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    Nestlé launches pair of initiatives to decarbonize cocoa supply chain

    The global food company said its new projects aim to reduce and remove over 500,000 metric tons of carbon over a 20-year period.

    By March 22, 2024
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    SEC to face all climate rule challenges in U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

    The agency had nine legal challenges to its rule requiring public companies to disclose certain climate risks consolidated into one venue.

    By March 22, 2024
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    Sustainability initiatives gain traction against backdrop of climate disclosure rules

    Several companies have already committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and many have also set near-term targets to curb their carbon footprint by the end of the decade.

    By ESG Dive staff
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    Flexing for the planet: How Walmart crushed its supplier emissions target

    The retail giant leaned on education, financing and recognition to get its supply chain on board with Project Gigaton, a sustainability executive with the company told Supply Chain Dive.

    By Ben Unglesbee • March 22, 2024
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    Texas schools fund pulls $8.5B from BlackRock over ESG

    The divestment is the latest from the Lone Star State, which has already placed BlackRock on restricted lists over its stance on fossil fuels.

    By March 21, 2024
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    White House unveils zero-emission truck charging, fueling infrastructure plan

    The plan will guide zero-emission, medium- and heavy-duty truck charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure deployment through 2040.

    By Colin Campbell • March 21, 2024
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    House GOP continues to hammer SEC over climate rule

    The House Financial Services Committee questioned the agency’s authority to promulgate the climate disclosure regulation both in the chamber and on the road.

    By March 21, 2024
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    EPA softens vehicle emissions standards in win for automakers

    The final rule steadily tightens the requirements, giving automakers more time to ramp up EV sales.

    By Michael Brady • March 21, 2024
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    Morningstar launches indexes on companies’ transition to low carbon economy

    The financial services firm believes the indexes offer “a very different way” for investors who want to target the climate transition, while “maintaining exposure to high carbon-intensive sectors.”

    By March 20, 2024
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    South Fork Wind becomes first US utility-scale offshore wind farm to complete construction

    The completion of Ørsted and Eversource’s 130-MW project gets New York closer to its goal of deploying 9 GW of offshore wind by 2035.

    By Diana DiGangi • March 20, 2024
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    Los Alamos-based Spiritus to launch large-scale carbon capture facility

    The Orchard One facility aims to capture and sequester up to 2 megatons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually, once operational.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Federal appeals court pauses SEC climate rule implementation

    The climate disclosure regulation is now on pause pending a review from the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as the first of multiple challenges yields action.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Rockefeller Foundation’s new CFO: Climate crisis is a ‘big motivator’

    Keith Olson took the finance reins of the 111-year-old philanthropic powerhouse earlier this month. He is an alum of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • March 19, 2024
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    Google pledges to buy $35M in carbon removal credits, matches DOE

    The tech giant’s commitment builds on the Department of Energy’s initiative to scale the carbon removal purchase sector.

    By March 18, 2024
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    KKR announces $3B takeover of European renewable energy producer Encavis

    The independent power producer said it will also up its 2027 operating capacity target to 7 gigawatts.

    By March 18, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    How a new wave of clean fuels bills could spur a biogas boom

    New Mexico just became the fourth state to enact a program, which has the potential to give biogas projects from landfills and on-farm digesters a boost. Could more states soon follow?

    By Jacob Wallace • March 18, 2024
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    Shell dilutes energy transition strategy, scraps 2035 decarbonization goal

    Despite scaling back some of its targets, the oil major said its goal to attain net-zero status by 2050 “remains at the heart of [its] strategy.”

    By March 15, 2024
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    Support for ESG proposals fell by a third since 2021 record: Report

    “Politics clearly had a role to play and cast a chill on the top end of proposal voting,” according to Sustainable Investments Institute Executive Director Heidi Welsh.

    By March 15, 2024
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    GM hires former Tesla exec as head of manufacturing and sustainability

    Jens Peter Clausen led efforts to scale the production of EV propulsion systems at the electric automaker’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.

    By Eric Walz • March 15, 2024
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    Net-Zero Banking Alliance updates disclosure guidance, extends to capital markets

    The UN-aligned group also stressed that all member banks should act and set climate targets independently, following a flurry of antitrust allegations.

    By March 14, 2024
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    As You Sow stays the course with plastic reduction resolutions despite ESG headwinds

    “I think this is a really difficult year for shareholder resolutions,” said Kelly McBee, circular economy manager at As You Sow. To date, its 2024 consumer packaging efforts target Altria, Amazon and others.

    By Maria Rachal • March 14, 2024
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    Determining if GHG is material to your company: KPMG’s ESG audit leader

    Maura Hodge said companies will need to take a quantitative and qualitative approach to gauge whether to disclose scope 1 and scope 2 emissions.

    By March 13, 2024
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    New York City bill would mandate solar panels on public buildings

    The legislation would require 100 megawatts of solar photovoltaic systems to be installed on the roofs of city-owned buildings by the end of 2025, with a broader goal of 150 MW by 2030.

    By Nish Amarnath • March 13, 2024
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    SEC’s climate disclosure rule: from proposal to approval

    A look at the agency’s two-year journey to finalizing the rule amid a backdrop of conflicting opinions on its authority.

    By , March 13, 2024
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    Unilever updates climate action plan, targets scope 3 emissions reduction

    The consumer goods company said it plans to completely eliminate direct emissions and reduce indirect emissions by 42%, compared to a 2021 baseline, by the end of the decade.

    By March 12, 2024
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    Massachusetts pension fund updates ESG proxy voting policies

    The updates include additional information on how the state pension fund will vote on the “most important and scrutinized corporate governance topics among institutional investors.”

    By March 12, 2024