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Setting Sail Towards a Sustainable Future: How ESG Principles Are Transforming Global Supply Chains

3BL Media

In the ever-evolving landscape of global supply chain management, one issue has emerged as a top priority: aligning with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. A recent report, “ Supply Chains Prepping for a Greener, More Agile Future ,” conducted by DP World in collaboration with Supply Chain Dive’s studioID, has shed light on the profound impact of ESG considerations within the industry.

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Green construction practices could unlock this $1.5 trillion opportunity, study finds

GreenBiz

Major emissions cuts and investment opportunities arise from shifting to greener materials and processes in construction and buildings, according to the World Bank's International Finance Corporation.

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Is nuclear the answer to Australia’s climate crisis?

Renew Economy

Short answer: no. Should we lift the ban? It would have no practical effect on electricity markets, but the political fallout could be tragic for Australia. The post Is nuclear the answer to Australia’s climate crisis? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Tapping sewage for clean energy is the ultimate circular-economy play

Corporate Knights

Behind the hoardings on the southeast corner of a busy downtown Toronto intersection sits an unnervingly deep hole, about 32 feet across and 130 feet down. It’s so deep that visitors can’t see the bottom from the sturdy guardrail around the rim. The surrounding work site is wedged between the back of a public library and a curb skirted by a streetcar line.

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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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Mondel?z 2022 Snacking Made Right Report: More Sustainable Ingredients

3BL Media

Mondelēz 2022 Snacking Made Right Report A more sustainable supply of key raw materials such as cocoa, wheat, dairy, and palm oil is critical to the continued growth and success of our business, to the resilience and prosperity of the communities producing these raw materials, and to the protection of the landscapes the ingredients are grown in. More sustainable production of our key ingredients also contributes to our carbon footprint reduction goals while protecting biodiversity.

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How will the world rule on plastic? Read this draft treaty's fine print

GreenBiz

Governments around the world are securing their travel visas, rallying their best nerds and sharpening their pencils for the next big United Nations meeting on plastic pollution.

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High interest rates threaten to delay the energy transition

Corporate Knights

High interest rates are trashing share prices for clean energy companies, a situation that is threatening to delay the transition to the low-carbon economy. Rising rates are making it harder for this debt-heavy industry to meet its costs, causing many companies to trim profit forecasts, reduce dividends and pull back expansion plans, triggering a stock market selloff.

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Whole Planet Foundation In-Person and Virtual Auction Donors and Advocates Are Alleviating Poverty

3BL Media

Whole Planet Foundation is grateful for the support of so many advocates who made our 2023 Party With A Purpose Annual Benefit and Auction a success ! In-person attendees, volunteers, sponsors, supplier donors, corporate donors, in-kind donors, WPF Community Engagement Committee Members and event partners helped raise more than $100,000 and counting.

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Sustainability professionals shouldn’t (and don’t want to) be accountants. Don’t make them

GreenBiz

The sustainability industry wants more data. But does it really need it? And what does that mean for sustainability professionals of tomorrow?

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Vanadium flow batteries stake a claim for round the clock storage for renewables

Renew Economy

Largest vanadium flow battery in south hemisphere is going through its commissioning process at Port Pirie, with big hopes for the future of round-the-clock storage. The post Vanadium flow batteries stake a claim for round the clock storage for 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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The AI revolution is reshaping ESG jobs

Corporate Knights

ESG and AI. These ubiquitous acronyms are garnering significant media attention, and with good reason. According to the latest Future of Jobs Report, by the World Economic Forum, 85% of companies surveyed said AI would be the motor behind transformation in their organizations. They also reported that the adoption of environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards would affect who they hire, and how they work.

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Humans are disrupting natural 'salt cycle' on a global scale, new study shows

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

A new paper revealed that human activities are making Earth's air, soil and freshwater saltier, which could pose an 'existential threat' if current trends continue. Geologic and hydrologic processes bring salts to Earth's surface over time, but human activities such as mining and land development are rapidly accelerating this natural 'salt cycle.

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Most companies are fumbling their 2025 plastic waste targets

GreenBiz

The world is off track to tackle plastic pollution. Here's what business must do now, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

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Another battery project underway to manage low loads and rooftop PV in W.A.’s main grid

Renew Economy

Another big battery begins construction in W.A. as the world's biggest standalone grid deals with the combined challenges of low midday demand and evening peaks. The post Another battery project underway to manage low loads and rooftop PV in W.A.’s main grid 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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Reframing employee health: Moving beyond burnout to holistic health

McKinsey Sustainabilty

A new McKinsey Health Institute survey across 30 countries offers insights into how organizations can help create a workplace that prioritizes physical, mental, social, and spiritual health.

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Alfa Laval Launches Hydrogen Business Unit to Capture Clean Energy Transition Opportunities

ESG Today

Swedish industrial products manufacturer Alfa Laval announced the launch of Electrolyzer and Fuel Cell Technologies, a new business unit aimed at capturing business opportunities in the hydrogen sector emerging from the global transition to clean energy sources. Hydrogen is viewed as one of the key building blocks of the transition to a cleaner energy future, particularly for industrial and transport sectors with difficult to abate emissions, in which renewable energy solutions such as wind or s

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State of the Circular Workplace 2023: A Green Standards Report

GreenBiz

The State of the Circular Workplace in 2023 is promising. Major corporations, innovative startups, ambitious non-profits, and industry associations are making progress toward the idea of the zero-waste office, and they share their best practices in this new report by Green Standards. Turning our linear “take-make-waste” economy into a regenerative loop that designs out waste and keeps resources in use is a huge undertaking.

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Record month delivers all-time high for wind and solar generation, 20-year low for gas

Renew Economy

October delivers yet another record contribution to the generation mix from large-scale wind and solar and pushes gas to its lowest share in decades. The post Record month delivers all-time high for wind and solar generation, 20-year low for gas appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Seeing around corners: How to excel as a chief of staff

McKinsey Sustainabilty

A chief of staff can be instrumental to a CEO’s success while also advancing their own career. Here are eight pieces of advice from those who have mastered the role.

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Show Your Working

Chris Hall

Difficulties in definition continue to thwart efforts to demonstrate the financial benefits of sustainable investments. Sustainable fund flows attracted US$37 billion of net new money in Q4 2022, with global sustainable fund assets reaching a total of US$2.5 trillion by end of the year, according to data and research provider Morningstar. This suggests steady growth in the teeth of last year’s energy price crisis.

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Apple, Nike and others push Asian suppliers to buy clean energy

GreenBiz

The Clean Energy Procurement Academy will fund training for supply chain partners in Asia Pacific countries where renewable power is tougher to source.

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Rooftop PV take a bite out of everyone’s lunch as minimum demand records tumble again

Renew Economy

Rooftop PV sets new records for share of generation, and sends minimum demand levels to new low, taking a bigger bite out of the fossil fuel lunch, and that of large scale solar farms. The post Rooftop PV take a bite out of everyone’s lunch as minimum demand records tumble again appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Over 80% of Companies to Increase Budgets for Environmental Sustainability Goals Over Next Year: Honeywell Survey

ESG Today

Well over four out of five companies plan to increase spending on environmental sustainability initiatives over the next 12 months, as the achievement of sustainability goals extends its lead as a top corporate priority, and executives become more confident in meeting those goals, according to a new survey released by industrial products, solutions and technologies company Honeywell.

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How salt from the Caribbean affects our climate

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Past cold periods such as the Little Ice Age were associated with reduced strength of North Atlantic currents and increased surface salinity in the Caribbean. This was accompanied by disturbances in the distribution of salt to the north leading to longer, stronger cooling phases in the northern hemisphere.

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Where to find hope you can change the world

GreenBiz

Here are highlights of an inspiring conversation between two 21-year-old youth climate activists and Google chief sustainability officer Kate Brandt.

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“New era:” SunDrive wins funds to scale up Australia made solar cell production

Renew Economy

"Making more things here:" SunDrive gets federal funding boost towards commercial production of its lower-cost, high efficiency solar cells, on Australian soil. The post “New era:” SunDrive wins funds to scale up Australia made solar cell production appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Porsche Signs Deal for Low Carbon Steel

ESG Today

Luxury sports car manufacturer Porsche AG announced today a new agreement with Swedish startup H2 Green Steel to supply up to 35,000 tonner per year of low-carbon steel, aimed at reducing the emissions footprint of Porsche vehicles. With shipments beginning in 2026, the agreement will account for a significant proportion of Porsche’s steel supply, with the company’s total steel usage in its vehicles reaching 200,000 tonnes last year.

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Toward sustainable construction: Preparing liquefied stabilized soil from construction sludge

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Liquefied stabilized soil (LSS) is made with construction waste and used for filling and backfilling long, confined spaces where traditional compaction is difficult. Using LSS helps speed up construction processes while reducing costs, wastage, and environmental impact. Now, researchers have developed a superior, high-flowability LSS from construction sludge with better mechanical properties and fluidity than conventional LSS, which could make the construction industry more sustainable.

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Understanding the new nature and biodiversity frameworks for companies

GreenBiz

Leads of the new mechanisms for evaluating nature impacts and setting targets break down the differences between them and why your company needs both.

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Ending the sale of gas appliances would address Victoria’s fossil dilemma and unlock savings

Renew Economy

Transitioning residential gas appliances to electric at end-of-life from 2025 is crucial for Victoria to meet emissions reduction targets and protect consumers. The post Ending the sale of gas appliances would address Victoria’s fossil dilemma and unlock savings appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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