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Where Is Your Company on the Nature-Positive Journey?

3BL Media

Originally published on wildlifehc.org From external regulatory pressures to internal corporate commitments, there is a myriad of reasons why a company may begin thinking about its dependencies and impacts on nature. WHC knows this all too well from 35 years of experience supporting the private sector in biodiversity-related efforts. While the reasoning behind a corporate commitment to nature positivity varies from company to company, WHC has identified many commonalities across industries and s

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Nine in 10 Australians support renewable energy transition, nearly half want it to go faster

Renew Economy

Almost nine in 10 Australians want a faster or moderate transition to clean energy, the CSIRO says, and 80 pct happy to live within 10kms of renewable energy infrastructure. The post Nine in 10 Australians support renewable energy transition, nearly half want it to go faster appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Is seaweed farming boom a climate solution or ecological threat?

Corporate Knights

In 1983, a French oceanographic research institute invited an invader to the country’s northern shores. The Japanese seaweed wakame, which grows in fettuccine-like ochre ribbons, had already made itself at home on the French Mediterranean coast after hitching a ride on an oyster boat from Asia in the 1970s. But the decision to introduce this foreign breed of kelp to three islands off the coast of Brittany was made with the intention of farming it as a commodity.

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Amnesty International: Dow’s failure to offer remedy for Bhopal disaster has created a “sacrifice zone”

Envirotec Magazine

Aerial view of the abandoned industrial gas leakage site at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, in February 2022 (image credit: Paulose NK / Shutterstock.com). The failure of the US-based chemical company Dow to provide remedy to victims of a deadly gas leak from a pesticide plant in India that resulted in the deaths of more than 22,000 people has created a “sacrifice zone” in which 500,000 more continue to suffer, Amnesty International has said in a new report published on 28 March ahead of the 40 th anniv

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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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Scotch-Brite Continues To Build Sustainability Into Its Greener Clean Products

3BL Media

Originally published on 3M News Center ST. PAUL, Minn., April 9, 2024 /3BL/ -- Scotch-Brite™ Brand is expanding its Greener Clean ™ product line with the launch of the Scotch-Brite® Greener Clean™ Non-Scratch Soap Control Dishwand and Scotch-Brite® Greener Clean™ Bottle & Straw Brush. In continued efforts to design solutions that help advance a global circular economy, the brand has expanded its cleaning tools containing recycled content and plant-based materials, again without sacrificing d

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Coalition nuclear plan would force consumers to wait 20 years longer for 30% higher electricity bills

Renew Economy

Wind and solar, coupled with batteries and pumped hydro deliver the lowest cost transition. Nuclear would be slower and vastly more expensive, modelling shows. The post Coalition nuclear plan would force consumers to wait 20 years longer for 30% higher electricity bills appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Why strategists should embrace imperfection

McKinsey Sustainabilty

In a world of rapid change, looking for certainty can obscure opportunity. Taking smaller yet bold steps provides a more sure-footed path through uncertainty.

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The Home Depot Announces 2024 Retool Your School Winners

3BL Media

Originally published on Built From Scratch ATLANTA, April 12, 2024/ 3BL/ — The Home Depot awarded 42 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with nearly $3 million in grants for campus enhancements at the annual Retool Your School Awards Celebration. Albany State University, South Carolina State University and Paine College placed first in their respective clusters, each winning a $150,000 grant.

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Giant “super battery” that will help replace Australia’s biggest coal generator gets technical green light

Renew Economy

Australia's biggest battery, designed to be a giant "shock absorber" for the grid, gets technical green light to ensure it is connected on schedule. The post Giant “super battery” that will help replace Australia’s biggest coal generator gets technical green light appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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More than half a million global stroke deaths may be tied to climate change

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

A changing climate may be linked to growing death and disability from stroke in regions around the world, according to a new study. Researchers found over three decades that non-optimal temperatures, those above or below temperatures associated with the lowest death rates, were increasingly linked to death and disability due to stroke. The study does not prove that climate change causes stroke.

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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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With ELBOs and EOTs, more business owners are exiting to employee ownership

Impact Alpha

Conversions to worker ownership can be complex for retiring business owners. They may be looking first to keep their enterprise going and second. The post With ELBOs and EOTs, more business owners are exiting to employee ownership appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Embracing the Inclusive Core Value With Motorola Solutions

3BL Media

At Motorola Solutions, inclusion is deeply ingrained in our identity as a company. Our commitment to solving for safer starts from within, with our dedication to creating an inclusive workplace where every voice is valued. Our business councils (also known as employee resource groups) and diversity, equity and inclusion champions play pivotal roles in shaping our culture and ensuring that inclusion is not just a buzzword, but a lived experience.

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Coalition “in a panic” about response to confused and unpopular nuclear power plan

Renew Economy

Like everything else associated with the Coalition’s nuclear policy, the plan to win over communities in coal regions has hit a snag. The post Coalition “in a panic” about response to confused and unpopular nuclear power plan appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Bonobos are more aggressive than previously thought

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Chimpanzees and bonobos are often thought to reflect two different sides of human nature -- the conflict-ready chimpanzee versus the peaceful bonobo -- but a new study shows that, within their own communities, male bonobos are more frequently aggressive than male chimpanzees. For both species, more aggressive males had more mating opportunities.

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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 Adopts Law to Establish Carbon Removal Certification System

ESG Today

Lawmakers in the European Parliament voted on Wednesday to adopt a new law aimed at establishing a certification system to quantify, monitor and verify carbon removals, and to counter greenwashing. The adoption, which passed in a 441-139 vote by MEPs, marks one of the final steps towards the launch of a comprehensive carbon removal and soil emission reduction framework in EU legislation, aimed at increasing the use of carbon removals, while addressing greenwashing concerns and building trust, as

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The impact investing opportunity in Puerto Rico’s economic comeback

Impact Alpha

In one of Puerto Rico’s poorest neighborhoods, you can find what economists might call a “green shoot.” The plan for Oasis, a six-acre, The post The impact investing opportunity in Puerto Rico’s economic comeback appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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“Massive new industry:”Fortescue opens 2GW factory to build its own hydrogen electrolysers

Renew Economy

Andrew Forrest’s iron ore and energy giant Fortescue Metals has officially opened its 2GW hydrogen electrolyser factory in Gladstone, Queensland, using in-house technology that it says heralds a massive new manufacturing industry for Australia. Fortescue says the factory, located in the heart of Queensland coal and LNG export country, is a game-changer because it will […] The post “Massive new industry:”Fortescue opens 2GW factory to build its own hydrogen electrolysers a

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Iconic savanna mammals face genetic problems due to fences and roads

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Wildebeest migrations have become a rarer sight in Africa as humans continue to interrupt their historic migratory routes with roads, fences, cities, livestock and farmland. This has led to genetic decay in those herds that are no longer able to roam freely, according to new research.

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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 generative AI opportunity in airline maintenance

McKinsey Sustainabilty

For everyone from repair copilots to clerical assistants, generative AI can improve productivity and ease labor shortages. How can airlines and related companies get the basics right?

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Japan Releases Proposed IFRS-Based Sustainability Reporting Standards

ESG Today

The Sustainability Standards Board of Japan (SSBJ) announced the release of new exposure drafts for proposed standards for companies to report sustainability and climate-related information, based on the recently released sustainability disclosure standards by the IFRS Foundation’s International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). The release of the exposure drafts marks the latest in a series of steps that may see Japanese listed companies facing mandatory standardized sustainability-related

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In the belly of the solar duck: First big battery responds as rooftop PV changes shape of grid

Renew Economy

Western Australia hosts the world's biggest standalone grid and features the biggest solar duck, thanks to growth of rooftop PV. Batteries to the rescue, then, as thermal plants go quack. The post In the belly of the solar duck: First big battery responds as rooftop PV changes shape of grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How climate change will impact food production and financial institutions

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers have developed a new method to predict the financial impacts climate change will have on agriculture, which can help support food security and financial stability for countries increasingly prone to climate catastrophes.

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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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How to find opportunity in a crisis: Launching a spinoff business

McKinsey Sustainabilty

The CEO and cofounder of Drop discusses spinning off an adjacent business under a new brand during the COVID-19 pandemic while still scaling up the initial startup.

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Traveler street dog who was gifted free access to public transport has now been adopted

Good.is: Planet

Boji is a free spirit and a familiar face among travelers. He wanders the city in trains, buses, ferries and trams and doesn't take directions from anyone.

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Quinbrook starts construction of 2GWh Supernode battery, backed by Origin offtake deal

Renew Economy

Construction is underway on first stage of one of Australia's biggest batteries, designed to support a major data centre and help usher coal off the grid. The post Quinbrook starts construction of 2GWh Supernode battery, backed by Origin offtake deal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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A smarter city skyline for flood safety

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

With climate change and rising urbanization, the likelihood and severity of urban flooding are increasing. But not all city blocks are created equal. Researchers investigated how urban layout and building structures contribute to pedestrian safety during flooding. Based on their simulated results, the team recommends modifying building corners and protective block layouts to reduce pedestrian risk.

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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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Alex Hardiman on product outside of pure technology companies

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Alex Hardiman, chief product officer of the New York Times, shares how a strong product-led strategy can elevate organizations across industries.

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Chevron, Carbon Direct Capital Invest $45 Million in Carbon Capture Tech Firm ION Clean Energy

ESG Today

Carbon capture technology provider ION Clean Energy announced that it has raised $45 million from investors including energy giant Chevron’s low-carbon solutions-focused business Chevron New Energies (CNE), who led the round, and carbon management-focused investor Carbon Direct Capital. Founded in 2008, Boulder, Colorado-based ION Clean Energy provides technology aimed at reducing the overall costs of post-combustion carbon dioxide capture, enabling it to be a more viable option for hard-to-abat

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Construction starts on massive solar farm that will feed green hydrogen project

Renew Economy

Construction starts on one of the biggest solar farms in Australia, that will help power a green hydrogen project being developed by Queensland utility Stanwell. The post Construction starts on massive solar farm that will feed green hydrogen project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Impact of climate change on marine life much bigger than previously known

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Fish and invertebrate animals are far more affected by warmer and more acidic seawater than was previously known. The big gain of the new method is that more details become known about effects of climate change on species.

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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.