2022

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South Australia’s remarkable 100 per cent renewables run extends to over 10 days

Renew Economy

South Australia posts a remarkable and world-first run of net 100 per cent wind and solar for more than 10 days, or 249 hours. The post South Australia’s remarkable 100 per cent renewables run extends to over 10 days appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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U.S. sustainable investing assets plunge by more than US$8 trillion

Corporate Knights

Sustainable investing assets in the United States have plunged by more than half to US$8.4 trillion at the end of 2021 from US$17.1 trillion at the end of 2019, according to a new report from the US Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF). The U.S. financial industry has reassessed trillions of dollars in sustainable investments, stripping them of their previously reported environmental, social and governance (ESG) status, says the 2022 biennial Report on US Sustainable Investi

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Generative AI is here: How tools like ChatGPT could change your business

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Generative AI and other foundation models are changing the AI game, taking assistive technology to a new level, reducing application development time, and bringing powerful capabilities to nontechnical users.

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Industrial Processes & Wireless Communications – Part II: Manufacturing Logistics

Cisco CSR

The Internet is littered with articles about Industry 4.0. Adoption of digital industrial processes have accelerated since the German government led this initiative to maintain national industrial prowess. For example, with digital twins and modular flexible systems. One of the main features of Industry 4.0 is interoperability for mobile cyber-physical systems.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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Greta Thunberg Sues Right-Wing Swedish Government over Climate Inaction

Impakter

Impakter. Greta Thunberg Sues Right-Wing Swedish Government over Climate Inaction. Greta Thunberg and more than 600 other young climate activists are suing the Swedish government for failing to take adequate measures to stop climate change. The class action lawsuit, which was filed on Friday November 25 in Stockholm, is asking courts to demand that the Swedish government take greater climate responsibility.

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EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Legislation Adopted

ESG Today

The EU Council on Monday announced its final approval of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), marking the last major step in the overhaul and expansion of corporate sustainability reporting in the EU. With today’s approval and the recent passage of the rules by the European Parliament , the legislative act has now been adopted. The rules will begin applying from the beginning of 2024 for large public-interest companies with over 500 employees, followed by companies with more

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Nuclear power is our best hope to ditch fossil fuels | Isabelle Boemeke

TEDxInnovations

Nuclear power is one of the safest, cleanest forms of energy -- yet to most people, it might not feel that way. Why is that? Isabelle Boemeke, the world's first nuclear energy influencer and creator of the social media persona Isodope, deftly debunks the major objections to nuclear power and explains her unconventional way of educating people about this clean energy source.

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JUST Companies Tend to Outperform Their Peers

Just Capital

As companies navigate their commitments to stakeholder capitalism as strategy beyond shareholder primacy faces a resurgence of political blowback, it’s worth considering how the corporations we’ve found to be “just” are actually performing. To do that, we’re taking a look at how the JUST U.S. Large Cap Diversified Index (JULCD) and JUST 100 Total Returns Index (JUONETR) have been performing against their Russell 1000 benchmark, as well as how leading companies perform against their less just pee

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Matter is now official!

Stacey Higginbotham

The Connectivity Standards Alliance has certified and released the first version of the Matter smart home interoperability protocol Tuesday and I couldn’t be happier. This means that member companies can now put their devices through the certification protocol and get a badge showing that their products are Matter compliant. The Matter logo on a smart bulb.

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Statement on behalf of We Mean Business Coalition ahead of COP27

We Mean Business Coalition

Amidst the escalating impacts and threats of climate change, heads of state, negotiators, climate scientists, activists and business leaders prepare to meet for COP27, taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The consequences of inaction are already being felt globally, with the world’s vulnerable most severely impacted. . Every fraction of a degree of global heating matters.

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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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South Australia’s incredible week: 104.1 per cent wind and solar over seven days

Renew Economy

South Australia reaches 104.1 per cent wind and solar over state demand for the last seven days. The post South Australia’s incredible week: 104.1 per cent wind and solar over seven days appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How unchecked consumerism helps drive climate change

Corporate Knights

As extreme weather events in Canada and around the world are linked to human-made climate change , there is one story that continues to be left out: the connection between climate change and the products we purchase. Recent research shows that across a product’s life cycle — from raw material extraction through manufacturing, distribution, use and disposal — the total embedded carbon emissions are 6.3 times the product’s weight.

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Author Talks: What poker pro Annie Duke can teach you about quitting on time

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Ever been told to quit while you’re ahead, or that winners never quit? Poker player-turned decision strategist Annie Duke explains why this advice is costing you time and money.

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5 Ways SMBs Can Protect Themselves from Cybersecurity Breaches

Cisco CSR

When it comes to cybersecurity, small and medium businesses (SMBs) often get left behind. Some SMB owners believe their company is too small to be worth a hacker’s time. For others, the idea of incorporating security technology is so daunting that they opt for the most basic security, thinking it will be enough. Well, you’ll be happy to know that current cybersecurity technology is incredibly accessible to businesses of all sizes!

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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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Three-Quarters of World Governments Fail to Provide Transparent Data on Air Pollution

Impakter

Impakter. Three-Quarters of World Governments Fail to Provide Transparent Data on Air Pollution. According to a shocking report published this week by OpenAQ, three-quarters of national governments fail to provide full and transparent data on air pollution. The report shows that the number of countries monitoring air quality is increasing every year, however, data are not yet transparent.

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H&M to Remove Sustainability Labels from Products Following Investigation by Regulator

ESG Today

Fashion retailer H&M and sporting goods chain Decathlon have made commitments to the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) to remove sustainability-related labels from their products and websites, and to improve the use of sustainability claims in the future, following an investigation by the Dutch regulator. In a statement by ACM about the commitments, the regulator said that H&M and Decathlon have also agreed to provide donations of €400,000 and €500,000, respectively,

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New (Green) Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks, New Hope For Nikola

CleanTechnica

After a bumpy start, the US startup Nikola is closing in on its vision of hydrogen fuel cell trucks, fueled by green hydrogen.

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“Epic stuff:” Renewables reach 84 pct share of world’s biggest isolated grid

Renew Economy

WA grid hits new record of 84 per cent renewables share on Monday, mostly from rooftop solar. The post “Epic stuff:” Renewables reach 84 pct share of world’s biggest isolated grid 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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Western Australia sets new renewables record of 81% – in world’s biggest isolated grid

Renew Economy

WA grid reaches record level of 81 per cent renewables, driven mostly by rooftop solar. The post Western Australia sets new renewables record of 81% – in world’s biggest isolated grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Renewables reach record 68.7 per cent share of generation in Australia’s main grid

Renew Economy

Renewables set new record for instantaneous share of main grid generation on Friday, with wind and solar alone also setting a new benchmark. The post Renewables reach record 68.7 per cent share of generation in Australia’s main grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Memo to CPPIB: There’s no such thing as ‘no-carbon oil’

Corporate Knights

Adam Scott is d irector and Patrick DeRochie is s enior m anager for Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health, a charitable initiative that tracks the climate strategies of Canadian pension funds and works to protect pensions and the climate by bringing together beneficiaries and their pension managers to engage on the climate crisis. . Last month, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) released its 2022 Report on Sustainable Investing , highlighting its commitment to be net-

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Graph of the Day: Wind energy delivers three quarters of Victoria’s demand for first time

Renew Economy

Wind energy sets new record share of 75 per cent of demand in the state of Victoria. The post Graph of the Day: Wind energy delivers three quarters of Victoria’s demand for first time 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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World’s first offshore green hydrogen electrolyser begins production

Renew Economy

First offshore green hydrogen electrolyser produces its first batch of green hydrogen in France. The post World’s first offshore green hydrogen electrolyser begins production appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Joel Fitzgibbon appointed to board of coal mine investor as profits flood in

Renew Economy

Updated: Former ALP maverick and fossil fuel supporter Joel Fitzgibbon appointed to the board of a company invested in coal mining. The post Joel Fitzgibbon appointed to board of coal mine investor as profits flood in appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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“Thinner than human hair:” MIT develops solar cell to turn any surface into power source

Renew Economy

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology develop technique to make paper-thin and lightweight solar cells that can be applied to any surface. The post “Thinner than human hair:” MIT develops solar cell to turn any surface into power source appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Will more countries ban fossil fuel ads?

Corporate Knights

Back in the 1960s, Canadians loved Esso’s ad campaign “Put a tiger in your tank” so much they attached colourful “tiger tails” to their gas tank covers. The plush orange-and-black pennant flapped proudly behind Granddad’s Pontiac as it belched exhaust fumes and promoted his favourite hydrocarbon. . But oil-industry marketing may soon be as endangered as tigers in the wild.

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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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A near 100 per cent renewables grid is well within reach, and with little storage

Renew Economy

A new study - completed on Wednesday - using real time data finds renewables can meet 98.8% of demand over the year, with just five hours storage. The post A near 100 per cent renewables grid is well within reach, and with little storage appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Is it time for a meat tax?

Corporate Knights

Rearing livestock and growing crops to feed them has destroyed more tropical forest and killed more wildlife than any other industry. Animal agriculture also produces vast quantities of greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. The environmental consequences are so profound that the world cannot meet climate goals and keep ecosystems intact without rich countries reducing their consumption of beef, pork and chicken.

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In Germany, a wind farm is dismantled to make way for expanded lignite coal mine

Renew Economy

A small wind farm is dismantled to make way for an expanded coal mine in the midst of the European energy crisis. The post In Germany, a wind farm is dismantled to make way for expanded lignite coal mine appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Australia’s huge new nickel mine will host world’s biggest renewable micro-grid

Renew Economy

Huge $1.7 billion copper and nickel mine in remote part of Australia will feature world's biggest off-grid renewables plant and extended periods of no fossil fuel power. The post Australia’s huge new nickel mine will host world’s biggest renewable micro-grid 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.