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What the climate buzz around insect farming gets wrong

Corporate Knights

For some celebrities, saving the world isn’t just an on-screen occupation. In February 2021, Robert Downey Jr. appeared on The Colbert Report to prove he’s a superhero out of the Iron Man suit too. In the segment, he plugged his green advocacy and venture capital initiative, FootPrint Coalition, which works with start-ups aiming to disrupt dirty industries.

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The US/China climate agreement: 5 takeaways for business leaders

GreenBiz

With geopolitical tensions high and the stakes for the global environment rising, the countries reached the starting point for a path forward on mitigating the climate crisis.

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Tesla reveals plan to be Australian energy retailer and “disrupt traditional incumbents”

Renew Economy

Tesla reveals details of its plan to take on traditional utility incumbents in Australia by focusing on household and business packages that combine rooftop PV, electric cars and battery storage. The post Tesla reveals plan to be Australian energy retailer and “disrupt traditional incumbents” appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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MAC Cosmetics Partners With Burghàlie Academy To Support Under-Resourced Youth in the Arts

3BL Media

M·A·C Cosmetics was proud to partner with The Burghàlie Academy of Visual Arts for a series of events this fall, most recently supporting the Atlanta Art Awards Fashion Gala. Burghàlie Academy is a nonprofit organization that advocates for under-resourced youth by providing access to education, youth development opportunities, and other means that serve as healthy alternatives to behavioral challenges.

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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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Damned if you’re doomed

Corporate Knights

I’ve worked, written and invested to mitigate climate risk all my adult life. Despite cheerleading for action, my thinking long ago shifted from cautious optimism to a deep, thudding pessimism. From mitigation to resilience. Asked publicly, “Can we solve this problem?” my answer was always “Yes, if we try hard enough.” Privately, I’d say, “The climate genie’s out of the bottle.

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A climate solution disguised as an administrative decision

GreenBiz

Companies are increasingly focused on their financial carbon footprint. Choosing a sustainable insurance provider can provide an overlooked lever for change.

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WHC Recognizes Excellence in Insect Hotel Construction

3BL Media

BETHESDA, Md., November 15, 2023 /3BL/ - WHC (Wildlife Habitat Council) announces the winners of its 2023 Insect Hotel Challenge. WHC invited corporate members, partners and community organizations to submit their insect hotel designs illustrating the creativity and innovation of this conservation effort. Insect hotels provide habitat for bees, beetles and other insects, with items like hollow tubes, leaves and bark offering shelter and nesting space.

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Canada on the defensive as global pressure mounts to phase out fossil fuels

Corporate Knights

The world’s governments are facing increased pressure to reach agreement on phasing out the production and consumption of fossil fuels. And countries like Canada, whose plan for fossil fuel production runs counter to its stated climate goals, will increasingly be under fire on the international stage. In advance of this year’s COP28 climate summit, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that a steady phase-out of coal, oil and natural gas production is critical to put the world

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Petro-aggression and the energy transition

GreenBiz

Azerbaijan’s conflict with Armenia provides a case study of how oil and gas-fueled aggression can impede the energy transition. Here’s what corporations can do about that.

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Australia’s biggest coal state reaches 100 pct “potential” renewables for first time

Renew Economy

NSW - the state with the biggest capacity of coal fired generators - reaches more than 100 per cent "potential" renewables for first time as coal output hits record low. The post Australia’s biggest coal state reaches 100 pct “potential” renewables for first time 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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Whole Planet Foundation Approves $50,000 to Smiling Through Light To Scale Pay-As-You-Go Operations in Sierra Leone

3BL Media

Founded in 2005, the foundation is a private, non-profit organization established by Whole Foods Market and dedicated to poverty alleviation. The nonprofit's mission is to empower the world’s poorest people with microcredit and the chance to expand a home-based business and lift themselves and families out poverty. To date, Whole Planet Foundation has disbursed $107 million through microlending partners worldwide, funding 7 million microloans and 35 million income-generating opportunities.

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CSRHub Celebrates Reaching 900 ESG Data Sources

CSR Hub

CSRHub has now ingested more than 900 sources of ESG data. Our database consists of 600 million pieces of ESG data on more than 50,000 entities.

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How Microsoft and P&G are planning to replenish more water than they use

GreenBiz

Microsoft and P&G are among a growing group of companies replenishing freshwater ecosystems to offset their corporate water consumption.

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China’s emissions set to fall in 2024 after record growth in clean energy

Renew Economy

New analysis shows a fall in China’s CO2 emissions is all but guaranteed in 2024, thanks to a historic expansion of low-carbon energy installations. The post China’s emissions set to fall in 2024 after record growth in clean energy 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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KeyBank Honors Local Entrepreneur at Annual Key4Women Awards in Syracuse, NY

3BL Media

KeyBank ’s Key4Women Syracuse Chapter held its annual awards breakfast on Thursday October 19 th at Bellevue Country Club. Susan Crossett, President and CEO of CPS Recruitment , a certified Women Owned Business, was the keynote speaker. She shared stories from her career journey as an Entrepreneur, Board Director, Corporate Executive, Advocate, Change Management Strategist and High-Performance Motivator.

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New research suggests plants might be able to absorb more CO2 from human activities than previously expected

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

New research paints an uncharacteristically upbeat picture for the planet. This is because more realistic ecological modelling suggests the world's plants may be able to take up more atmospheric CO2 from human activities than previously predicted.

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How to be like Patagonia: 3 lessons in responsible business

GreenBiz

Key takeaways from Patagonia's first 50 years in operation, including insights from Vincent Stanley, director of Patagonia philosophy.

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Renewables hit record high in Australia, as green energy transition rolls on

Renew Economy

Renewable energy hit a record high of 72.9 per cent of total generation on Sunday, as a wave of wind and solar across the grid sent coal output and operational demand to new lows. The post Renewables hit record high in Australia, as green energy transition rolls on 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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Whole Planet Foundation Announces 2023 Hall of Fame Honorees

3BL Media

Whole Planet Foundation’s Hall of Fame recognizes the volunteers, fundraisers, supporters and microfinance partners who have gone above and beyond to help us reach more entrepreneurs living in poverty. By recognizing these champions, we honor their enthusiasm, outreach, and innovation in engaging people in our mission. Whole Planet Foundation is proud to honor supplier supporters including the team at Allegro Coffee Company, Jennifer Richards of FoodMatch, Matthew Wemple of Coca Cola North Ameri

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BlackRock Raises $1 Billion for Energy Transition-Focused Infrastructure Fund

ESG Today

Investment giant BlackRock announced today that it has raised nearly $1 billion in client commitments at the initial close of its energy transition and energy security-focused Evergreen Infrastructure fund, Launched in June 2022, fund is a core, open-ended infrastructure equity fund that focuses on investing in infrastructure businesses in Europe and North America aligned with the themes of energy transition and energy security, in addition to a focus on thematic sectors including transportation

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5 startups fighting 'forever chemicals'

GreenBiz

It's generations too late to keep toxic PFAS out of the environment. A clutch of startups is developing methods for eliminating these ‘forever chemicals’.

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NSW blots out nearly entire state for wind projects – few areas deemed “desirable” for turbines

Renew Economy

NSW stuns wind industry by suggesting hardly any sites are deemed "desirable" for large scale wind projects. One of the few areas deemed "suitable" is in anti-wind MP Angus Taylor's electorate. The post NSW blots out nearly entire state for wind projects – few areas deemed “desirable” for turbines 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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'Cooling glass' blasts building heat into space

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers aiming to combat rising global temperatures have developed a new 'cooling glass' that can turn down the heat indoors without electricity by drawing on the cold depths of space. The new technology, a microporous glass coating, can lower the temperature of the material beneath it by 3.5 degrees Celsius at noon, and has the potential to reduce a mid-rise apartment building's yearly carbon emissions by 10 percent.

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94% of Investors Say Corporate Sustainability Reporting Contains Unsupported Claims: PwC

ESG Today

Investors are increasingly concerned about corporate greenwashing, with nearly all reporting that they believe corporate reporting on sustainability performance contains unsupported claims, according to a new survey by global professional services firm PwC, which also found that investors want more information on the cost of companies’ ESG commitments, and on the impact of their portfolio companies on the environment and society.

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14 training resources for designing circularity into business models and products

GreenBiz

Learn how to apply circular economy principles at your organization — whether you’re starting from scratch or reimagining the status quo.

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If Australia is serious about climate, it must get serious about coal mine emissions

Renew Economy

Fugitive emissions that leak from the ground during the extraction of coal and gas represent 11% of Australia’s reported greenhouse gas emissions. So why are they being ignored? The post If Australia is serious about climate, it must get serious about coal mine emissions 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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Exposure to air pollution in utero may affect reproductive system development

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

From invisible wafts of diesel exhaust to sun-choking plumes of orange smoke, air pollution is known to damage respiratory well-being. Now, research suggests another reason to hold our breath: Polluted air also may hurt reproductive health. In a study of air pollution data in relation to markers of reproductive development in infancy, Rutgers researchers found certain pollutants may negatively alter anogenital distance, a measure of prenatal exposure to hormones.

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JFF Ventures aligns venture capital with a national nonprofit to invest in the future of work

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Nov. 16 – Creating the tools and technologies to move more than 100 million low-income Americans comfortably into the middle class with. The post JFF Ventures aligns venture capital with a national nonprofit to invest in the future of work appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Climate tech investing surges in the third quarter

GreenBiz

After a slow start to the year, funding in climate tech startups returns to the financial highs of 2021’s bull market.

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New “mega scale” green hub planned for Northern Territory by Korea giant

Renew Economy

Northern Territory unveils another "mega-scale" renewable project featuring wind, solar, hydrogen and battery storage with South Korea industrial giant. The post New “mega scale” green hub planned for Northern Territory by Korea giant 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