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Develop your sustainability business strategy

GreenBiz

Outcome-based benchmarks and clear action plans will put your organization’s sustainability strategy on the path to success.

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CSIRO defends GenCost – and science – as Coalition and Murdoch go nuclear against key institutions

Renew Economy

Coalition's repeated attacks prompts CSIRO boss to publish an open letter defending GenCost report, and science in general. The post CSIRO defends GenCost – and science – as Coalition and Murdoch go nuclear against key institutions appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Amsterdam is the latest city to throw its weight behind Plant Based Treaty

Corporate Knights

Known for its intricate canals, gabled houses and progressive social policies, Amsterdam has been sharpening its knives when it comes to its food. An increasingly assertive push to get its residents to shift to a plant-based diet has made the Dutch capital the latest big city – and first capital in the European Union – to back the citizen-led Plant Based Treaty.

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Fifth Third’s Carla Cobb Recognized As Top 10 Supplier Diversity Leader for Commitment to Growing Small Businesses and Making Community Impact

3BL Media

CINCINNATI, March 12, 2024 /3BL/ - Carla Cobb, Fifth Third’s director of supplier diversity has been named one of Procurement magazine’s Top 10 Supplier Diversity Leaders influencing and shaping the procurement and supply chain industry. The list comprises supplier diversity leaders focused on increasing the presence of diverse businesses through a commitment of growth, collaboration, and development.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

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. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Supermarkets are tackling emissions from their freezer aisles

GreenBiz

The effort to solve the HFC refrigerant problem is still in its early days. Here are four things grocers can start doing now.

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Peter Dutton wonders when batteries will be “discovered”, and if wind turbines are sentient

Renew Economy

Are wind turbines conscious? Has battery storage been discovered yet? Why doesn't solar work at night? Peter Dutton is asking searching questions. The post Peter Dutton wonders when batteries will be “discovered”, and if wind turbines are sentient appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Land Betterment’s ek? Solutions Is Featured on WHNT News19 in Huntsville Alabama

3BL Media

FISHERS, Ind., March 11, 2024 /3BL/ - Land Betterment Corporation, a Certified B Corporation and environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through up-cycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation is pleased to share that its ekō Solutions division was recently featured on WHNT News19 TV.

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The week ahead in climate policy

GreenBiz

A Senate hearing on community economic development; a briefing on tax credits for rural towns; DOE funding for coal communities, and a California assembly hearing on electricity regulations.

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Heatwave pushes wind and solar to record highs, as renewables share reaches 70 pct of NEM

Renew Economy

Heatwave across southern states pushes output of wind and solar to record high on main grid, with rooftop PV leading the way. The post Heatwave pushes wind and solar to record highs, as renewables share reaches 70 pct of NEM appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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What is economic inclusion?

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Economic inclusion is when people not only have their basic subsistence needs met but also are productive, fulfilled, and fully empowered to make choices about their lives.

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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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Celebrating Black History, Today and Every Day

3BL Media

Gen Blog | People & Impact By Syreeta McAuley Conversational Designer and Jeremeiah Whiteside Senior Internal Auditor Though one month is dedicated to Black History, the incredible efforts and contributions of Black individuals have made impacts far, wide and through periods of time. History has the power to reach everyone. Honoring Black History isn’t just about the past, though.

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Microsoft, P&G, Unilever and Walmart among 239 companies to miss net-zero deadline

GreenBiz

A sweeping status update by the Science Based Targets initiative downgrades some big corporate names.

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This is the future: How my EV earned $100 in two hours supporting the grid in heatwave

Renew Economy

In the midst of a Sydney heatwave, my Nissan Leaf earned $100 in just two hours supporting the grid. This is the future. The post This is the future: How my EV earned $100 in two hours supporting the grid in heatwave appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Google Commits to $35 Million of Carbon Removal Credits over Next 12 Months

ESG Today

Google announced today a new commitment to contract for at least $35 million of carbon removal credits over the next 12 months, as part of an initiative by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aimed at helping to scale the carbon removal sector by funding the sector’s innovations and technology. In a post announcing the new commitment, Randy Spock, Carbon Credits and Removals Lead at Google, said: “This model of mutually reinforcing public-private support is an important tool to commercialize car

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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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Celebrating Mary Kay Scientist for Her Florence Wall Women in Cosmetic Chemistry Award

3BL Media

Meet Dawn Burke-Colvin! Dawn is a Senior Principal Scientist on our R&D team and the inventor behind more than 50 patents, with an emphasis on skin care formulations. Dawn was recently awarded the Florence Wall Women in Cosmetic Chemistry Award by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. The award recognizes a woman for significant accomplishments to the cosmetic industry through her technical contributions, leadership skills and business excellence.

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How New Balance, Crocs and Target work together on circular shoes

GreenBiz

In an industry known for intense competition, a new effort's unique take on advancing circularity includes aligning its work with members’ business goals.

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Australia’s largest rail freight company to roll out battery electric tenders in “world first” trial

Renew Economy

Australia's largest rail freight operator to trial battery electric tenders that could electrify and decarbonise the country's rail freight industry, and provide support to grid. The post Australia’s largest rail freight company to roll out battery electric tenders in “world first” trial appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The future of Medicare Advantage

McKinsey Sustainabilty

The Medicare Advantage program is undergoing its biggest shifts in more than two decades. Payers can take steps now to mount a strategic, agile response as the changes unfold.

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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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Excitement and Inspiration in Philadelphia Ahead of DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’

3BL Media

A palpable buzz of anticipation and excitement swept Philadelphia’s Crane Chinatown Community Center — as row by row of students ranging from preschoolers through teenagers filed into the sprawling gymnasium. Pencil and notebook in hand, the students took their seats at the periwinkle-topped tables, their excitement on display through smiles and laughter.

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Inside Amazon’s push to switch from plastic to paper mailers

GreenBiz

Amazon has cut more than 37,150 metric tons of plastic packaging since 2015, but still uses twice that amount annually.

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Hybrid solar battery systems replace diesel at four remote gold mines

Renew Economy

est Australian gold producer Westgold has replaced six diesel power stations with four hybrid solar, battery and gas systems to slash emissions and save money. The post Hybrid solar battery systems replace diesel at four remote gold mines appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Drought, soil desiccation cracking, and carbon dioxide emissions: an overlooked feedback loop exacerbating climate change

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Soil stores 80 percent of carbon on earth, yet with increasing cycles of drought, that crucial reservoir is cracking and breaking down, releasing even more greenhouse gases creating an amplified feedback loop that could accelerate climate change.

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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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Hear From Two Students Named a 3M Scholar in Partnership With UNCF

3BL Media

Originally published on 3M News Center. Josiah Christopher’s interest in discovering how things work started when he was young and went beyond building blocks and Legos to taking apart household appliances. “It was a passion I had, and my parents encouraged me to dive deeper into it. So, I got involved in a lot of engineering camps, competitions, car building, robotics and everything I could,” Josiah said.

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How U.S. tax law is driving higher transport emissions

GreenBiz

The tax code incentivizes the purchase of private jets and large SUVs, which is at odds with U.S. climate priorities.

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Renewables provide 52 pct of German power in 2023, as wind overtakes coal

Renew Economy

Renewables accounted for a record 51.8 pct share of electricity consumption in Germany in 2023, as wind output overtook coal for first time. The post Renewables provide 52 pct of German power in 2023, as wind overtakes coal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Mapping the road to prosperity and parity for Black and Latino residents across America

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Black and Latino US residents experience different levels of prosperity and parity depending on where they live. Our interactive map explores this variation across all US counties.

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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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Information overload is a personal and societal danger

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

We are all aware of the dangers of pollution to our air, water, and earth. In a recently published letter, scientists are advocating for the recognition and mitigation of another type of environmental pollution that poses equivalent personal and societal dangers: information overload.

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How companies can align 401(k) plans with climate ambitions

GreenBiz

Retirement funds are a lifeline for fossil fuel expansion. Here are ways to change that formula through company-sponsored plans.

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Super cheap transmission upgrades could double capacity and open floodgates for renewables

Renew Economy

Grid enhancing technologies are promising to decongest networks and bring in huge amounts of renewables. Can they work in Australia? The post Super cheap transmission upgrades could double capacity and open floodgates for renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Implementing generative AI with speed and safety

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Generative AI poses both risks and opportunities. Here’s a road map to mitigate the former while moving to capture the latter from day one.

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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.