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Circular textile ‘phoenix’ Renewcell is bought out of bankruptcy

GreenBiz

Private equity firm Altor, which is renaming the company Circulose, recently raised 3 billion euros to invest in green businesses.

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Responding to Growing Demand, Duke Energy, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Nucor Execute Agreements To Accelerate Clean Energy Options

3BL Media

Allows for tailored customer solutions to meet large-scale energy needs Enables innovative multi-industry risk-sharing for new carbon-free energy generation Supports Duke Energy’s and large customers’ commitment to clean energy CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 6, 2024 /3BL/ - Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Nucor announced agreements to explore new and innovative approaches to support carbon-free energy generation and help utilities serve the future energy needs of large businesses i

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The week in climate policy: 4 updates you need to know

GreenBiz

Virginia is done playing by California’s rules on vehicle emissions standards; Jared Kushner is backing solar power.

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CNH and Its Brands Support World Environment Day

3BL Media

CNH sustainably advances the noble work of farmers and builders everywhere. On World Environment Day - held on Wednesday June 5 - the UN’s themes were land degradation, desertification and drought. All three issues impact us all and are of fundamental importance to CNH customers’ livelihoods. Under the banner of the UN’s #GenerationRestoration promotion for World Environment Day the equipment, technology and services company showcased just some of the ways it is working with partners to make a d

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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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Basic income can double global GDP while reducing carbon emissions

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Giving a regular cash payment to the entire world population has the potential to increase global gross domestic product (GDP) by 130%, according to a new analysis. Researchers suggest that charging carbon emitters with an emission tax could help fund such basic income program while reducing environmental degradation.

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Trane Technologies Unveils State-of-the-Art Customer Innovation Center for Sustainable Heating and Cooling Solutions

3BL Media

Oberhausen, Germany, June 7, 2024 /3BL/ - Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator, held the grand opening of its new Innovation Center in Oberhausen, Germany. Spanning an impressive 14,000 square meters, the center showcases the diverse range of efficient and sustainable Trane® heating and cooling solutions for industrial and commercial buildings.

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Burt’s Bees Celebrates 40th Bee-Day By Giving Back

3BL Media

Culture Day at Burt’s Bees this year was even buzzier than usual as we marked our 40 th birthday by reflecting on our roots and our brand’s legacy. The celebration featured co-founder Roxanne Quimby as a special guest speaker along with a day of community service and employee connection. Burt Shavitz and Roxanne Quimby met after each abandoned city life to settle in the remote wilderness of Maine.

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Gen AI: A cognitive industrial revolution

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Silicon Valley pioneer Reid Hoffman explains why we should view generative AI as a “steam engine of the mind” that promises to profoundly alter our professional and personal lives.

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A Refreshing Take on Sustainable Agriculture

3BL Media

Jim Andrew, PepsiCo’s chief sustainability officer, joins Workiva’s Mandi McReynolds to discuss sustainable agriculture. Listen in as they explore forging trust and accountability in the supply chain, the concept of shared value, and the role of partnership in achieving ESG goals. Listen Now Looking for more? Subscribe to the ESG Talk podcast on Apple , Spotify , and YouTube.

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Wind turbine processing centre opens in Glasgow

Envirotec Magazine

A circular supply chain for wind turbines in Scotland is one step closer, says sustainable materials firm EMR, thanks to a pilot processing centre the group has opened at its Glasgow South Street site. While wind power delivers an increasingly high percentage of the UK’s energy demands, the oldest wind turbines are now reaching the end of their operational lifespans.

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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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National Hispanic Institute and Sands Celebrate the Youth Leadership Development Program’s First Las Vegas Graduates

3BL Media

Las Vegas Sands National Hispanic Institute’s first Sands-sponsored Las Vegas graduates were recognized at a celebratory dinner honoring their journeys in the high school leadership development program, which cultivates future community leaders by fostering skills in communication, community advocacy and policy-making. The program also prepares participants for success in higher education.

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A protein that enables smell--and stops cell death

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

While smell plays a considerable role in the social interactions of humans -- for instance, signaling fear or generating closeness -- for ants, it is vitally important. Researchers have found that a key protein named Orco, essential for the function of olfactory cells, is also critical for the cells' survival in ants.

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Pride 2024: Stories of Strength

3BL Media

As we mark Pride Month as both a personal and communal celebration of visibility, perseverance, and dignity, a few of our associates highlighted the importance of our PRIDE @ T. Rowe Price business resource group (BRG) in creating space to share their lived experiences as members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. Sean Flaherty, Assistant Vice President, II Client Processing Pride means building a workplace where anyone and everyone can feel accepted and heard and can excel in their roles at T.

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Digital transformation: Health systems’ investment priorities

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Health system executives globally view digital and AI transformation as crucial to overcome many challenges, a new survey reveals, yet 75 percent say their investments may be falling short.

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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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Kohler Mira Ltd. Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK: Promoting Wellbeing and Sharing Healthy Habits

3BL Media

Our Kohler Mira Ltd. team celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, focusing on the importance of mental wellbeing, and sharing their favorite ways to stay healthy. From fun sing-a-longs and lunchtime walks to breathing exercises and information on our global Employee Assistance Program, the teams enjoyed camaraderie, collaboration and open discussions about mental health, stress management, and self-care.

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Securely Connect Everything Everywhere with a Unified SASE Platform

Cisco CSR

We rely on connections with everyone and everything. But secure networking can be challenging in a distributed world of people, places, and things across premises to the cloud, which can ultimately impact the user experience. Learn what Cisco is doing to help customers securely connect everything everywhere through the latest enhancements to our SASE solution.

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Putting Sustainability at the Heart of ERP

3BL Media

Sustainability has evolved from a boardroom buzzword to a critical driver of business success and strategic differentiation. To thrive, companies are going to need to understand how to operate in a modern, low-carbon, circular economy. SAP solutions will support them by embedding sustainability into every aspect of their operations. At our customer flagship event, SAP Sapphire , we’re discussing how we support customers with their biggest challenges, looking at future trends, and unveiling the l

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Sustainable Finance 2.0 is coming - and AI is the accelerant

Environmental Finance

The convergence of fintech and climate finance is just beginning and is a positive disruption for markets, writes Aleksi Tukiainen

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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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AllianceBernstein: Office Space: Looking Past the Doom and Gloom

3BL Media

Will Americans return to the office? It may depend on where it is and what it offers. The office market is widely viewed as the problem child in commercial real estate. There’s no doubt the sector has been disrupted and is in transition. But does this mean that working in an office is a thing of the past? We don’t think so. The current environment, which began with a pandemic and was followed by higher interest rates, has simply shined a brighter light on problems that have been building for dec

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Frozen? Let it melt with efficient new de-icer friendly to the environment

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

A research team has found a de-icing mixture with high effectiveness and low environmental impact after using machine learning to analyze ice melting mechanisms of aqueous solutions of 21 salts and 16 organic solvents.

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Flooding in Southern Brazil

3BL Media

As soon as the catastrophic flooding began in southern Brazil, our FedEx Latin America team reached out to the FedEx global citizenship team to see how FedEx could help with relief efforts. With heartfelt concern for our team members and the communities impacted by the flood, within 24 hours we identified a relief agency at work in the region. We were able to provide them with a grant to provide food and clean water, hygiene kits, cleaning supplies and clothing to families affected by the floods

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Rio Tinto to Invest $143 Million in New Low Carbon Steel Project

ESG Today

Global mining and metals company Rio Tinto announced plans to develop a new facility in Western Australia, aimed at testing the effectiveness of a new low-carbon ironmaking process, including a pilot plant to test production at a semi-industrial scale. Rio Tinto expects to invest $143 million (A$215 million) in the project, which the company said will support the decarbonization of the steel value chain.

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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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Mushroom stump waste could be inexpensive, healthy chicken feed supplement

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Feed costs for producing broiler chickens accounts for 60% to 70% of total production costs, and stump waste from the production of button mushrooms comprises nearly 30% of total mushroom weight. Marrying the two has the potential to reduce both cost and waste, especially in Pennsylvania, which is a national leader in the production of broiler chickens and button mushrooms.

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Security, the cloud, and AI: building powerful outcomes while simplifying your experience

Cisco CSR

Read how Cisco Security Cloud Control prioritizes consolidation of tools and simplification of security policy without compromising your defense.

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Sky's the limit for biofuels

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

The United States has enough biomass potential to produce 35 billion gallons per year of aviation biofuel by 2050, a new report confirms.

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Human capital for the age of generative AI

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Shared prosperity can flow from new technology only if its adoption is accompanied by upgraded skills and proactive worker redeployment. In the age of generative AI, employers should be candid about nascent skills gaps, and governments should focus on enabling all workers to upgrade their skills in a timely and appropriate fashion, write Eric Hazan and Simon Johnson in Project Syndicate.

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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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Simply looking at the natural world in urban areas can reap benefits

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

New eye-tracking research has shown that simply looking at natural elements during urban walks can offer significant mental health benefits.

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Take Five: Modi Feels the Heat

Chris Hall

A selection of the major stories impacting ESG investors, in five easy pieces. Climate wasn’t high on the ballot in India’s election, but Modi must soon face uncomfortable truths on coal. Modi feels the heat – Conducted in record temperatures , the world’s biggest exercise in democracy dealt a blow to the ego of incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but it’s less clear how the outcome of India’s general election will impact its net zero transition.

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Cascadia Subduction Zone, one of Earth's top hazards, comes into sharper focus

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

A new study has produced the first comprehensive survey of the many complex structures beneath the seafloor in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, off British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California. It is providing scientists with key insights into how future disasters may unfold.

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Man can't believe his eyes when old landlord sends him $2,500 check as a ‘share’ after selling home

Good.is: Planet

The landlord's letter to the tenant has inspired many people to be kind and generous.

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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.