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Beware Hostile ‘Climate’ Edit

Protocol launched a climate vertical last week. Axios launched a new Climate Truths Deep Dive series, chronicling “how climate change affects nearly everything…” Insider this month launched a multi-part article series on Financing a Sustainable Future.

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Updated Cheat Sheet: ESG Targets & Awards

We updated this ESG cheat sheet with fresh targets (originally published Aug. 2021). It now includes 13 names. Unfortunately, the cheat sheet is still a mishmash of investor edit, IT edit and “green” edit.

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Amanda Orr: How to Discuss ESG Risk/Challenge in Smart Ways

SWMS contributor Amanda Orr writes: Remember those job interviews where they ask you to share your greatest weakness? And there were always those annoying people who refused to answer the question but instead positioned a strength as a weakness (“Oh, my greatest weakness is that I’m simply a perfectionist and I put in too many hours!).

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Open Stats for Nov. 30 SWMS emailer

The SWMS-Semrush Top 15 Index was the most-opened article in our Nov. 30 emailer. Then, in descending order… cheat sheet on exec interview opps; Fortune contributed content formulas; “Challenge of 2023” analysis; Krazit/Kaye share what works; Protocol shuts down; cheat sheet on VC events/SMB events; cheat sheet on smart lighting

A16Z’s ‘Future’ Shutting Down

Great perspective from Insider reporters Rob Price and Melia Russell. Excerpt: “It doesn’t always end well when you hire people to tell the world how great you are. Future.com, from my periodic glances, is a snooze fest, devoid of even the most justifiable skepticism and tension,” wrote Brad Stone, a veteran tech journalist, in a Bloomberg newsletter this year.”

Rachel Metz Laid Off from CNN

From Mastodon…

Rachel Metz on mastodon @rachelmetz@mstdn.social

CNBC Reporter Suspicious of PR

CNBC personal finance senior editor Jim Pavia posted this on Twitter: “A PR rep pitched an op/ed and said it was exclusive to CNBC. We did edits and I pinged her with a pub time. She said colleagues sent the piece to another media outlet “unbeknownst” to her and it published. Wonder why my comfort level is so low when it comes to PR firms?”

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