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Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena makes history

Amazon

For B-roll assets: https://vimeo.com/638111701/a12df2c060 Climate Pledge Arena officially opens its doors on Friday, October 22 with a performance by Coldplay, appearances by special guests, and a series of special events throughout the weekend. In June 2020, when Amazon announced that the company secured the naming rights to the iconic Seattle arena—home of the NHL’s Seattle Kraken and WNBA's Seattle Storm. Amazon decided to name it Climate Pledge Arena, in honor of The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019. The Pledge is a rallying call for action—for companies and other organizations to commit to net-zero carbon by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement. The opening is historic, as Climate Pledge Arena aims to set a new sustainability bar for the sports and events industry, and we hope others are inspired to join us in the ongoing fight against climate change. Building a net-zero carbon certified stadium The project began in early 2017, when the City of Seattle issued a request for proposal to redevelop the historic arena at Seattle Center and entered into an agreement with Oak View Group. Over the past three years, designed by Populous and Rockwell Group and under the guidance of Mortenson, engineering and construction firsts have been achieved. The 44 million pound roof was held up by temporary steel columns while the brand new arena was constructed underneath, doubling the square footage. With a significant investment from Amazon and Oak View Group, Climate Pledge Arena is expected to be the first net-zero carbon certified arena in the world and set a new sustainability bar for the sports and events industry. The all-electric operations will be powered by 100% renewable electricity—from on-site solar panels and off-site renewable energy. The stadium will use reclaimed rainwater stored in the ice system, a concept called “Rain to Rink,” to create the greenest ice in the NHL. The original 44-million-pound roof from the previous KeyArena was reused in the construction—to significantly reduce the embodied carbon of the building. The arena’s food program will be led by executive chef Molly DeMers and will be sourced locally and seasonally to support regional farmers and producers; all viable unused food from events will be donated to local community food programs. Using technology to create a fast, convenient and contactless experience for guests In four stores throughout Climate Pledge Arena, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One will be used to make the in-arena food and beverage experience more efficient and cut wait times, so guests can get back to the game or performance faster. Amazon One is a fast, convenient, contactless way for people to use their palm to make everyday activities more effortless. The service is designed to be highly secure and uses custom-built algorithms and hardware to create a person’s unique palm signature. Guests will be able to visit four Just Walk Out-enabled stores inside Climate Pledge Arena to purchase food and drinks without stopping to checkout. All they need to do is insert their credit card at the location’s entry gates to shop, or hover their palm over an Amazon One device to enter. Once inside, guests can take what they want and then just leave after they’re done shopping. As they shop, Just Walk Out technology determines what they take from—or return to—the shelves, and the credit card they inserted or linked to their Amazon One ID will be charged for items they took after they leave the store. If a guest is new to using the Amazon One palm recognition service, they can enroll in less than a minute at any of the Amazon One enrollment kiosks located near the Just Walk Out technology-enabled stores on the arena’s main and upper concourses. Supporting local residents and organizations Seattle Kraken and Storm tickets will also double as free public transit passes to promote public transportation use for attendees, including the use of the refurbished Seattle Monorail. One Roof Foundation and Climate Pledge Arena—in collaboration with Amazon—are providing $500,000 in funding to nonprofits in the Seattle area to advance environmental justice and positive social change. The nonprofits largely represent Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities and underserved areas. In recognition of their incredible work, the 2021 grant award winners include: Bike Works, a South Seattle-based nonprofit that makes bicycling accessible and affordable to help empower youth and address climate change. Earthlab, a University of Washington initiative pushing boundaries and developing innovative, just, and equitable solutions to environmental challenges. Chief Seattle Club’s Sovereignty Farm project, a seed-to-table social enterprise that provides ways for Indigenous elders, apprentices, artisans, and farmers to grow Native foods and focus on land stewardship and food sovereignty. Duwamish River Clean Up Coalition, a community-based nonprofit representing the residents of the Duwamish Valley region of South Seattle. The group is focused on increasing youth engagement and education, supporting placemaking and placekeeping, improving air quality and respiratory health, and combatting the hyper-local impacts of climate change. Lake City Collective, a grassroots, volunteer-run nonprofit advocating for a clean and safe environment for the families and youth from diverse communities in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood. Seattle Parks Foundation, a nonprofit partner to Seattle Parks and Recreation that brings people together to create a thriving, accessible, and connected system of public space for all people. Spark Northwest, which partners with communities to build an equitable clean-energy future for all. Transportation Choices, a policy and advocacy nonprofit dedicated to making transportation accessible to all in Washington state. Celebrate live, with Coldplay Coldplay will play its first arena show in nearly five years to mark the grand opening of the Climate Pledge Arena, and to celebrate the launch of the band’s new album, Music of the Spheres. Amazon Music is making the concert available as it happens, worldwide, beginning at 7 p.m. PDT on Friday, October 22. Fans can watch the show at home or on their mobile devices, from the Amazon Music app, the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, and on Prime Video for all customers with or without a Prime Membership. In addition to the livestream concert, Amazon Music has teamed up with Coldplay to create an exclusive line of sustainable merchandise available now at www.Amazon.com/Coldplay. Customers will have the opportunity to purchase the collection before, during, and after the show—from the Coldplay artist page in the Amazon Music app, from www.Amazon.com/Coldplay, and for the first time, Amazon Music will power the artist merch booth at the show, making the exclusive line of Amazon Music merchandise available for fans to purchase while at the concert. The collection features apparel that is locally sourced, produced, and GOTS-certified, and made from 100% organic cotton. Customers can also shop the collection from the livestream event page during Coldplay’s performance on October 22. A weekend of free events for Seattle locals A harvest market will pop up for Seattle locals on Sunday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with more than 20 purveyors of local food and beverages, and will be open to the public in the surrounding Seattle Center. Live music will take place on the Community Stage presented by KEXP, with performances by Terror/Cactus at 11:00 a.m., Chong the Nomad at 12:00 p.m., Shaina Shepherd at 1:00 p.m., and Hollis at 2:10 p.m. The Climate Pledge Arena will host a Community Open House on Sunday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Seattle-area residents can experience Climate Pledge Arena, preview the concourses and seating bowl, and explore the many new features of this transformative project. In accordance with Washington State, all guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and wear a mask. RSVP for free Open House tickets by visiting Ticketmaster.com or learn more about Climate Pledge Arena. Contact Details Luis Davila luidavl@amazon.com

October 23, 2021 06:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Whole Planet Foundation Poverty Is Unnecessary Partners Commit $325,000 to Alleviate Global Poverty

Whole Foods Market Foundations

Each October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission. In 2005, Whole Foods Market launched Whole Planet Foundation, its non-profit dedicated to global poverty alleviation in countries around the world where the company sources products.  The Poverty is Unnecessary Project spotlights Poverty is Unnecessary Fund donors who collectively are committed to donating $325,000 to alleviate poverty through microcredit.  Since inception, Whole Planet Foundation has funded $93 million to create 5.2 million microloans for entrepreneurs working hard to escape poverty. Whole Planet Foundation works in 25 U.S. cities and in 78 other countries around the world. Microloans are small loans  — with no formal contract or formal collateral — provided to microentrepreneurs for the chance to create or expand a business and generate income through their own hard work and ingenuity. Through our network of microfinance partners, the foundation has funded 27.6 million opportunities  for entrepreneurs like Olexandra  to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Learn more about  Olexandra and her loan  from our microfinance partner in the Ukraine, Anisia Credit Union. The Poverty is Unnecessary Project is how Whole Planet Foundation celebrates our suppliers, corporate partners, donors, volunteers, advocates and sponsors.  This year’s generous Poverty is Unnecessary Fund members are Alaffia, Ben & Jerry’s, Health-Ade, La Colombe Coffee, Laird Superfood, Lundberg Family Farms, Pact, SAMBAZON, Schmidt’s, SheaMoisture, Sir Kensington’s, TAZO, and The Republic of Tea. "We are deeply grateful for the Poverty is Unnecessary Fund members who collectively will help provide 9,900+ opportunities for impoverished entrepreneurs and their families to generate income and have the chance to lift themselves up, " said Joy Stoddard, development and outreach director for Whole Planet Foundation. “Given the effects of the pandemic, the generosity of this group of special supporters is appreciated more than ever.” Learn more about Alaffia, Ben & Jerry’s, Health-Ade, La Colombe Coffee, Laird Superfood, Lundberg Family Farms, Pact, SAMBAZON, Schmidt’s, SheaMoisture, Sir Kensington’s, TAZO, and The Republic of Tea through this Whole Planet Foundation blog post.  Learn more about how you can join these companies to alleviate global poverty through microcredit by visiting  wholeplanetfoundation.org. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Whole Foods Market Foundations on 3blmedia.com

October 22, 2021 05:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Schneider Electric Calls for Urgent Action in the Race to Decarbonize by Accelerating Net Zero Pathways

Schneider Electric

Rueil-Malmaison, France, October 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The world can accelerate urgent climate action and halve carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030, according to  Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, recognized as the  World’s Most Sustainable Corporation in 2021  by Corporate Knights. Kicking off the  Innovation Summit World Tour 2021, Schneider Electric Chairman and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire’s keynote advocates achievable pathways to net zero set out in the  “The 2030 imperative: A race against time”  report from the Schneider Electric Sustainability Research Institute. Schneider Electric’s flagship annual Innovation Summit World Tour (October 12-November 12) will address global climate challenges and guide customers, partners, regulators, and policymakers on rapidly reducing emissions to decarbonize the world’s economy in this decisive decade. Attendees will experience Schneider Electric’s digital and sustainable innovation and learn more about Electricity 4.0 and Next-generation automation. Urgent need to act fast to decarbonize Tricoire’s Innovation Summit World Tour keynote urges attendees to adopt critical decarbonization measures and offers Schneider Electric’s own research as a blueprint to stay within a global warming trajectory of 1.5°C degrees. This report details the need to reduce emissions by 30-50 percent this decade, compared to current levels. Missing this makes it virtually impossible to limit temperature rise to a 1.5°C degree threshold as outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). The Schneider Electric Sustainability Research Institute modelling shows how 10GtCO2/y can be realistically and affordably abated by 2030. The report focused on a subset of global greenhouse gas emissions. Out of 50GtCO2e/y, “ The 2030 Imperative ” scenario finds a 30% (10GtCO2e/y) abatement opportunity from a 30GtCO2/y baseline of all energy-related emissions, a significant acceleration from current pledges (ranging around 3GtCO2e/y, which is 10% of the emissions reduction target). There remains however around 20GtCO2e/y of non-energy related emissions which is not covered in this report's modelling. Schneider Electric is calling for a 3-5 times greater effort from governments and corporates. The Institute believes the only realistic roadmap for success is to deploy proven digital technologies alongside increased electrification as the fastest way to decarbonize buildings, transport, and industry. This approach buys time to address hard-to-abate sectors. Its modelling clearly shows alternative pathways will place too high a burden on consumers. “Despite increased momentum around sustainability and more companies adopting ambitious targets to tackle climate change, this research reveals how we need to speed up. At Schneider Electric, we are uniquely part of the solution. To support organizations in their quest to decarbonize at pace and deliver on their climate commitments, we are accelerating the expansion of our global sustainability consulting services business to meet the increasing demand for meaningful progress on energy transition and climate action goals,” said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric. “What organizations require today is a trusted partner who combines strategic planning and target setting with a proven track record of solutions implementation to deliver faster, tangible sustainable outcomes. Having successfully overcome many sustainability challenges ourselves, and in so doing, achieved world-leading digital and electric solutions in our own facilities, we are well-positioned to help others go faster and further.” Strategies and solutions to decarbonize value chains  Building on its sustainability leadership and the ambition of the 2021-2025 Schneider Sustainability Index, Schneider Electric is accelerating its global sustainability consulting business and expand on a 10-year track record of success in energy and sustainability services. Today, Schneider Electric is the world’s leader in energy efficiency, energy management, renewable energy procurement, carbon reporting, climate risk assessment, and supply chain decarbonization, providing software and consulting services to more than 30% of the Fortune 500. Customers include Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, Faurecia, Kellogg, Takeda, Velux Group, Unilever, and T-Mobile, among others. Read the full release on Schneider Electric 's site View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Schneider Electric on 3blmedia.com

October 22, 2021 04:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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CNH Industrial Team in Southeast Asia Supports Farmers and Communities

CNH Industrial

The  CNH Industrial team in Bangkok, Thailand is continuing to support local farmers and community impacted by COVID-19. As part of the Company’s ‘We Care, We Share’ outreach program in Thailand, the local team travelled to Surin, Roi Et, Yasothon and Nakorn Ratchasrima provinces in Northeast Thailand, where Jasmine rice is produced. With the assistance of the Company’s New Holland Agriculture  dealers in the area, the team bought from local farmers some 6,000 kg Jasmine rice in high quality. This rice is going to be donated to the communities in Bangkok and Samut Prakarn to support people in need who are affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from CNH Industrial on 3blmedia.com

October 22, 2021 04:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Associates at Alliance Data

Alliance Data

Our associates are the backbone of our business. Cultivating an inclusive, respectful workplace that develops and empowers our associates has always been critical to our success. As employees increasingly seek a strong, purpose-driven culture, including open communication and flexible work options, we are adopting talent strategies that keep pace with these expectations — engaging associates through data-driven feedback, technology and customization, just as we’re doing for our clients and end-consumers. Management Approach Open feedback culture One of the many things that elevates Alliance Data and makes it dynamic is that we take our associates’ feedback seriously. Annual engagement surveys and quarterly pulse surveys bring attention to various organizational issues and help us ensure our workplace works for our associates. We then use those survey results to do the following: Gauge the effectiveness of our work environment and identify opportunities for improvement. Evaluate the effectiveness of policies and programs. Develop action plans to challenge the status quo and address priority issues. Conduct post-survey communications to keep associates informed of results and progress. Training and development Alliance Data offers a variety of online and on-site structured training, coaching, tuition reimbursement for external courses and on-the-job learning opportunities. In 2020, the Company invested nearly $10 million in training and development, a 35% increase in dollars per associate since 2017. Another important component of associate development is regular formal performance reviews for all permanent employees aligned with career advancement. The 2020 implementation of WorkDay — a best-in-class digital system that integrates and enhances employee task management — proved especially valuable in this area by enabling us to advance our practices and improve leadership accountability surrounding the performance appraisal and feedback process. Associate well-being There’s a well-established connection between associate health and well-being and an associate’s ability to do his or her best work. Our data also tells us that associates who join one of our on-site fitness centers, undergo company-provided health checks or participate in our 401(k) plan are significantly more likely to stay with the Company. For these reasons, we have long had programs to support associate physical, mental and financial well-being. We continue to offer an innovative concierge service model with a completely customizable, patient-focused approach. Benefits administrators work as advocates for our associates rather than gatekeepers. The goal is to always point our people to the right resources at the right time. Not only can they expect improved outcomes, but having healthcare advocates navigating the service on their behalf will also save them time and money. Since implementation, we’ve seen use rates go up. While that may create added cost for the Company, we know that it means our associates are getting healthier and are happier with the service — which, in the long run, means less time lost to illness, increased efficiency and greater overall associate satisfaction. Diversity, equity and inclusion We work to reflect the diversity of cardholders, clients and associates by embracing different backgrounds, viewpoints, ethnicities and talents. Consistent with our values, our Code of Ethics states that we will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, religious dress and grooming, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, gender identity, transgender status or any other protected status. Beyond the Code, and basic protection of individual rights, we actively promote diversity, equality and inclusion (DE&I). Alliance Data has established business resource groups that provide an opportunity for professional development, education, and social and community involvement for our associates from unique backgrounds. At the Board and leadership levels, the focus has been on promoting gender and skills diversity. While demographics have been the focus of associate diversity efforts in the past, the Board of Directors adopted the Rooney Rule in 2019, which is a commitment to include women and underrepresented minority candidates in every pool from which Board nominees are chosen. Our Board is also regularly briefed on our diversity performance, including gender make-up, gender leadership, Board refreshment and pay equity. Events from last year — the COVID-19 pandemic, social and civil unrest, and the presidential election — offered many lessons and exposed deep divisions among us. Conversely, one of the silver linings was that these events provided the impetus for significant and meaningful change. In 2020, we reignited our commitment to DE&I, employing a DE&I consulting firm to help us define our road map for continued progress through employee focus groups, an inclusion survey, leadership training and a thorough review of our policies and practices. These activities resulted in a new strategic framework, focus areas and vision for success.  Read the full report here.  View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Alliance Data on 3blmedia.com

October 22, 2021 03:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Bloomberg Resource Lights Paths to a Net-Zero CO2 Future

Bloomberg

NEW YORK and LONDON, October 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - With 13 days to go until the critical next round of international climate talks, Bloomberg has launched a new online resource specifically intended to help policymakers find concrete, actionable solutions to address the climate crisis. The  NetZero Pathfinders platform  leverages the expertise of BloombergNEF (BNEF), Bloomberg LP, Bloomberg Philanthropies and its partner organizations to offer a select, easily searchable catalog of policy ideas that have proven effective in cities, states and countries around the world. Through the site and an accompanying report, the initiative aims to illuminate paths to a net-zero future for policymakers needing to take action on climate. “Setting ambitious net-zero goals is an important step for government and business leaders, and taking action to reach them is even more critical. Our NetZero Pathfinders platform is designed to help. The effort will provide leaders in both the public and private sectors with proven strategies and solutions to reduce carbon emissions,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions. “When we take action at every level, we can make a real difference in the fight against climate change.” With the volume and severity of extreme weather events growing and the planet warming, the existential threat of climate change can seem overwhelming and unconquerable. But around the world, policymakers have been implementing ideas in their jurisdictions that are now ready to go global. Pathfinders categorizes these efforts under four ‘pillars of net-zero strategies’: Accelerate deployment of mature climate solutions Support the development of new climate solutions Manage the transition or phase-out carbon-intensive activities Create appropriate climate transition governance structures Launched at the BNEF Summit London NetZero Pathfinders identifies six major stakeholder groups affected by climate change who, alongside policy makers, are central to addressing it. Four are the largest CO2-emitting sectors of the global economy – energy, industry/materials, transportation and agriculture. The other two are the financial services community and civil society. Pathfinders details 50 solutions to address these pillars that policymakers and others can implement today to progress in the race to net zero. These solutions also address the longer-term challenge of decarbonizing harder-to-abate sectors post-2030. Contributing organizations to NetZero Pathfinders include the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Seoul Metropolitan Government, The Commonwealth Secretariat, Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI), Bloomberg New Economy Forum, Ashden, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, and C40 Cities. All respective resources are available via the Pathfinders website at: www.bloomberg.com/netzeropathfinders. The NetZero Pathfinders Status Report, which explains the platform’s approach is publicly available here https://bloomberg.com/netzeropathfinders/report. Since there is no single path to decarbonization and solutions can vary widely by sector or jurisdiction, the NetZero Pathfinders platform is structured as a flexible and ongoing framework that can continually evolve. NetZero Pathfinders encourages engagement from all types of stakeholders and invites further examples of progress in the race to zero. To learn more or to share your success stories, reach out to: pathfinders@bloomberg.net. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Bloomberg on 3blmedia.com

October 22, 2021 03:11 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Key Takeaways From SB'21 San Diego

Porter Novelli

This week, members of the Porter Novelli team safely hit the road to San Diego for the return of the annual Sustainable Brands conference. This year’s hybrid event focused on “regeneration” and convened sustainability’s greatest thinkers and leaders from the world’s largest brands. The event was packed full of inspiring speakers, panels, and breakout groups, all talking about what regeneration meant to them – and what is needed to restore our planet. Here are key takeaways that popped out at us throughout the conference. Read the full insight here.  View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Porter Novelli on 3blmedia.com

October 22, 2021 02:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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What to Look for in the SEC Climate Disclosure Proposal

Workiva

By Steve Soter The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to announce its proposal to enhance climate disclosure rules, perhaps before the new year, after months of public comments from corporate leaders, nonprofit organizations, and others. Based on those comments, statements from SEC Chair Gary Gensler and colleagues at the SEC, and what’s happening internationally, here’s what my teammates and I at Workiva will be looking for in the upcoming proposal. What to expect We expect to see: Mandated quantitative greenhouse gas disclosures, at least for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. Scope 1 covers emissions from company-owned assets while Scope 2 covers emissions from energy purchases. We think it’s possible the rule will propose Scope 3 disclosures too for emissions beyond a company, along its value chain. A requirement for disclosure of assets at risk. Businesses might have to disclose their physical assets that are at risk of climate change, like buildings that are susceptible to hurricanes or wildfires, for example. We anticipate they’ll also need to disclose operations that could be at risk from climate-related government mandates or initiatives. A recommendation to use one of the many global ESG frameworks. SASB Standards and the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) are gaining popularity, with an increasing movement toward an international sustainability standard setter. Will the SEC name either of them in the proposal? Guidance or a framework to determine materiality. While the SASB already includes materiality guidance for its standards, it will be interesting to see how companies respond to whatever the SEC proposes. 3 requirements we’d be (pleasantly) surprised to see We don’t expect to see mandates yet for: Assurance by a third party. Regulated independent auditors can contribute to the reliability of financial statements, the Center for Audit Quality says, and could do the same for climate disclosures. We’re just not convinced the forthcoming SEC proposal will require third-party assurance … yet. From an investor standpoint, we’d love to be surprised. Machine-readable data. Public companies and funds already have to submit financial statement information and risk/return summaries in iXBRLTM format so both humans and machines can read them. With smaller banks and companies balking at potential costs of publishing more robust climate disclosures, we’re undecided whether we’ll see a requirement for machine-readable climate disclosures right away. In the long term, anything that helps investors more easily compare data across companies at scale will help build trust, in our view. Anything beyond environmental disclosure. The SEC has clearly indicated that this will be around climate disclosure, so we don’t expect much beyond that. But without question, we strongly believe that the SEC’s rulemaking will follow the lead of U.S. companies that have been shifting their attention to the “S” of ESG on their own, especially with Nasdaq passing a board diversity rule and events in the last year bringing more attention to social issues. What to watch There are a few other nuggets we’ll be looking for in the proposal. Will public companies need to include the new disclosures in a 10-Q or 10-K or in some other form? What exemptions to the proposed rule might there be for smaller companies? What industry-specific requirements will the SEC include? What would be the timeline for a final rule to take effect? Don’t forget existing climate guidance With all the speculation of new climate disclosure requirements, public companies will want to be sure they aren’t forgetting to apply existing climate guidance. Just last month, the SEC issued a “Dear Company” letter, with nine considerations on how to follow existing guidance. Much more to come The SEC proposal won’t be the finish line for climate disclosures. For one thing, the public will have time to comment on the proposal before the SEC finalizes it. ( Join the SEC Professionals Group’s ESG Reporting Committee if you want to talk to peers about it.) Bigger picture, international bodies that are far ahead of the United States are also revising disclosure rules. Some companies and nonprofit groups have said regulators should agree on a global standard. That doesn’t mean organizations should stop expanding their ESG reporting. Instead, they should take steps now to strengthen ESG reporting to be more scalable, agile, and auditable. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Workiva on 3blmedia.com

October 22, 2021 02:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cummins Has Reached a Milestone in the Adoption of Zero-Emissions Technologies

Cummins Inc.

Cummins continues to set the pace in delivering battery-electric buses to communities across the country with its partner GILLIG. The companies began collaborating in 2019 to set the standard for reliability, durability, cost effectiveness, and performance. This month Cummins Inc. and GILLIG announced the production of the 100th GILLIG battery-electric bus. The milestone bus will be delivered to Metro Transit in St. Louis, Missouri later in October.  “This is a great milestone for Cummins, GILLIG and Metro Transit, but we are just getting started,” said Amy Davis, Vice President and President, New Power segment at Cummins. “The adoption of zero-emissions technologies is critical to meeting sustainability targets and neutralizing climate change. Cummins is here to partner with customers to decarbonize and is committed to providing battery-electric solutions with the innovation, support and service that customers expect from Cummins.” Cummins and GILLIG have extensive experience in vehicle electrification. GILLIG established best practices and validated many of the technologies used in today’s electric buses through the generations of diesel-electric hybrid and overhead trolley electric buses built to date and its first-generation fuel cell buses, which were deployed in 2001. Cummins demonstrated its first all-electric truck in 2017 after more than a decade of research and technology development, and has since delivered hundreds of electrified powertrains across a variety of applications.  More than 50 transit agencies have already purchased or have orders for the electric bus, and currently there are new bus orders booked into 2023.  View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Cummins Inc. on 3blmedia.com

October 22, 2021 01:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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