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.,

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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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How will the Inflation Reduction Act spur job creation for the climate tech sector?

GreenBiz

According to a new report, the Inflation Reduction Act is poised to support and dramatically increase the U.S. climate sector

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City of Aspiration: 150 Ideas for Building a More Equitable NYC

3BL Media

SOURCE: IBM. DESCRIPTION: There is growing consensus that New York City leaders needs to take new action to build a more equitable city.

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Emerging Sustainability & ESG Topics Garner More Audience Attention

People are focusing on how companies are responding to the headline issues of the day, says a report from 3BL Media on evolving interests in ESG subjects, which also found a mismatch between the stories brands publish and topics audiences want.

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How to greenwash like a pro

GreenBiz

Satire, obviously

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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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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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Made in America: A lithium supply chain for EV batteries

GreenBiz

With the U.S. supplying 1 percent of the world’s lithium, there’s nowhere to go but up

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Planet Water Foundation Supports 120,000 People in Ukraine With Emergency Response Water Systems

3BL Media

Civilian Populations Caught in Conflict Will Benefit from Installations. SOURCE: Planet Water Foundation.

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Indigenous leaders call for climate finance disruption

GreenBiz

Acknowledging Indigenous people’s critical role in tackling the climate and biodiversity crises may have become the norm in climate circles, but these communities still aren’t being paid for it

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7 Trends in ESG: What PR Pros Need to Know in 2023

What does the evolution of ESG programs mean for communicators? As it turns out - a lot. New challenges are coming into focus, driven by the increasing attention to corporate sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs, and the evolving state of ESG reporting regulations. This new ebook from 3BL Media explores seven trends in detail and unpacks what they mean for communicators. Access your copy for free today.

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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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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.

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Investing in next-gen farmers will create resilient food systems

GreenBiz

USDA to invest up to $550 million will help younger farmers access land and get support, an important boost

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Scaling small technologies can hasten our climate action

GreenBiz

What if we started to think about addressing the crisis not by looking for the silver bullet, but for many scaleable innovations that can move the needle, fast

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The Impact of ESG on Proxy Season and Proxy Voting

3BL Media

SOURCE: Nasdaq, Inc. DESCRIPTION: Companies in all industries face growing pressure to implement credible strategies for addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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Your next corporate job: Protecting biodiversity

GreenBiz

Jobs focusing on preserving and regenerating nature are on the rise. The focus: mitigating risk and seizing opportunity. Will "nature positive" be the next "net zero

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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.

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Corporations promise to go deforestation-free – again

Corporate Knights

On a rainy morning at Climate Week NYC in September, dark clouds crack with thunder over Manhattan’s traffic-jammed streets. At the Colgate-Palmolive headquarters on Park Avenue, demonstrators have gathered outside as the CEO of the candy bar giant, Mars Inc.,

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Memo to CPPIB: There’s no such thing as ‘no-carbon oil’

Corporate Knights

Adam Scott is d irector and Patrick DeRochie is s enior m anager for Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health, a charitable initiative that tracks the climate strategies of Canadian pension funds and works to protect pensions and the climate by bringing together beneficiaries and their pension managers to engage on the climate crisis. .

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Why we can't cheat our way to net zero

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Just how much carbon offsetting is simply greenwashing? As a sustainability director, I have become versed in what it means for a company to manage its environmental impact

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IBM Teams With 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Address Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

3BL Media

HBCUs will work with IBM to establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers, giving students and faculty access to IBM training, software, and certifications at no cost. SOURCE: IBM. DESCRIPTION: WASHINGTON, October 17, 2022 /3BL Media/ - During the National HBCU Week Conference convened by the U.S.

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How SBTi could unlock billions of corporate dollars to protect forests

GreenBiz

There is continued confusion over guidance on the role protecting forests should play on a company’s road to net zero

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Balancing the sustainable management and biodiversity of our ocean

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Sustainable, well managed fisheries have a big role to play in protecting biodiversity and feeding a global growing population

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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.

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How a Washington initiative is creating a just circular economy

GreenBiz

NextCycle's programs centered community voices from the beginning

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Greener construction is not a fantasy

GreenBiz

Industrialization can continue without worsening the climate crisis. Here’s how

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Looking To Innovate in Our New Global, Hybrid Work Culture? 3M Scientists Offer a Blueprint

3BL Media

SOURCE: 3M. DESCRIPTION: The pandemic has changed how we collaborate at work. For scientists, the shift to hybrid work has provided an opportunity to broaden their teams and work with even more colleagues from around the world. In 2021, one group of 3M scientists in the U.S.

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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.

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What if government spent big on greening homes

Corporate Knights

My wife and I live in a 110-year-old semi-detached house in midtown Toronto. Like many homes across the country, the walls are brick and thus uninsulated.

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Infighting among carbon credit verification bodies

GreenBiz

The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market's Core Carbon Principles and Assessment Framework have sparked debate and accusations from other crediting organizations

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Transforming the way safe water is delivered

GreenBiz

Sponsored: In partnership with Pentair Foundation and Project Safewater, Pentair provides access to clean water and strengthens global communities

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Business leaders must recognize it's OK not to be OK

GreenBiz

Executives should prioritize employees' mental health, which recent studies suggest are negatively affected by the climate crisis

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Coalition for Gender Fair Procurement Launches Global Event Calling for Action on Gender Equity

3BL Media

Virtual event on November 2. SOURCE: Logitech. DESCRIPTION: Like-minded organizations Logitech , Andela , and Zoetis have formed The Coalition for Gender Fair Procurement to advance gender equity by leveraging the untapped power of trillions of dollars in corporate procurement.

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Chipotle, Whole Foods top food company report card on animal welfare

Corporate Knights

Over the last decade or so, big food companies have pledged to improve their animal welfare standards. A new report card by animal rights organization Mercy for Animals shows that some companies operating in Canada are making progress on their public commitments, but others are falling behind.

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Clean up mining, while addressing an undersupply of energy transition minerals

GreenBiz

Investors must engage strategically across the whole mining sector to ensure it is able to play the role society demands of it

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