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Investing in Value Creation Through Regenerative Agriculture

3BL Media

by Mary Beth Gallagher, the Director of Engagement, Domini Impact Investments The challenge is feeding 8.1 billion people within Earth’s planetary boundaries. Industrial agriculture practices emphasize maximizing yield and include carbon intensive processes and chemical fertilizers. These approaches, efficient though they may be, deplete the soil health and reduce biodiversity.

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Environmental worries outpace socioeconomic concerns over past decade, survey finds

GreenBiz

The public's increased concern about environmental issues underscores the need for governments and businesses to remain committed to the green agenda and simultaneously address socioeconomic concerns, according to GlobeScan.

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Global solar and wind generation will soon overtake nuclear and hydro

Renew Economy

Over the past decade, global solar generation has grown ninefold while wind generation has tripled. In contrast, hydro, nuclear and coal generation have barely moved. The post Global solar and wind generation will soon overtake nuclear and hydro appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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A new future of work: The race to deploy AI and raise skills in Europe and beyond

McKinsey Sustainabilty

To gain the full productivity benefits of generative AI and other technologies, Europe and the United States will need to focus both on improving human capital and accelerating technology adoption.

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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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DOE to Issue RFP for $2.7 Billion for Domestic Uranium Supply

Energy Central

DOE to Issue RFP for $2.7 Billion for Domestic Uranium Supply Nuclear Startup Atomic Canyon Partners with ORNL on AI Models NRC Working on AI but Use Cases Need Definition Oklo Signs MOU with Atomic Alchemy to Collaborate on Isotope Production BN-1200 Plans Clear Environmental Hurdle First Terrapower Advanced Reactor On Schedule But Fuel is a Concern DOE to Issue RFP for $2.7.

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Inside Microsoft's record-breaking carbon removal contract

GreenBiz

The company signed a contract for 3.3 million metric tons of offsets over 10 years from a facility in Stockholm.

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In the spotlight: Performance management that puts people first

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Performance management systems help people continuously develop—but most companies fall short of best practices. A set of defined design choices can help guide leaders forward.

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Tech Giants Google, Meta, Microsoft, and Salesforce Launch 20 Million Ton Nature-Based Carbon Removal Buyers Coalition

ESG Today

Tech Giants Google, Meta, Microsoft, and Salesforce announced today the launch of the Symbiosis Coalition, a new advance market commitment (AMC) collaboration aimed at supporting the development and growth of the nature-based carbon removal market, with a collective commitment to contract up to 20 million tons of nature-based carbon removal credits.

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9 emerging names to know in reuse

GreenBiz

The Reusies Awards highlight 3 companies, 3 activists and 3 communities driving forward circular economies.

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With the Coalition’s nuclear fantasy demolished by CSIRO, Labor must get cracking on renewables

Renew Economy

CSIRO's latest demolition of nuclear power means we can focus on the urgent shift to firmed renewables. The climate clock is ticking. The post With the Coalition’s nuclear fantasy demolished by CSIRO, Labor must get cracking on renewables 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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Strategic alliances for gen AI: How to build them and make them work

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Strategic alliances are a must for companies looking to build value from generative AI. But approaching them like traditional vendor arrangements won’t work.

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80% of Companies See Sustainability as a Potential Revenue, Profitability Driver: Morgan Stanley Survey

ESG Today

The vast majority of companies view sustainability as a value creation opportunity, with more than three quarters anticipating potential benefits ranging from higher revenues and profitability to lower cost of capital, although many also expect increased sustainability-related costs and a need for significant investment, according to a new survey released by Morgan Stanley.

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Make the internal business case for sustainability investment

GreenBiz

The ROSI framework provides a 5-step approach to unlock investment in sustainability initiatives.

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Renewables and storage still cheapest option, nuclear too slow and costly in Australia – CSIRO

Renew Economy

Final GenCost report confirms nuclear too slow and costly for Australia, and integrated renewables remain by far the lowest cost and quickest option. The post Renewables and storage still cheapest option, nuclear too slow and costly in Australia – CSIRO 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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'Vigorous melting' at Antarctica's Thwaites 'Doomsday' Glacier

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Glaciologists show evidence of warm ocean water intruding kilometers beneath grounded ice at Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica. The findings suggest that existing climate models are underestimating the impact of ocean and ice interactions in future sea level rise projections.

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Master data management: The key to getting more from your data

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Master data management can give organizations a leg up by allowing them to easily organize and access data about customers, suppliers, products, and employees.

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Love Is the Key to Democracy

Stanford Social Innovation

By Michael McAfee Why are Americans worried about democracy to such an unprecedented degree ? The answer will not be found in the current election cycle. At the roots of the challenge we face is our failure, yet, to build a democracy that serves all people. Doing so means transforming our governing institutions, laws, regulations, and customs in a more fundamental way than tinkering around the edges with policy and programs.

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Australia can learn from the American experience with nuclear power

Renew Economy

Nuclear power has no business case or operational need in Australia’s energy future. No one who understands energy markets would claim otherwise. The post Australia can learn from the American experience with nuclear power 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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Cement recycling method could help solve one of the world's biggest climate challenges

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers have developed a method to produce very low emission concrete at scale -- an innovation that could be transformative in the transition to net zero. The method, which the researchers say is 'an absolute miracle', uses the electrically-powered arc furnaces used for steel recycling to simultaneously recycle cement, the carbon-hungry component of concrete.

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The growing importance of software product marketing managers

McKinsey Sustainabilty

As launching new products becomes more challenging, the multifaceted role of product marketing manager is poised to become a differentiator for the most successful software providers.

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Impact products aim to shift portfolio allocations in bonds, private credit and cash

Impact Alpha

Short duration green bonds. Private credit for regenerative agriculture. Cash management that helps accelerate lending for climate-smart community infrastructure. Financial service providers are. The post Impact products aim to shift portfolio allocations in bonds, private credit and cash appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Deeper, longer, cleaner: Big batteries extend domination of California’s evening demand peaks

Renew Economy

California's big batteries remain top supplier in evening demand peaks for more than three hours, extending their dominance of the grid powering the world's fifth biggest economy. The post Deeper, longer, cleaner: Big batteries extend domination of California’s evening demand peaks 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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Controlling water, transforming greenhouse gases

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers have outlined a way to manipulate water molecules to make CO2R more efficient, with the ultimate goal of creating a clean energy loop. Through their new method, the team was able to perform CO2R with nearly 100% efficiency under mildly acidic conditions, using either gold or zinc as catalysts.

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The promise and the reality of gen AI agents in the enterprise

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Generative AI technology is improving so quickly that a range of new capabilities are rapidly coming online, but only for those who can understand how to use them.

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Using Strategic Foresight to Create the Future We Want

Stanford Social Innovation

By Marina Gorbis Amid a storm of seemingly unimaginable events—from a once-in-a-century pandemic to wars breaking out in different parts of the world—futures thinking is experiencing a revival. The word “future” is popping up in conference titles and think pieces. New futures-oriented organizations and associations, along with future-focused production studios , are emerging almost daily, and some foundations are hiring futurists in residence to inform their work.

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Plans unveiled for massive $3.5 billion wind and solar powered green iron project for Queensland

Renew Economy

Investment giant backs plans to convert Gladstone ore into green iron using hydrogen created from state's massive wind and solar resources and tapping in to federal "Made in Australia plan. The post Plans unveiled for massive $3.5 billion wind and solar powered green iron project for Queensland 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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Night-time heat significantly increases the risk of stroke

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers show that nocturnal heat significantly increases the risk of stroke. The findings can contribute to the development of preventive measures: With them, the population can better protect themselves against the risks of climate change with increasingly frequent hot nights. In addition, knowledge of the consequences of hot nights can improve patient care.

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Reimagining the apparel value chain amid volatility

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Our latest apparel CPO survey highlights five themes shaping the industry. Brands embracing selected best practices can turn their supplier base into a competitive advantage.

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The Brief: MacArthur Foundation’s John Palfrey is long on the inclusive economy

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! On this International Biodiversity Day, dig into the pending shareholder proposals on biodiversity, deforestation and deep sea mining, the. The post The Brief: MacArthur Foundation’s John Palfrey is long on the inclusive economy appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Eraring coal closure delayed two years, possibly four, “to keep the lights on”

Renew Economy

NSW secures deal to extend life of Australia's biggest coal generator by two years. The post Eraring coal closure delayed two years, possibly four, “to keep the lights on” 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.