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Solar smashes more records, as coal power sent to another new low

Renew Economy

Rooftop and utility scale solar set new records in Australia's main grid, as coal output from the country's biggest coal state also sent to a new low. The post Solar smashes more records, as coal power sent to another new low appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The green skills gap is widening

GreenBiz

4.7 million more people were employed in clean energy in 2022 than in 2019, according to the IEA. But that's not enough.

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Canada's pension plan shouldn’t be a cheerleader for Alberta’s oil and gas industry

Corporate Knights

By standing before the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and pledging our national pension fund’s continued support for the Alberta oil and gas industry, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) CEO John Graham predictably told Alberta Premier Danielle Smith and her Big Oil allies exactly what they wanted to hear. But the financing needs and expansion plans of oil and gas companies are incompatible with CPPIB’s mandate to ensure Canadians’ retirement security by investing “with a view to achieving

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Local Business L&M Hair Company Wins KeyBank’s Key4Women, 2023 Women-Owned Business Pitch Contest in Partnership With Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO), and the Portland Thorns FC

3BL Media

PORTLAND, Ore., November 20, 2023 /3BL/ – KeyBank’s Key4Women program, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO) , and the Portland Thorns FC announced that local business, L&M Hair Company, is the winner of a business pitch contest for women-owned businesses (WOBs) located in Oregon and SW Washington. The event was held November 16 th at Providence Park in Portland.

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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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North Sea countries co-ordinate plans to seek 100 GW of offshore wind by 2030

Renew Economy

Nine countries bordering the North Sea announce plans to synchronise offshore wind tenders, wiht auctions for around 15GW each year, up to almost 100GW by 2030. The post North Sea countries co-ordinate plans to seek 100 GW of offshore wind by 2030 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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ExxonMobil’s $10 billion plan to boost plastics production in China

GreenBiz

A new climate agreement with the U.S. disregards China’s plans to increase plastics production.

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In digital and AI transformations, start with the problem, not the technology

McKinsey Sustainabilty

For digital and AI transformations to succeed, companies need to understand the problems they want to solve and rewire their organizations for continuous innovation

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Clive Palmer fails in second attempt to overturn $6.5 billion coal mine refusal

Renew Economy

The businessman has dropped his second appeal against a $6.5 billion coal mine being blocked over "unacceptable climate change impacts." The post Clive Palmer fails in second attempt to overturn $6.5 billion coal mine refusal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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What Solugen’s new factory means for the future of green chemicals

GreenBiz

Houston-based Solugen just announced plans for its second sustainable molecule factory. Here’s why you should be paying attention.

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‘Retired’ Honda and Nissan EV batteries get second crack at life on California solar farm

Corporate Knights

On a 20-acre parcel outside the tiny Southern California town of New Cuyama, a 1.5-megawatt solar farm uses the sun’s rays to slowly charge nearly 600 batteries in nearby cabinets. At night, when energy demand rises, that electricity is sent to the grid to power homes with clean energy. To make renewable energy from intermittent sources like solar and wind available when it is most needed, it’s becoming more common to use batteries to store the power as it’s generated and transmit it later.

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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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EU Parliament Votes to Push for End of Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2025 at COP28

ESG Today

Lawmakers in the European Parliament voted 462-134 for a resolution outlining its delegation’s position at the upcoming UN COP28 Climate Conference, which includes a call for the end of fossil fuel subsidies globally by 2025. COP28 is set to take place in Dubai from November 30 to December 12. In addition to calling all for an end to all direct and indirect fossil fuel subsidies, at national, EU and global levels, “as soon as possible and by 2025 the latest,” the resolution also supports a tangi

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Bowen has put a rocket under big renewables. Small-scale market must be next

Renew Economy

This is exactly the kind of bold policy needed to rapidly transform Australia’s energy market while ensuring reliability and affordability. Can we apply it to consumer energy, too? The post Bowen has put a rocket under big renewables. Small-scale market must be next appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Critical Role of Procurement in Obtaining ESG Data

GreenBiz

Date/Time: December 12, 2023 (2-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT) With new regulations and investment decisions requiring more and better ESG data, Supplier.io has responded with new data and solutions. Procurement teams have a critical role to play in the environmental and social impact of companies today. To play this role, procurement teams need to provide meaningful and transparent supply chain data.

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Joint statement on UNFCCC work programme on just transition pathways

We Mean Business Coalition

Organizations working with business, financial institutions and employer organizations on just transition share expectations for the new UNFCCC work programme on just transition pathways.  Download the joint statement (pdf) To Parties attending UNFCCC COP28,     We welcome the establishment at COP27 of a new UNFCCC work programme on just transition for discussion of pathways to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, as well as the decision to convene annual high-level ministerial roundtable

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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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Global economics intelligence executive summary, October 2023

McKinsey Sustainabilty

The global outlook is unchanged despite weaker readings in trade, consumer confidence, and business activity. Still-elevated inflation and interest rates are acting as headwinds to economic growth.

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Bowen dumps RET for 32 GW of auctions in massive policy shift to supercharge renewables

Renew Economy

Chris Bowen will let the long-standing renewable energy target die, choosing instead a massive auction program seeking 32GW of new capacity to meet 82 pct renewable target. The post Bowen dumps RET for 32 GW of auctions in massive policy shift to supercharge renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Behind Amazon’s plan to restore 4 billion liters of water

GreenBiz

Amazon is investing in 13 international water restoration projects in a quest to become ‘water positive’ by 2030.

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IBM Launches Free Courses to Help Address Green Economy Skills Gap

ESG Today

Global technology company IBM announced the launch of free sustainability courses, targeting learners across communities underrepresented in technology, aimed at providing skills for the green economy. The new courses will be provided by IBM SkillsBuild, a free education program focused on underrepresented communities in tech, that helps adult learners, and high school and university students and faculty, develop valuable new skills and access career opportunities, through collaborations with so

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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 logistics: Technology race gathers momentum

McKinsey Sustainabilty

A survey of more than 250 global shippers and logistics providers reveals that technology investments are set to increase, with numerous companies already piloting advanced use cases.

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Northvolt hails sodium-ion battery breakthrough for storage and electric vehicles

Renew Economy

Northvolt hails breakthrough in sodium ion batteries, providing big advances for battery storage and ultimately for electric vehicles. The post Northvolt hails sodium-ion battery breakthrough for storage and electric vehicles appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Here's a 'significant step' to halve food waste by 2030

GreenBiz

New data from the Consumer Goods Forum is designed to help tackle the industry's food waste mountain.

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Sophisticated swarming: Bacteria support each other across generations

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

When bacteria build communities, they cooperate and share nutrients across generations. Researchers have been able to demonstrate this for the first time using a newly developed method. This innovative technique enables the tracking of gene expression during the development of bacterial communities over space and time.

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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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Gen AI: A guide for CFOs

McKinsey Sustainabilty

How should CFOs approach generative AI—enterprise-wide and in the finance function—and what can they do right now to rapidly climb the learning curve?

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Want to fight climate change? Triple global renewables target to 11TW by 2030

Renew Economy

Governments shouldn't coast using fat wind and solar pipelines when they could achieve so much more, says a new report. The post Want to fight climate change? Triple global renewables target to 11TW by 2030 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Australian Impact Investment’s Neeraj Aggarwal: Find your ‘impact DNA’

GreenBiz

Here's what he first looks for when hiring in the fast-evolving impact investment space.

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Deep-sea mining and warming trigger stress in a midwater jellies

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

The deep sea is home to one of the largest animal communities on earth which is increasingly exposed to environmental pressures. However, our knowledge of its inhabitants and their response to human-induced stressors is still limited. A new study now provides first insights into the stress response of a pelagic deep-sea jellyfish to ocean warming and sediment plumes caused by deep-sea mining.

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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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Companies Losing Focus on Climate Action, EY Survey of CSOs Finds

ESG Today

Corporate progress on sustainability initiatives, and on actions to address climate change in particular, is stalling amid economic and geopolitical turmoil, as the pace of emissions reductions slows and sustainability spending growth slowing, according to a new survey of Chief Executive Officer Sustainability Officers (CSOs) released by global professional services firm EY.

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Australia’s “second most advanced” offshore wind farm gets major boost

Renew Economy

Flotation Energy’s 1.5GW Seadragon offshore wind project, proposed for Gippsland waters, awarded major project status by the federal government. The post Australia’s “second most advanced” offshore wind farm gets major boost appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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ExxonMobil, China plastics partnership reveals global reliance on petrochemicals

GreenBiz

A new climate agreement with the U.S. disregards China’s plans to increase plastics production.

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Curators and cavers: How a tip from a citizen scientist led to deep discoveries in Utah's caves

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Scientists and colleagues from Utah's caving community have published the first research from their collaborative fieldwork effort deep in Utah's caves. The journal's feature article reveals why caves make such compelling research archives; what was uncovered in Boomerang Cave in northern Utah; why skeletal remains provide new access to hard-to-get data from the recent past; and offers a new zoological baseline for mammalian changes in an alpine community.

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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