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ESG is the private equity industry’s next frontier

Corporate Knights

Shilpa Tiwari is executive vice-president of social impact and sustainability at Citizen Relations and the founder of Her Climb. In 2015, the United Nations established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a blueprint of 17 ways to make the world a more just, inclusive and sustainable place. The UN estimated that it would take approximately US$5 to $7 trillion per year in investments to achieve the SDGs.

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10 badass women centering environmental justice at work

GreenBiz

The focus of the fifth annual GreenBiz Badass Women list was narrowed to highlight individuals spearheading the integration of environmental justice concerns into their company’s sustainable business practices.

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Germany to build 25GW of “hydrogen ready” gas plants to back up wind and solar

Renew Economy

Germany will use auctions to ensure new gas power plants are built, used only as back-up, and converted to hydrogen “as soon as possible." The post Germany to build 25GW of “hydrogen ready” gas plants to back up wind and solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Toilet paper is an unexpected source of PFAS in wastewater, study says

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers have reported an unexpected source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in wastewater systems — toilet paper. The study in question appeared in a recent edition of ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology Letter s PFAS have been detected in many personal care products, such as cosmetics and cleansers, that people use every day and then wash down the drain.

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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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Global clean energy investing tops US$1 trillion for first time ever

Corporate Knights

For many, the clean energy transition has seemed a bit like a desert mirage. If you squint you can see it, but it never seems to get any closer. But suddenly, the future has arrived. A recent report from climate statisticians at BloombergNEF (BNEF) says global investment in the low-carbon energy transition totalled a record $1.11 trillion (all figures in U.S. dollars) in 2022 – up 31% in a year.

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Will 2025 plastic packaging commitments ring hollow?

GreenBiz

In 2025, there will be media and consumer outrage around all the failed commitments related to eliminating virgin plastic packaging and increasing the use of recycled material.

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Generative AI: Unlocking the future of fashion

McKinsey Sustainabilty

While still nascent, generative AI has the potential to help fashion businesses become more productive, get to market faster, and serve customers better. The time to explore the technology is now.

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Green taxonomy proposal may overcome Canada's climate finance impasse

Corporate Knights

A federally appointed council of experts may have broken a three-year logjam to create a Canadian “green taxonomy” for investors by proposing that oil and gas projects be classified as “transition” investments only if they have limited lifespans. The taxonomy will eventually serve as a guide for companies and investors about what investments are considered “green” or “transition.

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AgroScout uses AI to remotely protect global crops

GreenBiz

AI and data-led precision agriculture innovator, AgroScout, provides real-time insights into crop management to drive food production supply and secure the future of food.

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Gas industry knew about air pollution problems from stoves in early 1970s

Renew Economy

As industry fights to discredit current research on health impacts of gas stoves, newly revealed documents show it was a concern five decades ago. The post Gas industry knew about air pollution problems from stoves in early 1970s appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Entrepreneur First CEO Matt Clifford on early stage talent investing

McKinsey Sustainabilty

One of Europe’s top talent investors talks about his unique approach to backing companies before they exist and how to find the “edge” in a potential founder.

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The time to act on gender inequality in the workplace is now

Corporate Knights

This year, we commemorated International Women’s Day alongside the three-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. While COVID-19 affected everyone, it did not affect everyone equally. The pandemic exposed many aspects of inequality , including socioeconomic inequality, accessibility and gender inequality. The pandemic destroyed the momentum towards more emancipatory gender relations by disproportionately harming women and gender diverse people, according to the United Nations and Canad

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Microplastics are everywhere. Here’s what we can do about it

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Under Armour and The Nature Conservancy in California discuss why companies must come together to address the growing microplastics problem.

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On anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, Australia must stand firm against nuclear

Renew Economy

Against the shadow of Fukushima, the latest pro-nuclear push in Australia is ill-judged, insensitive and wholly inappropriate. The post On anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, Australia must stand firm against nuclear 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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NRC hammers out new licensing rules to adapt to advanced nuclear plants and small modular reactors

Utiliity Dive

Sen. John Barrasso, then chairman of the Senate environment committee, said in 2019 a new law mandating updated reactor licensing rules is “critical if we are going to reduce carbon emissions in a meaningful way.

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Cleantech Startup Clearflame Raises $30 Million for Heavy Duty Engine Decarbonization Solution

ESG Today

Cleantech startup ClearFlame Engine Technologies announced today that it has raised $30 million, with proceeds aimed at helping the company bring to market solutions to power heavy-duty engines with renewable fuels. Founded in 2016, Chicago-based ClearFlame’s patented technology enables heavy duty diesel engines to run on cleaner burning renewable liquid fuels.

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Why carbon accounting for food products needs an overhaul

GreenBiz

The World Wildlife Fund asserts that product-level emissions data for food products is meaningless without stronger standards and more detailed input factors.

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Western Australia or Windy Australia? Latest data cements the west as best

Renew Economy

Western Australia's wind farms once again tops the performance charts in February, while wind helps squeeze out gas in the south. The post Western Australia or Windy Australia? Latest data cements the west as best 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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What is design thinking?

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Design thinking is a systemic, intuitive, customer-focused problem-solving approach that organizations can use to respond to rapidly changing environments and to create maximum impact.

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Over Half of Companies Potentially Greenwashing Says Australia Competition Regulator

ESG Today

Australia’s competition regulator the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said that it will be investigating companies for potential greenwashing, after it conducted a study that found concerning environmental or sustainability-related claims from over half of businesses reviewed. The study involved an internet sweep by ACCC of 247 companies across a broad range of sectors including energy, vehicles, household products and appliances, food and drink packaging, cosmetics, clothi

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The promise of a lithium-sulfur battery

GreenBiz

Low in cost and high in density, a lithium-sulfur battery could power the future of transport — if it ever gets to market.

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NSW Labor may buy Australia’s biggest coal generator to keep it open

Renew Economy

NSW Labor threatens to take state's energy industry back to the dark ages by suggesting it may buy the country's biggest coal generator in order to keep it open. The post NSW Labor may buy Australia’s biggest coal generator to keep it open 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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Digital transformation to achieve operational excellence

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Using principles of operational excellence, empowering workforces, and adding digital processes to production can help companies achieve new levels of performance.

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RBC Ties Incentive Comp for CEO, Top Execs to Climate Strategy

ESG Today

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) announced today that it plans to incorporate climate considerations into the medium- and long-term incentive plans for its top executives, including the bank’s CEO and Group Executives, beginning this year. The plans for the modified incentive programs was unveiled in RBC’s 2022 Climate Report, issued today, which outlines the bank’s progress in managing climate-related risks and opportunities in line with its climate strategy, RBC Climate Blueprint.

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High Seas Treaty: UN member states seal historic deal to protect international waters

GreenBiz

New legal powers for countries to create protected areas in high seas are expected to be a major boost to hopes of delivering '30 x 30' biodiversity target.

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“Making dumb solar smart:” Push to bring old rooftop PV into new world of flexible exports

Renew Economy

Arena-backed trial will see energy retailers offer innovative incentives to customers to enable access to their existing rooftop solar systems. The post “Making dumb solar smart:” Push to bring old rooftop PV into new world of flexible exports 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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Stepping up: Becoming a high-potential CEO candidate

McKinsey Sustainabilty

The road to becoming CEO is a difficult ascent for even the most seasoned leaders. Here are four keys to making the journey a success.

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Constellation Energy launches 1-MW nuclear-powered hydrogen production facility at Nine Mile Point

Utiliity Dive

This is the final nuclear-powered hydrogen demonstration project announced by DOE last November to launch, following projects at the Davis-Besse, Prairie Island and Palo Verde plants.

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Adobe flips the switch on all-electric building

GreenBiz

The all-electric addition to Adobe’s headquarters site in San Jose, California, boasts the largest all-electric commercial kitchen in North America.

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Australia is still trailing well behind 82 pct renewable target, despite investment bump

Renew Economy

Australian renewables and storage financial commitments get big bump in December quarter, but is still trailing well behind needed to replace ageing coal plants. The post Australia is still trailing well behind 82 pct renewable target, despite investment bump 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.