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Why you shouldn't go net zero this year

GreenBiz

Sponsored: You want to move the needle on climate change? Stop trying to achieve net zero.

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Battery storage now dominates system services market for main grid

Renew Economy

Battery storage is now confirmed as the dominant player in the provision of key services to the grid, as batteries and demand management nudge out fossil fuel generators. The post Battery storage now dominates system services market for main grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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There’s nothing conservative about turning our backs on nature

Corporate Knights

Corporate Knights reached out to conservatives in Canada , the U.S. and the U.K. who are hoping to steer their parties toward a more sustainable future. We asked all three the same question: what is your prescription for green conservatives? Read our introduction here. In 2006, David Cameron, then leader of the Conservative Opposition, travelled to the Arctic to be photographed “hugging a husky.

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100 Years of the Olympic Winter Games: Celebrating Mountain Magic While Looking to the Future

3BL Media

International Olympic Committee news The Olympic Winter Games are turning 100 years tomorrow, marking a revolutionary century of mountain sports driven by technological leaps and social progress. As we celebrate 100 years of sport on snow and ice, we look ahead to see how the Games can adapt to the challenges ahead. In 1924, 258 athletes from 16 national teams came together in the small Alpine town of Chamonix, France, for what later became the first ever Olympic Winter Games.

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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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Intel is using hot water to cut natural gas use in its factories

GreenBiz

Industrial heat recovery is an untapped opportunity that could save an estimated $152.5 billion in annual energy costs globally.

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Record renewables drive prices down, but coal states still the most expensive

Renew Economy

Renewables continue to reshape Australian grid, and bring down prices - but the most coal dependent states have the dirtiest and costliest power, while battling rising temperatures and demand. The post Record renewables drive prices down, but coal states still the most expensive appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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3BL Embraces New Horizons: Charlie Wilkie Appointed as CEO While Dave Armon Steps Into Executive Vice Chairman Role

3BL Media

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., January 22, 2024 /3BL/ - In a significant move reflecting its growth and evolving vision, 3BL, a leader in sustainability and impact communications, today announced the appointment of Charlie Wilkie as its new chief executive officer, with Dave Armon transitioning to the role of executive vice chairman, effective immediately. Charlie Wilkie, who joined 3BL as chief business officer in 2022, brings a 15-year international career in media, impact marketing, and communications.

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3 effective ways social media ‘influencers’ communicate about sustainability

GreenBiz

More ‘influencers’ are talking up sustainability topics to large followings on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and others. They offer examples on how to do it well.

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Rio Tinto signs contract for Australian grid’s first gigawatt scale solar project

Renew Economy

Rio Tinto signs contract to buy all the output for what will be the biggest solar project on Australia's main grid, and will help power its smelters and refineries. The post Rio Tinto signs contract for Australian grid’s first gigawatt scale solar project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Embracing Regeneration: A Decade-Long Vision Finally Takes Center Stage

Green Project Management

In the wake of the 2024 Davos meeting, it’s clear that the business world is finally catching up with a concept that organizations like ours and so many others have been advocating for over a decade: regeneration. This shift from mere resilience to proactive, positive environmental impact represents a pivotal moment in corporate responsibility and […] The post Embracing Regeneration: A Decade-Long Vision Finally Takes Center Stage appeared first on Insights into Sustainability and P

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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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KaShala Smith Brews a Successful Business with Empower by GoDaddy

3BL Media

KaShala Smith, the co-founder of Steeped Pearl Tea , is not just a tea enthusiast; she’s a visionary entrepreneur who turned her love for tea into a thriving business. Steeped Pearl’s origins trace back to a college dorm room, where KaShala and her co-founder Dominique Todd-Shumate, both avid tea lovers, created the concept with a shared Pinterest board.

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How Cargill is advancing its water stewardship policy

GreenBiz

Food companies are ahead of other sectors when it comes to water solutions, but are they ready for systems-level changes that challenge the status quo?

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Solar farms and native grasses create pollinator havens and boost biodiversity, study funds

Renew Economy

Solar farms can play a significant role in restoring insect habitats that could mitigate ongoing conflicts over farming land use change. The post Solar farms and native grasses create pollinator havens and boost biodiversity, study funds appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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GRI Launches New Biodiversity Reporting Standard

ESG Today

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), one of the leading organizations promoting standardized ESG reporting, announced today the publication today of “GRI 101: Biodiversity 2024,” a major update to its Biodiversity Standard, aimed at enabling companies to publicly disclose on their most significant biodiversity impacts, and how they are managed. The new reporting standard comes as businesses and financial institutions increasingly focus on nature and biodiversity risk, and as global efforts to

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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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Michael Gremling: Senior Contractor Safety Specialist at Atlantic City Electric Co.

3BL Media

Originally published by ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Ensuring that safety remains top of mind for all utility workers is a collaborative effort, said Michael Gremling, senior contractor safety specialist at Atlantic City Electric Co., an electric utility in Mays Landing, N.J. Although Gremling works in the Atlantic City Electric service area, the utility’s contract safety group is managed from the level of parent company Pepco Holdings, which includes Atlantic City Electric in New Jersey, Delmarva Powe

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Sustainable Value Creation: Closing the Gap Between Commitments and Operational Realities

GreenBiz

Corporate sustainability has emerged in recent years as a key priority for commercial enterprises. But many have yet to successfully derive tangible value from their sustainability commitments. New research conducted by sustainability experts Dr. Robert Eccles and Alison Taylor, in partnership with GlobeScan and Salesforce, identifies a major barrier to value creation: most enterprises have not yet fully integrated sustainability across all the C-suite functions.

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Kalgoorlie turns to renewables as fossil fuel backup fails after storms

Renew Economy

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is looking to renewables as a solution after the failure of the gas turbines that were supposed to provide back up power to the mining region. The post Kalgoorlie turns to renewables as fossil fuel backup fails after storms appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, December 2023

McKinsey Sustainabilty

2024 looks uncertain: inflation has come down but long-term interest rates remain high; retail sales are relatively stable; manufacturing continues to contract; geopolitical concerns are on the rise.

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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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Achieving sustainable urban growth on a global scale

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

An international group of leading scientists call for an urgent change in the governance of urban expansion as the world's cities continue to grow at unprecedented rates.

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Supply Chain Decarbonization: A Guide to Establishing a Successful Decarbonization Program

GreenBiz

As the business sector gains a more sophisticated level of understanding around climate change, there has been an increased recognition that sustainability efforts must extend beyond a company’s direct operations. “Going to where the emissions are” is key to driving sustainability impact and meeting stakeholder expectations, producing tangible benefits for your business.

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Vestas rolls out wind turbine towers made from low-emission steel

Renew Economy

Vestas says it will now offer a wind turbine tower made from low-emission steel, “significantly” reducing the lifetime carbon dioxide emissions during production. The post Vestas rolls out wind turbine towers made from low-emission steel appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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U.S. Invests Over $100 Million in Projects to Decarbonize Federal Buildings

ESG Today

The U.S. Department of Energy announced $104 million of investments in net zero-focused energy conservation and clean energy projects at 31 Federal facilities, including initiatives to boost building electrification, add on-site solar, and install heat pumps. The new investments form the first of three disbursements from a $250 million funding program launched last year by the Biden administration, aimed at helping federal agencies to implement and advance net zero building projects, through the

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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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Coal-based product could replace sand in concrete

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

A new study found that graphene derived from metallurgical coke, a coal-based product, through flash Joule heating could serve not only as a reinforcing additive in cement but also as a replacement for sand in concrete.

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The Reusies awards celebrate communities, innovators and activists

GreenBiz

Companies advancing product and packaging reuse business models compete for recognition at the awards in May at Circularity 24 in Chicago.

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Queensland smashes demand records in heatwave, and solar eats coal’s lunch again

Renew Economy

Queensland smashes demand record in heatwave, as energy minister hails the role of solar - even as it ate into the coal industry's lunch-bag. The post Queensland smashes demand records in heatwave, and solar eats coal’s lunch again appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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EFRAG Releases Proposed EU Sustainability Reporting Standards for Small Companies

ESG Today

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) announced the release of new exposure drafts containing proposed sustainability reporting standards for small and medium enterprises, marking the next step in the establishment of a new sustainability reporting system in Europe under the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

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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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Tiny ant species disrupts lion's hunting behavior

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Data gathered through years of observation reveal an innocuous-seeming ant is disrupting an ecosystem in East Africa, illustrating the complex web of interactions among ants, trees, lions, zebras and buffaloes.

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France will jail corporate directors who fail to adhere to new CSRD requirements

GreenBiz

No get-out-of-jail-free-card will save companies that don't comply with this new French law.

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Nuclear goes backwards, again, as wind and solar enjoy another year of record growth

Renew Economy

Nuclear power went backwards last year despite the renaissance hype. Meanwhile, renewables enjoyed record growth and within two years both wind and solar will overtake nuclear. The post Nuclear goes backwards, again, as wind and solar enjoy another year of record growth appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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EU Lawmakers Approve 2 Year Delay of Sustainability Reporting Standards for Specific Sectors and non-EU Companies

ESG Today

The European Parliament announced today the approval by MEPs on the Legal Affairs Committee by a 21-2 vote of a proposal to delay key aspects of the Corporate Sustainable Reporting Directive (CSRD) by 2 years, including the adoption of standards for companies to provide sector-specific sustainability disclosures and for sustainability reporting from companies outside of the EU.

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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