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Amazon, Google and Harvard demonstrate the value created by regenerative buildings

GreenBiz

Featuring all-electric systems, water reuse and innovative solar power, these buildings improve “the health and resilience of economies, cultures, and people.

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Dutton’s plan to nuke Australia’s renewable energy transition explained in full

Renew Economy

The Coalition's nuclear plan is more about the destruction of an existing industry - wind and solar - than the creation of a new one. Here's why. The post Dutton’s plan to nuke Australia’s renewable energy transition explained in full appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Georgia-Pacific Recognized for Efforts To End Domestic Violence in Metro Atlanta

3BL Media

ATLANTA, June 18, 2024 /3BL/ - People and the communities in which we operate are at the heart of everything we do at Georgia-Pacific. Our Social Stewardship framework is designed to help create stronger communities and change lives for the better. But integral to this work are community and non-for-profit organizations that work directly with people to address society’s most troubling problems.

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Indigenous knowledge keepers take their clean energy expertise abroad

Corporate Knights

In the remote Australian desert community where Chris Croker’s family lives, solar power delivered people power. It started with drinking water around 30 years ago. A solar-powered electric pump drew water from the arid earth. Then came a tourism business with eco-camping that showcased the rugged countryside and a family-run bush-food plantation of quandong, a desert peach.

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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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Sustainable packaging helps drive superior product experience

GreenBiz

Procter & Gamble’s Responsible Beauty approach focuses on delivering superior consumer experience and value with sustainable packaging playing a key role.

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Nuclear thuggery: Coalition will not take no for an answer from local communities or site owners

Renew Economy

Coalition vows to override objections of states, asset owners and local communities to their nuclear plans. The post Nuclear thuggery: Coalition will not take no for an answer from local communities or site owners appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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From ripples to waves: The transformational power of tokenizing assets

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Tokenized financial assets are moving from pilot to at-scale deployment. Adoption is not yet widespread, but financial institutions with blockchain capabilities in place will have a strategic advantage.

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$10 billion Bezos Earth Fund director: ‘Next wave’ in green finance is climate adaptation

GreenBiz

Two key areas for climate investment are resilience to warming temperatures and phasing down fossil fuels, says Paul Bodnar

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Australia’s first floating wind farm edges closer with feasibility licence awarded to 2GW project

Renew Economy

An up to 2GW offshore wind project proposed for the New South Wales Hunter region, has been awarded a feasibility licence by the federal government. The post Australia’s first floating wind farm edges closer with feasibility licence awarded to 2GW project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Mary Kay Inc Presents New Findings on Skin Care Advances and the Use of Computational Tools in Identifying Skin Sensitivity

3BL Media

DALLAS, June 20, 2024 /3BL/ - Mary Kay Inc., a global leader in skin care innovation, recently revealed the results of two breakthrough research studies: first, an antioxidant treatment that can diminish the visible effects of pollution and aging on human skin; and second, a focus on the applications of computational tools to accurately predict the safety and potential reactions of human skin to various cosmetic ingredients.

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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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Decarbonizing logistics: Charting the path ahead

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Companies need to reduce their logistics emissions to meet decarbonization targets, but a new McKinsey survey finds that few companies have clear plans to do so. What is the best path forward?

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Salesforce commits $25 million to ‘steep learning curve’ of carbon removal

GreenBiz

The company also signed its first renewables contract in Europe with projects in six Italian regions.

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Nuclear plan is fiscal irresponsibility on an epic scale and rank political opportunism

Renew Economy

It beggars belief that opposition leader Peter Dutton proposes nationalising a nuclear public debt bomb and detonating it at the heart of energy policy in this country. The post Nuclear plan is fiscal irresponsibility on an epic scale and rank political opportunism appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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At least one in four US residential yards exceed new EPA lead soil level guideline

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Roughly one in four U.S. households have soil exceeding the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's lead screening levels of 200 parts per million (ppm), halved from the previous level of 400 ppm, a new study found. For households with exposure from multiple sources, the EPA lowered the guidance to 100 ppm; nearly 40% of households exceed that level, the study also found.

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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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Transferring women’s wealth to women-led funds to build a more equitable economy

Impact Alpha

A significant shift in generational wealth is occurring. A recent study estimates that by 2030, women are poised to control roughly $30 trillion. The post Transferring women’s wealth to women-led funds to build a more equitable economy appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Construction giant CRH’s reuse strategy is winning customers such as Google

GreenBiz

40 percent of the company’s revenue comes from climate-resilient infrastructure or concrete and asphalt with reduced emissions.

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Why the newest large nuclear plant in the US is likely to be the last

Renew Economy

After years of delays and cost over-runs, the US has finally opened its newest large scale nuclear unit, using the design favoured by Peter Dutton. Here's why it could be the last the US ever builds. The post Why the newest large nuclear plant in the US is likely to be the last appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Wear it, then recycle: Designers make dissolvable textiles from gelatin

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers hope their DIY machine will help designers around the world experiment with making their own, sustainable fashion and other textiles from a range of natural ingredients -- maybe even the chitin in crab shells or agar-agar from algae.

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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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The Brief: Participatory economics for the new majority

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! May your summer solstice be light and warm – not dangerously hot! To kick off this “Summer of Impact,”. The post The Brief: Participatory economics for the new majority appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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News Release: CanREA celebrates Bill C-59 and the Cleantech ITC

CREA

The passing of Bill C-59, which implements the Clean Technology Investment Tax Credit, makes Canada a more competitive place to invest in renewable energy and energy storage. Ottawa, June 19 , 2024 —The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) celebrates the passage today of Bill C-59 , implementing the long-awaited Clean Technology Investment Tax Credit (Cleantech ITC).

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The same party that legislated for offshore wind farms now wants to ban them. It’s nuclear in reverse

Renew Economy

Who could have predicted that the same party that opened the door to offshore wind in 2021 would slam it shut again in 2024? The post The same party that legislated for offshore wind farms now wants to ban them. It’s nuclear in reverse appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Non-native plants and animals expanding ranges 100 times faster than native species

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

An international team of scientists has recently found that non-native species are expanding their ranges many orders of magnitude faster than native ones, in large part due to inadvertent human help. Even seemingly sedentary non-native plants are moving at three times the speed of their native counterparts in a race where, because of the rapid pace of climate change and its effect on habitat, speed matters.

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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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Sustainable Building Solutions Provider Bisly Raises €6.2 Million

ESG Today

Sustainable building solutions provider Bisly announced today that it has raised €6.2 million (USD$6.7 million) in a Series A funding round, with proceeds to be used for its European expansion, including in Germany and the United Kingdom, where the company has already opened offices. Buildings are a key source of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and also one of the hardest to replace, given their long-term nature.

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On Hearings and Being Heard

Impact Alpha

Editor’s note: The shareholder representative nonprofit As You Sow has borne the brunt of the coordinated backlash against corporate and investor action on. The post On Hearings and Being Heard appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Is David Littleproud prepared to switch off rooftop solar to jam nuclear into the grid?

Renew Economy

The Coalition says it wants nuclear and more rooftop solar. It can't have both, so will it be reaching into the home to switch off your rooftop PV? The post Is David Littleproud prepared to switch off rooftop solar to jam nuclear into the grid? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Advanced artificial intelligence: A revolution for sustainable agriculture

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

The rise of advanced artificial intelligence (edge AI) could well mark the beginning of a new era for sustainable agriculture. A recent study proposes a roadmap for integrating this technology into farming practices. The aim? To improve the efficiency, quality and safety of agricultural production, while addressing a range of environmental, social and economic challenges.

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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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Three Quarters of Companies Say CSRD Leading to Increased Sustainability Integration in Business Decisions: PwC Survey

ESG Today

Approximately three quarters of companies preparing to report under the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) say that they are increasing the integration of sustainability into their decision-making processes, and many are also reporting a wide range of benefits, ranging to improved environmental performance to revenue growth, from sustainability reporting, according to a new survey by global professional services firm PwC.

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The Brief: Pointing Kellogg Foundation’s $8 billion toward mission

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! We’re taking a Brief break tomorrow in honor of Juneteenth here in the US. In today’s Brief: Featured: Philanthropic. The post The Brief: Pointing Kellogg Foundation’s $8 billion toward mission appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Wind and solar power half the cost of coal and gas, one-third the cost of nuclear, says Lazard

Renew Economy

Latest levelised cost of energy report from US investment firm Lazard finds large-scale solar and wind significantly cheaper than coal and gas. Nuclear, meanwhile, just keeps getting more expensive. The post Wind and solar power half the cost of coal and gas, one-third the cost of nuclear, says Lazard appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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When in drought: Researchers map which parts of the Amazon are most vulnerable to climate change

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Some areas of the Amazon rainforest are more resilient to drought than others, new research shows. But if not managed carefully, we could 'threaten the integrity of the whole system,' researchers say.

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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.