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Cattle among the trackers and all-electric cherries: The shift to solar and fossil fuel free farming

Renew Economy

Farmers are going all electric and grazing cattle under solar arrays. It's an antidote to claims that renewables and agriculture cannot exist. The post Cattle among the trackers and all-electric cherries: The shift to solar and fossil fuel free farming appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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What corporate finance teams should know about SBTi’s new financial sector guidance

GreenBiz

Updates for banks and other institutions setting science-based targets for emissions reductions take effect Nov. 30.

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Snowy 2.0 boring machine Florence now stuck for a month in hard rock

Renew Economy

Snowy 2.0's trouble-laden tunnel boring machine still stuck in hard rock a month after coming to latest halt, as contractors try to blast their way through with high pressure water jets. The post Snowy 2.0 boring machine Florence now stuck for a month in hard rock appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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When Flimsy ESG Strategies Fail: A Dialogue on Building Sustainability Practices

Green Project Management

This is a different sort of post. I want to extend my gratitude to my new friend, M.Z., for allowing me to share our conversation. M.Z. reached out to me on WhatsApp this week, seeking guidance. Since I don’t offer free consulting, I asked if it would be okay to anonymize him and share our […] The post When Flimsy ESG Strategies Fail: A Dialogue on Building Sustainability Practices appeared first on Insights into Sustainability and Project Management.

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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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Plunging solar module prices drive massive boom in off-grid renewable projects

Renew Economy

The market for off-grid solar is booming in Australia as panel prices drop and customer scale up installation ambitions. The post Plunging solar module prices drive massive boom in off-grid renewable projects appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How the Big Five banks are quietly squeezing billions out of Canadians

Corporate Knights

Standing at the corner of University Avenue and Dundas Street in downtown Toronto provides a familiar sight for Canadians: an RBC branch, a BMO branch and a CIBC branch. Beleaguered customers of either TD or Scotiabank will have to walk an extra block. In contrast with the top five banks in the United States, which hold just over a third of the market, Canada’s Big Five famously dominate around 90% of the market for financial services.

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Climeworks unveils upgraded carbon capture tech

GreenBiz

Direct air capture just got cheaper.

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Huge solar and battery project proposed next to rebuilt Callide coal fired power station

Renew Economy

Huge solar and battery project proposed next to Callide coal generator, part of which will shut down in a few years. The post Huge solar and battery project proposed next to rebuilt Callide coal fired power station appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Southern Company Announces Official Partnership With U.S. UNDERRATED Golf Tour

3BL Media

Southern Company ATLANTA, June 12, 2024 /3BL/ - Southern Company has signed on as an official partner of the UNDERRATED Golf Tour, a purpose-driven business endeavor with the overarching commitment to provide equity, access and opportunity to student-athletes from every community by balancing participation in the sport to truly reflect our society. As part of Southern Company's commitment to promoting inclusion within the communities it serves, this new partnership will enable the organization t

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Conservatives and incumbents have predicted the end of wind and solar for decades. They are still wrong

Renew Economy

Conservatives and fossil fuel incumbents are still arguing the lights will go out with renewables. And they are still wrong. Here's why solar, batteries and electrification are taking over. The post Conservatives and incumbents have predicted the end of wind and solar for decades. They are still wrong 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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IMPACT Supports, Advances and Strengthens Cintas’ LGBTQ+ Employee-Partners

3BL Media

Cintas embraces and supports its LGBTQ+ employee-partners in part through IMPACT, a Partner Business Resource Group (PBRG) that is focused on fostering engagement and collaboration between LGBTQ+ employee-partners and allies to help amplify their voices. IMPACT, an acronym for Influencing Motivated Partners & Connecting Talent, was established in 2022 and has been building a foundation for the PBRG's continued success and growth.

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RWE’s gigawatt scale wind project in Queensland awaits EPBC decision

Renew Economy

New gigawatt scale wind project planned for cattle grazing land in central Queensland awaits EPBC decision. The post RWE’s gigawatt scale wind project in Queensland awaits EPBC decision appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Otis Publishes 2023 ESG Report

3BL Media

FARMINGTON, Conn., June 12, 2024 /3BL/ - Otis Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: OTIS) published its 2023 ESG Report , describing its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy and outlining progress on its 13 ESG goals. The Otis ESG strategy focuses on the key areas of Health & Safety, Environment & Impact, People & Communities, and Governance & Accountability.

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Virtual Transmission: We need more battery storage to lift capacity of existing grid

Renew Economy

Big batteries - acting as virtual transmission - can boost capacity of existing grids, compensate for project delays and to reduce impacts on regional communities. The post Virtual Transmission: We need more battery storage to lift capacity of existing grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Enbridge Celebrates 75 Years With Vision for Sustainable Energy Future and Strategic Expansion Into U.S. Natural Gas

3BL Media

Originally published in Enbridge's 2023 Sustainability Report It’s been 75 years since our incorporation as Interprovincial Pipeline and the beginnings of Enbridge’s critical role in delivering energy to people across North America. As we celebrate this milestone, we look to the future with a new vision: to provide energy in a more planet-friendly way, everywhere people need it.

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Owner of Australia’s “super battery” says coal closure delays setting back shift to renewables

Renew Economy

Owner of Waratah "super battery" says uncertainty around coal closures is a major hurdle for investors in Australia's transition to renewables. The post Owner of Australia’s “super battery” says coal closure delays setting back shift to renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Data-Driven Decision-Making With Connected Financial and Carbon Information

3BL Media

Feature by Stephan Mueller What if enterprise decisions considered both profit and planet, empowering every level of a company to make better product, pricing, financial, and investment choices? It’s not only possible, it is an achievable reality according to new research conducted by SAP and Technical University of Munich. Carbon management can add emission quantities to existing financial accounting and connect emissions and finance at the transactional level — transforming carbon accounting p

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CSRHub and Telemet Orion Partnership Enhancement

CSR Hub

Telemet and CSRHub are excited to announce an enhancement to our partnership, delivering even greater value from financial and ESG data to our clients. Telemet can provide CSRHub clients with comprehensive, exportable databases for financial statements, ratios, and historical price and dividend data. CSRHub can provide Telemet clients with over 10 years of historical ESG ratings and rankings.

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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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Women in Science? At Merck, Absolutely

3BL Media

Women scientists have historically been underrepresented in the field of process research and development — the space between drug discovery and manufacturing. However, over the past seven years, the percentage of women on Merck’s small molecule process research & development (SM PR&D) team has nearly doubled and continues to grow. “This progress is important because it reflects our mindset that diversity and inclusion fuel creativity and innovation.

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Tech services and generative AI: Plotting the necessary reinvention

McKinsey Sustainabilty

The rapid emergence of generative AI has the potential to disrupt a dynamic the sector has relied on for decades, but it also offers an opportunity to tap a lucrative new market.

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Employee Led Black Business Resource Council Welcome Students From New City College Hackney

3BL Media

Last week saw our employee led Black Business Resource Council welcome students from New City College Hackney for the final session of the 2024 ‘Amplify Me’ program which was once again facilitated by the Local Village Network (LVN) team. For this final session, the students visited our London office, took part in a speed networking game with some new mentors to put into practice the skills learnt over the program, and they were also presented with a certificate of recognition upon completion of

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Colorado Energy Office - New laws signed by Governor Polis and supported by the legislature will bolster Colorado's comprehensive plans to address climate change

Global Renewable News

A cross-agency effort will slash greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, increase strategic growth and transit accessibility, and make the state more climate-resilientGovernor Polis.

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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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Creating an Equitable Workplace When “DEI” Isn’t an Option

3BL Media

Originally published by Attuned.ai In today's shifting landscape, the dialogue on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is rapidly evolving. With high turnover for chief diversity officers and employers reevaluating DEI programs, it's time for a fresh approach to workplace equity. Baker Tilly's Chief Diversity Officer Shane Lloyd shared insights in a recent webinar with Attuned on how to create an equitable workplace.

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Green Marine (UK) Ltd - Ocean Kinetics and Green Marine (UK) form JV Partnership to decommission OpenHydro tidal turbine in Scotland

Global Renewable News

Scottish firms Ocean Kinetics and Green Marine (UK) have formed a Joint Venture Partnership to decommission OpenHydro's tidal energy platform in the Orkney Islands.Work is rapidly advancing t.

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The Taco Bell Foundation Awards Nearly $23 Million to Charities Nationwide – Breaking Records Thanks to Spare Change

3BL Media

Taco Bell Foundation IRVINE, Calif., June 12, 2024 /3BL/ - The Taco Bell Foundation announced it is awarding nearly $23 million in grants – the most in the nonprofit's history – to more than 450 U.S.-based nonprofit organizations that champion educational and career success for young people. The Foundation is distributing a remarkable $8 million more than last year.

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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners - Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Announces Greengate Biogas Partnership in Ireland

Global Renewable News

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), through its CI Advanced Bioenergy Fund I (CI ABF I), today (June 12) announced the launch of Greengate Biogas in partnership with Atlas Renewables and Energex.

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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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Open House in Bessemer: The NEW Affordable Housing That’s Creating a Brighter Future

3BL Media

BESSEMER, Ala., June 12, 2024 /3BL/ - The Bessemer Redevelopment Corporation and the Regions Foundation on Wednesday joined community partners to celebrate the completion of three modern homes that represent a series of new investments in Bessemer’s Northside neighborhood. The prefabricated homes along the 2600-block of 6 th Avenue North are part of the Northside Community Housing Development Initiative.

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Baseload Power Corporation - Baseload Power Japan and Waseda University's Global Management Program Team Up for Energy and Sustainability

Global Renewable News

Baseload Power Japan Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Sweden-based Baseload Capital, recently co-hosted a business case competition with Waseda University's Global Management Program. The event focused.

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CSRHub and Telemet Orion Partnership Enhancement

3BL Media

As seen previously on the CSRHub Blog. Telemet and CSRHub are excited to announce an enhancement to our partnership, delivering even greater value from financial and ESG data to our clients. Telemet can provide CSRHub clients with comprehensive, exportable databases for financial statements, ratios, and historical price and dividend data. CSRHub can provide Telemet clients with over 10 years of historical ESG ratings and rankings.

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Geothermal Collegiate Competition Winners Partner With Osage Nation To Address Energy Sovereignty The University of Oklahoma Won 2023 Technical Track With Their Design for Sustainable Greenhouse Heating and Cooling Using Geothermal Energy

Global Renewable News

By Kelly MacGregorHow can we sustainably keep greenhouses cool in the summer and warm in the winter?On May 2, 2024, the first-place team in the Technical Track of the 2023 Geothermal Collegiat.

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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.