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A tectonic shift in supply chain governance

GreenBiz

Developing options to advance sustainability is a major focus of rethinking supply chains. To be successful, though, sustainability cannot be managed as a standalone set of factors.

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Four charts on the unstoppable growth of solar – our best hope against climate change

Renew Economy

To supply everyone with enough electricity to live a good life, we’ll need about 200 billion megawatt-hours per year. Assuming solar does the heavy lifting, is it possible? The post Four charts on the unstoppable growth of solar – our best hope against climate change appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Canada’s life insurers have a fossil fuel contradiction

Corporate Knights

Canada is home to two of the largest life and health insurance companies in the world – Sun Life and Manulife. Now expanding into Asia, these are Canadian success stories. Yet both have a contradiction at the heart of their business model. They are also two of Canada’s largest investors in fossil fuels, including dirty coal, investments that adversely affect the health of the clients they’re insuring.

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AI-powered marketing and sales reach new heights with generative AI

McKinsey Sustainabilty

AI technology has revolutionized marketing and sales; now, generative AI promises to disrupt the way B2B and B2C players think about customer experience, productivity, and growth.

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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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Ripple Effects: What Recent ESG Policy Developments in the EU Mean for the Rest of the World

GreenBiz

The European Union is taking ambitious and expansive action toward a sustainable future. But what happens in the EU doesn’t always stay in the EU. Due to the global nature of organizations and their supply chains, any policy developments within the world’s third-largest economy have far-reaching effects across regions and countries. And with its reputation as a global sustainability leader, developments in the EU often provide an indication of what’s to come in other markets around the world.

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Germany unveils plans to add 150GW of solar by 2030, as gas use slumps

Renew Economy

Germany outlines plan to add 150GW of solar by 2030, including agri and floating PV. Meanwhile, gas use slumps by nearly one quarter in a year. The post Germany unveils plans to add 150GW of solar by 2030, as gas use slumps appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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What every CEO should know about generative AI

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Generative AI is evolving at record speed while CEOs are still learning the technology’s business value and risks. Here, we offer some of the generative AI essentials.

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Understanding the barriers to regenerative agriculture on Native land

GreenBiz

The Environmental Defense Fund and the Intertribal Agriculture Council are working on a three-year study with Native American ranchers that will track costs, loan terms and soil carbon improvements.

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WA to fund Australia’s biggest battery as part of $2.8bn renewable and storage plan

Renew Economy

WA to fund country's biggest battery - a 2,000MWh facility at the coal town of Collie - as part of a multi-billion budget package supporting renewables and storage. The post WA to fund Australia’s biggest battery as part of $2.8bn renewable and storage plan appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Canada will need students' help to reach its aggressive EV targets

Corporate Knights

By 2030, 60% of all new cars, SUVs and trucks sold in Canada will be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). Or, they will be if the federal Liberal government gets its way. The regulations were proposed in December, and if made official, car dealers should have a fully transformed fleet in a little over a decade. It’s an aggressive target, especially considering that only 8.9% of registered vehicles in Canada were ZEVs in 2022.

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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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Emirates Launches $200 Million Sustainable Aviation Solutions Fund

ESG Today

Dubai-based airline Emirates announced today the launch of a new fund aimed at investing in research and development projects focused on reducing the environmental impact of fossil fuels in commercial aviation. Emirates said that it has committed $200 million to the fund, making it the largest sustainability commitment by an airline, with the funds to be dispersed over three years.

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Microsoft CSO: We can’t do this alone

GreenBiz

Melanie Nakagawa reveals how the software giant is stepping up its support of policies, partnerships and innovations to clean up the electric grid — in the U.S. and abroad.

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Labor’s timid fossil rent tax should be revamped into a Norway-like wealth fund

Renew Economy

Gas companies have long been gaming the resources rent system, but copying the Norwegian scheme would have vast benefits. The post Labor’s timid fossil rent tax should be revamped into a Norway-like wealth fund appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The disappearing computer -- and a world where you can take AI everywhere | Imran Chaudhri

TEDxInnovations

In this exclusive preview of groundbreaking, unreleased technology, former Apple designer and Humane cofounder Imran Chaudhri envisions a future where AI enables our devices to "disappear." He gives a sneak peek of his company's new product -- shown for the first time ever on the TED stage -- and explains how it could change the way we interact with tech and the world around us.

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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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The art of data: Empowering art institutions with data and analytics

McKinsey Sustainabilty

A data-driven view of key metrics can help art organizations articulate value, reshape strategy, build resilience, and achieve operational excellence.

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Inside Walmart’s plan for a nationwide fast-charging network

GreenBiz

The retail giant will build EV fast-charging stations at thousands of locations across the U.S., with the goal of completing the network by 2030.

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Big batteries as “virtual power lines” could be quick solution to unleash wind and solar

Renew Economy

Renewable energy curtailment isn't going away yet grid infrastructure upgrades are years off, so batteries acting as "virtual lines" could be the answer. The post Big batteries as “virtual power lines” could be quick solution to unleash wind and solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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BNP Paribas Ends Financing for New Oil and Gas Projects

ESG Today

Paris-based global bank BNP Paribas announced today that it will end its direct financing for new oil and gas fields, strengthening its policy – released earlier this year – to reduce its fossil fuel financing activity. The move makes BNP Paribas the second largest global bank to commit to exiting new oil and gas project financing, after HSBC unveiled a similar policy in December 2022.

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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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It’s (past) time to get strategic about DEI

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Companies have committed to being more diverse, inclusive, and equitable, but many struggle to make significant progress in these areas. Here’s how they can meet DEI ambitions—now and in the longer term.

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This clean energy hack serves Scope 3 goals and small buyers

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Small to mid-sized entities can team up and buy renewable energy through Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) aggregations, which large companies can also use to extend renewable energy benefits to small suppliers.

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We need 100 million new electric machines, and we’ve got 17 budgets to get it right

Renew Economy

In the race to a renewable grid, the household and the energy decisions made there often get overlooked. This needs to change – and fast. The post We need 100 million new electric machines, and we’ve got 17 budgets to get it right appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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EU Lawmakers Push for Stronger Methane Emissions Reduction Rules

ESG Today

Lawmakers in the European Parliament announced today the adoption of its position on a new law aimed at cutting methane emissions, with a focus on sectors including oil, fossil gas and coal, as well as biomethane, in a 499-73 vote. The new law would be the first EU-wide legislation mandating methane emissions reductions. Rapid reduction in methane emissions is seen as one of the most effective near-term actions that can be taken in order to help achieve the global climate goal to limit warming t

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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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Agile insurance: Lessons from leaders of Greek insurer Interamerican

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Interamerican demonstrates how Southern European insurers can launch a successful agile transformation within their own cultural contexts.

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How Rachel Madan found her fit in fast-paced consulting

GreenBiz

Sustainability consulting is a growing area of need as companies ramp up efforts. Rachel Madan shares how she got into consulting, and what keeps her there.

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Big batteries charge on to centre stage with new tricks for the grid

Renew Economy

As Australia's big battery fleet continues to grow, developers and owners are starting to unlock more of the big stack of services they can bring to the grid. The post Big batteries charge on to centre stage with new tricks for the grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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UK High Court Dismisses Climate Lawsuit Against Shell Directors

ESG Today

A climate-focused legal action against the board of directors of energy giant Shell in the UK will not be permitted to proceed, the High Court ruled Friday. The lawsuit, launched in February by environmental law organization ClientEarth argued that Shell’s energy transition strategy was flawed, putting shareholder value at risk, and asked the court to order the board to strengthen the company’s climate plans.

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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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Rubicon Partners with Atlanta for Sustainable, Efficient Public Works Operations

Environment + Energy Leader

The company's cloud-based smarty city technology will help Atlanta's Department of Public Works implement sustainable operations for its existing fleet.

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How universities can help fill the climate jobs gap

GreenBiz

Universities can be on the forefront of upskilling the net generation workforce on sustainability, if they move quickly.

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Why magnetite will be crucial to Australia’s green steel transition

Renew Economy

The steel sector's green transition has shifted the industry's focus to the emerging high-grade market by further exploring magnetite iron ore. The post Why magnetite will be crucial to Australia’s green steel transition appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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IBM Launches Solution to Track Emissions from Cloud Computing

ESG Today

Tech giant IBM announced the launch of IBM Cloud Carbon Calculator, a new dashboard-based solution aimed at enabling organizations to track and address greenhouse gas emissions associated with their IBM Cloud workloads. According to IBM, the new solution comes as businesses look to balance increased use of data- and energy-intensive workloads such as high performance computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning with growing ESG regulation and emissions reporting needs.

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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.