Fri.Feb 16, 2024

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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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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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From Concept to Reality: Real-life sustainability and ESG case studies on realizing the promise of generative AI

GreenBiz

AI holds great promise: Better answers. Saving time. Driving revenue. Until now, these promises have been largely conceptual, especially when applied to specific verticals such as sustainability and ESG.

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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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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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How Corporates Should Navigate Opportunities and Liability in the VCM in 2024

GreenBiz

In 2024, the voluntary carbon market will undergo significant shifts– from CORSIA deadlines going into effect, new carbon border taxes and continued momentum in Article 6.2. Changes to how carbon credits can be counted toward net zero progress, including the Scope 3 claim from the VCMI and the ISO’s expansion of the role of carbon credits presents a huge opportunity for buyers.

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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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Unlocking Accountability for the Just Transition: Revised GRI Climate Change and Energy Standards

3BL Media

The GRI North America team made a significant impact at GreenBiz24 this year, including hosting a side event and moderating a panel. A recurring theme was the topic of ‘just transition’, imperative for organizations working towards reducing their climate change related impacts, on society and the environment. Recently, GRI has announced plans for new Climate Change and Energy Standards , with the corresponding drafts made available for public comment until February 29th.

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Hertz electric fleet sell-off does not spell doom for future of EVs

Corporate Knights

Hertz’s announcement in January that it would sell off nearly one-third of its electric car rental fleet sparked widespread speculation about what the deeper meaning might be for the EV market. But a closer look at the rental company’s plans, and the broader EV landscape, reveals the answer is: not much. “Make no mistake, we are developing a clear understanding of the key levers needed to deliver a more profitable EV rental fleet in a world that is moving toward electrification,” Hertz CEO and C

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CNH Makes Top 5% in S&P Global Yearbook and Triumphs in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

3BL Media

S&P Global – a leading authority in financial information and analytics – has ranked CNH as one of the strongest performers in its 2024 Sustainability Yearbook. The Company placed in the top 5% among the over 9,400 companies rated in the annual S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment. This latest result adds to the recent second place ranking CNH received from S&P Global’s Dow Jones Sustainability TM World and North America Indices ( DJSI World and DJSI North America ), scorin

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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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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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Gildan Included in CDP’s Leadership Band and in S&P Global’s Sustainability Yearbook

3BL Media

MONTREAL, February 16, 2024 /3BL/ - Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) (“Gildan” or the “Company”) is pleased to share that it has been included in CDP’s Leadership band for its 2023 climate change disclosures for the fourth time. In addition, Gildan was also included in the Sustainability Yearbook 2024 by S&P Global for the 12 th consecutive year, based on S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) in 2023.

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Advanced artificial photosynthesis catalyst uses CO2 more efficiently to create biodegradable plastics

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

A research team that had previously succeeded in synthesizing fumaric acid using bicarbonate and pyruvic acid, and carbon dioxide collected directly from the gas phase as one of the raw materials, has now created a new photosensitizer and developed a new artificial photosynthesis technology, effectively doubling the yield of fumaric acid production compared to the previous method.

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Albertsons Companies’ Mid-Atlantic Division Celebrates Lunar New Year

3BL Media

Albertsons’ Mid-Atlantic Division recently hosted in-store celebrations in ACME and Safeway stores to honor Lunar New Year. These events included demonstrations and samples of authentic dishes and treats like coconut rice, tofu, noodles and tea. There were lion dance performances from Fong’s Hung Ga Lion Dance Team and Wong People Association, live Erhu music from Chinese multi-instrumentalist Qin Qian, a traditional tea ceremony, face painting for the kids and more!

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McKinsey insurance leadership on 2024 trends and innovations

McKinsey Sustainabilty

As insurance executives plan for the new year, what’s top of mind? What areas are ripe for innovation? McKinsey Senior Partners Jörg Mußhoff and Fritz Nauck discuss these and other topics.

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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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How Menu Hacks Landed Shift Lead Antonia a Spot in Taco Bell’s Menu Blast

3BL Media

Originally published by Taco Bell At Taco Bell, our Brand Values (Be Fan-Led, Be People-First, Be Fearless, Be Different) are found and reflected in everything we do. This season, we’re highlighting core value #1, Be Fan-Led. Being fan-led means we take cues from our fans, customers and team members to deliver innovative crave worthy experiences that have a positive impact on our people, industry and planet.

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The Week in Impact Investing: New Narratives 

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! In the Brief: ? Flipping the script. “Don’t get too flipped out,” one Federal Reserve banker urged investors when. The post The Week in Impact Investing: New Narratives appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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KeyBank Celebrates Opening of New, Full-Service Branch in Erie, PA, Grant To Support a Local Non-Profit

3BL Media

Today KeyBank held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new, full-service, state-of-the-art branch in Erie, PA. The new Downtown Erie branch is located at 1401 State Street and several leaders from KeyBank and Erie attended the celebration. “On behalf of everyone at Key, I want to share how excited we are about the opportunity this new branch provides for us to become a pillar of downtown Erie, deepening relationships within the region,” said Victor Laurenza, KeyBank Western PA Market Pres

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NIS2 compliance for industrial networks: Are you ready?

Cisco CSR

Since the European Union (EU) signed the second version of the Network and Information Security (NIS2) Directive in December 2022, there has been a real frenzy all around Europe about it.

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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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Celebrating Black Excellence: Amplifying Our Partners’ Voices

3BL Media

Originally published on NRG Energy Insights By NRG Editorial Voices As we celebrate Black History Month, we’re reminded of the strength, resilience, and exceptional achievements of the Black community. This month provides an opportunity to listen and learn from the narratives that have shaped history and continue to influence our present. To highlight Black excellence in our community, we interviewed two of our partners to share their successes and acknowledge the difference their hard work is m

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Consumers: Spending more to buy less

McKinsey Sustainabilty

US consumers are purchasing fewer items across categories, reflecting subtle shifts in shopping behavior with meaningful consequences for consumer-packaged-goods players.

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Collaborative Value Creation in ESG

3BL Media

Mandi McReynolds looks back on her conversation on the value of collaboration in ESG with Noel Kinder, chief sustainability officer at Nike, and Brian Matt, head of ESG advisory at the New York Stock Exchange. Listen in as the trio discusses ESG's role as a catalyst for product innovation, and explores the value of collaboration and how we can learn from each other to address the biggest challenges of our time.

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Industrial Decarbonization Startup Celadyne Raises $4.5 Million to Accelerate Production, Use of Hydrogen

ESG Today

Hydrogen technology startup Celadyne announced today that it has raised $4.5 million in seed capital, with proceeds supporting the company’s solutions aimed at enabling industrial and transport decarbonization. Founded in 2018 by Gary Ong, Chicago-based Celadyne provides hydrogen solutions to the energy industry, working with fuel cell and utility companies to provide materials and technologies to convert hydrogen into usable energy for use through compact fuel cells, for use by heavy-duty indus

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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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Paramount Introduces a New Employee Resource Group: Adapt

3BL Media

Originally published on LinkedIn During the second annual Summit on Disability, Paramount proudly shared the launch of its newest employee resource group: Adapt. Adapt is committed to: Advocating for disability inclusion & ensuring it’s at the forefront of DEI efforts Creating a community for people with disabilities to guarantee they are successful in their roles Ensuring programs & tools are accessible to all employees Inclusive hiring & retention practices Training & education

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AXA IM to Vote Against Companies Lobbying Against Climate Goals

ESG Today

Global asset manager AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) announced today that it has updated its corporate governance & voting policy with more stringent ESG expectations for companies, including a pledge to target high emissions companies lobbying against the goals of the Paris Agreement. According to AXA IM, the new policy comes amidst an intensifying political backlash against climate-related regulation, contrasting with the urgent need for effective policy intervention to enable a just and

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Five Steps To Tap IIJA Infrastructure Grant Funding

3BL Media

By Brooke Opel, Grant Manager, and Miranda Wojciechowski, Grant Writer, Development and Community Advisory & Tribal Services at Baker Tilly Originally published by Industry Today The historic $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) supports myriad funding opportunities for public and private sector organizations – everything from improving highways, bridges and transit systems, to building broadband networks, cleaning up drinking water, updating energy grids, i

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Generative AI in finance: Finding the way to faster, deeper insights

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Generative AI technologies can automate time-consuming tasks for finance professionals, but can they be trusted to give the right answers?

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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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Greening the Garden State Through Tree Planting and Education

3BL Media

Trees provide more benefits than meet the eye. Not only do they provide a place for rest, shade, and a place to call home for countless organisms, but they provide a variety of environmental and mental health benefits. However, communities may not even realize that they are lacking serious benefits from these multi-branch giants simply by not having them around.

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Author Talks: Andrew McAfee on how a ‘geek’ mindset can transform your business

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Too often, business initiatives get mired in bureaucracy, overconfidence, and lack of ownership. Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Andrew McAfee explores reasons for the dysfunction—and how to fix it.

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Verizon Named on America’s Most JUST Companies List for 7th Time

3BL Media

We’re *just* a little excited to be in the top 25 of the 2024 Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies. Being ranked by JUST Capital for seven years running—and being #1 among telecom companies—reinforces that the Network Life is built on strong values that matter. Thanks for making us proud, V Team. Learn more: [link] We’re committed to making the world better than yesterday.

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Capitalism and Technology: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Caux Round Table

I have, for several years, been at pains to point out what, to me, is pretty obvious: 1) capitalism excels all economic and public governance systems in bringing technology to humanity, while technology brings along both public goods and at times, public bads and 2) if there is too much CO2 in our atmosphere causing global warming, let’s take CO2 out of the air.

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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.