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Technology denial: Columbia Law School debunks 33 biggest myths about solar, wind and EVs

Renew Economy

Columbia Law School researchers identify 33 of the most pervasive myths about solar, wind and electric vehicles and rebut them using transparent, fact-based responses. The post Technology denial: Columbia Law School debunks 33 biggest myths about solar, wind and EVs appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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We need to talk about meat

Corporate Knights

By late February, the Smokehouse Creek wildfire in the Texas Panhandle had become the state’s first ever “gigafire,” a label saved for blazes that tear through more than a million acres. From a region that’s home to more cows than anywhere in the United States, images of cattle running from the “monster” blaze went viral, reminding us, yet again, that bad weather keeps getting worse.

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Nuclear power in Australia is a really bad idea. The ban ensures that is all it is

Renew Economy

You can’t prevent people from having bad ideas. But sometimes, a piece of legislation can prevent bad ideas from taking up large amounts of money and time. The post Nuclear power in Australia is a really bad idea. The ban ensures that is all it is appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Eastman and Reformation Team Up To Launch New Sustainable Bridal Styles

3BL Media

Eastman KINGSPORT, Tenn., April 15, 2024 /3BL/ - Eastman, a global leader in specialty materials and producer of sustainable Naia™ cellulosic fiber , worked with sustainable fashion brand Reformation for the launch of its January bridal collection. As part of the collection, Reformation created three dresses featuring Naia™ Renew ES, Eastman’s enhanced sustainability yarn made from 60% certified recycled content,* which the brand describes as “like silk but better.

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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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“Unparalleled:”Rooftop solar now a major player in Australia’s grid, but households need more batteries

Renew Economy

Rooftop solar now delivers 11.2% of Australia's energy and is the fourth largest energy source in the country. The post “Unparalleled:”Rooftop solar now a major player in Australia’s grid, but households need more batteries appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Knight Bites: The true cost of meat

Corporate Knights

Some plant-based brands have struggled to lower their prices so they’re on par with meat and dairy products. But while beef burgers, bacon and chicken nuggets might be easier on household budgets, they have all sorts of planetary and socio-economic costs that don’t show up on receipts. Forests Livestock farming is responsible for almost 40% of global deforestation , mostly in the vital rainforests of the Amazon.

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St. Thomas Aquinas College Secures Grant From Motorola Solutions Foundation

3BL Media

April 15, 2024 /3BL/ - St. Thomas Aquinas College is proud to announce a significant milestone in its commitment to advancing STEM education with the receipt of a $30,000 grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation. This grant will fuel the creation of the new Computer Science Scholar Success Program, slated to launch for the 2024-2025 academic year, which is aimed at bolstering the success of both incoming and current computer science majors.

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Engineering contracts signed for Australia’s biggest concentrated solar plant

Renew Economy

Vast Renewables signs key engineering contracts for its 30MW/288MWh VS1 concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, which will be by far the biggest to be built in Australia. The post Engineering contracts signed for Australia’s biggest concentrated solar plant appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Regions Bank Named 2024 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award Winner

3BL Media

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 15, 2024 /3BL/ – Regions Bank on Monday announced the company has been recognized as a 2024 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award (GEWA) Winner with Distinction. This is Gallup’s top recognition for thriving workplaces, awarded to a select few organizations that meet rigorous standards of excellence and truly place engagement at the center of their business strategies.

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Australian coal mines leak massive amounts of methane in “super emitting” event

Renew Economy

A toxic gas is turbocharging heatwaves, bushfires and coral bleaching, and going largely unreported under "faulty" emission safeguards, satellite data suggests. The post Australian coal mines leak massive amounts of methane in “super emitting” event 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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Bacardi Cocktail Trends Report 2024: Conservation Concoctions

3BL Media

Originally published in the Bacardi Cocktail Trends Report This Earth Month and throughout the year, bartenders and brands are reframing sustainability as a creative challenge – utilizing novel processes and harnessing innovative flavors that don’t just limit harm, but actively conserve the natural environment. Sustainability in the drinks industry is here to stay.

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Plibersek rolls out “game changing” EPA, but delays reforms to EPBC Act

Renew Economy

Australia will soon have its first national, independent environment watchdog that can issue hundreds of millions in penalties, but Labor has delayed reform of EPBC Act. The post Plibersek rolls out “game changing” EPA, but delays reforms to EPBC Act appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Across the World and Across Disciplines, Two Leaders Converge on Equity in STEM

3BL Media

The Logitech MX #WomenWhoMaster series now turns to a pair of business leaders who took an interest in STEM and converted it into progress toward a better world. A mechanical engineer, Lavanya Jawaharlal grew up in the U.S., where she works today as president and co-founder of the tech education company STEM Center USA. In Switzerland, Nadia Fischer complemented her long standing passion for software building with knowledge on language AI and created Witty, an app that educates workers about inc

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Smart grid firm lands $86 million to develop VPPs and help customers load match renewables

Renew Economy

GridBeyond raises $86 million to help advance VPP technology and help consumers match renewables with demand. The post Smart grid firm lands $86 million to develop VPPs and help customers load match renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Harnessing Science and Technology for a Fairer, Healthier and More Sustainable World

3BL Media

At Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, we are committed to tackling some of the most critical global challenges facing us today. Our efforts to create a fairer, healthier and more sustainable world center around three main goals: achieving human progress for more than one billion people through sustainable science and technology, fully integrating sustainability into our value chains, and becoming climate neutral while reducing resource consumption.

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Knight Bites: The true cost of meat

Corporate Knights

Some plant-based brands have struggled to lower their prices so they’re on par with meat and dairy products. But while beef burgers, bacon and chicken nuggets might be easier on household budgets, they have all sorts of planetary and socio-economic costs that don’t show up on receipts. Forests Livestock farming is responsible for almost 40% of global deforestation , mostly in the vital rainforests of the Amazon.

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Bath & Body Works Celebrates National Laundry Day by Giving Back

3BL Media

April 15, 2024 /3BL/ - April 15 is National Laundry Day and Bath & Body Works is celebrating by supporting two of their long-standing nonprofit partners, YWCA Columbus and LSS Choices. The brand is donating a six-month supply of their laundry detergent and fragrance boosters to support the organizations’ clients in central Ohio. LSS Choices has provided counseling, shelter, crisis intervention, education, and community and legal advocacy to central Ohio residents facing domestic violence sin

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Consumers rule: Driving healthcare growth with a consumer-led strategy

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Consumers are increasingly discerning about where, how, and from whom they receive healthcare. Healthcare can learn from other industries how to provide an optimal end-to-end consumer experience.

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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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Cummins: Valuing the Power of Difference

3BL Media

Cummins Cummins Inc. is honored to announce recent accolades recognizing its ongoing efforts to foster caring and inclusive environments in which all employees thrive: Financial Times Diversity Leaders 2024, Top Hispanic Employer by DiversityComm and Best Places to Work in 2024 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards. World 50 Group , the global community of business leaders, presented Cummins with the 2024 Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) Impact Award, honoring outstanding achievements in fosteri

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Microplastics make their way from the gut to other organs

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers have found that microplastics -- are having a significant impact on our digestive pathways, making their way from the gut and into the tissues of the kidney, liver and brain.

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Case Study: The Olive Oil People: How a Collective of Family Olive Growers Achieved 21st Century Performance Goals

3BL Media

A case-study of Pompeian by SCS Global Services Executive Summary One of the world’s leading suppliers of olive oil, Pompeian is a farmer-owned collective of more than 75,000 farmers in Spain and California and is partnered with thousands more farmers around the world, including Italy, Greece, Portugal, Morocco, Chile, Argentina, and Tunisia. Pompeian recognized that to maintain its leadership in the market and distinguish its brand, it would need to work hand in hand with the families who have

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Pyrite, also known as fool's gold, may contain valuable lithium, a key element for green energy

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

The technology revolution and development of new renewable energy resources is driving demand for lithium to new heights, but it is not a common mineral. Scientists say they have found lithium in an unexpected place; fool's gold, or pyrite, deposits.

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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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Q4HE Initiative Recognized for Efforts To Reduce Health Disparities

3BL Media

Quest for Health Equity (Q4HE) was recently honored by the Y in Central Maryland for its grant funding of health equity coalition efforts at the Y in Druid Hill. Bob Kocher, Laboratory Manager at Quest’s Baltimore rapid response lab, accepted the Healthy Living award at the organization’s MLK Memorial Breakfast on behalf of Q4HE. The award is given in appreciation each year to a collaborator who is focused on reducing the degree of health disparities experienced by underserved populations in Bal

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Six ways CFOs find the time to unlock their full potential

McKinsey Sustainabilty

It’s hard to create outsize value when you have to manage the finance function’s daily and often urgent demands. But some CFOs rise to the challenge.

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Special Purpose Credit Programs Help 712 KeyBank Clients on Their Path to Homeownership

3BL Media

KeyBank offers several Special Purpose Credit Programs 1 to improve accessibility and affordability in homebuying, particularly in historically underserved and economically disadvantaged communities For many Americans, homeownership is not just an aspiration, but a major step toward establishing long-term financial stability. Amid fluctuating economic conditions and a competitive housing market, a number of resources and programs exist to help consumers achieve the goal of owning a home.

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Author Talks: Cass Sunstein on the perils of habituation

McKinsey Sustainabilty

When we become too comfortable in our jobs and relationships, we can miss huge opportunities to grow and change. Harvard University professor Cass Sunstein explores this dynamic—and suggests ways to keep the sparkle in our lives.

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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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Reinventing Our Impact: 3M’s Global Impact Report

3BL Media

Originally published on 3M News Center 3M’s 2024 Global Impact report shows the great strides we’ve made toward our sustainability commitments in 2023. The company hit major milestones, strengthened collaborations, and engaged with the public on our goals. 3M pursued ambitious targets with urgency, making progress on our carbon, water, and waste footprints.

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Tennessee Valley Authority - TVA Requests Offers for North Carolina Compliant Swine, Poultry, and Biomass RECs

Global Renewable News

The Tennessee Valley Authority is requesting offers for up to 2,000 Swine Renewable Energy Credits annually, 7,500 Poultry RECs, and 30,000 Biomass RECs that meet the North Carolina Renewable Energy a.

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How CEO Shannon Hennessy’s Background Prepared Her To Lead The Habit Burger Grill

3BL Media

Originally published on Women in Retail In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews Shannon Hennessy , CEO of The Habit Burger Grill , quality made-to-order food and a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. Listen in as Hennessy provides an overview of The Habit Burger Grill business (1:00), her career journey (2:30), and the importance of having financial strategy experience to prepare for a chief executive role (5:30).

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Lower Colorado River Authority - First of 10 new floodgates installed at Wirtz Dam

Global Renewable News

The Lower Colorado River Authority has completed and installed the first of 10 new floodgates on Wirtz Dam, which forms Lake LBJ.The new floodgate is the first to be installed as part of a.

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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.