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Feeling stuck in your sustainability job? Here are 8 steps to reclaim your job satisfaction

GreenBiz

Whether you’re feeling uninspired by your organization’s progress, or are just ready for new growth opportunities, here’s how to handle feeling stuck in your current role.

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“Unimaginable challenges:” World-first integrated wind, solar and battery hybrid finally at full capacity

Renew Economy

Unique wind, solar and battery project in north Queensland finally overcomes connection challenges to reach full capacity five years after it was built. The post “Unimaginable challenges:” World-first integrated wind, solar and battery hybrid finally at full capacity appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How this Danish industrial city attracted startups with two wheels

Corporate Knights

Just 20 years ago, the Danish city of Odense was an industrial hub. Back then, Maersk, one of the world’s largest shipping companies, operated a shipyard on the city’s harbour front that manufactured some of the largest container ships in the world and employed almost 3,000 workers. The presence of heavy industry was felt throughout Odense for decades.

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Navigating the generative AI disruption in software

McKinsey Sustainabilty

The technology could accelerate growth, but presents new challenges, including shifts in value pools, user segments, and competitive dynamics that could spur a realignment of product categories.

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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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Failure is an option: We already know the outcome of global plastic waste negotiations

GreenBiz

Delegates at the final U.N. meeting in November will likely fail to produce a binding international treaty that will reverse the growing trend of plastic pollution.

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Sorting fact from renewable fiction: Handy resources for debunking solar and wind myths 

Renew Economy

Do solar farms cause cancer? Will wind turbines send me deaf? A handy list of articles to help you sort fact from renewables fiction. The post Sorting fact from renewable fiction: Handy resources for debunking solar and wind myths appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The state of AI in early 2024: Gen AI adoption spikes and starts to generate value

McKinsey Sustainabilty

As generative AI adoption accelerates, survey respondents report measurable benefits and increased mitigation of the risk of inaccuracy. A small group of high performers lead the way.

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Circular textile ‘phoenix’ Renewcell is bought out of bankruptcy

GreenBiz

Private equity firm Altor, which is renaming the company Circulose, recently raised 3 billion euros to invest in green businesses.

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Queensland blows through wind drought to top the charts for May – shines on solar, too

Renew Economy

Latest monthly data on top performing wind and solar generators shows impact of May "wind drought" – but also backs theory that the wind is always blowing somewhere. The post Queensland blows through wind drought to top the charts for May – shines on solar, too appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Over 70% of Companies Have Abandoned Acquisitions Over ESG Concerns: Deloitte Survey

ESG Today

Sustainability considerations are becoming increasingly central in the mergers and acquisitions dealmaking process, with more than 70% of M&A leaders reporting abandoning potential acquisitions over ESG concerns, and a vast majority saying they would be willing to pay more for targets with strong ESG attributes, according to a new survey released by global professional services firm Deloitte.

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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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A cracking discovery -- eggshell waste can recover rare earth elements needed for green energy

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

A collaborative team of researchers has made a cracking discovery with the potential to make a significant impact in the sustainable recovery of rare earth elements (REEs), which are in increasing demand for use in green energy technologies. The team found that humble eggshell waste could recover REES from water, offering a new, environmentally friendly method for their extraction.

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Shell’s climate transition plan wins shareholder blessing: Why it matters

GreenBiz

Shareholders prioritize short-term profits over net-zero future with approval of Shell’s downgraded transition plan.

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Eraring deal signals death of baseload power in Australia, and Dutton’s nuclear fantasy

Renew Economy

The Eraring deal means that Australia's biggest coal generator will operate with the same capacity factor as the average solar farm. Baseload is dead, so what does Peter Dutton think he is going to do with a big nuclear plant? The post Eraring deal signals death of baseload power in Australia, and Dutton’s nuclear fantasy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Scaling national e-health: Best practices from around the world

McKinsey Sustainabilty

We examined best practices from around the world to identify proven ways to implement e-health successfully. These insights could help other countries unlock their own e-health potential.

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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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Dear Alleged Co-Colluders: Let’s really make common cause for climate action 

Impact Alpha

Editor’s note: The shareholder representative nonprofit As You Sow has borne the brunt of the coordinated backlash against corporate and investor action on. The post Dear Alleged Co-Colluders: Let’s really make common cause for climate action appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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How rethinking carbon markets can forge a path to the green transition

GreenBiz

Carbon markets, already a crucial tool in our climate toolbox, can catalyze the global shift to a green economy.

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Commercial and industrial rooftop solar could fill Eraring gap, and turn buildings into batteries

Renew Economy

Report finds 28GW of new rooftop solar capacity could be installed on commercial and industrial roof spaces across Australia, offering significant power reductions to businesses and huge potential benefits to the grid. The post Commercial and industrial rooftop solar could fill Eraring gap, and turn buildings into batteries appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The AI opportunity: How payers can capture it now

McKinsey Sustainabilty

AI and automation could lower administrative and medical costs and increase revenue. But payers have yet to mobilize to transform their organizations to capture this opportunity.

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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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The Brief: An open letter to ‘alleged co-colluders’ on climate action

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: Featured: Fiduciary Future Dear Alleged Co-Colluders: Let’s really make common cause for climate action. The 18-month. The post The Brief: An open letter to ‘alleged co-colluders’ on climate action appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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5 ways big companies can get more out of climate tech startups

GreenBiz

Large companies are collaborating with green startups to advance their sustainability goals; these 5 tips can forge fruitful partnerships.

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“High rewards, no regrets:” Council gas bans could save new-build home owners $600 a year on energy

Renew Economy

New study models the economic and environmental benefits of making it mandatory for new-build homes and businesses to be all-electric – and finds no down-sides. The post “High rewards, no regrets:” Council gas bans could save new-build home owners $600 a year on energy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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When failure is an option: Fostering organizational innovation and learning

McKinsey Sustainabilty

To achieve sustainable innovation, companies can embrace failure as a catalyst for driving change. Capability centers can enhance performance and promote learning in high-stakes operations.

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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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Electrified charcoal 'sponge' can soak up CO2 directly from the air

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers have developed a low-cost, energy-efficient method for making materials that can capture carbon dioxide directly from the air. Researchers used a method similar to charging a battery to instead charge activated charcoal, which is often used in household water filters.

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How Starbucks doubled the number of its 'Greener Stores'

GreenBiz

The coffee chain's new building standards are now a publicly available training course.

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“We haven’t been consulted:” Coal town on transition to renewables is not interested in nuclear

Renew Economy

One coal town transitioning to renewables says it has not been consulted about Coalition's nuclear plans, and is not interested. The post “We haven’t been consulted:” Coal town on transition to renewables is not interested in nuclear appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Workers wanted: How to fill the skilled-trade shortage

McKinsey Sustainabilty

In the United States, demand for skilled workers has skyrocketed—and the unmet need for tradespeople risks putting prosperity and even national security at stake. What’s next?

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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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Fighting fires from space in record time: How AI could prevent devastating wildfires

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Scientists are getting closer to detecting bushfires in record time, thanks to cube satellites with onboard AI now able to detect fires from space 500 times faster than traditional on-ground processing of imagery.

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The week in climate policy: 4 updates you need to know

GreenBiz

Virginia is done playing by California’s rules on vehicle emissions standards; Jared Kushner is backing solar power.

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Australia’s land-use emissions data revisions are an engine of climate delay

Renew Economy

An Australian state government once "solved" the problems of late trains by changing the definition of late. The same thinking applies to climate change. The post Australia’s land-use emissions data revisions are an engine of climate delay appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Positioning for success in the chemical markets of the future

McKinsey Sustainabilty

European chemical manufacturers are in a difficult position, with overcapacities projected in several key value chains until 2030. Emerging sustainable product markets present a promising solution.

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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.