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Works begin on giant Queensland Tesla battery at site of former coal plant

Renew Economy

Construction starts on 250MW, two-hour big battery that will store solar generated by Ipswich rooftops and help wean the Queensland grid off coal. The post Works begin on giant Queensland Tesla battery at site of former coal plant appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Climate Action Protocol: Navigate the Complexity To Make Confident Climate Claims

GreenBiz

Increasing frameworks and guidance on climate action claims have created a confusing range of options which can take time to understand and navigate. Climate Impact Partners’ expert team has reviewed all the requirements and launched The Climate Action Protocol, enabling companies to make confident climate claims, based on internal reductions and high-quality carbon credits.

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Get your copy of VIBE's New Guidance Report – Green Certifications and Rating Systems: Building, Product, and Professional

VIBE

Get your copy of VIBE's New Guidance Report – Green Certifications and Rating Systems: Building, Product, and Professional Updated: February 15, 2024 Please download and share VIBE’s latest guidance report, which provides a comprehensive overview of major certifications and rating systems in three distinct categories: green buildings, green building products, and green building professionals.

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Embracing Sustainability: A Universal Responsibility Across Professions

Green Project Management

Since GPM launched 15 years ago, the landscape of sustainability has undergone a remarkable transformation. Back then, sustainability was often relegated to a niche corner at conferences, viewed through the lens of “trends” and “the future” – a promising yet distant consideration. Those days, however, are now firmly in the rearview mirror.

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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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Bob Brown arrested at protest defending Tasmania’s giant trees

Renew Economy

Veteran environmentalist Bob Brown and two supporters have been charged over a logging protest in defence of Tasmania's giant trees. The post Bob Brown arrested at protest defending Tasmania’s giant trees appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Kroger, Whole Foods adopt buying policies that protect bees

GreenBiz

Big grocery chains are embracing procurement guidelines that prohibit the use of nitroguanidine neonicotinoids, which are toxic to bees.

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Microplastics found in every human placenta tested

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers reported finding microplastics in all 62 of the placenta samples tested, with concentrations ranging from 6.5 to 790 micrograms per gram of tissue.

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Concrete pours and modules arrive for South Australia’s biggest battery storage project

Renew Economy

Concrete pours have been completed and the first of battery modules have arrived on the site of South Australia's biggest battery project. The post Concrete pours and modules arrive for South Australia’s biggest battery storage project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The multiplier effect: 5 tips to create effective partnerships

GreenBiz

Organizations must work in tandem toward common goals to achieve scalable transformation and amplify sustainability impact.

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Global Citizen Returns to Australia With the First International Edition of Global Citizen Now

3BL Media

Summit to take place 4-6 March 2024 to Drive Urgent Action to End Extreme Poverty and Address the Climate Crisis in the Asia-Pacific Region Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne concludes with Global Citizen Nights headlined by Crowded House at the Palais Theatre on 6 March Earn free tickets to Global Citizen Nights by taking action on the Global Citizen app and at globalcitizen.org/nights Global Citizen Honours Thirty-Two Youth Leaders Taking Action to Defend the Planet, Defeat Poverty and Demand Equit

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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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Singapore to Require Sustainable Aviation Fuel Use on All Departing Flights from 2026

ESG Today

Singapore Minister for Transport Chee Hong Tat announced today the launch of the Singapore Sustainable Air Hub Blueprint, outlining a series of key actions aimed at decarbonizing Singapore’s aviation sector, including new rules mandating that all departing flights be required to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), beginning at 1% from 2026, and expected to increase in following years.

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Grid demand records smashed as W.A. becomes hottest place on planet

Renew Economy

Western Australia's main grid has smashed its operational demand record as parts of the state became the hottest place on the planet over the weekend. The post Grid demand records smashed as W.A. becomes hottest place on planet appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Want to stop greenhushing? Make sustainability a strategic growth decision

GreenBiz

Purpose plays an important role, too.

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Q&A With Walgreens Boot Alliance’s Environmental Social Governance Committee Chair Ornella Barra

3BL Media

Walgreens Boots Alliance recently released their 2023 Environmental, Social & Governance Report. Ornella Barra, EVP, Chief Operating Officer, International and Chair of the ESG Committee, WBA, reflects on the organizations’ success and what’s next. This is a significant year for WBA as Boots celebrates 175 years while Walgreens and Farmacias Benavides are 123 and 107 respectively.

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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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California Approves $1.9 Billion Investment in Clean Transportation Infrastructure

ESG Today

The California Energy Commission announced that it has approved a plan to invest $1.9 billion through 2027 on projects aimed at expanding infrastructure for zero emissions vehicles and transportation, including the buildout of an EV charging and hydrogen refueling network. Transportation, including fuel production, accounts for roughly half of California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and 80% of the state’s air pollutants.

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Big business called to account on climate, as study finds Australia lagging global standards

Renew Economy

Ten major companies are falling short of standards for net-zero plans set by the United Nations, with lack of commitment to phase out fossil fuels "especially concerning." The post Big business called to account on climate, as study finds Australia lagging global standards appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Cisco Secure Access Accelerates SSE Innovation with AI, User Experience Monitoring, and Identity Intelligence

Cisco CSR

In a blog post last December, I said that the business and IT leaders with whom I meet always ask: How can I secure my highly distributed workforce, who gets more varied and decentralized all the… Read more on Cisco Blogs

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CNH Attend FIRA 2024 Event for Agricultural Robots

3BL Media

New Holland , a brand of CNH , recently attended World FIRA , the international event for global leaders in agricultural robotics in Toulouse, France. With connectivity, autonomous equipment and new technologies at the core of New Holland’s strategy, the brand displayed some of its advanced solutions and met customers, dealers and startups. Whilst there, they showed the brand’s investments in robotics and discussed future evolutions.

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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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AIB Appoints Paul Travers as Managing Director of New Climate Capital Unit

ESG Today

Ireland-based banking group AIB announced the appointment of Paul Travers to the newly created role of Managing Director Climate Capital, with responsibility for driving the bank’s expanded green lending activities focused on renewable energy companies and critical infrastructure projects across Ireland, the UK, Europe and North America. The new appointment follows the launch by AIB of a new three-year strategy, with an enhanced focus on greening the bank’s loan book including by increasing its

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Bowen unveils new offshore wind zone with room for up to 20GW of turbines

Renew Economy

Federal government launches consultation on sixth and final offshore wind energy development zone, an area off the coast of Bunbury in south-western Western Australia. The post Bowen unveils new offshore wind zone with room for up to 20GW of turbines appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Study reveals molecular mechanisms behind hibernation in mammals

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers have characterized changes in the structure of motor proteins, called myosins, and energy consumption that occur during hibernation, highlighting key differences in large and small hibernators.

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Sands, Sands China Listed As the Top Two Companies in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2024 Casinos and Gaming Category

3BL Media

February 20, 2024 /3BL/ - Las Vegas Sands and Sands China were again included in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook, with the two companies recording the highest global environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores in the casinos and gaming category. Sands received designation among the top 5% of overall S&P global ESG scores, while Sands China was the highest-scoring company in the casinos and gaming category, ranking among the top 1% of S&P global ESG scores.

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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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S&P Forecasts $1 Trillion Sustainable Bond Issuance in 2024

ESG Today

Issuance volumes of green, social, sustainability, and sustainability-linked bonds (GSSSB) are expected to grow modestly to around $1 trillion, with macroeconomic pressures offset by increased transparency, emerging market growth and demand for environmental and energy transition projects, according to a new report released by S&P Global Ratings.

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Blades for wind project at remote gold mine arrive after 850km journey

Renew Economy

Giant blades complete might be the longest travelled by wind turbines parts in Australia to date. The post Blades for wind project at remote gold mine arrive after 850km journey appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Wasted Gas, Wasted Royalties – How Common-Sense Climate Policy Can Put Money Back in People’s Pockets

Energy Central

By EDF Blogs By Aaron Wolfe, Ari Pottens , and  Scott Seymour EDF economic analysis found that in 2022 oil and gas operators across Alberta wasted $671 million in natural gas, costing the provincial government over $120 million in lost royalties and uncollected corporate taxes. Newly proposed regulations can help prevent wasted gas while also reducing climate.

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Mondelēz Employees Share Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

3BL Media

MEET FRANCIS AMOAKO-POKU, R&D DIRECTOR "Mondelēz is on its way to help foster and support an environment of diversity equity inclusion. We are an international company so that comes naturally when you look at MDLZ on a global scale." Francis Amoako-Poku, R&D Director, NA Central Productivity Francis talks about his passion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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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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ESG Today: Week in Review

ESG Today

This week in ESG news: China exchanges unveil mandatory sustainability reporting requirements for companies; JPMorgan exits investor climate action initiative; KPMG survey finds companies still using spreadsheets to manage ESG data; Microsoft signs deal to capture & store carbon in recycled concrete; Japan launches $11 billion climate transition bond; IBM adds value chain data capabilities to ESG platform; Goldman launches green bond fund; Maersk sets new climate goals; EY survey finds consu

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Rio signs Australia’s biggest wind energy deal to help power giant smelter and refineries

Renew Economy

Global mining giant Rio Tinto says it has signed the biggest renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) in Australia to help supply its huge smelting and refining operations in Gladstone. The post Rio signs Australia’s biggest wind energy deal to help power giant smelter and refineries appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Achieving extraordinary growth: Myths and realities

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Companies in India can be a powerful engine for driving economic goals. Here’s how they can realize extraordinary growth.

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CACI Employees Honored for Excellence in STEM at the 2024 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Global Competitiveness Conference

3BL Media

RESTON, Va., February 20, 2024 /3BL/ - CACI International Inc ( NYSE: CACI ) announced today that 21 employees were honored for their excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at the 38th annual Global Competitiveness Conference for the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) held Feb. 15-17 in Baltimore, Maryland. “Our exceptional BEYA honorees share in CACI’s mission to harness our skills and amplify what’s possible for tomorrow,” said John Mengucci , CACI President and

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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