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Freight Forwarding: Steering the Course Towards a Greener, Smarter Logistics Future

3BL Media

The logistics and transportation sector contributes more than one-third of the world’s carbon emissions, according to the IEA. Freight accounts for nearly 8%, but when combined with warehousing operations, grows to 11%, according to the MIT Supply Chains Initiative. “While these numbers may seem daunting, they also reveal an opportunity for the logistics and transport sector to become a driving force in the transition to a decarbonized future,” writes Terry Donohoe, senior vice president of frei

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AstraZeneca, Atlassian and Philips: How to convince suppliers to lower greenhouse gas emissions

GreenBiz

Companies are committing to help suppliers set science-based targets and lower emissions. Here’s how pharma company AstraZeneca, software firm Atlassian and healthcare tech maker Philips approach it.

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Final concrete turbine foundations poured for Australia’s biggest wind farm

Renew Economy

All of the concrete foundations have been poured at the site of the massive MacIntyre wind farm, ready to accommodate 162 wind turbines. The post Final concrete turbine foundations poured for Australia’s biggest wind farm appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Ethical Leadership is Core for Sustainable Business

Green Project Management

Ethical leadership as it relates to sustainability is not just a trend but a fundamental shift in how organizations are directed and managed. It demands a leadership style that is not only grounded in traditional business acumen but is also deeply rooted in integrity, honesty, and a commitment to ethical practices. This approach involves making […] The post Ethical Leadership is Core for Sustainable Business appeared first on Insights into Sustainability and Project Management.

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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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Designing a Sustainable Fashion Future With Rothy’s

3BL Media

The fashion industry is continuing to undergo crucial transformations. With the environmental toll of fast fashion evident, consumers are demanding more from the brands they love: top-notch quality, enduring designs, and an unwavering commitment to sustainability. Rothy’s, a direct-to-consumer shoes and accessories brand, is leader in this shift. At the heart of Rothy's success is a revolutionary approach to sustainability that combines innovative materials, a zero-waste factory, and no-waste ma

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As electric bus market expands in US, manufacturers struggle to keep up

GreenBiz

Fueled by federal funding, the transition to low-emissions public transportation represents a big opportunity for the struggling U.S. electric bus manufacturing industry.

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Trees struggle to 'breathe' as climate warms

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Trees are struggling to sequester heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) in warmer, drier climates, meaning that they may no longer serve as a solution for offsetting humanity's carbon footprint as the planet continues to warm, according to a new study.

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Meet James Jackson - ek? Solutions’ Boutique Retreat Portfolio Manager

3BL Media

Hello – I’m Stephanie Conzelman, Stakeholder Engagement Director with ekō Solutions, a Land Betterment company. Recently, I met up with James Jackson, ekō Solutions’ Boutique Retreat Portfolio Manager. This is a quick read which enables us to learn a little more about James and why ekō Solutions is rapidly expanding its boutique up-cycled shipping container vacation rental division.

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In the travel industry, ‘sustainable tourism’ gives way to ‘regenerative hospitality’

GreenBiz

Regenerative hospitality has the potential to unlock the broader systemic changes we need to limit climate change and protect ecosystems.

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New solar efficiency world record shows huge potential of tandem technology

Renew Economy

British solar developer announces new world record for solar panel efficiency using its perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells. The post New solar efficiency world record shows huge potential of tandem technology 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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Increased temperature difference between day and night can affect all life on earth

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers have discovered a change in what scientists already knew about global warming dynamics. It had been widely accepted since the 1950s that global temperature rises were not consistent throughout the day and night, with greater nighttime warming being observed. However, the recent study reveals a shift in dynamics: with greater daytime warming taking place since the 1990s.

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5 Things To Know About Vogtle Nuclear Plant

3BL Media

We are building a clean energy future by investing in projects like Georgia Power Company 's Vogtle Units 3 & 4. Learn how the newly built nuclear units are leading us to a brighter tomorrow.

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Modernizing the world’s power grid

GreenBiz

Sponsored: A clean energy future will require the transformation of today’s power grid. To get there, businesses, utilities and governments must work together.

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Origin to build 650 MWh battery next to gas plant in Victoria

Renew Economy

Origin unveils plans to spend $400 million on a 650MWh battery in Victoria. The post Origin to build 650 MWh battery next to gas plant in Victoria 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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Air pollution and trees study overturns “rough and hairy is good” dictum

Envirotec Magazine

Surrey researcher Yendle Barwise assembling one of the pollution monitors. If you’re trying to take pollution out of the air, choose evergreen trees with smaller leaves. That’s according to a new study from the University of Surrey. Researchers from Surrey’s Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) tested ten trees beside a busy main road.

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Job Gains Continue Among U.S. Small Businesses To Start 2024

3BL Media

ROCHESTER, N.Y., February 1, 2024 /3BL/ - According to the Paychex Small Business Employment Watch , January marks the 34th consecutive month of job growth for U.S. small businesses. Wage growth for workers continues to stabilize in the new year with hourly earnings growth remaining essentially unchanged since November at 3.47%. “As we begin 2024, job growth in small businesses is continuing at a steady pace,” says John Gibson , Paychex president and CEO.

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As US e-bus market expands, manufacturers struggle to keep up

GreenBiz

Fueled by federal funding, the transition to low-emissions public transportation represents a big opportunity for the struggling U.S. electric bus manufacturing industry.

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Vanadium merger bets on demand for 18-hour batteries

Renew Economy

Two emerging vanadium producers have joined forces to mine the ore and develop a battery that could make solar energy available around the clock. The post Vanadium merger bets on demand for 18-hour batteries 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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The future of the payments industry: How managing risk can drive growth

McKinsey Sustainabilty

In the coming year, the payments industry will be confronted with high levels of risk, intensifying regulatory scrutiny, and significant changes in global standards.

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Atlantic City Electric's Saundra Wilson: Fighting Food Insecurity in South Jersey

3BL Media

Saundra Wilson , Senior Fleet Manager, received Exelon’s Powering Communities Employee Volunteer Award, the organization’s highest achievement for volunteerism and community involvement, for her work with Loving Our Cities. Alongside Saundra’s recognition, Loving Our Cities also received a $5,000 grant to invest in its community support programs. For nine years, Saundra has worked with Loving Our Cities, a New Jersey-based nonprofit that aims to improve the quality of life within its communities

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Creating an effective climate transformation plan

GreenBiz

Sponsored: EcoAct highlights urgent need for credible climate transition plans, emphasizing transparency and early compliance for a competitive edge.

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Greening grid muscles out fossil fuels, pushes down power prices

Renew Economy

Record low coal and gas generation pushed wholesale electricity prices lower in the last quarter of 2023, as every region of the country notched up new solar output records. The post Greening grid muscles out fossil fuels, pushes down power prices 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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Climate change threatens older elephants most, jeopardizing African elephants' future

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

A collaborative team of researchers has conducted first-of-its kind research into how global climate change affects African elephants. The work shows that older elephants will have markedly decreased chances of survival, which will not only drastically reduce the species' overall ability to weather the changing climate but will send ripple effects throughout the surrounding landscape.

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Duke Energy Carolinas Receives Approval for New Rates in North Carolina, Implements New Programs To Help Customers

3BL Media

Rates include upgrades to make the grid more resilient and shorten the duration of outages New programs will give customers more control over energy use and help low-income customers Approval includes performance incentives to hold the utility accountable for reliability, encourage renewables and reduce peak system loads CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 30, 2024 /3BL/ - Duke Energy Carolinas will implement new rates for North Carolina customers on Jan. 15 as approved by the North Carolina Utilities Comm

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As US electric bus market expands, manufacturers struggle to keep up

GreenBiz

Fueled by federal funding, the transition to low-emissions public transportation represents a big opportunity for the struggling U.S. electric bus manufacturing industry.

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“Count me out:” Barnaby Joyce backed anti-renewables rally tries to co-opt Bob Brown

Renew Economy

Anti-renewables movement asked to stop using Australian Greens founder's name and image to promote a protest "hijacked by the coal lobby." The post “Count me out:” Barnaby Joyce backed anti-renewables rally tries to co-opt Bob Brown 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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How leafcutter ants cultivate a fungal garden to degrade plants and provide insights into future biofuels

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Scientists developed a new method to map exactly how a fungus works with leafcutter ants in a complex microbial community to degrade plant material at the molecular level. The team's insights are important for biofuels development.

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AEG Releases Diversity & Inclusion Report

3BL Media

January 29, 2024 /3BL/ - AEG , the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, today released its 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report. The report includes insights on the company’s initiatives related to its workplace culture, workforce representation, and marketplace impact with supplier diversity, community organizations and fans.

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Accelerating Climate Action with Diversified Carbon Removal Portfolios

GreenBiz

Chief Sustainability Officers and their other C-Suite peers are entrusted with developing companies’ net zero strategies while optimizing budgets and mitigating risks. The urgency of climate action is compelling leaders to explore innovative solutions; this has brought carbon removal technologies to the center stage of the climate action discourse.

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Cost of UK’s flagship nuclear project blows out to more than $A92 billion

Renew Economy

Cost of UK's flagship nuclear project blows out again, this time to a potential $A92 billion. Is the Australian Coalition still pushing this technology? The post Cost of UK’s flagship nuclear project blows out to more than $A92 billion 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