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5 common misunderstandings about the EU’s deforestation policy, clarified

GreenBiz

The new European Union deforestation regulations are a hot topic for food companies, but key facts remain poorly understood.

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Iron ore giants join forces on electric smelter for green steel

Renew Economy

BHP, Rio Tinto and BlueScope are scoping locations in Australia for a pilot plant to make low-carbon steel using cleaner technology. The post Iron ore giants join forces on electric smelter for green steel appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The most important decarbonization chart you'll see this year

GreenBiz

Startling data in climate expert Nat Bullard’s annual report signals that carbon removal is not scaling fast enough to limit the climate crisis.

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Navigating the Rising Tide: The Convergence of Climate Change and Global Trade

3BL Media

Changing climate patterns and severe weather events are changing the game for global trade and logistics organizations. Rising sea levels are causing elevated tides and storm surges that are rendering coastlines susceptible to inundation – as a result, the industry is being forced to confront complicated economic and operational challenges, not to mention significant cost implications, writes Brian Enright, CEO of DP World Americas , in a recent article for Forbes.

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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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Here’s what to know about the new B Corp standards

GreenBiz

Starting in 2025, companies wanting to become a Certified B Corp will need to meet new ‘foundational’ requirements.

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There are still not enough Black women in corporate boardrooms

Corporate Knights

While white women may speak of breaking through the “glass ceiling,” for many Black women, it’s more like a “concrete ceiling.” Black women experience unique and formidable barriers in the workforce that are not only difficult to break, but also obscure their view of career advancement opportunities. A comprehensive study in 2020 exposed the harsh reality of Black representation on Canadian corporate boards: Out of 1,639 board positions across eight major Canadian cities, only 0.8% were occupied

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State, Federal Policymakers Meet With Major Employers To Explore Pennsylvania’s Clean Energy Opportunity at Eaton Experience Center

3BL Media

February 8, 2024 /3BL/ - Pennsylvania state and federal policymakers joined with representatives from major businesses today to share perspectives on how the Commonwealth’s public and private sectors can work together to capture the full economic potential of federal clean energy and infrastructure investments. The event, Pennsylvania Business Roundtable: Maximize Infrastructure Investments for Our Climate, Energy, and Economy, was hosted at the Eaton Experience Center — Pittsburgh and organized

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Coal generator to face court over blackouts caused by “catastrophic” explosion

Renew Economy

AER is suing the operator of Callide C, one of the youngest coal plants on the NEM, over a 2021 incident that left huge parts of Queensland without power. The post Coal generator to face court over blackouts caused by “catastrophic” explosion appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Delmarva Power Delivers More Than Energy for Its Community

3BL Media

Delmarva Power is proud to partner with more than 200 local non-profits in Delaware and Maryland that support neighbors in need, advance career opportunities, and create a stronger, more connected community. Through partnerships with dedicated non-profits and other local organizations in our region, we’re able to make a real difference in the lives of our neighbors and power a brighter future for us all.

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Fire destroys wind turbine at Pacific Blue’s Clements Gap

Renew Economy

A wind turbine has been destroyed at the Clements Gap wind farm after it caught on fire on Wednesday. The post Fire destroys wind turbine at Pacific Blue’s Clements Gap 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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CNH Launches Program To Support the Future of India’s Construction Industry

3BL Media

CNH is committed to standing with the world’s farmers and construction workers as part of their everlasting commitment to sustainability, innovation, and productivity. Providing opportunities for young people to learn new skills and grow their careers in the construction industry is central to CNH’s mission. CASE Construction Equipment , a brand of CNH, recently launched a skill project for young people from underprivileged backgrounds that is doing just that.

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Queensland wind farm delay raises red flags with green groups, as lines blur over environment

Renew Economy

Green groups question further delay to environmental approvals for a Queensland wind farm, as industry and governments struggle to balance the urgent need to decarbonise with protecting nature and keeping communities on side. The post Queensland wind farm delay raises red flags with green groups, as lines blur over environment appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Boosting Office Attendance: Selling & Delivering Workplace Value to Employees

3BL Media

CBRE Many companies and their employees remain out of sync on the amount of time workers should be in the office, according to a CBRE and CoreNet Global survey of 235 corporate real estate professionals. This finding makes it readily apparent that companies must do a better job of aligning the anticipated benefit of the office with the employee experience and building a culture and workplace that supports that value proposition.

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Cannon-Brookes taps new investment talent as Grok zeroes in on decarbonisation

Renew Economy

Announcing a "refined" investment strategy and new talent, Grok Ventures says it will exclusively invest in opportunities “right across the climate capital stack.” The post Cannon-Brookes taps new investment talent as Grok zeroes in on decarbonisation 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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Water Rights and Regulatory Risk: Understanding Water Allocation and Management Practices

3BL Media

The water-related business risks that companies face are closely tied to water-related impacts in their region. For example, water scarcity resulting from droughts, poor water management, or other events that reduce the water supply can lead to increasingly strict regulatory requirements that affect water allocation and management. What is important for businesses to understand is that these regulatory requirements and the current water allocation and management practices throughout the United S

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Zibelman joins Pollination board to target “critical, urgent work” of funding decarbonisation

Renew Economy

Energy guru and former AMEO CEO Audrey Zibelman joins Pollination board, to help put a rocket under the business of global decarbonisation. The post Zibelman joins Pollination board to target “critical, urgent work” of funding decarbonisation appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Reclamation at Covia’s Menomonie Plant

3BL Media

Covia's Menomonie plant, located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, was built in 2007 and employs 13 dedicated team members. The team at Menomonie takes pride in their ability to produce at a high level with such a small staff, and to do so safely: in 2023, they had zero reportable incidents! The site itself has an interesting geological history as it was formed during the Ice Age and is part of the Driftless Area.

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Network companies called out for “lack of accountability” on rooftop solar integration, in final report from ESB

Renew Economy

Energy Security Board final report calls for coordinated leadership and action – particularly from DNSPs – on the integration of consumer energy resources. The post Network companies called out for “lack of accountability” on rooftop solar integration, in final report from ESB appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Baker Tilly’s Expertise in Forensic Investigation Using Data Science Helps Pharmacy Chain Uncover Pricing Error

3BL Media

Client background The client is a regional pharmacy chain with 25 locations throughout three states. The business challenge After multiple months of rebating being less than expected, the client needed a full audit of the 340B rebate process from their supplier. They needed help analyzing the data of their buying behavior and why they weren’t receiving accurate drug credit and rebate amounts from their supplier.

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Ice cores provide first documentation of rapid Antarctic ice loss in the past

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers have uncovered the first direct evidence that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet shrunk suddenly and dramatically at the end of the Last Ice Age, around eight thousand years ago. The evidence, contained within an ice core, shows that in one location the ice sheet thinned by 450 meters -- that's more than the height of the Empire State Building -- in just under 200 years.

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Everyday Heroes. Extraordinary Impact

3BL Media

By Evelyn Mitchell At Regions we believe that heroism resides not just in history books but among us every day. This Black History Month, we celebrate Black heroes in our communities who work tirelessly to make life better for all. History in Motion – Understanding the Past For 15 years, Regions has honored distinguished Black leaders with ties to the company’s home state of Alabama with the History in Motion Award.

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HSBC, Google Partner to Finance and Grow Climate Tech Companies

ESG Today

HSBC and Google Cloud announced today the launch of a new partnership aimed at financing and supporting companies providing climate mitigation and resilience solutions. The new partnership will connect HSBC’s specialist climate tech finance team with companies in the Google Cloud Ready – Sustainability (GCR-Sustainability) validation programme to explore venture debt financing options.

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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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Future Scientists in the Making: MilliporeSigma’s Curiosity Cube Wraps Up 2023 Multi-Country STEM Tour

3BL Media

Since 2017, the Curiosity Cube, a shipping container turned mobile science lab from MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has provided a chance for children to explore science in a structured yet flexible environment. After the program’s pause in 2020-2021 due to COVID-19, it is back to sparking curiosity across two continents for the second year in a row.

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Betting on Migration for Impact

Stanford Social Innovation

By Jason Wendle Migration is often framed as a crisis : When the issue makes headlines, it’s portrayed as a burden, threat, or tragedy, and almost always politically intractable. In reality, migration represents an opportunity and a solution, and it needs to be disentangled from electoral politics. Indeed, we are at the beginning of a multi-decade, global trend of human movement, a trend which can be harnessed to unlock tremendous good for the world.

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YWCA Receives $240,000 Grant from KeyBank

3BL Media

SEATTLE, February 8, 2024 /3BL/ —YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish has received a $240,000 grant from KeyBank to support YWCA's Pathways for Women, an emergency shelter in Lynnwood, WA serving unhoused adult women and women with children under 18. Pathways for Women operates 13 units and offers 45-day emergency housing plus intensive services and is the only shelter in South Snohomish County open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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RWE AG - Successful tender: RWE to develop wind farm in Hessian state forest

Global Renewable News

Highlights Five wind turbines with a total capacity of 33 MW will produce enough green electricity to supply over 22,700 households annuallyRWE has been awarded a tender by Hessen.

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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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All Otis Manufacturing Facilities in China Earn Zero Waste Certification

3BL Media

SHANGHAI, February 8, 2024 /3BL/ - Otis Worldwide (NYSE: OTIS), the vertical transportation pioneer and industry leader, has achieved Gold-level TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) zero waste certification for all five of its manufacturing facilities in China. This underscores the company’s strong commitment to sustainability throughout its global network and makes Otis the first elevator company in China to earn a TRUE Gold rating.

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France - P3 is testing geothermal energy for heating and hall operation in Rouen, France

Global Renewable News

European industrial property developer and owner P3 has invested in geothermal power to offer its French customer, La Poste Immobilier, warehouse space with clean and unlimited energy. The pilot proje.

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Eastman Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023–2024 Corporate Equality Index

3BL Media

Eastman KINGSPORT, Tenn., February 8, 2024 /3BL/ - Eastman (NYSE: EMN) proudly announced that it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Eastman joins the ranks of 545 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. - Clean Energy's Renewable Natural Gas Digester at Tri-Cross Dairy Begins Production

Global Renewable News

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) announced the successful completion and operational launch of its latest renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility at Tri-Cross Dairy in Viborg, South.

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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.