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How to get ready for the new EU sustainability due diligence law

GreenBiz

The European Union finally passed the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. Here’s an early look at how CSDDD will affect corporate supply chains.

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German energy giant presses go on Australia’s first eight-hour big battery

Renew Economy

Green light given for Australia's first eight-hour big battery, with Tesla to supply the technology. The post German energy giant presses go on Australia’s first eight-hour big battery appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Pierre Poilievre voted against the environment nearly 400 times

Corporate Knights

Federal Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre has voted against the environment and climate nearly 400 times during his 20-year career as a Member of Parliament, according to House of Commons voting records analyzed by DeSmog. That includes voting “nay” to bills crafted to hold mining companies accountable for environmental damage, move Canada closer towards achieving its climate targets, create high-quality jobs in low-carbon industries nationwide and align Canadian laws with the United Nation

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UNESCO Publishes Motorola and Lenovo Foundation’s White Paper on Digital Inclusion of Indigenous Languages

3BL Media

With support from Lenovo Foundation , Motorola jointly collaborated with UNESCO to publish a white paper detailing Motorola’s Indigenous Languages Digitization process with the aim to strengthen global focus on digital inclusion. Published in April 2024, the “Hello Indigenous” white paper has the cooperation of UNESCO through the “Indigenous Languages on Mobile” partnership.

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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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How construction products giant CRH plans to cut emissions 30% by 2030

GreenBiz

Last year, the company recycled 43.9 million metric tons of byproducts and waste from other industries into raw materials and fuels for its own products.

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NSW rethinks storage needs to replace coal: More short duration batteries might do the trick

Renew Economy

NSW is rethinking its storage needs to replace its ageing coal generators. Turns out more 4-hour batteries might be cheaper and more effective than eight hour storage. The post NSW rethinks storage needs to replace coal: More short duration batteries might do the trick appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Harvesting the Future: Del Monte Foods Journey to a Healthier Tomorrow

3BL Media

Read the 2023 Del Monte Foods ESG Report Since our founding, Del Monte Foods has been a lifeline to our communities, connecting people with accessible, nutritious food. This is especially important at a time when economic and food insecurity are on the rise. At the same time, we understand that our production and operations have a major impact on the health of our planet and society.

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Google wants to help other companies eliminate plastic from their packaging

GreenBiz

The company will publish a 70-page guide in June detailing how it redesigned its boxes, coatings, enclosures and labels.

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New wind output record breaks drought that posed most challenging week for renewable model

Renew Economy

Australia's wind "drought" broken in spectacular style by a new record output. But modelling shows scaled up renewables would still have met most demand. The post New wind output record breaks drought that posed most challenging week for renewable model appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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EU Adopts Net Zero Industry Act to Scale up Decarbonization Technologies

ESG Today

The European Council announced today that it has approved the Net-Zero industry Act (NZIA), a new law introducing a framework of measures aimed at scaling up Europe’s manufacturing capacity for technologies key to achieving the EU’s climate goals. The announcement marks the last major step in the adoption of the NZIA, following the European Parliament’s approval of the new regulations in April.

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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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Qualcomm’s 2023 Corporate Responsibility Report: Environmental Management in the Supply Chain

3BL Media

Originally published in Qualcomm's 2023 Corporate Responsibility Report Each of our primary semiconductor manufacturing suppliers is required to have an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system, and in 2023, all such suppliers reported meeting this requirement. We work with these suppliers at multiple stages of design and manufacturing to monitor their conformance to applicable environmental laws and help adherence to various environmental initiatives.

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Health and climate top consumers’ concerns about the food system, report finds

GreenBiz

Consumers rank malnutrition, pesticides, obesity and diet-related health issues, and plastic waste from packaging as the most concerning aspects of the food system, according to an EAT-GlobeScan survey.

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Grong Grong: Australia’s first crowdfunded solar farm powers up

Renew Economy

Australia's first crowdfunded solar farm comes with lessons, including what small developers would like from networks. The post Grong Grong: Australia’s first crowdfunded solar farm powers up appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Investors Increasing Focus on Climate Solutions and Transition Strategies: Robeco Survey

ESG Today

Investors are shifting the focus of their climate investing strategies, with the majority looking to allocate funds to climate solutions and to strategies focused on ‘brown-to-green’ companies transitioning to lower emissions, according to a new survey released by international asset manager Robeco, which also found growing regional disparities in attitudes towards climate change, with North American investor interest lagging increasingly far behind their European and Asia Pacific peers.

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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 Cities Awards 10 Newark Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grants To Grow Community Health

3BL Media

NEWARK, N.J., May 29, 2024 /3BL/ - Whole Cities, a Whole Founds Market Foundation project dedicated to broadening community access to fresh food and nutrition education, announced today that 10 community-led nonprofit organizations in Newark, New Jersey have been awarded up to $20,000 each through the Newark Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant. In 2017, Whole Cities started the Newark Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant program to advance the city’s long-term healthy food access solutions and improve

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Ottawa talks signal progress toward plastic treaty, but delegations must pick up pace

GreenBiz

With time running out to agree on a legally binding global treaty to end plastic pollution, delegates must hold firm on ambition and drive momentum heading into the final round of negotiations.

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Wind and solar drought: First new renewable projects join grid after six month hiatus

Renew Economy

Two new wind and solar farms and a big battery have entered grid management system. Astonishingly, they are the first in six months as a result of development drought. The post Wind and solar drought: First new renewable projects join grid after six month hiatus appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Model makeover: Turning a telco into a customer-centric techco

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Telcos can unlock significant value by becoming truly customer-centric enterprises, but it will take a new operating model enabled by a mindset shift and expanded capabilities.

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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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Qualcomm’s 2023 Corporate Responsibility Report: Supply Chain Management

3BL Media

Originally published in Qualcomm's 2023 Corporate Responsibility Report We work to have a sustainable supply chain management program that emphasizes product quality while minimizing risk and improving overall sustainability. Our due diligence strategy focuses on making appropriate supplier selections, assessing for risk, conducting comprehensive onboarding and monitoring adherence to our Supplier Code of Conduct.

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The week in climate policy: 4 updates you need to know

GreenBiz

The EU exits an outdated energy treaty; California’s Chamber of Commerce again attempts to delay the state’s corporate emission disclosure laws.

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NSW formally opens its biggest energy storage tender amid questions over duration

Renew Economy

NSW formally opens its biggest tender for battery storage, and for access rights to the coveted south-west renewable energy zone. The post NSW formally opens its biggest energy storage tender amid questions over duration appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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People are altering decomposition rates in waterways

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Humans may be accelerating the rate at which organic matter decomposes in rivers and streams on a global scale, according to a new study. That could pose a threat to biodiversity in waterways around the world and increase the amount of carbon in Earth's atmosphere, potentially exacerbating climate change. The study is the first to combine a global experiment and predictive modeling to illustrate how human impacts to waterways may contribute to the global climate crisis.

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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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EU Regulator Calls for SMEs to be Required to Report on Positive Sustainability Impacts, Opportunities to Avoid Greenwashing

ESG Today

EU markets regulator the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued recommendations to adjust proposed sustainability reporting requirements for market-listed small and medium-sized (SME) businesses, with proposals including a requirement for SMEs to report on sustainability-related opportunities and positive impacts, in order to avoid the risk of greenwashing.

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$160 million in circular manufacturing funds up for grabs

GreenBiz

44 projects are hoping to get investment from the National Science Foundation in 2025.

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Super funds back fossil “climate wreckers” over clean energy

Renew Economy

Australia's biggest superannuation funds are bankrolling an expansion of coal, oil and gas rather than investing in clean energy companies, an index shows. The post Super funds back fossil “climate wreckers” over clean energy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Brief: Impact accounting standards drive toward interoperability

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: Featured: Impact Management Impact accounting standards advance as investors demand interoperability. Accounting for social and environmental. The post The Brief: Impact accounting standards drive toward interoperability appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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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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Nearly Half of Sustainability-Labelled Funds May Have to Change Names to Meet New EU Anti-Greenwashing Rules: Clarity AI

ESG Today

More than 40% of investment funds in the EU using ESG or sustainability-related labels may be required to change names or sell assets in order to meet new anti-greenwashing rules, according to a new analysis released by sustainability technology platform Clarity AI. The new report follows the release earlier this month by EU markets regulator the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) of its finalized guidelines for the use of ESG and sustainability-related terms in investment fund nam

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Science Based Targets Network taps independent reviewer for nature-related goals

GreenBiz

Companies can submit strategies for addressing biodiversity loss in the second half of 2024.

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Australia’s ultra cost solar goal could change everything about the grid

Renew Economy

CSIRO says solar is easily the cheapest form of power generation, but ARENA says it could be much, much cheaper by the end of the decade. The post Australia’s ultra cost solar goal could change everything about the grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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AI-controlled stations can charge electric cars at a personal price

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

As more and more people drive electric cars, congestion and queues can occur when many people need to charge at the same time. A new study shows how AI-controlled charging stations, through smart algorithms, can offer electric vehicle users personalized prices, and thus minimize both price and waiting time for customers. But the researchers point to the importance of taking the ethical issues seriously, as there is a risk that the artificial intelligence exploits information from motorists.

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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.