Fri.Jun 21, 2024

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Bath & Body Works Introduces ‘Investing in You’

3BL Media

June 21, 2024 /3BL/ - Today Bath & Body Works announces a new initiative called ‘Investing in you,’ a dynamic suite of programs and benefits designed to support associates throughout their personal and professional journeys. ‘Investing in you’ fosters associate growth, development and retention by offering educational opportunities, tuition reimbursement options and financial stability resources to support career advancement and overall well-being.

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A new model for additionality can steer carbon markets to a sustainable future

GreenBiz

The primary model for assessing additionality has limitations, according to Verra's founding CEO. He proposes more forward-looking approaches to accelerate the green transition.

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Meet Carita Hughes: Pioneer, Innovator, Advocate.

3BL Media

Carita Hughes is a strong believer in leading with heart in all her efforts. She helps drive innovation through patent law, stirs a spirit of belonging, makes an impact on today’s youth through the joy of music, and preserves a family legacy. Our purpose is what unites us at Henkel North America: Pioneers at heart for the good of generations. Our pioneering spirit is reflective of the diverse backgrounds, experiences and talents of our employees and partners.

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The Brief: Participatory economics for the new majority

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! May your summer solstice be light and warm – not dangerously hot! To kick off this “Summer of Impact,”. The post The Brief: Participatory economics for the new majority appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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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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Corporate Responsibility Governance

3BL Media

The Vice President, Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer provides senior leadership on PotlatchDeltic’s corporate responsibility reporting and initiatives. Updates are provided to the Board of Directors at least twice a year regarding corporate responsibility strategies, initiatives, and analysis, including climate risks and opportunities.

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We can and must adjust to climate change – and not kill billions

Energy Central

Earth’s climate has changed many times over four billion years, and 99.999% of those changes occurred before humans were on this planet. During that short time, humans adjusted their housing, clothing and agriculture in response to climate changes. Can we now control the climate? Except for decades-long droughts or massive volcanic explosions that ended some civilizations, humanity.

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EFRAG, TNFD Release Guide Mapping Connections with CSRD and TNFD Nature-related Reporting

ESG Today

The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) announced the publication of the TNFD-ESRS Correspondence Mapping, aimed at helping companies disclosing nature and biodiversity-related information understand the commonalities between the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) and the TNFD’s disclosure recommendations.

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PNC Bank Launches $120,000 Scholarship Program To Expand Access to Higher Education

3BL Media

PITTSBURGH, June 21, 2024 /3BL/ - PNC Bank introduced an enhanced program that will award $10,000 scholarships to 12 deserving students attending or planning to attend college across the country. PNC's existing, decade-long scholarship program currently awards $2,000 scholarships to 12 students each year. This enhanced program will build on the successes of PNC's current program and provide students with additional resources to help make their dreams of higher education a reality.

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Boosting biodiversity without hurting local economies

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Protected areas, like nature reserves, can conserve biodiversity without harming local economic growth, countering a common belief that conservation restricts development. A new study outlines what is needed for conservation to benefit both nature and people.

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GRI CEO to Step Down at Year End

3BL Media

June 21, 2024 /3BL/ - GRI today announces that, after seven years of working in a range of roles with GRI, Eelco van der Enden has elected to step down at the end of his current three-year fixed term contract as CEO. He will continue to serve as GRI CEO until 31 December 2024. Eelco was appointed CEO in January 2022, towards the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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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Restoring the Great Salt Lake would have environmental justice as well as ecological benefits

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Inland seas around the world are drying up due to increasing human water use and accelerating climate change, and their desiccation is releasing harmful dust that pollutes the surrounding areas during acute dust storms. Using the Great Salt Lake in Utah as a case study, researchers show that dust exposure was highest among Pacific Islanders and Hispanic people and lower in white people compared to all other racial/ethnic groups, and higher for individuals without a high school diploma.

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Albertsons African American Leadership Council Commemorates Juneteenth

3BL Media

Juneteenth is a time to celebrate, reflect, and serve. That's what our Albertsons African American Leadership Council (AAALC) ARG did this year by participating in different events in Dallas, TX, that commemorated the historical and cultural significance of the day and the resilience and contributions of the African American community. Our AAALC enjoyed activities including: - A panel discussion featuring Dr.

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Material gains: Overcoming the recycling challenge with aluminium

Envirotec Magazine

To reach Net Zero, manufacturing more products in the UK that contain recycled content, and ensuring that they are reprocessed domestically, will be crucial. One material that exemplifies progress in this direction is aluminium, says resource expert EMR, which outlines important initiatives and progress, below. The aluminium recycling process requires only 5-10 percent of the energy needed to produce the primary metal, resulting in significant carbon emissions savings.

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Driving Sustainable Change: Our Role in the PEF Initiative

3BL Media

In this latest blog written by Jeremy Lardeau, Senior VP, Higg Index at Cascale, the pivotal role of Cascale in supporting the development of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Category Rules (PEFCR) for apparel and footwear is explored. Cascale's commitment to fostering industry collaboration and ensuring reliable, verifiable sustainability claims is highlighted through its work with the European Commission.

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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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AI-driven plant root analysis

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

As part of an investigation to boost agricultural yields and develop crops that are resilient to climate change, Berkeley Lab scientists have introduced RhizoNet, a computational tool that harnesses the power of AI to transform how we study plant roots and root behavior under various environmental conditions. A paper describing their innovative deep-learning approach, combined with a unique hydroponic device that facilitates in-situ plant imaging, was published June 5 in Scientific Reports.

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Duke Energy Supports First Responders With $500,000 in Grants for Emergency Preparedness in South Carolina

3BL Media

Funding will support 33 nonprofits and government agencies Grants will pay for training, life-saving equipment and new technology to aid in disaster planning and recovery operations GREENVILLE, S.C., June 21, 2024 /3BL/ - As hurricane season begins, emergency managers and first responders turn their eyes to the tropics as they continue to prepare their communities for the possibility of impacts from severe weather.

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Author Talks: Ruchir Sharma on the pitfalls and promise of the capitalist system

McKinsey Sustainabilty

“Money makes the world go round,” but Rockefeller International chairman Ruchir Sharma argues that capitalism really isn’t achieving its full potential. If financial bailouts aren’t the answer, what is?

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Navigating the ESG Reporting Landscape

3BL Media

In this episode of ESG Talk, host Mandi McReynolds reflects on her conversation with AT&T's Chief Sustainability Officer, Charlene Lake. They discuss the importance of achieving audit-ready ESG data and the crucial role technology plays in tracking and reporting emissions data. Listen Now Looking for more? Subscribe to the ESG Talk podcast on Apple , Spotify , and YouTube.

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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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Hilarious reason 19th-century painting 'The Reluctant Bride' is suddenly trending online

Good.is: Planet

Although the painting is embellished with so many gorgeous details, one particular 'woman's gaze' has captivated people on the internet.

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Wells Fargo Awards $500,000 Grant to Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Inc. For Chicago Flats Initiative

3BL Media

June 21, 2024 /3BL/ - The Wells Fargo Foundation announced today a $500,000 grant for Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Inc. (NHS) in support of its Chicago Flats Initiative. The goals of the initiative are to preserve and rehab two- and four-flats, maintain rental affordability, and help homeowners build wealth. To accomplish these goals, NHS is connecting homeowners and renters to available mortgage and rental assistance programs.

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Sovereign Wealth Funds’ Social Focus

Chris Hall

Ana Nacvalovaite, Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, explains how investing in employee-owned businesses can help sovereign funds create prosperity for future generations. Sovereign wealth funds’ (SWFs) assets under management (AUM) hit an all-time high of US$11.2 trillion globally in 2023, according to the Global SWF Annual Report 2024. But they invested less, and less often, than in 2022.

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Southwire Powers Sustainable Maritime Solutions for PortMiami’s Shore Connection System

3BL Media

Supporting the company’s commitment to sustainability, Southwire is pleased to announce its provision of the medium-voltage cabling for the shore power connection system commissioned by PortMiami in Miami, Fla. The shore power project is the largest on the U.S. eastern seaboard, offering shore power capability at five cruise berths. “As Mayor, I vowed to protect our environment; shore power has been my personal dream and initiative.

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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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Study challenges popular idea that Easter islanders committed 'ecocide'

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Some 1,000 years ago, a small band of Polynesians sailed thousands of miles across the Pacific to settle one of the world's most isolated places -- a small, previously uninhabited island they named Rapa Nui. Eventually, their numbers ballooned to unsustainable levels, they wrecked the environment, and their civilization collapsed. At least that is the longtime story, told in academic studies and popular books.

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Together, We Can Create a Truly Circular Economy | Eastman

3BL Media

Eastman For centuries, we have consumed without limits. We are now facing the consequences. Are we too late, or can we do better? In recent years, we’ve noticed the huge impact the take-make-waste model has had on our planet. With tons of plastic waste trashed every year, plastic is everywhere — in our oceans, in landfills, and in incinerators. What if plastic waste could be transformed into new materials again and again, keeping it in use without downcycling?

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Security Cloud Control: Pioneering the Future of Security Management

Cisco CSR

Organizations face a critical challenge today: attackers are exploiting the weakest links in their networks, such as unsecured users, devices, and workloads. This threat landscape is complicated by the shift from traditional data centers to a distributed environment, where protecting dispersed data across multiple touchpoints becomes complex.

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Saint-Gobain Video Series: empowHERed: Cindy Madsen, Shakopee, MN

3BL Media

Across North America, women at Saint-Gobain take the lead in Making The World A Better Home. They are manufacturers, innovators, scientists, engineers, and executives, all playing a vital role in shaping our industry. EHS Manager Cindy Madsen from our CertainTeed Roofing location in Shakopee, MN finds motivation in being an example to her kids as a woman in manufacturing, showing them that they can aspire to be whatever they want.

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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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Human activity: A double-edged sword in the face of drought

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

A professor analyzes the conflicting impacts of human activities on extreme spring droughts.

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Rayonier Sustainability Report: Employee Recruitment and Retention

3BL Media

Originally published on Rayonier.com We believe that having the right mix of capabilities now, as well as building a strong and diverse pipeline of talent for the future, is vital to our continued success. We have initiated a variety of outreach and educational programs designed to raise awareness about our company, as well as the broader forestry sector, among students of all ages.

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Enhancing AI Security Incident Response Through Collaborative Exercises

Cisco CSR

This playbook will serve as a great resource for coordinating AI security incidents among industry peers and global partners, ensuring a resilient and secure technological future

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Ally Is a Verb

3BL Media

Logitech Blog It’s June, that time of year when many of us don our rainbow flag t-shirts, stake out prime spots at local Pride parades, and select the perfect tracks for our Pride party playlists. It’s also a time to remember that Pride is much more than parties and rainbows. It’s a celebration of hard-won queer joy and visibility, and a protest against the forces still working to dehumanize the LGBTQ community and deny them fundamental human rights.

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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.