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Nature risk reporting lags far behind climate disclosures, CDP finds

GreenBiz

The CDP calls for more comprehensive environmental risk reporting as hundreds of organizations back ISSB’s sustainability disclosure standards.

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Not so fast: Origin and AusSuper vow to continue slow pace of green energy switch

Renew Economy

Australia's biggest energy utility and the country's biggest super fund promise to maintain status quo and continue their not-so-fast switch to green energy. Australians should be appalled. The post Not so fast: Origin and AusSuper vow to continue slow pace of green energy switch appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Why more big consumer health companies should become B Corps

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Sanofi Consumer Healthcare North America’s new B Corp certification enables millions of people to take part in the growing global movement for positive change.

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Carbon credits from landfill gas projects are on the nose

Renew Economy

Integrity issues have arisen with landfill gas projects because baselines have been set too low – and do not properly account for two drivers of methane combustion. The post Carbon credits from landfill gas projects are on the nose 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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Assessing Corporate DEI+J Maturity

GreenBiz

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEI+J) has become a top priority for US businesses in recent years. While companies have invested heavily in top-down initiatives like workforce development and recruitment, many have yet to implement the deeper, structural changes needed to make a lasting impact. And now with growing political backlash and risk of litigation, progress that has been made is under threat as businesses consider muting or even pausing their DEI+J efforts.

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New Australian developer unveils plan for what would be biggest wind farm in NSW

Renew Economy

New Australian developer founded by ex Neoen staff unveils plans for what would be the biggest wind farm in NSW in the state's south-west. The post New Australian developer unveils plan for what would be biggest wind farm in NSW appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Solar’s stunning year: BNEF says 413GW of new PV capacity to be installed in 2023

Renew Economy

Leading researcher says solar industry will install a stunning 412 GW of new capacity this year, with production also growing and pushing module prices to record lows. The post Solar’s stunning year: BNEF says 413GW of new PV capacity to be installed in 2023 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Motorola Solutions Foundation Launches 2024 Annual Grants Program

3BL Media

CHICAGO, December 4, 2023 /3BL/ - As the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions , the Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its giving in communities where Motorola Solutions employees live and work globally. The Foundation’s annual grant cycle is now accepting inquiry forms from charitable organizations around the world that conduct programming within three primary areas of focus: First Responder Programming Technology and Engineering Education, and Programs that blend the two T

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From nets to nacelles: A day in the life of an offshore wind technician

Renew Economy

Bridie Salmon has gone from slicing fish on the docks of Grimsby to becoming a team leader on the world's biggest offshore wind farm. The post From nets to nacelles: A day in the life of an offshore wind technician appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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My Green Lab Unveils Converge, a Collaborative Supply Chain Initiative Bringing Sustainability to the Forefront of the Pharmaceutical Industry

3BL Media

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 5, 2023 /3BL/ - My Green Lab, the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the sustainability of scientific research, today announces the launch of Converge, a collaborative supply chain initiative. Converge will harness the collective efforts of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to encourage suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of labs in their value chain through My Green Lab Certification.

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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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Renewable energy developers are running out of excuses: It’s time to start building

Renew Economy

Wind and solar developers are running out of excuses. It's time they started committing to their projects. The post Renewable energy developers are running out of excuses: It’s time to start building appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Historic New Mediterranean Climate Action Partnership Sets the Global Stage for Climate Action

3BL Media

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 4, 2023 /3BL/ - Fourteen government leaders representing regions in Africa, Australia, Europe, and North and South America have signed a Statement of Commitment to establish the Mediterranean Climate Action Partnership (MCAP). In forming this new initiative, these governors, premiers, and secretaries mutually recognize their common need to share knowledge and support one another to act in the face of climate change.

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“Critical boost” for wind as work starts on 1.5GW transmission upgrade

Renew Economy

Construction begins on Mortlake Turn-In project, to pave way for 1,500MW of additional renewables hosting capacity and ease voltage stability constraints. The post “Critical boost” for wind as work starts on 1.5GW transmission upgrade appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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A Female Perspective on Sustainable Investing

3BL Media

by Claire Smith of Beyond Investing and Beyond Impact Without wanting to dismiss men and their interest in sustainable investing, it seems to me that women have an inherently greater attention to the topic, given their physical role in bringing into existence the next generation of humans. This was something that I deeply felt as I prepared to give birth to my daughter.

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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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War-torn Ukraine signs deal to build second stage of its largest wind farm

Renew Economy

Wind giant Vestas signs deal on sidelines of COP28 conference to build a second phase of the biggest wind project in Ukraine. The post War-torn Ukraine signs deal to build second stage of its largest wind farm appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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More Than $5.6M in Energy Assistance Provided To Help Entergy Customers in 2023

3BL Media

NEW ORLEANS, December 4, 2023 /3BL/ - This summer was the hottest ever recorded, and in response to the extreme heat, Entergy launched its “Beat the Heat” program – aimed at implementing a series of measures to help vulnerable customers stay cool and safe this summer. Through a $5.6 million donation provided by Entergy shareholders, the company partnered with local organizations across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to support its low-income and senior customers through a number of p

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Nova Innovation - Nova consortium wins €20 million of EU funding to install 16 turbine SEASTAR project in Orkney

Global Renewable News

Nova Innovation has won EU funding for a 4 MW tidal energy farm that will be home to the largest number of tidal turbines anywhere in the world. Nova will lead a pan-European consortium that wil.

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LyondellBasell CEO Peter Vanacker Speaks With Bloomberg TV on Global Demand, COP28

3BL Media

Originally published by Bloomberg. LyondellBasell CEO Peter Vanacker discusses the outlook for global chemicals and plastics demand with Alix Steel and Guy Johnson on "Bloomberg Markets." Click to watch the video.

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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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energyRe - energyRe Announces $1.2 Billion Capital Raise to Accelerate U.S. Clean Energy Transition

Global Renewable News

energyRe, an independent U.S. clean energy developer, today (Dec 4) announced that it has raised a $1.2 billion capital package to support the expansion of its large-scale renewable energy portfolio c.

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Oil Industry Commitments at COP28 Encouraging, but Specifics on Action Urgently Needed To Align the Sector With the World’s Low-Carbon Ambitions

3BL Media

December 4, 2023 /3BL/ - The announcement from representatives of the oil industry at COP28 about their joint intention to decarbonize their oil and gas operations by 2030, including an agreement to end routine venting and flaring of methane, is a “necessary and important step, but more climate action from the sector is needed,” Ceres said in a statement.

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U.S. Department of Energy - DOE Signs Clean Energy Cooperation MOU with MauritaniaMOU to Facilitate the Technical and Economic Potential for Deploying Clean Energy Technologies in Mauritania

Global Renewable News

Today (Dec 4) at COP28, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Secretary of Energy, David Turk, and Mauritania's Minister of Petroleum, Mines, and Energy (MPME), Nani Ould Chrougha, signed an.

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Aramark Receives Equality 100 Award From the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

3BL Media

PHILADELPHIA, December 4, 2023 /3BL/ - Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in hospitality and facilities services, proudly announced it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the premiere benchmarking tool for U.S. businesses in the evolving field of LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace.

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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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More than a meteorite: New clues about the demise of dinosaurs

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

What wiped out the dinosaurs? A meteorite plummeting to Earth is only part of the story, a new study suggests. Climate change triggered by massive volcanic eruptions may have ultimately set the stage for the dinosaur extinction, challenging the traditional narrative that a meteorite alone delivered the final blow to the ancient giants.

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Celebrating Our History: A Tenured Perspective

3BL Media

What separates IP from our competition, isn’t the products we make, it’s the people who make them. It’s not uncommon to meet someone at our company who has more than 25, 30 or even 40 years of service to the company. In celebration of our 125 th anniversary, we sat down with two of our most tenured team members to capture their experience and perspective.

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1.5°C pathways can still be achieved, combining fairness and global climate protection

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Global warming can still be limited to 1.5°C by 2100 while ensuring that the poor are not hit hardest by climate policies and climate impacts. This is achieved by immediately introducing broad carbon pricing together with re-distributive policies using carbon pricing revenues and further measures to reduce energy consumption, accelerate technological transitions, and transform the land sector.

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The Georgia Natural Gas Foundation Presents $125,000 Gift to Sheltering Arms To Support Early Childhood Education

3BL Media

Southern Company ATLANTA, December 4, 2023 /3BL/ - Children in Georgia will have a more equitable start thanks to a $125,000 gift to Sheltering Arms from the Georgia Natural Gas Foundation to help provide high-quality, equitable early childhood education and family support services. This is in line with the GNG Foundation's mission to support children and education, enhancing access and equity for youth in the communities it serves.

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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.

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Snail-inspired robot could scoop ocean microplastics

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Inspired by a small and slow snail, scientists have developed a robot protype that may one day scoop up microplastics from the surfaces of oceans, seas and lakes.

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HealthPartners Joins HPRC Advisory Board

3BL Media

December 4, 2023 /3BL/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of HealthPartners to its Healthcare Facility Advisory Board. “HealthPartners is an exemplary candidate to join our advisory board,” shared Peylina Chu, Executive Director of HPRC. “Their commitment to sustainability, plastics recycling program, and influence in the industry position them well to provide valuable insights to HPRC and guide our agenda.

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New Energy Blue - New Energy Blue launches farmer-owned business to supply clean, sustainable feedstock for its biomass refineries

Global Renewable News

New Energy Blue, the clean-tech creator of biomass refineries that turn crop residues such as corn stalks into some of the world's lowest-carbon fuels and chemicals, announces the formation of New.

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Equity in Action: Navigating the Environmental Justice Imperative

3BL Media

Webinar Information December 4, 2023 /3BL/ - Environmental Justice, a long-standing concern, has recently gained significant prominence as an urgent issue, particularly with a renewed emphasis on addressing the needs of marginalized and minority communities. Against the backdrop of intensifying efforts to combat climate change, the Biden administration has placed Environmental Justice and a "Just Transition" at the forefront of its strategy.

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How Will Virgo Season Impact Your ESG Communication?

3BL’s in-house experts merge the celestial wisdom of astrology with current environmental, social, governance (ESG) communication trends to offer a unique perspective and practical advice on sharing your company’s commitments effectively. 3BL’s new “Navigating ESG Comms through the Cosmos” series begins with Virgo season! In this edition, we delve into: How businesses have responded to environmental disasters over the past few months and why you can expect a continued focus on the climate crisis