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Textile Exchange's Benchmark Program to Cover Nature Impacts for the First Time

Created in partnership with Conservation International and The Biodiversity Consultancy, with support from corporate partner Sappi
Press Release

Textile Exchange’s Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark (CFMB) program is launching a new tool to help the fashion and textile industry take urgent action on biodiversity. The Biodiversity Benchmark, developed in partnership with The Biodiversity Consultancy, Conservation International and kindly supported by Sappi, will enable companies to understand their impacts and dependencies on nature, chart a pathway to delivering positive biodiversity outcomes, and benchmark their progress.

Alabama Power Chooses Mitsubishi Power JAC Gas Turbine Power Island Combined With Black & Veatch EPC Experience for Plant Barry

Mitsubishi Power and Black & Veatch Will Supply Turnkey Solution
Press Release

LAKE MARY, Fla., December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE:SO), has selected a Mitsubishi Power JAC power island with advanced technology for a new unit at its James M. Barry Electric Generating Plant in Mobile County to help meet future reliability needs for customers.

'First line of defense': COVID Prompts Rethink in Role of Buildings

By Carey L. Biron, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Article
From office workers to students, Americans facing colder weather and more time inside have a pressing question: How can they keep safe amid a pandemic that scientists say thrives in indoor settings?

The search for answers has prompted a new look at what architects and their buildings can do to help, both now and in the future.

Read more via Reuters on how our buildings can help promote health and safety, featuring IWBI president & CEO Rachel Hodgdon.

Ørsted Joins the SteelZero Initiative to Support Transition to Low-Carbon Steel

The renewable energy company sees low-carbon steel as critical to achieving a carbon-neutral supply chain by 2040, and important to meeting global climate goals.
Press Release

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 1, 2020 /3BL Media/-- SteelZero, a global initiative to drive market demand for net-zero emissions steel, was launched today with support from major steel-using organisations, including Ørsted.

Why Climate Finance? Why Now?

by John Howell of Climate & Capital Media and Climate Finance Weekly
Article

“Why climate finance,” you might ask? In 25 years of reporting on sustainable business, I have become fascinated by the pivotal relationship between capital and innovative solutions to climate-related issues.

Looped In with Jeff Wooster | A Conversation with The Kraft Heinz Company

Unlocking the power of the circular economy
Multimedia with summary

Food packaging isn’t just about keeping our food safe. It’s about designing accessible materials for recyclability, as well as maintaining the quality of the product.

Jeff Wooster, Global Sustainability Director at Dow, caught up with Linda Roman, Head of Packaging Growth & Technology for The Kraft Heinz Company, to discuss the importance of working within the supply chain, thinking outside the box, and leveraging partnerships and collaborations to achieve these kind of sustainability goals.

New Black & Veatch eBook Explores Hybrid LNG and Ammonia Infrastructure

Ammonia-ready storage and transportation infrastructure will accelerate the zero-carbon energy landscape
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As industry advances its efforts to decarbonize amid rising global demand for carbon-free energy sources, ammonia’s role in the green energy economy continues to take shape.

Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

Blog

While most office-workers have been working from home for much of this year, there is a slow but growing trend towards opening office spaces for limited numbers of employees to gather and collaborate. Employers recognize the value of in-person meetings for building stronger teams and sparking innovation. Of course, going into the office during a pandemic is quite different. We now know that COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets and aerosols that are produced through talking and breathing.

Major Role for Black & Veatch in Thames Water's Biggest AMP7 Design-and-Build Framework

As engineering lead on Lots 3 and 6, Black & Veatch will turn outline solutions into sustainable, affordable, fully-engineered designs by utilising modular and digital engineering capabilities
Press Release

REDHILL, United Kingdom, November 25, 2020 /3BL Media/– Black & Veatch has extended its AMP7 role with Thames Water after being appointed by main contractor Galliford Try as its Strategic Engineering Design Partner for two framework lots in London.

OpEd: It's Time for Positive Action Strategies

Meaningful action urgently needed to clean up the supply-side energy system, argues John Green, Chief Commercial Officer of Ninety One
Press Release

The following letter has published as an OpEd in Environmental Finance

November 2020

As we add impetus to the global move to a cleaner, more sustainable energy system, perhaps the greatest obstacle we face is the enormous financing requirement that this step change in our economies will bring. The financing required to clean up our supply-side energy system over the next 30 years is anything between $100 trillion and $150 trillion. If we go with $100 trillion, that amounts to around $3.5 trillion a year. (Climate policy initiative 2018)

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