Green Building CSR News

ESG Country Credit Ratings Highlight Shortcomings of Sovereign Bond Ratings

Economies driven by resource exploitation should have lower credit ratings, many developing nations higher credit ratings
Press Release

December 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Sovereign bond ratings are high-impact numbers: defining the interest rate a country has to pay for debt and fresh capital, as well as influencing the flow of foreign direct investment. Sovereign bond ratings therefore should be based on abroad and comprehensive base, reflecting all risks and opportunities for investors and debtors.

Whirlpool Corporation Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Asia-Pacific Housing Forum


More than 1,700 people have registered to virtually attend Habitat for Humanity’s Asia-Pacific Housing Forum Dec. 7-9. This year’s theme, Building Forward Better for Inclusive Housing highlights the urgent need for affordable housing solutions. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the global housing crisis — more than 1.6 billion people are in need of adequate shelter worldwide — and has made clear the importance of having safe, secure and adequate housing for the health and well-being of every person around the world.

Boldly Building the Future Series Launches, a Collaboration Between Initiatives in Art and Culture and Mark Hanna

The inaugural conversation tackles climate in the precious metals industry.
Press Release

December 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Throughout history, thought leaders have gathered to problem-solve, at times kickstarting global transformation; such conversations are imperative to the positive development of society. Within the precious metals, gem and jewelry trades select issues of import are tackled, while more challenging overarching questions are often unaddressed.

What Next After COP26? Be the Ball.


Before, during, and after COP26, I could not stop thinking about the final scene in the movie Caddyshack. In the film, young Danny Noonan vies to win a golf match to fund his college tuition. His winning putt teeters on the edge of the 18th hole when suddenly the golf course explodes. Bedlam ensues, with people running in all directions. But caddy manager Lou Loomis keeps a steady eye on the ball. As the tremors build, the ball wiggles and drops into the hole. Victory! 

PSE&G Joins National Electric Highway Coalition

Industry group focused on enabling long-distance electric vehicle travel through a charging station network connecting major highway systems
Press Release

NEWARK, N.J., December 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ — PSE&G is joining with other leading utilities in the newly launched National Electric Highway Coalition, to support development of a national network of electric vehicle chargers.

PSE&G is working to align utilities in New Jersey in the planning and siting of fast-charging stations across utility service areas in addition to coordinating with utilities in neighboring states.

3Degrees Announces First Oregon Clean Fuels Program Credits From Hydrogen and New Advancements in Green Hydrogen

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, December 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - 3Degrees, a firm that helps organizations achieve renewable energy and decarbonization goals, announced today several notable advancements in the use of hydrogen as a lower carbon alternative to traditional fossil fuels: 3Degrees has developed custom Tier 2 hydrogen fueling pathways in California and Oregon; the Oregon pathways are the first to generate credits from the use of hydrogen under Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program (CFP); and 3Degrees has reported on green hydrogen produced via electrolysis in California.

ReSource Plastic Member Companies Eliminated More Than Half of Their Problematic Plastic From 2018-2020; Waste Infrastructure Posed Challenges to Increasing Recycled Content

WWF’s Transparent 2021 report details where major companies are making progress toward addressing the plastic waste crisis
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WASHINGTON, December 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) finds that Principal Members in the organization’s ReSource: Plastic program – Keurig Dr Pepper, McDonald's Corporation, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, and The Coca-Cola Company – cut their use of problematic plastic[1] by 57% between 2018 and 2020.

Black & Veatch's Nutrient Removal Project Stands Up to Record California Wet-Weather Event

New biological nutrient removal facilities in Sacramento handled epic rainfall, driving enhanced resilience in wastewater, wet-weather treatment
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. , December 6, 2021 / 3BL Media/– When the combination of two weather phenomena – a bomb cyclone and atmospheric river – inundated Northern California with record-breaking rainfall in October, Sacramento’s recently completed biological nutrient removal (BNR) facility did more than just weather the storm: it flexed its muscle in keeping the Sacramento River, and subsequently the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, clean.

Financing Urban Forests for Environmental and Social Benefits


Learn how Trees As Infrastructure, an open source platform by UK-based Dark Matter Labs, is working to establish nature as a critical part of urban infrastructure, alongside bridges, roads and rail, enabling investment, profitability and sustainability.

Cummins Accelerating Hydrogen Innovation With New Facility


On the heels of the signing of President Biden’s infrastructure bill and the progress at COP26, Cummins Inc. is continuing its efforts to scale the green hydrogen economy and accelerate the energy transition with the opening of its newest alternative power innovation facility in West Sacramento, California.

This Hydrogen Fuel Cell Integration Center will help Cummins make zero-emissions fleets a reality for more customers with its proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology.


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