BL Media

Good things come in trees! Have you ever thought of trees as solutions for climate and ecological resilience, health and well-being, and economic inclusion? That was the business case presented by the Arbor Day Foundation at a roundtable hosted by Mary Kay that gathered sustainability & ESG leaders of 15 companies from North Texas at the end of January.

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What Questions Are Brands Asking About Their ESG Initiatives Ahead of 2024?

Temperatures are rising (and not just metaphorically) as key stakeholders anxiously anticipate the outcomes of COP28. While companies reconsider their 2024 environmental sustainability strategies, there is another aspect of ESG that deserves exploring, the social sector. In the latest edition of "Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Sagittarius Edition", 3BL hones in on this sign’s bold quality of asking questions others are burning to know the answers to.

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Exposure to Agent Orange damages brain tissue in ways similar to Alzheimer's disease

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Agent Orange, an herbicide used during the Vietnam War, is a known toxin with wide-ranging health effects. Even though Agent Orange has not been used for decades, there is increasing interest in its effects on the brain health of aging veterans. A new study reveals the mechanisms by which Agent Orange affects the brain and how those processes can lead to neurodegenerative diseases.

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Singapore to Require Sustainable Aviation Fuel Use on All Departing Flights from 2026

ESG Today

Singapore Minister for Transport Chee Hong Tat announced today the launch of the Singapore Sustainable Air Hub Blueprint, outlining a series of key actions aimed at decarbonizing Singapore’s aviation sector, including new rules mandating that all departing flights be required to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), beginning at 1% from 2026, and expected to increase in following years.

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DOE awards $4 million to build regional energy incubators

GreenBiz

Here are the innovation hubs that were awarded grants from the U.S. DOE to support clean energy startups in their regions.

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Wind and solar are delivering an energy transition at record speed

Renew Economy

As Dutton renews call for renewables to be stopped and coal closures suspended until nuclear is built, wind and solar are delivering the fastest transition the world has seen. The post Wind and solar are delivering an energy transition at record speed appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Silver Lining to Corporate DEI Challenges

In our latest edition of Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Scorpio Edition, 3BL embraces the perspective of one of the zodiac's most misunderstood signs: Scorpio. While this sign often has a darker view of the world, they do not shy away from shining a light on controversial topics. This month we take a deep dive into corporate pullback of DEI and how companies can utilize astrological advice to reinvent its social impact communication.

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What technology trends are shaping the mobility sector?

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Technological innovation is transforming every aspect of the mobility sector, and more companies are beginning to investigate disruptive technology. A McKinsey analysis identifies the trends to watch.

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By growing animal cells in rice grains, scientists dish up hybrid food

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

From lab-grown chicken to cricket-derived protein, these innovative alternatives offer hope for a planet struggling with the environmental and ethical impacts of industrial agriculture. Now, scientists add a new recipe to the list -- cultured beef rice -- by growing animal muscle and fat cells inside rice grains. The method results in a nutritious and flavorful hybrid food that, once commercialized, could offer a more affordable protein alternative with a smaller carbon footprint.

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JPMorgan AM Exits Climate Action 100+

ESG Today

JPMorgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has withdrawn from Climate Action 100+, a climate-focused investor network focused on engaging with companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and implement climate transition plans. According to a statement from a JPMAM spokesperson, the firm’s decision follows the development of its internal engagement capabilities, allowing the company to act on its own.

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Is Ted O’Brien a fit for purpose shadow energy minister?

Renew Economy

In pursuit of blind, dogged virtue signalling to their base, the Coalition is prepared to sacrifice what remains of the Liberal Party in favour of a declining rural constituency. The post Is Ted O’Brien a fit for purpose shadow energy minister? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Supercharge Your ESG Content This Libra Season

Throughout Climate Week, a feeling of urgency on tackling the climate crisis was palpable. Yet, questions continue to linger about corporate progress. Are we truly moving the needle or are we stuck in a cycle of empty statements and a flood of reports and guidelines? In the latest edition of Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Libra Edition , we use Climate Week outcomes to explore how brands can communicate progress credibly.

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JPMorgan's Exit From Climate Group Sparks 'Greenhushing' Debate

Alaistair Marsh

After the bank’s asset-management arm said it was leaving Climate Action 100+, investors are questioning if this means money managers are growing fearful of anti-ESG backlash.

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Environmental monitoring offers low-cost tool for typhoid fever surveillance

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers can accurately track where typhoid fever cases are highest by monitoring environmental samples for viruses called bacteriophages that specifically infect the bacterium that causes typhoid fever.

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AIB Appoints Paul Travers as Managing Director of New Climate Capital Unit

ESG Today

Ireland-based banking group AIB announced the appointment of Paul Travers to the newly created role of Managing Director Climate Capital, with responsibility for driving the bank’s expanded green lending activities focused on renewable energy companies and critical infrastructure projects across Ireland, the UK, Europe and North America. The new appointment follows the launch by AIB of a new three-year strategy, with an enhanced focus on greening the bank’s loan book including by increasing its

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These workshops offer an alternative to throwaway culture

GreenBiz

Repair clinics bring power to the people. Here’s why businesses should care.

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How Will Virgo Season Impact Your ESG Communication?

3BL’s in-house experts merge the celestial wisdom of astrology with current environmental, social, governance (ESG) communication trends to offer a unique perspective and practical advice on sharing your company’s commitments effectively. 3BL’s new “Navigating ESG Comms through the Cosmos” series begins with Virgo season! In this edition, we delve into: How businesses have responded to environmental disasters over the past few months and why you can expect a continued focus on the climate crisis