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Offshore wind zone shrunk and pushed further out to sea to protect penguins, reefs and whales

Renew Economy

A new offshore wind farm zone will be just two-thirds of its original proposed size and further off the coast to protect little penguins, rocky reefs and the southern right whale. The post Offshore wind zone shrunk and pushed further out to sea to protect penguins, reefs and whales appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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6 ways to tackle the damage plastics are doing

GreenBiz

Emissions from plastic are on the verge of exceeding those from cars — yet companies often don’t include plastic in their net-zero strategies. At Circularity 24, a panel of experts gave advice on how to reduce corporate dependency on plastic waste.

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'Natural gas' can no longer be the default option for heating new buildings: Report

Corporate Knights

Canadian provinces must rein in their expanding gas systems or risk incurring staggering costs from stranded assets and failure to meet net-zero targets, the Canadian Climate Institute (CCI) warns in a new report. If provincial governments and regulators continue treating gas as the default option for heating new homes and commercial buildings, rather than shifting the lion’s share of that heating demand to an electrified system dominated by heat pumps, the transition off carbon will cost more t

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

GreenBiz

New York is charging fossil fuel companies for climate change; California sues Big Oil for greenwashing and misleading consumers.

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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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Foundation Forward: The Latest Truist Foundation News | Q2 2024

3BL Media

This quarterly newsletter showcases how Truist Foundation supports Truist Financial Corporation’s purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities through strategic investments in a wide variety of nonprofit organizations centered around two focus areas: building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses to ensure all communities have an equal opportunity to thrive.

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Meet the Stripe Exec Who Leads a $1 Billion Carbon Removal Fund

GreenBiz

Digital payments company Stripe started funding early-stage carbon removal technology companies in 2020. Two years later, the women behind that strategy masterminded the launch of Frontier, a $1 billion carbon removal buyers group co-founded with Alphabet, McKinsey, Meta and Shopify.

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Tiny New Zealand bird delivers a lesson in birdsong evolution

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Scientists are rethinking the evolution of vocal learning in birds. New Zealand's smallest bird, the rifleman or titipounamu, may have a rudimentary version of the talent possessed by parrots, hummingbirds and songbirds.

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Contribute to the Future of Responsible Labor Practices: GRI Invites Public Feedback on Revised Labor Topic Standards

3BL Media

GRI is calling on all stakeholders in North America to participate in a crucial initiative: revising and strengthening its Labor Topic Standards. In particular, we are seeking feedback on redrafted versions of the following: GRI 402: Labor/Management Relations GRI 401: Employment GRI 202: Market Presence These Standards guide companies on how to transparently report their impacts on workers while prioritizing their well-being, a critical aspect of responsible business practices.

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What is circularity?

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Circularity refers to practices that optimize resource use and minimize waste across the entire production and consumption cycle, emphasizing sustainability and economic efficiency.

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Marathon Petroleum Earns CCO Gold Employer Recognition Award for Workplace Safety

3BL Media

Marathon Petroleum received the 2024 CCO Gold Employer Award for its commitment to having employees CCO-certified. CCO is a non-profit organization that provides certification to load handling equipment operators who have been trained to safely operate heavy equipment. Marathon Petroleum was within the top 24 companies out of thousands of unique employers identified.

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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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A new itinerary for the tourism industry

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Consumers of all ages, from different parts of the globe, are prioritizing travel. Here’s what providers should know to tailor experiences in ways that will attract and delight today’s tourists.

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CNH Expands Network Connectivity With Intelsat Collaboration

3BL Media

World class equipment and services company, CNH and Intelsat , have joined up to be the first to provide farmers with access from wherever they are to the internet via a ruggedized satellite communications (SATCOM) service. Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial communication networks, will provide multi-orbit internet access to connect CNH equipment working in remote locations and easy-to-use satellite terminals ready to handle the challenging envi

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A Virtuous and Self-sustaining Cycle

Chris Hall

Early-stage investors must focus on the ocean economy to make waves in the climate race , according to Ed Phillips, Investment Director at Future Planet Capital. As we move into the summer months, we can expect headlines to be filled with record-breaking temperatures and unprecedented wildfires driven by climate change. While what happens on land will make our changing climate visceral to many, the damage happening to our oceans may continue to go unheeded and unnoticed.

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Delivering Progress on Carbon Neutrality

3BL Media

Laura Lane, chief corporate affairs and sustainability officer at UPS, joins Workiva’s Andie Wood to explore how one of the world’s largest package delivery companies is tackling emissions reduction. Listen in as they discuss the importance of leveraging data to drive down emissions, optimize investments, and achieve sustainability goals. Listen Now Looking for more?

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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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Quantum entanglement measures Earth rotation

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers carried out a pioneering experiment where they measured the effect of the rotation of Earth on quantum entangled photons. The work represents a significant achievement that pushes the boundaries of rotation sensitivity in entanglement-based sensors, potentially setting the stage for further exploration at the intersection between quantum mechanics and general relativity.

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Celebrating Success: Covia's Conservation Efforts Recognized at 2024 WHC Conference

3BL Media

Covia is committed to protecting biodiversity by preserving intact forests, reclaiming land with over 50% native species, managing avian and migratory bird habitats, protecting endangered species and their habitats, and combating invasive species while restoring pollinator habitats where feasible. Our partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Council demonstrates this unwavering commitment to biodiversity and helps us align our land use and management strategies with top-notch practices for ecologic

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Scott Johnston on designing and building scalable platforms

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Scott Johnston, CEO of Docker, discusses how to design and build scalable platforms and find the right balance between standardization and flexibility to empower developers.

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Harnessing AI in Dealmaking and Corporate Tasks

3BL Media

By Britt Erica Tunick Originally published by Middle Market Growth While there is no shortage of money heading into AI-related businesses, so far, the largest inflows have been from large technology companies like Amazon, Apple and Google. Industry participants say there is good reason for that: AI technologies are in a nascent phase where the building blocks for future applications are still being laid, and it remains unclear how many emerging AI applications will ultimately be monetized.

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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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Telstra Ends Use of Carbon Credits to Increase Focus on Decarbonization Projects

ESG Today

Australia-based telecommunications and information services company Telstra announced today that it will no longer be using carbon credits to offset its operational carbon emissions, shifting focus instead to investments in decarbonization projects to reduce its direct emissions footprint. In addition to moving away from offsetting, Telstra also announced an increase in its decarbonization goals, raising its scope 1 and 2 carbon emission reduction target to 70% by 2030, from its prior 50% goal,

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Northern Trust Wins GOLD in Small Employers Category at the 2024 Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards

3BL Media

Northern Trust wins GOLD in Small Employers Category at the 2024 Australian Workplace Equality Index awards with Pride in Diversity About the award The Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) is the definitive national benchmark on LGBTQ workplace inclusion and comprises the largest and only national employee survey designed to gauge the overall impact of inclusion initiatives on organizational culture as well as identifying and non-identifying employees.

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Hydrogen Aviation | The Essentials

Energy Central

All you need to know about Hydrogen Aviation! Join us for an informative session on the hydrogen and it's potentials in aviation on 9th July 2024. Learn about the latest advancements, key benefits, and future prospects of hydrogen-powered aircraft. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with industry professional. Hosted by internationally respected.

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ESG Voices: Safeguarding Nature and Biodiversity Through Women and Indigenous Communities

3BL Media

Sarah Nelson, Global Lead, Nature & Biodiversity at KPMG International, and Camilla Fontenelle, Supervising Consultant, KPMG in Brazil, and Chair of Leaders 2050, discuss the role that women, and local and indigenous communities, have to play in safeguarding nature and biodiversity around the world.

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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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Synthetic data holds the key to determining best statewide transit investments

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Synthetically generated population data can reveal the equity impacts of distributing transportation resources and funding across diverse regions, according to new research.

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The SSCI Engages European Retailers on Sustainability at EMD Member Meeting in Amsterdam

3BL Media

The Consumer Goods Forum's Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is proud to announce its active participation in the European Marketing Distribution (EMD) member sustainability meeting held on Tuesday, 28 May, in Amsterdam. This engagement underscores SSCI's unwavering commitment to fostering a global dialogue on sustainability standards and practices.

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Concrete-nitrogen mix may provide major health and environment benefits

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Adding nitrogen to concrete could significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gases created by the construction industry.

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FedEx Awards More Than $230,000 to 10 Small Businesses

3BL Media

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 14, 2024 /3BL/ - FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) unveiled the recipients of the 12th annual FedEx Small Business Grants Program. Ten U.S.-based businesses were chosen this year out of over 3,900 applications. Grand Prize Recipient: $50,000 · Bombi (Greenville, RI) Nine Additional Recipients: $20,000 each, · Better Boba (Portland, OR) · Bundle x Joy (Phoenix, AZ) · Erie Cotton (Erie, PA) · Jasper Yeast (Sterling, VA) · Locsanity (Coral Springs, FL) · Madhu Chocolate (Austin, TX) · Ma

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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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Brookfield, Alterra Launch $5 Billion Emerging Markets Climate Transition Fund

ESG Today

Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) and UAE-backed climate investment platform ALTÉRRA announced the launch of the Catalytic Transition Fund, aimed at directing capital into clean energy and transition assets in underserved emerging economies. The new fund, to be managed by Brookfield, is being launched with a $1 billion anchor commitment from ALTÉRRA, with a target to catalyze up to $5 billion in total capital.

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Empowering Educators Through the Know Your Power Program

3BL Media

In the summer of 2023, Entergy New Orleans launched the Know Your Power pilot program, in collaboration with YouthForce NOLA. The innovative internship program exposes high school students to a variety of career paths within the energy sector. This year, the program has been expanded to include a high school teacher externship component through our partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans (JAGNO).

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ISS ESG Launches Modern Slavery Monitoring and Reporting Solution for Investors

ESG Today

ISS ESG, the sustainable investment arm of ISS STOXX, announced today the launch of its enhanced Modern Slavery solution, aimed at helping investors monitor and report their risks around modern slavery in their portfolios. According to ISS ESG, the launch comes as investors face ongoing scrutiny regarding portfolio holdings involved in controversies such as forced and child labor and human trafficking, with the solution aimed at supporting risk management by identifying portfolio exposure to mod

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The longest walkable route on Earth that no human has been able to complete yet

Good.is: Planet

The seemingly endless stretch calls for a demanding journey across 17 countries and six time zones.

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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.