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Amazon, Google and Harvard demonstrate the value created by regenerative buildings

GreenBiz

Featuring all-electric systems, water reuse and innovative solar power, these buildings improve “the health and resilience of economies, cultures, and people.

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Dutton’s plan to nuke Australia’s renewable energy transition explained in full

Renew Economy

The Coalition's nuclear plan is more about the destruction of an existing industry - wind and solar - than the creation of a new one. Here's why. The post Dutton’s plan to nuke Australia’s renewable energy transition explained in full appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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$10 billion Bezos Earth Fund director: ‘Next wave’ in green finance is climate adaptation

GreenBiz

Two key areas for climate investment are resilience to warming temperatures and phasing down fossil fuels, says Paul Bodnar

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The same party that legislated for offshore wind farms now wants to ban them. It’s nuclear in reverse

Renew Economy

Who could have predicted that the same party that opened the door to offshore wind in 2021 would slam it shut again in 2024? The post The same party that legislated for offshore wind farms now wants to ban them. It’s nuclear in reverse 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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Mary Kay Inc Presents New Findings on Skin Care Advances and the Use of Computational Tools in Identifying Skin Sensitivity

3BL Media

DALLAS, June 20, 2024 /3BL/ - Mary Kay Inc., a global leader in skin care innovation, recently revealed the results of two breakthrough research studies: first, an antioxidant treatment that can diminish the visible effects of pollution and aging on human skin; and second, a focus on the applications of computational tools to accurately predict the safety and potential reactions of human skin to various cosmetic ingredients.

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Ziggy Switkowski and another big nuclear back-flip

Renew Economy

In 2018, Ziggy Switkowski said the "window for gigawatt-scale nuclear has closed." Now he is defending the Coalition's uncosted nuclear plan. The post Ziggy Switkowski and another big nuclear back-flip appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Big cars, red meat, household gas: Consumers still have crucial role to play in cutting emissions

Renew Economy

By changing their consumption habits, average Australians can reduce their carbon footprints by 75%. And if they do, net zero by 2050 might not be a dream. The post Big cars, red meat, household gas: Consumers still have crucial role to play in cutting emissions appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Indigenous knowledge keepers take their clean energy expertise abroad

Corporate Knights

In the remote Australian desert community where Chris Croker’s family lives, solar power delivered people power. It started with drinking water around 30 years ago. A solar-powered electric pump drew water from the arid earth. Then came a tourism business with eco-camping that showcased the rugged countryside and a family-run bush-food plantation of quandong, a desert peach.

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Solar hits new global peak in northern summer solstice, and Australia still leads per capita

Renew Economy

Solar power to set new landmark of 20 per cent of global electricity output in northern summer solstice, and remains fastest growing energy source. The post Solar hits new global peak in northern summer solstice, and Australia still leads per capita appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Merck Is Partnering With America’s Largest HBCU To Launch a Collaborative Biotechnology Learning Center

3BL Media

Building the workforce of tomorrow means investing in the students of today. That’s why Merck has partnered with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) — the largest historically Black college and university in the U.S. — to launch the Merck Biotechnology Learning Center. “We’re pleased to launch this new collaboration with an institution that precisely aligns to our company priorities to invest in the growth and delivery of innovative health solutions and stro

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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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The race to protect “heartbeat” of the grid as wind and solar replace coal and gas

Renew Economy

Regulatory timelines and supply chains issues are complicating efforts to build new "heartbeat" essential for running the grid without fossil fuels. The post The race to protect “heartbeat” of the grid as wind and solar replace coal and gas appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Howard University Welcomes Solar to Its Campus in Partnership With Volt Energy

3BL Media

Originally published on U.S. Bank company blog The future is even brighter at Howard University in Washington, D.C., now that solar photovoltaic systems are installed on six campus buildings. Led by Volt Energy and partially financed by U.S. Bancorp Impact Finance, the roof-mounted solar systems are on the Blackburn Center, Burr Gymnasium, Locke Hall, the School of Business and School of Engineering buildings, as well on top of a carport canopy at the university’s law school.

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Wind turbine towers and blades could be built in Australia under new supply chain plan

Renew Economy

Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre signs up to help deliver $8m government program to support local manufacture and servicing of wind turbine components. The post Wind turbine towers and blades could be built in Australia under new supply chain plan appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Aflac Brings the Magic of Fútbol to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

3BL Media

Originally published on Aflac Newsroom MIAMI, June 20, 2024 /3BL/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of supplemental health insurance in the U.S. 1 , partnered once again with beloved TV personality and cancer survivor, Adamari L ó pez, to bring the excitement and joy of soccer to pediatric patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. This event marks the second consecutive year that Aflac has aligned with López as the company continues in its mission to support the communities, families and patients i

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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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AEMO sounds alarm as unplanned gas outage collides with winter coal snap, drought

Renew Economy

Australian Energy Market Operator warns of potential gas shorfalls, as increased demand and troubles at a major gas processing plant combine to limit supply of the fossil fuel. The post AEMO sounds alarm as unplanned gas outage collides with winter coal snap, drought appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Northern Trust Team Breaking a Sweat, Raising Awareness

3BL Media

Since 2011, our employee led Military Appreciation & Assistance Resource Council (MAARC), has grown to engage partners worldwide to ensure military service members and their families have the proper resources to succeed. We are thrilled to share that the Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services team recently joined forces with MAARC and ExodusPoint Capital Management, LP for a global exercise event dedicated to raising awareness and support for active and veteran armed forces and first responders.

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Energy Insiders Podcast: Homes, electric cars and the grid

Renew Economy

Evergen’s Ben Hutt on optimising solar, batteries, and the race to electrification. Plus: News of the week and the nuclear fallout. The post Energy Insiders Podcast: Homes, electric cars and the grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Mike Foster: Fostering Relationships & Empowering Teams at Covia’s Cleburne Plant

3BL Media

At Covia, we have highlighted several team members whose dedication and leadership have shaped the success of the company and the environment or their community. In this Insights Blog, we share the journey of Mike Foster, Senior Plant Manager at Covia's Cleburne plant. From his early beginnings at the Guion plant to his current role, Mike's story is one of leadership, mentorship, community support, and a commitment to safety.

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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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From ripples to waves: The transformational power of tokenizing assets

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Tokenized financial assets are moving from pilot to at-scale deployment. Adoption is not yet widespread, but financial institutions with blockchain capabilities in place will have a strategic advantage.

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100% Ethanol Engine Is Case IH's Highlight at This Year's Agrishow

3BL Media

Case IH , a brand of CNH , has worked in partnership with FPT Industrial to develop an ethanol-powered engine. Case IH presented the prototype at this year’s Agrishow in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. The Cursor 13 propellant is a prototype for the use of fuel derived from sugarcane. It is currently in the development phase and will be tested on Case IH sugarcane harvesters in the next harvest.

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Transferring women’s wealth to women-led funds to build a more equitable economy

Impact Alpha

A significant shift in generational wealth is occurring. A recent study estimates that by 2030, women are poised to control roughly $30 trillion. The post Transferring women’s wealth to women-led funds to build a more equitable economy appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Summertime Reading: Mid-Year Review of BIER's Activities

3BL Media

Spending summertime outdoors, near lakes and streams, or hiking in nature, naturally brings environmental issues to the forefront. The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) addresses several critical areas, particularly water, energy, and climate, which are crucial for preserving these natural landscapes. As summer unfolds, it's an excellent time to catch up on the progress and initiatives undertaken by BIER.

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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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Tarquti Energy - Laureate of the 2024 Community Energy Initiative

Global Renewable News

On June 12, 2024, Tarquti Energy was awarded the 2024 Award for Community Energy Initiative at the Renewable Energy Recognition Gala, which was organized by NERGICA as part of the Colloque des.

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Managing PFAS Risks: A Business Leader’s Guide to Environmental Responsibility

3BL Media

Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, commonly known as PFAS, have taken center stage in the world of environmental regulation and corporate responsibility. In recent years, the evolving landscape surrounding PFAS has brought about significant changes in how these chemicals are perceived, managed, and reported. From new testing methods and toxicological research to heightened risk assessments, the implications of PFAS extend far beyond scientific laboratories.

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Enwave Energy Corporation - Enwave Energy Corporation Awarded the IDEA 2024 Innovation Award for Continual Designed, Constructed, & Operated System

Global Renewable News

Continual is honored to announce that the Fairmont Royal York Hotel Decarbonization Project was awarded the prestigious Joseph M. Brillhart IDEA Innovation Award at the IDEA 2024 District Energy.

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Enbridge Board on Balancing Climate Goals and Shareholder Value

3BL Media

Originally published in Enbridge's 2023 Sustainability Report Q (Pete): While the practical necessity of a balanced approach to energy, environmental and economic policies has been reinforced in recent years, so too has the urgency of addressing our global climate challenge. How does the Board think about navigating this terrain, advancing resilient solutions and preserving shareholder value?

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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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Tarquti Energy - Introducing the new Nunavik Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Global Renewable News

Tarquti is thrilled to celebrate the grand unveiling of the new Nunavik Climate Change Adaptation Strategy! We offer our heartfelt congratulations to Makivvik on this historic achievement.The St.

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Qurate Retail Group Celebrates Pride Month

3BL Media

In honor of June Pride Month, team members across Qurate Retail Group participated in Pride flag-raising ceremonies in support of our LGBTQ+ team members and community. Qurate Retail Group comprises six leading retail brands – QVC, HSN, Ballard Designs, FRONTGATE, Garnet Hill and Grandin Road – all dedicated to providing a more human way to shop.

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REC Solar - Central Contra Costa Sanitary District partners with REC Solar to add 2.16 MW of onsite solar

Global Renewable News

Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San) and nationwide solar provider REC Solar announce the completion of a 2.16 megawatt (MW) solar array near Central San's treatment plant in Marti.

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Hispanic Small Business Outlook

3BL Media

By Dana Obrist Confidence in the small business outlook is on the rise. According to a December 2023 report from the U.S Chamber of Commerce , despite headwinds from high inflation and a tight labor market, small business confidence was up at year-end and remains steady after the first quarter of 2024. And that is good news for business owners, including the more than 600,000 Hispanic small business owners in Florida.

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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.