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More money, more solutions: We must rethink finance to power the circular economy revolution

GreenBiz

To fully capture the circular economy opportunity and trigger catalytic unlocks for the entire market, finance must break out of silos and think innovatively.

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Queensland LNP excludes nuclear from agenda at conference ahead of state election

Renew Economy

The hot topic of nuclear energy does not appear on the agenda of Queensland's Liberal National Party annual convention. The post Queensland LNP excludes nuclear from agenda at conference ahead of state election appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Circular Plastics: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

3BL Media

Originally published by Innovation Forum Eastman's circular policy director, Christopher Layton, discusses current progress and trends in developing circular economy models for plastic and packaging with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh. They provide guidance on taking a regional approach for greater circularity, useful regulatory approaches, and progress indicators.

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How Sundance Commons is training the next generation of young, racialized farmers

Corporate Knights

A year after Cheyenne Sundance started her own urban farm in north Toronto, she began offering a paid farm-school program to pass on what she had learned. She quickly noticed that most of the people who attended were racialized youth from underprivileged backgrounds who struggled to afford the program. “The majority of them sent me emails to say, ‘Can I pay you maybe 50 bucks this week and 50 bucks that week because I can’t afford it, but there’s no other place I can learn these skills,’” Sund

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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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Regulations are fueling the sustainability agenda, experts say

GreenBiz

Legislation on sustainability, followed by disclosure standards, is viewed by experts as the most significant positive development in the last year, according to a GlobeScan/ERM survey.

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Batteries the key as cell prices plunge and wind and solar ramp up towards 50 pct share

Renew Economy

Australia's main grid is heading to 50 per cent renewables in two years, and batteries are moving from a sideshow to centre stage as cell prices plunge. The post Batteries the key as cell prices plunge and wind and solar ramp up towards 50 pct share appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Parliament grilled Canada's Big Five banks on their fossil fuel financing - here's why it matters

Corporate Knights

Last month there was a rare meeting, where the chief executives of Canada’s five largest banks testified before Parliament about their climate commitments. Their testimonies proved why new rules to shift finance away from polluting investments are urgently needed. The bank executive testimonies were part of a study by the House of Commons’ standing committee on environment and sustainable development about how the Canadian financial system contributes to the climate crisis.

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Google reports 13% emissions increase fueled by AI

GreenBiz

The company is struggling to add carbon-free energy fast enough, CSO Kate Brandt told GreenBiz.

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“The world is changing:” Labor targets solar and battery industries in $22 billion green deal

Renew Economy

Labor says the world is changing, and its $22 billion Future Made in Australia deal is essential to protect its future in a low carbon world. The post “The world is changing:” Labor targets solar and battery industries in $22 billion green deal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Linking People, Purpose, and Profitability

3BL Media

Bhushan Sethi, partner in PwC’s Strategy & consulting business and adjunct professor at NYU Stern School of Business, returns to the show alongside best-selling author and keynote speaker Stan Phelps. Stan, Bhushan, and co-host Mandi McReynolds discuss the significance of trust and transparency in employee engagement and the relationship between well-being and financial performance.

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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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Zeros: Insurers are passing climate crisis costs onto homeowners while financing new fossil fuel projects

Corporate Knights

It was 1973 when German insurance firm Munich Re began sounding the alarm on climate change. By 2015, Henri de Castries, then-CEO of French insurance firm Axa, said it wouldn’t be possible to insure a world that is 4°C warmer. That year, Axa became the first major insurer to divest from coal. Since then, insurers have led the way in calling out the risks of flooding, wildfires and other symptoms of a broken world.

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Building climate resiliency through corporate philanthropy

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Is your corporate sustainable philanthropy maximized for effectiveness? The right strategic approach can boost impact while building a resilient future.

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Fate of contested Hills of Gold wind project delayed again as developer fights for more turbines

Renew Economy

One of Australia's most hotly contested wind projects takes interesting turn, as developer fights for more turbines, and planning authorities grapple with cost assessments and phantom dwellings. The post Fate of contested Hills of Gold wind project delayed again as developer fights for more turbines appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How Aflac's Duck Was Created

3BL Media

Originally published on Yahoo! Finance In early 2000 when insurance company Aflac (AFL) was attempting to increase its brand recognition, which at the time was hovering around 11%, longtime CEO Dan Amos decided to take a risk. He took a bet on an advertising campaign that featured two men on a park bench talking about insurance, featuring a duck quacking, “Aflac.

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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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A breakthrough in inexpensive, clean, fast-charging batteries

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Scientists have created an anode-free sodium solid-state battery. This brings the reality of inexpensive, fast-charging, high-capacity batteries for electric vehicles and grid storage closer than ever.

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Science Based Targets initiative CEO resigns, citing personal reasons

GreenBiz

Luiz Amaral’s resignation is the latest development in a challenging time for the validation organization.

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“Off the charts:” Solar is about to leave nuclear and everything else in the shade

Renew Economy

Solar is on track to become the biggest source of electricity on the planet by the mid-2030s. The Economist says to bet against that is to bet against capitalism. The post “Off the charts:” Solar is about to leave nuclear and everything else in the shade appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Traveler street dog who was gifted free access to public transport has now been adopted

Good.is: Planet

Boji is a free spirit and a familiar face among travelers. He wanders the city in trains, buses, ferries and trams and doesn't take directions from anyone.

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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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Electric vehicles a boon for Nevada’s economy, workers and environment, say groups

Energy Central

Electric vehicles are gaining ground in Nevada, with new cheaper models and federal incentives enticing drivers away from gasoline-dependent transportation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to soon issue updated pollution limits for new passenger cars and trucks that could slash billions of tons of planet-warming carbon dioxide pollution.

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A lesson in collective buying power: How to use your voice to drive climate policy

GreenBiz

The history of the Clean Energy Buyers Association offers key lessons on the importance of public policy in accelerating private action on climate.

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French nuclear giant scraps SMR plans due to soaring costs, will start over

Renew Economy

French nuclear giant has scrapped its plans for small modular reactors, and decided to start over after customers raised concerns about costs. The post French nuclear giant scraps SMR plans due to soaring costs, will start over appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Organic material from Mars reveals the likely origin of life's building blocks

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Two samples from Mars together deliver clear evidence of the origin of Martian organic material. The study presents solid evidence for a prediction made over a decade ago that could be key to understanding how organic molecules, the foundation of life, were first formed here on Earth.

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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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Archaeologists stunned after finding secret rooms under 1,500-year-old church in Istanbul

Good.is: Planet

A network of tunnels and chambers decorated with mosaics and marble have been discovered during excavation work at a church in Istanbul.

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3 essential building blocks for businesses aiming to protect biodiversity

GreenBiz

As the destruction of nature accelerates, companies are taking critical initial steps to develop effective nature and biodiversity programs.

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Right wing media serves up more nonsense about blackout warnings and nuclear

Renew Economy

The AFR and other right wing media still describe AEMO forecasts as blackout warnings to argue against wind and solar. But in nuclear dominated Ontario, the shortfall forecasts are even more dramatic. The post Right wing media serves up more nonsense about blackout warnings and nuclear appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Cool roofs are best at beating cities' heat

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Painting roofs white or covering them with a reflective coating would be more effective at cooling cities like London than vegetation-covered 'green roofs,' street-level vegetation or solar panels, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

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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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Google Asks Large Suppliers to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy as Emissions Continue to Rise

ESG Today

Google announced that it has implemented a new program, Google Renewable Energy Addendum, asking its largest hardware manufacturing suppliers to commit to achieving a 100% renewable energy match by 2029, marking one of the company’s initiatives to address its carbon footprint, which continues to increase, driven by its value chain and data center growth.

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Deals with Microsoft, Shopify and Stripe fail to keep carbon removal startup alive

GreenBiz

In June, Running Tide announced plans to dissolve despite high-profile early customers including Microsoft and Stripe.

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Stanwell to test and make Redflow long duration flow batteries as it prepares for life after coal

Renew Economy

Stanwell partners with Redflow to trial large-scale zinc bromine flow technology and lay foundations for a battery manufacturing plant in Queensland. The post Stanwell to test and make Redflow long duration flow batteries as it prepares for life after coal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How dust pollution from shrinking Great Salt Lake affects communities disproportionately

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Exposure to wind-blown dust from exposed playa of the Utah lake is worse in Hispanic neighborhoods, according to new research. Findings suggest restoring the lake could ease social inequities associated with air pollution.

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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.