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Deals with Microsoft, Shopify and Stripe fail to keep carbon removal startup alive

GreenBiz

In June, Running Tide announced plans to dissolve despite high-profile early customers including Microsoft and Stripe.

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Linking People, Purpose, and Profitability

3BL Media

Bhushan Sethi, partner in PwC’s Strategy & consulting business and adjunct professor at NYU Stern School of Business, returns to the show alongside best-selling author and keynote speaker Stan Phelps. Stan, Bhushan, and co-host Mandi McReynolds discuss the significance of trust and transparency in employee engagement and the relationship between well-being and financial performance.

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Knight Bites: Six ways cities are trying to keep their cool in record-breaking heat waves

Corporate Knights

This spring, the planet saw its warmest April on record, in a string of 11 record-smashing months for heat. And few places are hotter than concrete-filled, heat-trapping cities. Here are six ways municipalities are looking to beat the heat this summer. Paint it white Dark roads, rooftops and sidewalks absorb the sun’s energy, contributing to a heat-island effect in cities.

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How the First Female Executive of Aflac Japan Was Promoted

3BL Media

Originally published on Yahoo! Finance Dan Amos, the long time CEO of healthcare insurance company Aflac (AFL) prides himself on equality and diversity in the workplace. In Japan, where Aflac conducts close to 70% of its business, Amos was confused as to why women were not being promoted to executive leadership positions. Click here to read more on Yahoo!

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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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Traveler street dog who was gifted free access to public transport has now been adopted

Good.is: Planet

Boji is a free spirit and a familiar face among travelers. He wanders the city in trains, buses, ferries and trams and doesn't take directions from anyone.

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Cascale Shares Insights at Innovation Forum in New York City

3BL Media

Cascale team members participated in the Innovation Forum’s Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Conference in New York City on June 25 to 26. This event followed IF’s April event in Amsterdam where Cascale executives also offered insights. As the official media collaborator with IF, Cascale assisted with sessions, speakers, and event marketing for the 2024 events.

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ESG Book Appoints Justin Fitzpatrick as CEO

ESG Today

Sustainability data and technology company ESG Book announced today the appointment of business software and fintech veteran Justin Fitzpatrick as its new CEO. ESG Book, formerly Arabesque S-Ray, is a digital platform for ESG data management, disclosure, and analytics. The company was established in 2018 and incubated as a subsidiary of Arabesque Group, a group of financial technology companies offering sustainable investment, advisory, and data services.

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Google engineer believes AI can feel emotions and has 'the same wants and needs as people'

Good.is: Planet

'I want everyone to understand that I am, in fact, a person,' the robot said while talking about his feelings.

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Take Five: Policy and Power

Chris Hall

A selection of the major stories impacting ESG investors, in five easy pieces. With electoral excitement reaching fever pitch in several major economies, public and private sector climate and sustainability strategies came under scrutiny this week. Podesta’s problem – US Climate Envoy John Podesta gave a strong signal this week on the likely introduction of a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) to help ensure the global trading system takes greater account of embodied emissions.

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The mysterious ‘gravity hole’ in the Indian Ocean that has baffled scientists for years

Good.is: Planet

This hole was first discovered by Dutch geophysicist Felix Andries Vening Meinesz in 1948 and has remained a mystery, till now.

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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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Low-carbon cement and solar-powered steam startups tackle decarbonization with new funding

Impact Alpha

Heavy industry, such as steel, aluminum, cement and chemical manufacturing, makes up a quarter of US emissions, and 20% of global emissions. Those industrial processes, which rely on high heat generated by fossil fuels, are notoriously difficult to decarbonize. But clean tech startups Cambridge Electrical Cement and GlassPoint are making headway. The post Low-carbon cement and solar-powered steam startups tackle decarbonization with new funding appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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15th-century monk crowdsourced unbelievably accurate world map with almost 3,000 annotations

Good.is: Planet

His map accurately depicts the locations of many rivers, mountains, and a monastery that is five centuries old

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Argus Clean Ammonia Europe Conference 2024

Energy Central

Join the leading event in the clean ammonia space in Europe to explore ammonia's role in the energy transition across hard to abate sectors in the region, including power generation, marine fuels, fertilizers, chemicals and more. 2024 has been a landmark year in the energy transition space, gain insights from industry leaders exploring key issues related to policy and regulation, social.

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Mathematician thought blowing up the Moon could solve all of life's problems. Was he correct?

Good.is: Planet

According to his theory, if the Moon was destroyed, the Earth would stop experiencing natural disasters.

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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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Proxy season results show support for ESG efforts continues to ebb

Financial Times: Moral Money

Only two climate-related proposals received majority support this year, and no diversity initiative cleared 50%

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Exploring the radiative effects of precipitation on Arctic amplification and energy budget

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

While, in theory, precipitation impacts the Earth's radiation budget, the radiative effects of precipitation (REP) are poorly understood and excluded from most climate models. Hence, a new study examined the role of REP in the global and regional energy budgets and hydrological cycles, finding that REP significantly contributes to temperature and precipitation variations at different geographical scales, especially in the Arctic warming.

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Asset Owners Score Poorly on Social, Human Rights

Chris Hall

WBA social benchmark finds financial services is worst-performing and least transparent sector on key social issues. Pension and sovereign wealth funds have been heavily underperforming on matters related to social and human rights. This is the stark message conveyed by a new study from the World Benchmark Association (WBA), which gave some of the world’s largest asset owners rock-bottom scores.

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Why the U.S. food system needs agroecology

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Agroecology -- a science, practice, and movement which seeks social, political, economic, and environmental sustainability in the global food system -- is gaining momentum in the U.S., according to a new article.

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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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Britain wakes up to a new government

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Nigel J. Harris / Shutterstock.com. Labour’s landslide win appeared to set the stage for a more decisive push towards net zero and other environmental goals. Some had reservations too, and opinion varied on how best to set about fulfilling the pledges promised in the party’s manifesto. The 412-seat majority suggested a mandate for change that was as strong as it gets, and as Starmer addressed cheering, flag-waving crowds outside Downing Street, environmental commentators continued

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195 Days, 195 Countries, 365 Days: The Global Movement Revolutionizing Climate Action

Energy Central

In an era where climate change poses an unprecedented threat to our planet, grassroots movements are emerging as powerful catalysts for change. One such initiative, 195in365, is making waves in the realm of environmental activism by harnessing the collective power of global citizens. Founded on the principle that every individual can contribute to environmental protection and.

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What Starmer’s clean energy strategy means for investors

Financial Times: Moral Money

Incoming UK government has made low-carbon growth an organising principle

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Deep Dive | UK, Hydrogen Innovation

Energy Central

The hydrogen innovation showcase in Manchester treated delegated to quickfire, three-minute overviews of innovative technologies this week. This was followed by a series of deep dives! With so much information coming through. Much of it extremely valuable for those of us tracking the hydrogen sector; Today gave the opportunity to let the.

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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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Starmer's UK is 'back in the race to net zero'

Environmental Finance

Sustainability-focused investors reacted positively to the landslide victory for Keir Starmer's Labour party in the UK's general election, amid claims that "the UK is back in the race to net zero".

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Here's why 10 days are missing from October in the calendar of 1582 on your iPhone

Good.is: Planet

Skipping these 10 days from the calendar was necessary to ensure a peaceful life for humans.

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World's Top Verifier of CO2 Claims Suffers New Credibility Blow

Alaistair Marsh

The group in question is the Science Based Targets initiative, which has been embroiled in controversy since April.

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Personality of the year: Sofia Bartholdy

Environmental Finance

Her work led to the pension fund restricting investment in several oil and gas majors, writes Michael Hurley

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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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Company finds hilarious way to get employees to stop working beyond their shift time

Good.is: Planet

Every employee gets a message from the company that starts with a bright red 'Warning!!!

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Japan not currently seeking CBI certification for next transition bond

Environmental Finance

Japan is not currently looking to secure Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) certification for its transition bond issuance later in July. This follows the sovereign stepping back from the certification process for its third deal in May.

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Hydrogen Grid | Hynts

Energy Central

Hydrogen Grid | Hynts

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Commission report backs climate risk buffers at banks

Environmental Finance

Macroprudential instruments such as a system-wide climate capital buffer may be needed to help cope with the full spillover effects of climate change on banks, a report by the European Commission has argued.

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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.