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Addressing link between climate and health will lower emissions, create resilient care systems

GreenBiz

The health care sector is a leading driver of greenhouse gas emissions; decarbonization will require intentional investment and systemic action throughout the industry.

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Renewables and storage still cheapest option, nuclear too slow and costly in Australia – CSIRO

Renew Economy

Final GenCost report confirms nuclear too slow and costly for Australia, and integrated renewables remain by far the lowest cost and quickest option. The post Renewables and storage still cheapest option, nuclear too slow and costly in Australia – CSIRO appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How to support scaling and speeding up transition finance

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Decarbonizing high-emitting but critical industries shouldn’t have to wait for the perfect framework to jumpstart the financing for real change.

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Horizon Power goes renewables-first in latest remote standalone power tender

Renew Economy

The WA remote power provider says fossil fuel is out and renewables are in for five towns in the north. The post Horizon Power goes renewables-first in latest remote standalone power tender appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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5 key roles needed to comply with SEC, EU and California climate disclosure regulations

GreenBiz

The shifting regulatory and legislative landscape will require companies to prioritize specialized positions.

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Heavy lifting complete, as final 38 tonne Tesla Megapack installed at battery project next to coal plant

Renew Economy

Stanwell says most of the heavy lifting is done at the 300MW, two-hour big battery it is building at the site of its Tarong coal power plant in Queensland. The post Heavy lifting complete, as final 38 tonne Tesla Megapack installed at battery project next to coal plant appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Capacity Investment Scheme: Why it must play the long duration storage game 

Renew Economy

To attract more long duration energy storage, Australia must provide the right market incentives. One of the key mechanisms for doing this is the Capacity Investment Scheme. The post Capacity Investment Scheme: Why it must play the long duration storage game appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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ServiceNow: 2 Million Reasons To Help the Nonprofit Sector Solve World Challenges

3BL Media

CARE ’s newest corporate partner, ServiceNow, is driven by their purpose to make the world work better for everyone. To that end, one of their top priorities is helping the global nonprofit sector digitally transform its operations. That’s why they launched the ServiceNow.org Partnership for Good Grant : to provide nonprofits with technology that will allow them to do better business and more good.

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Amp locks in contracts for massive 10GW Cape Hardy green hydrogen and ammonia project

Renew Economy

Major green hydrogen, green ammonia and advanced fuels project backed by up to 10GW of electrolyser capacity takes crucial step forward in South Australia. The post Amp locks in contracts for massive 10GW Cape Hardy green hydrogen and ammonia project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Ruth Clements Speaks at National Action Network Event Addressing Health Inequities

3BL Media

Quest Diagnostics East Region President Ruth Clements explained how routine diagnostic testing is crucial to closing gaps in healthcare as part of health panel at the National Action Network (NAN) Convention in April. Hosted by Choose Healthy Life (CHL) , Ruth joined "The State of Black Health: Building a New Normal," to discuss the gap in care for the black community.

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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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Turnbull says CIS won’t work for long duration storage, nuclear support is “religion” for Coalition

Renew Economy

Former PM turned aspiring pumped hydro developer calls for changes to the Capacity Investment Scheme, arguing long duration storage needs a separate category with looser time constraints. The post Turnbull says CIS won’t work for long duration storage, nuclear support is “religion” for Coalition appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Tetra Pak Commits to Taking Action for Nature

3BL Media

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 21, 2024 /3BL/ - Ahead of the United Nation’s International Day of Biodiversity on 22 nd May, Tetra Pak has announced the launch of its ‘Approach to Nature’ - a comprehensive framework that defines the company’s contribution to halting and reversing nature loss and enhancing water security. The approach aligns with global targets, including those outlined in the Biodiversity Plan that calls for action to halt biodiversity loss and put nature on a path to recovery for t

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Big battery connection “squads” to the rescue as NSW scrambles to fill grid reliability gaps

Renew Economy

NSW hopes funding for more hands on deck, including dedicated squads of engineers, will help Transgrid and AEMO to fast-track the connection of big batteries in the state. The post Big battery connection “squads” to the rescue as NSW scrambles to fill grid reliability gaps appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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STEYR Plus Styling Wins One of World’s Top Design Awards

3BL Media

STEYR , a brand of CNH , has scooped a top design award for its STEYR Plus, the newest tractor range in the brand’s line-up. It won a second major prize for its styling, a globally-respected Red Dot Design Award. A new 80-117hp range which made its debut at Agritechnica 2023 and introduced a completely new style to the STEYR tractor line, the STEYR Plus is a winner in the Red Dot Product Design category.

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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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Coal and gas use must peak and decline, “starting today:” BNEF outlook warns world headed to 2.6°C

Renew Economy

BNEF is calling time on fossil fuels, saying even at current rates of investment the days are numbered for oil, coal and gas. And no, it doesn't see nuclear coming to Australia. The post Coal and gas use must peak and decline, “starting today:” BNEF outlook warns world headed to 2.6°C appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Albertsons Companies’ Portland Division Volunteers With Sleep in Heavenly Peace

3BL Media

Albertsons Companies' Portland Division team had an amazing time volunteering at the Sleep in Heavenly Peace community event in Bend, OR! We helped make beds for children in need and even made 65 foot-long sandwiches to feed over 100 volunteers for lunch. It was a great day of giving back to our community! See original post on Instagram and read more about Albertsons Companies and our Recipe for Change on our website.

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How Long is the Journey?

CSR Hub

CSRHub has been generating consensus ESG ratings for 16 years. We started with data on about 5,000 entities. In 2024, we’re able to publish data on more than 56,000 entities (companies, not for profits, government bodies). Entities may start their reporting process by joining an organization, submitting data to a government database, or issuing a sustainability report.

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Crown Holdings Celebrates International Women’s Day 2024

3BL Media

Embracing the inspire inclusion theme of International Women's Day 2024, several sites across our global network have spent the week celebrating the event locally: In Peterborough, U.K., individual employees received personalized recognition for their accomplishments and contributions to their team. In Valencia, Spain, female and male colleagues alike donned a IWD edition of a traditional Spanish scarf to show solidarity with one another.

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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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“Back to the future” for Australia’s carbon credit scheme

Renew Economy

Changes to Australia's carbon credit unit scheme will allow farmers to propose new carbon reduction methods, but critics say it could undermine the scheme. The post “Back to the future” for Australia’s carbon credit scheme appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Lab Week 2024 – Deepika Kumar

3BL Media

Quest colleagues from coast-to-coast marked Lab Week 2024 with a week full of activities to celebrate our medical laboratory professionals and pathologists. As part of the celebration, we also featured highlights of the professional journeys of Quest colleagues from across the country. From Lab Assistant to Associate Scientist 11 years at Quest Southwest Region - Lewisville, Texas Q: What did you initially want out of your career?

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Night-time heat significantly increases the risk of stroke

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers show that nocturnal heat significantly increases the risk of stroke. The findings can contribute to the development of preventive measures: With them, the population can better protect themselves against the risks of climate change with increasingly frequent hot nights. In addition, knowledge of the consequences of hot nights can improve patient care.

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The Blind Spot Many People Miss on the Path to Building Wealth

3BL Media

Originally published by Northwestern Mutual on May 17, 2024 Kamilah Williams-Kemp is chief insurance officer at Northwestern Mutual. Wealth. While everyone has their own definition of the word, it can often feel unattainable due to economic, societal or generational impact. I recently had the opportunity to address this and the broader topic of the wealth gap during a panel at a TED Conference in Vancouver.

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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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Impact products aim to shift portfolio allocations in bonds, private credit and cash

Impact Alpha

Short duration green bonds. Private credit for regenerative agriculture. Cash management that helps accelerate lending for climate-smart community infrastructure. Financial service providers are. The post Impact products aim to shift portfolio allocations in bonds, private credit and cash appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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A Day in the Life at the Points of Light Conference

3BL Media

Meet Sheriee. Have you ever wondered what a typical day in the life is like at the Points of Light Conference ? Meet our (fictional) friend, Sheriee Steinbach, a corporate social impact manager at a Fortune 1000 company. This is what a full day of conference could look like for a CSR leader. Sheriee is diving into her very first Points of Light Conference.

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Nel ASA - Nel ASA Signs a Licensing Agreement with Reliance

Global Renewable News

Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser AS, a fully owned subsidiary of Nel ASA (Nel),(OSE: NEL), has entered into a technology licensing agreement with Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). The agreement provides RI.

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Community Bonds Create Powerful Force Against Hunger in El Paso

3BL Media

The El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank is collaborating with Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s El Paso, Texas, refinery to meet growing demand for food assistance. Since 2021, the number of families accessing monthly food distributions at the refinery has increased eightfold. Along with continuing distribution efforts in 2024, the refinery has renewed financial support for the food bank with a $75,000 grant and will assist with its annual fundraising gala.

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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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Water Power Technologies Office - Harnessing Marine Energy Resources for Clean, Reliable Power

Global Renewable News

Marine energy technologies transform the incredible amount of power in waves, tides, and ocean and river currents into clean electricity. In fact, the total available marine energy resource in t.

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Southwire Announces Expansion of Cofer Technology Center Research and Development Facility

3BL Media

Southwire is pleased to announce the construction of a new expansion of the company’s Cofer Technology Center. Located in Carrollton, Ga., the facility will serve as an extension to Southwire’s hub for research and development (R&D) initiatives. "I am thrilled to share this announcement of Southwire's investment in the R&D space,” said Norman Adkins, Southwire’s chief operating officer.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Carbon-capture batteries developed to store renewable energy, help climate

Global Renewable News

The battery developed at ORNL, consisting of two electrodes in a saltwater solution, pulls atmospheric carbon dioxide into its electrochemical reaction and releases only valuable byproducts. Cre.

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Taking Action: Hershey Supports the Forest Through the Trees

3BL Media

Angela Tejada-Chavez, Matt Silveira and Molly Haragan Angela Tejada-Chavez, Head of Sustainable Sourcing, Cocoa; Molly Haragan, Sr. Manager, Responsible Sourcing; Matt Silveira, Manager, Environmental Sustainability Key Takeaways: In 2023, Hershey expanded its partnership with Earthworm Foundation and Airbus to help us achieve No-Deforestation Verification across our priority ingredients and materials, supported by Starling, a satellite monitoring solution.

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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.