October, 2022

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Six ways to produce rapid affordable housing

Corporate Knights

Guy Dauncey is the author of Journey to the Future: A Better World Is Possible. . Canada’s housing crisis is causing distress for millions of people who are struggling to find affordable places to rent. It’s causing trouble for business owners, too. In Qualicum Beach, B.C., the town’s most popular restaurant – Lefty’s – had to close in 2022 because its staff couldn’t find anywhere to live nearby.

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When wind and solar replace fossil fuels, we will use less energy, save money, and won’t be as sick

Renew Economy

Modelling for Australia economy shows rapid switch to renewables will save energy, save money, and deliver considerable health benefits. The post When wind and solar replace fossil fuels, we will use less energy, save money, and won’t be as sick appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Local, clean and circular supply chains: Panasonic advances EV battery tech

GreenBiz

Sponsored: A global leader in EV battery innovation and manufacturing, Panasonic is tackling the climate crisis on a global scale, with recycling and supply chain localization at its core.

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Secure Your Hybrid Workforce Using These SOC Best Practices

Cisco CSR

Hybrid Workforce is here to stay. Just a few years ago when the topic of supporting offsite workers arose, some of the key conversation topics were related to purchase, logistics, deployment, maintenance and similar issues. The discussions back then were more like “special cases” vs. today’s environment where supporting workers offsite (now known as the hybrid workforce) has become a critical mainstream topic.

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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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Texas solar and wind resources saved consumers nearly $28 billion over 12 years: report

Utiliity Dive

Intermittent fossil-free generation reduces Texans’ exposure to volatile natural gas and coal costs as well as emissions, according to the report from energy system analysis firm IdeaSmiths.

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Matter is now official!

Stacey Higginbotham

The Connectivity Standards Alliance has certified and released the first version of the Matter smart home interoperability protocol Tuesday and I couldn’t be happier. This means that member companies can now put their devices through the certification protocol and get a badge showing that their products are Matter compliant. The Matter logo on a smart bulb.

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In Germany, a wind farm is dismantled to make way for expanded lignite coal mine

Renew Economy

A small wind farm is dismantled to make way for an expanded coal mine in the midst of the European energy crisis. The post In Germany, a wind farm is dismantled to make way for expanded lignite coal mine appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The battle for the soul of the modern CEO

GreenBiz

We should not expect CEOs to be dislodged from their narrow focus on shareholder value or opposition to greater public accountability.

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Talking IoT Security at the White House

Cisco CSR

Last week, I was privileged to participate in an important national summit on IoT Security convened by Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies. . Representatives from across the US government, industry, and academia were invited to the White House to discuss a National Consumer IoT Security Labeling program.?

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Power spike: How battery makers can respond to surging demand from EVs

McKinsey Sustainabilty

As the auto market embraces electric vehicles, battery demand is soaring. Bold moves in gigafactory construction, supply chain strategy, and talent acquisition can help industry players get ahead.

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ESG Reporting Frameworks

This Guidance Report aims to provide clarity on the current ESG reporting landscape by identifying, describing, and categorizing the key ESG reporting frameworks and offering insight into why, how, and when they should be applied.

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Apple to Track Suppliers’ Emissions, Targeting a Decarbonized Supply Chain by 2030

ESG Today

Apple said today that it is urging its suppliers to take action to address their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions towards the company’s 2030 value chain decarbonization goal, while also announcing a series of clean energy and climate solutions investments, partnerships and projects. The company said that it will require companies in its supply chain to report on progress towards achieving carbon neutrality, including on Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions reductions related to Apple production.

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Will more countries ban fossil fuel ads?

Corporate Knights

Back in the 1960s, Canadians loved Esso’s ad campaign “Put a tiger in your tank” so much they attached colourful “tiger tails” to their gas tank covers. The plush orange-and-black pennant flapped proudly behind Granddad’s Pontiac as it belched exhaust fumes and promoted his favourite hydrocarbon. . But oil-industry marketing may soon be as endangered as tigers in the wild.

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Renewables reach record 68.7 per cent share of generation in Australia’s main grid

Renew Economy

Renewables set new record for instantaneous share of main grid generation on Friday, with wind and solar alone also setting a new benchmark. The post Renewables reach record 68.7 per cent share of generation in Australia’s main grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Google launches startup accelerator for the circular economy

GreenBiz

The tech giant plans to support at least 10 tech startups and NGOs solving circularity challenges.

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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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AI Workloads Accelerated with Cisco UCS X-Series, Nvidia GPUs, and Cloudera CDP

Cisco CSR

I’m turning over Authoring of this blog to Samuel Nagalingam, Product Manager & Hardik Patel, Technical Marketing Engineer, to talk about GPU accelerated big data on UCS X-Series. Enterprises across all industries are recognizing the true potential of AI/ML. Data scientists are utilizing large data sets, implementing use cases such as transforming supply chain models, responding to increased levels of fraud, predicting customer churn, and developing new product lines, to mention a few

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Will fusion energy help decarbonize the power system?

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Nuclear fusion has long been considered a near-impossible clean-energy solution. But technological advances—and the need for a flexible zero-carbon power grid—have made fusion worth considering.

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ISSB Confirms Scope 3 Emissions Will Be Included in IFRS’ Climate Disclosure Standard

ESG Today

Reporting on Scope 3 emissions – those originating in a company’s value chain and beyond its direct control – will be included as part of required company disclosures under new standards being developed by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) of the IFRS Foundation, according to a statement Friday by the ISSB. The decision marks a significant milestone in the development of climate and sustainability-related reporting standards for companies, as investors and other stakeholder

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The biggest carbon losers

Corporate Knights

This year, Corporate Knights set out to identify global companies that have decarbonized faster than their peers while simultaneously increasing revenue. Our researchers evaluated the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of more than 6,500 publicly traded companies. We eventually whittled the list down to?20 corporations from eight sectors that cut the most carbon over the last decade.?

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Introduction to Sustainable Real Estate

This guidance report examines the causal connection between buildings and climate change and explores how an industry shift towards sustainability can pave the way for a more financially, environmentally, and socially resilient built environment.

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Graph of the Day: Wind energy delivers three quarters of Victoria’s demand for first time

Renew Economy

Wind energy sets new record share of 75 per cent of demand in the state of Victoria. The post Graph of the Day: Wind energy delivers three quarters of Victoria’s demand for first time appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How to greenwash like a pro

GreenBiz

Satire, obviously.

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Retooling the enterprise with Cisco AI/ML for the data revolution

Cisco CSR

When speaking of rapid progress and the impact tooling had on jobs and workers, we often talk about the industrial revolution, but what about the current data revolution? In the industrial revolution, we split jobs into smaller jobs and tooled the people to perform those specific jobs better and faster. Let’s talk about the data revolution and how it is retooling and changing the way we work in IT.

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Former Googler creates Tiny ML sensor startup

Stacey Higginbotham

What if we could take the internet out of the Internet of Things? Or at least take the internet out of some of the things? That’s the idea behind Useful Sensors, a startup created by Pete Warden, the former technical lead of the TensorFlow Micro team at Google, and previous founder of Jetpac, a deep learning technology startup acquired by Google.

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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.

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The scaling imperative for industry 4.0

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Global Lighthouse Network organizations continue to light the way in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To keep up, companies must now scale technologies across sites and value chains.

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Cracks showing in Mark Carney’s net-zero financial alliance

Corporate Knights

Mark Carney’s US$130-trillion Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) has lost two pension funds and a consulting company in recent weeks, and some large U.S. and Canadian banks are threatening to withdraw because of new membership criteria requiring a fossil fuel phase-down. GFANZ, which made international headlines and represented one of the planet’s best hopes for meaningful climate action a year ago, is facing growing discontent within its membership of global banks, insurers, invest

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Prototype wind turbine sets new world record for power output

Renew Economy

A new world record for the most power a single wind turbine has produced over a 24-hour period has been set by wind giant Siemens Gamesa. The post Prototype wind turbine sets new world record for power output appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Lloyds Bank Becomes First in UK to Commit to End Financing of New Oil & Gas Projects

ESG Today

Lloyds Banking Group announced today a new commitment to stop funding new oil and gas projects, becoming the first UK bank to do so. The new commitment was unveiled in the bank’s updated “External Sector Statements,” which outlines the company’s policies and approaches to various high impact sectors, related to climate change risks, opportunities and risk management.

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How Will Virgo Season Impact Your ESG Communication?

3BL’s in-house experts merge the celestial wisdom of astrology with current environmental, social, governance (ESG) communication trends to offer a unique perspective and practical advice on sharing your company’s commitments effectively. 3BL’s new “Navigating ESG Comms through the Cosmos” series begins with Virgo season! In this edition, we delve into: How businesses have responded to environmental disasters over the past few months and why you can expect a continued focus on the climate crisis

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Cisco Secure Workload: Policy-as-Code Is a Win-Win for Everyone

Cisco CSR

The last few years have proved to be a catalyst for digital transformation for many of our enterprise customers. Application modernization and adopting multicloud are the foundational building blocks for digitizing business. Customers employ CI/CD (continuous integration, continuous delivery) to modernize their applications, building them on a cloud infrastructure.

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How an unlikely trio helped secure billions for rural electric cooperatives

Utiliity Dive

As rural communities watch wind and solar farms begin to dot their landscape, many want to ensure rural America can own, not just host, the clean energy transition, the authors write.

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The fight against money laundering: Machine learning is a game changer

McKinsey Sustainabilty

To realize the full benefits of machine learning and advanced analytics in anti–money laundering, institutions need AML experts, strong data science talent, and reliable data sources in the fight against this type of financial crime.

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In defence of ESG

Corporate Knights

Muhammad Asif is an associate professor of management sciences at Plymouth State University. Cory Searcy is a professor and the vice-provost & dean of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies at Toronto Metropolitan University. ESG has become a contentious corporate and political battleground. In late September, Republican senators warned bank CEOs to steer clear of ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues.

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Is Your ESG Communication a Walking Red Flag?

One moment, you're proudly releasing your annual report, and before you know it, six months have passed and attention has shifted. Not communicating your impact consistently to key stakeholders is what we call an ESG communication red flag. Think of red flags as common mistakes that hinder stakeholder engagement. While these slips in communication are rarely intentional, they can have a significant impact on how your ESG efforts are perceived.