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Inside Microsoft's record-breaking carbon removal contract

GreenBiz

The company signed a contract for 3.3 million metric tons of offsets over 10 years from a facility in Stockholm.

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With the Coalition’s nuclear fantasy demolished by CSIRO, Labor must get cracking on renewables

Renew Economy

CSIRO's latest demolition of nuclear power means we can focus on the urgent shift to firmed renewables. The climate clock is ticking. The post With the Coalition’s nuclear fantasy demolished by CSIRO, Labor must get cracking on renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Investors push for more disclosure on corporate lobbying

GreenBiz

Resolutions related to lobbying and political spending have so far received the most support of socially-oriented proposals this proxy season.

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Eraring coal closure delayed two years, possibly four, “to keep the lights on”

Renew Economy

NSW secures deal to extend life of Australia's biggest coal generator by two years. The post Eraring coal closure delayed two years, possibly four, “to keep the lights on” 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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Make the internal business case for sustainability investment

GreenBiz

The ROSI framework provides a 5-step approach to unlock investment in sustainability initiatives.

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Bowen says Australia could make 20 per cent of its solar panel needs

Renew Economy

After visiting SA solar companies 5B and Tindo, energy minister says Australia should be able to supply 20% of its own PV demand if the Sunshot policy goes to plan. The post Bowen says Australia could make 20 per cent of its solar panel needs appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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CEFC makes biggest investment yet to help “close looming gaps” in NSW grid

Renew Economy

CEFC commits $490 million to the "large and complex investment task" of equipping the grid in NSW's first REZ to connect 4.5GW of solar, wind and storage. The post CEFC makes biggest investment yet to help “close looming gaps” in NSW grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Linking collaboration across the value chain to get to circularity

GreenBiz

Procter & Gamble is linking collaboration within its packaging value chain to gain traction on circularity.

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China should be seen as partner, not a threat, to Australia’s green manufacturing plans, says Sims

Renew Economy

Australia must treat China as a partner in its $22.7 billion manufacturing push towards net-zero emissions, ex-ACCC chair says. The post China should be seen as partner, not a threat, to Australia’s green manufacturing plans, says Sims appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Entergy Named as a Top 50 Most Community-Minded Company in the US

3BL Media

For the ninth year, Points of Light’s list has recognized Entergy for its corporate citizenship, social impact and community engagement NEW ORLEANS, May 22, 2024 /3BL/ - For the ninth year, Entergy has been named a 2024 honoree of The Civic 50, Points of Light’s prestigious annual list that recognizes the top companies leading the way in employee volunteerism and community investment in the United States.

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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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Eraring clunker deal may do little to keep the lights on, but it might bail out the state government

Renew Economy

NSW deal with Origin will reward Australia's biggest utility to have its coal generators trundle through the night, but is there any guarantee they will operating when really needed? The post Eraring clunker deal may do little to keep the lights on, but it might bail out the state government appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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GoDaddy 2023 Sustainability Report: Our Customers | Inclusive Entrepreneurship

3BL Media

Originally published in GoDaddy's 2023 Sustainability Report Inclusive Entrepreneurship We empower and champion entrepreneurs globally. As a trusted growth partner to millions of entrepreneurs globally, we recognize that the entrepreneurial journey is as diverse and unique as the entrepreneurs themselves. And we know that barriers along each entrepreneur’s journey are not experienced equally.

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Households lock in small discount on electricity as network costs eat into solar savings

Renew Economy

Regulators say electricity price cuts being delivered by cheap renewables – mostly consumer owned rooftop solar – are being diminished by network and other costs. The post Households lock in small discount on electricity as network costs eat into solar savings appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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SCS Consulting Complimentary Webinar: Climate Financial Risk: The Steps To Take Before Regulated Reporting Begins

3BL Media

Organizations are being requested to identify, evaluate, manage and disclose climate-related risks at increasing frequency, including within the new SEC Climate Rule. In this webinar , we will discuss how to get started with identification and evaluation of climate risk and the management steps that underpin new regulatory disclosures. We will specifically discuss: What are the types of climate risk that you need to consider to meet regulations How to start the climate risks identification and e

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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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Once too soft, now too hard: Snowy 2.0 tunnelling machine Florence comes to a stop again

Renew Economy

Snowy 2.0's luckless Florence tunnel boring machine is stopped again, this time after reportedly taking a wrong turn and getting stuck in hard rock. The post Once too soft, now too hard: Snowy 2.0 tunnelling machine Florence comes to a stop again appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces Collaboration With Life Science Cares To Improve the Wellbeing of Under Resourced Communities Through Employee Volunteerism

3BL Media

Originally published by Jazz Pharmaceuticals DUBLIN, May 22, 2024 /3BL/ - Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced a strategic collaboration with Life Science Cares to drive social impact through employee volunteerism in the United States. This partnership reinforces Jazz's commitment to supporting the communities in which employees work and live.

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“We want to make more things here:” Albanese outlines plan to grab share of battery supply chain

Renew Economy

"If we mine it here, we should make it here." Federal Labor unveils National Battery Strategy, to make Australia a globally competitive part of the supply chain by 2035. The post “We want to make more things here:” Albanese outlines plan to grab share of battery supply chain appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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SCS Global Services Attending Circularity 2024 in Chicago

3BL Media

SCS Global Services (SCS) is attending Circularity 24 in Chicago from May 22 – 24, 2024. This premier event, hosted by GreenBiz , brings together visionaries and practitioners dedicated to building a circular economy. Attending this event allows for the opportunity to take part in thought-provoking sessions and to network with over 2,000 leaders in the growing circularity community.

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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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Energy Insiders Podcast: Eraring coal extension and nuclear fantasies

Renew Economy

Is the Eraring coal extension a good deal? Plus: Kane Thornton from the Clean Energy Council discusses GenCost, AEMO, CIS, Made in Australia and what the US is up to. The post Energy Insiders Podcast: Eraring coal extension and nuclear fantasies appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Regency Centers Releases Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

3BL Media

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 22, 2024 /3BL/ - Regency Centers Corporation (“Regency”, “Regency Centers” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:REG) released its 2023 Corporate Responsibility Report highlighting the Company’s environmental, social, and governance progress and achievements. The report can be found on the Corporate Responsibility page of Regency’s website.

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Tech Giants Google, Meta, Microsoft, and Salesforce Launch 20 Million Ton Nature-Based Carbon Removal Buyers Coalition

ESG Today

Tech Giants Google, Meta, Microsoft, and Salesforce announced today the launch of the Symbiosis Coalition, a new advance market commitment (AMC) collaboration aimed at supporting the development and growth of the nature-based carbon removal market, with a collective commitment to contract up to 20 million tons of nature-based carbon removal credits.

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Supporting Parents Online With Our Screen Smart Program

3BL Media

Takeaways We’re kicking off our 2024 Screen Smart program to help parents navigate conversations with their families about using devices safely and learn more about Meta’s parental supervision tools. With this program, we want to help parents feel more confident about raising their teens in an increasingly digital world, with boundaries and protections that work best for them.

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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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80% of Companies See Sustainability as a Potential Revenue, Profitability Driver: Morgan Stanley Survey

ESG Today

The vast majority of companies view sustainability as a value creation opportunity, with more than three quarters anticipating potential benefits ranging from higher revenues and profitability to lower cost of capital, although many also expect increased sustainability-related costs and a need for significant investment, according to a new survey released by Morgan Stanley.

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How Dow is Helping To Advance Sustainability and Address Gender Inequities in Kenya

3BL Media

Our reason for investing in a sustainable future is simple – to support the people in our communities. Dow’s All IN ERG Fund continues to contribute to the promotion of sustainability and the resolution of gender disparities in Kenya. A sustainable world is one where people – no matter who they are or where they live – have access to the resources they need to thrive today and for future generations.

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Cement recycling method could help solve one of the world's biggest climate challenges

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers have developed a method to produce very low emission concrete at scale -- an innovation that could be transformative in the transition to net zero. The method, which the researchers say is 'an absolute miracle', uses the electrically-powered arc furnaces used for steel recycling to simultaneously recycle cement, the carbon-hungry component of concrete.

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A Significant Safety Milestone for Enbridge Ingleside Energy Center

3BL Media

It’s a “very large” milestone. And a very impressive safety achievement, to boot. On Sunday, the Amphion supertanker left the dock at the Enbridge Ingleside Energy Center (EIEC) near Corpus Christi, Texas—marking the 500 th safe loading of a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) at North America’s premier oil export terminal. The EIEC is America’s largest crude oil export terminal by volume, loading about 25% of all U.S.

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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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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and NGK to Jointly Develop Membrane Dehydration Systems for Bioethanol and e-Methanol

Global Renewable News

Highlights MHI and NGK aim to achieve the real-world realization of systems using membrane separation system in the dehydration processes for Bioethanol, a promising alternative to gasoline and.

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Tapestry's Christiane Ocampo Named to the Empower "Executives Role Model" List

3BL Media

Tapestry congratulates Christiane Ocampo, Vice President of Global Procurement at Tapestry , who was named among the 2024 ‘Top 100 Executives ’ by Empower. The global Empower Role Model Lists supported by YouTube showcase leaders who are breaking down barriers at work and smashing the ceiling for people of color within global business. Chris earned a spot on the list for her many contributions at Tapestry including her active involvement in our Asian Heritage Alliance Employee Business Resource

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. - Trial Carbon Capture Unit Begins Operating on Blast Furnace at ArcelorMittal Gent, Belgium

Global Renewable News

ArcelorMittal and partners Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), BHP, along with Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd (Mitsubishi Development) have successfully started operating a pilot carbon capture u.

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Pivot Interactives by Discovery Education Honored With 2024 CODiE Award

3BL Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 22, 2024 /3BL/ - Global edtech leader Discovery Education today announced that Pivot Interactives by Discovery Education was selected as the winner of the Best Science Instructional Solution for Grades 9-12 at the 2024 SIIA CODiE Awards. Pivot Interactives makes teaching science with active learning and scientific phenomena engaging and easy.

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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.