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Coca-Cola changes bottle shapes to cut virgin plastic use by 800 million bottles in 2025

GreenBiz

Switchover will cost bottlers and the Coca-Cola distribution network about $52 million across the U.S. and Canada.

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“Picking losers:” Choosing nuclear over renewables and efficiency will make climate crisis worse

Renew Economy

Energy expert Amory Lovins says "all of the above" rhetoric is about picking losers rather than winners, and if anyone cares about climate crisis they would not choose nuclear over renewables or energy efficiency. The post “Picking losers:” Choosing nuclear over renewables and efficiency will make climate crisis worse appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Tackling deforestation risk in financial portfolios

GreenBiz

Sponsored: The Accountability Framework supports practical steps for financial institutions to manage deforestation and related risks. Here’s how.

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How the South Pole research station could run on 100% renewable energy

Renew Economy

American researchers say renewable energy could almost completely replace diesel at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, resulting in millions of dollars in savings and a two-year payback. The post How the South Pole research station could run on 100% renewable energy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Empowering Communities: The KFC Foundation Funds $250,000 in Education & Training Projects

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KFC Foundation The KFC Foundation is awarding $250,000 in grants to 25 community-based non-profit organization projects focused on education and training. Kentucky Fried Wishes, one of the KFC Foundation’s community giving programs, invites non-profit organizations to apply for a grant to fund a project on their wish list. This year, the KFC Foundation will fund $1 million in Kentucky Fried Wishes to 100 non-profits nationwide, with 25 grants awarded quarterly based on different project categori

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Australia is back in the global race for green hydrogen with game-changing production credit

Renew Economy

A ground-breaking production tax scheme will place Australia back in the highly competitive global race for green hydrogen and its derivative products, including green metals. The post Australia is back in the global race for green hydrogen with game-changing production credit appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Forrest says hydrogen subsidy makes green iron commercially viable in Australia

Renew Economy

Andrew Forrest says hydrogen production tax credit will make green iron commercial viable in Australia. "It must be pursued," he says. The post Forrest says hydrogen subsidy makes green iron commercially viable in Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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CASE Recognized for Delivering First Sustainable UK Roadshow

3BL Media

At CNH increasing productivity for its customers in a sustainable way is a key priority. They are investing in alternative propulsion, fuel use/input cost reductions, and other innovative technologies, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. To this end, CASE Construction Equipment , a brand of CNH , has broken new ground to deliver the first certified sustainable roadshow in the UK.

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Neoen to build its biggest battery to shift energy to evening peak in nuclear-dominated Ontario

Renew Economy

Neoen to build one of world's biggest batteries to time-shift excess nuclear power in the Canadian state of Ontario. Who knew nuclear grids need battery storage? The post Neoen to build its biggest battery to shift energy to evening peak in nuclear-dominated Ontario appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Motorola Solutions Named to Women in Tech Council’s 2024 Shatter List

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Motorola Solutions is proud to be named to the Women Tech Council ’s 2024 Shatter List , joining a leading group of companies dedicated to fostering a culture that promotes equality within the tech industry. The Shatter List recognizes technology companies that are committed to breaking the glass ceiling in their workplace by removing barriers that prevent women from advancing in their careers.

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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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After a decade of chaos, Labor finally pivots Australia away from dig-and-ship petrostate to post carbon world

Renew Economy

Labor's production tax credit (PTC) model for critical minerals and green hydrogen is a clear acknowledgement that Australia can’t simply leave it to free markets when other countries. The post After a decade of chaos, Labor finally pivots Australia away from dig-and-ship petrostate to post carbon world appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Why We Should Stop Telling Employees To Advocate for Themselves

3BL Media

Originally published on HR Dive By Kristy Lilas Kristy Lilas is vice president of diversity, inclusion and belonging at GoDaddy. In an era that champions self-advocacy as a pathway to professional success, it is important to recognize that it can only go so far, especially for people from marginalized communities. For individuals facing biases — both unconscious and systemic — the expectation of self-advocacy can pose unique challenges and create complex team dynamics.

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Labor budget pledges billions to green hydrogen, solar, batteries and household rebates

Renew Economy

Budget promises $6.7 billion for green hydrogen over a decade, as well as more billions for solar, batteries, critical minerals and household energy rebates. The post Labor budget pledges billions to green hydrogen, solar, batteries and household rebates appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Medtronic Among America’s Best Companies for Workplace Fairness

3BL Media

For the second consecutive year, Medtronic is ranked No. 2 on Fair 360’s (formerly DiversityInc) 2024 Top 50 Companies for Workplace Fairness—maintaining our highest-ever ranking on the list. It’s our third straight year in the top 10. “We’re deeply honored to be recognized by Fair360 in this way,” said Dr. Sally Saba, Medtronic Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer and President of the Medtronic Foundation.

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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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Turning point: Biggest spend on clean energy, but households need more than budget sugar hit

Renew Economy

Budget hailed for "historic" spend and commitment on clean energy, but critics say households need more than a sugar hit of rebates. The post Turning point: Biggest spend on clean energy, but households need more than budget sugar hit appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Launches Technical Committee With Ahold Delhaize, Emd and Taylor Fresh Foods

3BL Media

PARIS, May 14, 2024 /3BL/ - The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to present the participants of its newly formed Technical Committee. As the consumer goods industry’s benchmark of choice to help drive trust and harmonisation among sustainability standards worldwide, the SSCI launched its Technical Committee to oversee the technical processes including reviewing the benchmarking process, incorporating lessons from past years, optimising efficiency,

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Too late to turn back dial on energy transition, Penny Sharpe says

Renew Economy

NSW energy minister says it is to late to turn back dial on energy transition, despite the naysayers in the media and the fragile political support. The post Too late to turn back dial on energy transition, Penny Sharpe says appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Albertsons Companies’ SoCal Division Volunteers at Baby2Baby’s Annual Mother’s Day Celebration

3BL Media

Albertsons Companies' SoCal Division's Women's Inspiration and Inclusion Network had an amazing time volunteering at Baby2Baby 's annual Mother's Day Celebration at The Grove in Los Angeles! We helped distribute nutritious food donated by Albertsons as well as other basic essentials and special Mother's Day gifts to the moms and children they serve.

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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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ATCO Ltd. - On Target 2023 Sustainability Report Presents ATCO's Strong Environmental Social and Governance Performance

Global Renewable News

ATCO Ltd. (TSX: ACO.X) (TSX: ACO.Y) / Canadian Utilities Limited (TSX: CU)Today (May 6), ATCO released its 2023 Sustainability Report highlighting the company's sustainability.

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Keysight Releases 2023 Corporate Social Responsibility Report and Disclosures

3BL Media

Report highlights progress in environmental, social, and governance efforts worldwide and details achievements in fostering an inclusive environment Keysight significantly surpassed many 2023 Corporate Social Responsibility key impact goals SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 14, 2024 /3BL/ - Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) released its 2023 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report , highlighting the company’s recent environmental sustainability, social impact, ethical business and governance,

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2023 was the hottest summer in two thousand years

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers have found that 2023 was the hottest summer in the Northern Hemisphere in the past two thousand years, almost four degrees warmer than the coldest summer during the same period.

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Digging Deeper: EPA's Dive Into PFAS Pollution Through Data Collection

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been the subject of growing concern due to their persistence in the environment and potential health risks. Now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking a significant step forward in understanding and addressing PFAS contamination through a comprehensive data gathering initiative involving publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and industrial facilities.

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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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15 Countries that Produce the Most Geothermal Energy in the World - Global Geothermal Market and Technology Assessment report by the International Renewable Energy Agency

Global Renewable News

In this article, we will look into the 15 countries that produce the most geothermal energy in the world. If you want to skip our detailed analysis, you can go directly to the 5 Countries that Produce.

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Travel & Tourism’s Impact on Global Warming

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Four decades ago the United Nations projected that the travel and tourism industry would be ranked very high among the world’s top industry categories for economic impact. Last year, Bloomberg News reported that the World Travel & Tourism Council’s data projects the industry’s contribution to the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) to be about US$16 trillion by the end of the decade, or 12% of total GDP (with $3 trillion of those annual revenues within the United States).

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Baker Hughes Company - Ignis Energy and Baker Hughes announce strategic collaboration to unlock vast potential of geothermal reservoirs

Global Renewable News

ignis H2 Energy Inc., a pioneering geothermal energy company and Baker Hughes, a global leader in energy technology, are excited to announce their strategic collaboration aimed at unlocking the vast p.

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Black & Veatch ‘Smart Grid’ Project in Canada Wins Prestigious Innovation Award

3BL Media

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 14, 2024 /3BL/ — Designed and built by global infrastructure solutions leader Black & Veatch, a newly unveiled, technology-driven “smart grid” for the power utility serving Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, has won the Innovation Excellence Award by the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA). The prestigious award to PUC Distribution Inc. — the local electricity distribution utility in Sault Ste.

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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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FirstEnergy Corp. - Installation of 1,650 New LED Streetlights to Brighten the City of SylvaniaSwitch to LEDs estimated to save city nearly $77,000 in electricity costs each year

Global Renewable News

FirstEnergy electric company (NYSE: FE) Toledo Edison recently kicked off the City of Sylvania's $342,000 streetlight conversion project in Lucas County by installing the first of 1,650 LED street.

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Power Surge: Local Students Are Left Speechless by Full Tuition Scholarships

3BL Media

Pepco | The Source We recently hosted several Howard University Students who are 2024 Pepco Power Scholars. They were left speechless after Pepco provided a power surge toward their tuition. Pepco Power Scholars program funds need and merit-based scholarships as well as internships, mentorships, and networking to engineering, computer science and finance students.

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First Citizens Bank - First Citizens Bank Serves as Sole Bookrunner and Co-Lead Arranger on $150 Million in Financing for Battery Energy Storage Projects

Global Renewable News

First Citizens Bank today (May 14) announced that its Energy Finance business served as sole bookrunner and co-lead arranger on financings totaling more than $150 million for two Apex Clean Energy (.

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American Airlines Honors Veterans With Special Journey to Normandy for the 80th Anniversary of D-Day

3BL Media

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 14, 2024 /3BL/ - American Airlines proudly announces a historic endeavor to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. On May 31, American will fly 70 World War II veterans to France on a donated charter flight to honor them for their service and sacrifice. "We’re honored to play a part in helping this group of heroic veterans return to Normandy," said David Seymour, American’s Chief Operating Officer and a veteran of the U.S.

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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.