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South Australia’s remarkable 100 per cent renewables run extends to over 10 days

Renew Economy

South Australia posts a remarkable and world-first run of net 100 per cent wind and solar for more than 10 days, or 249 hours. The post South Australia’s remarkable 100 per cent renewables run extends to over 10 days appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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HSBC to stop financing new oil and gas fields except in Canada

Corporate Knights

London-based HSBC Holdings says it will cease financing for the development of new oil and gas fields in order to tackle climate change while carving out its Canadian unit from the policy change. The bank’s policy change is an important signal about the need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, but it’s not nearly as sweeping as the phase-out of all oil and gas projects climate activists would like to see.

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Advocates Raise $211,500 for Whole Planet Foundation's Poverty Is Unnecessary Project

3BL Media

SOURCE: Whole Foods Market Foundations. DESCRIPTION: Whole Planet Foundation is grateful for the outpouring of support for its 2022 Poverty Is Unnecessary Project. Suppliers to Whole Foods Market contributed $150,000 and the Annual Benefit & Auction celebrated the Foundation’s impact in the United States and 80 other countries and raised $61,500, thanks to sponsors and attendees. 2022 generous event sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, Gold Sponsors: Pact, MaryRuth

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Drucker Institute 2022 Management Top 250 Rankings includes CSRHub Metrics

CSR Hub

Each year the Drucker Institute ranks America’s Top 250 ‘best run companies’, presented in special coverage from The Wall Street Journal. CSRHub is proud to say that, for a sixth consecutive year, our ESG data is included in Drucker’s ratings’ methodology.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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South Australia’s incredible week: 104.1 per cent wind and solar over seven days

Renew Economy

South Australia reaches 104.1 per cent wind and solar over state demand for the last seven days. The post South Australia’s incredible week: 104.1 per cent wind and solar over seven days appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Seven ways governments can reach their COP15 goals to save the oceans

Corporate Knights

The marine life in our oceans is being slaughtered. . Since 1990, we have lost 90% of large fish, such as sharks, tuna, swordfish, marlin, groupers and cod, according to scientists in the Future of Marine Animal Populations program. Using highly sophisticated equipment, fishing fleets have taken so much life from the ocean over the years. We are the ultimate predator, attacking prey in the ocean at up to 14 times the rate of other predators. .

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Generative AI is here: How tools like ChatGPT could change your business

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Generative AI and other foundation models are changing the AI game, taking assistive technology to a new level, reducing application development time, and bringing powerful capabilities to nontechnical users.

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Rooftop solar is eating coal and gas markets in every mainland state

Renew Economy

Rooftop solar has caused record lows for every mainland state in the last two months as it eats into the coal and gas markets. The post Rooftop solar is eating coal and gas markets in every mainland state appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Canadian doctors prescribe fines for natural gas 'greenwashers'

Corporate Knights

If you follow @FuellingCanada on Twitter , you might have read recently that “Canada ranks as a world leader in responsible natural gas production.” If you click on the link to their website, you’ll find a host of disinformation describing how “Canada’s natural gas industry works 24/7 to ensure affordable, clean, and reliable energy for families and businesses.”.

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The Meaning of Quiet Quitting

3BL Media

SOURCE: Ericsson. DESCRIPTION: The quiet quitting debate provides us with an opportunity to talk about purpose and meaning. About well-being, work life balance, about the future of work, job-crafting and so much more. This is the first post in a series that will explore those subjects and Ericsson as a workplace from different individual perspectives.

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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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Glass Packaging Receives Positive Consumer Response

Environment + Energy Leader

A survey from the Glass Packaging Institute shows they would consider buying from companies that use the materials. The post Glass Packaging Receives Positive Consumer Response appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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For Australia to be a green hydrogen superpower, first we must find enough water

Renew Economy

How much water does it take to make green hydrogen – and can Australia source what it needs, sustainably, to become a hydrogen superpower? The post For Australia to be a green hydrogen superpower, first we must find enough water appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Climate muse: Eco-artists hope to inspire in the face of crisis

Corporate Knights

With little headway being made by government and corporate leaders to limit climate-heating emissions, vanishing biodiversity, rampant deforestation and the like, frustration is mounting around the globe. Rather than organizing another series of protest marches, climate activists have been resorting to more unusual tactics. From hurling maple syrup at an Emily Carr painting , mashed potatoes at a Monet and soup at a van Gogh , to gluing themselves to gallery walls, climate activists have been fo

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PNC's Performance Awards Exemplify Talent-Focused Culture

3BL Media

Top employee honor highlights contributions to company, customers and communities. SOURCE: PNC Financial Services Group. DESCRIPTION: Picture a months-long series of meetings in which leaders representing almost a dozen departments work together to define a standard of peak performance that uniformly applies to each of their fields. It would be a challenging process.

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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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Utilities sound alarm over distribution transformer shortage as procurement times surpass 1 year and costs triple

Utiliity Dive

Shortages of materials, labor and production capacity are beginning to hold back electrification projects and threaten grid reliability, the electric sector warned.

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FRV to build two grid forming battery storage projects in Victoria

Renew Economy

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures Australia owned by a Saudi investment fund and a Canadian infrastructure fund, is to build a second big battery with grid forming inverters in Victoria after winning a role in the federal funding round. The 250MW/500MWh Gnarwarre battery energy storage system will be located in Gnarwarre, south west, Victoria, not far from the […].

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Businesses and investors need to roll up their sleeves and join the race to revive biodiversity

Corporate Knights

Basma Majerbi is an a ssociate professor at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, opened the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in Montréal with a stark message: “ Without nature, we are nothing. Nature is our life-support system, and yet humanity seems hell bent on destruction.”.

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Qurate Retail Group Awarded on Newsweek's America's Most Responsible Companies 2023 List

3BL Media

Qurate Retail Group recognized second year in a row on Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies. SOURCE: Qurate Retail Group. DESCRIPTION: December 21, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Qurate Retail Group SM has been recognized on Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2023. The world leader in video commerce ranked seventh out of 18 in the retail industry, and among the top 200 companies overall.

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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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Using ESG and impact to sort leaders from laggards in 2023

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Dec. 22 – It’s not about the scores. It’s about the solutions. ESG – shorthand for the consideration of environmental, social and governance considerations. The post Using ESG and impact to sort leaders from laggards in 2023 appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Bowen takes first step to put environment back into energy market rules

Renew Economy

The Albanese government launches consultation on putting emissions reductions into the objectives of the national energy laws, a long-overdue reform. The post Bowen takes first step to put environment back into energy market rules appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Bluetooth SIG plans to add new IoT capabilities

Stacey Higginbotham

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has a new focus on IoT, specifically on bringing connected Bluetooth shelf labels and tags to retail and other settings. According to Ken Kolderup, chief marketing officer at the SIG, the organization is making plans for a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) standard for electronic shelf labels and discussing what standards ubiquitous electronic BLE tags might need.

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The Future of Sustainable Fashion and Design: Stella McCartney and Lenovo Unveil Winning Concept of Central Saint Martins Design Competition

3BL Media

SOURCE: Lenovo. DESCRIPTION: Peter Nasielski, an MA Design; Furniture student from Central Saint Martins, crowned winner of sustainability design competition for regenerative seaweed eyewear concept. As winner, Peter will be awarded internships at Stella McCartney HQ in London and Lenovo Design HQ in the US. Three other finalists awarded internships at Lenovo HQ in the US.

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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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Integrate Your Supply Chain to Meet ESG Objectives

Environment + Energy Leader

Growing scrutiny from responsible business practices from shareholders, regulators and other stakeholders is driving a boom in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting. The post Integrate Your Supply Chain to Meet ESG Objectives appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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The new year will be all about grid firming as Australia rejoins race to renewables

Renew Economy

We leave 2022 with a new policy clarity and momentum in the shift to renewables. The vital role of energy firming – including from batteries on wheels – is the next frontier. The post The new year will be all about grid firming as Australia rejoins race to renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The future of banks: A $20 trillion breakup opportunity

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Banking is radically transforming. Many banks can thrive by fundamentally changing the way that financial services are embedded into daily life.

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Cintas Discusses Electric Vehicle and Alternate-Fuel Vehicle Strategy

3BL Media

The company is evaluating how different manufacturers’ offerings perform in its unique route-based business. SOURCE: Cintas. DESCRIPTION: Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) recently launched its electric vehicle pilot program, which will help Cintas evaluate the performance, durability and reliability of various EVs in a variety of business, weather and road conditions.

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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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ISSB Gives Companies an Extra Year to Disclose Scope 3 Emissions

ESG Today

Companies reporting under the new climate disclosure standards being developed by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) of the IFRS Foundation will be given an additional year to report on Scope 3 emissions, or those originating in a company’s value chain and beyond its direct control, according to an announcement by the ISSB following its December meeting.

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Fortescue signs deal to produce hydrogen-fuelled green steel

Renew Economy

Fortescue signs another MoU to produce green steel on a commercial scale without burning fossil fuels. The post Fortescue signs deal to produce hydrogen-fuelled green steel appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Tech Trends and Predictions That Will Shape 2023

Cisco CSR

There are thousands of stories of invention, innovation, and discovery playing out across the technology industry at this exact moment. They are real but largely unseen until an event – a data breach, a cloud outage, a social movement – brings them to our attention. The cloud and AI are no longer frontiers. The digital economy is the new tech green space.

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Del Monte Foods Partners With Nonprofits To Nourish Communities and Grow Good for a Healthier Tomorrow

3BL Media

Plant-Based Foods Leader Cultivates Equitable, Healthy Communities Through Education, Outreach and Engagement. SOURCE: Del Monte Foods, Inc. DESCRIPTION: WALNUT CREEK, Calif., December 21, 2022 /3BL Media/ – As part of its Growers of Good purpose to grow a healthier and more hopeful tomorrow, Del Monte Foods, Inc. is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations in its mission to nourish people, the planet and communities.

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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.