Sustainable development

MSCI upgrades Baloise’s sustainability rating once again

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The internationally respected rating agency MSCI has upgraded the sustainability rating of Baloise for the second time in succession.

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  • The internationally respected rating agency MSCI has upgraded the sustainability rating of Baloise for the second time in succession.
  • This means that Baloises ESG rating has now improved from A to AA, the second-highest level on the scale.
  • The fact that MSCI has upgraded our sustainability rating once again, this time to AA, demonstrates that we have made further progress on environmental, social and corporate governance aspects of sustainability.
  • This index measures the performance of the 25 Swiss companies that have the highest sustainability rating according to the criteria used in Inrates ESG impact rating (see media information ).

ManpowerGroup Joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to Accelerate Collective Impact on ESG

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Monday, September 26, 2022

GENEVA, Sept. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- WBCSD today announces today that ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) has joined over 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).  In joining WBCSD, ManpowerGroup will collaborate with other purpose-led organizations to accelerate climate action and achieve fast progress around the S in ESG – supporting companies in building diverse talent at scale and providing meaningful, sustainable work for all.

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  • GENEVA, Sept. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- WBCSD today announces today that ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) has joined over 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
  • Harper provided practical solutions on the topic of Building Bridges: The Business Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Belonging.
  • "We passionately believe that partnerships are critical to making the progress the world needs to see on shared ESG priorities," Harper said.
  • ManpowerGroup will bring their deep expertise of the world's workforce and collaborate with like-minded companies to create positive change.

Government of Uruguay announced as the next host of the 2023 Festival de Datos at the United Nations General Assembly

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Friday, September 23, 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As the deadline for delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals looms, and as we work to address a devastating set of intersecting climate, health and economic crises, there is an urgent need to reimagine the relationship between data, power, and development. The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and Instituto Nacional de Estadística de la República Oriental del Uruguay (INE) today announces the next Data for Development festival, convening governments, multilaterals, business and civil society from their global network of 650 partners, to exchange ideas and drive action on the most pressing issues.

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  • This gathering will be organized by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and hosted by the Government of Uruguay, spearheaded by the Instituto Nacional de Estadstica de la Repblica Oriental del Uruguay (INE).
  • Beatriz Argimn Cedeira, Vice-President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay commented, "Common spirit, dialogue and advocacy are needed to supercharge progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The 2023 Festival de Datos is a unique opportunity for Uruguay, and an opportunity to bring together data experts and communities from across the globe to celebrate the latest thinking and action.
  • The Global Partnership aims to link and align action, capacities, and resources across geographies, sectors, and data communities.

University of Nairobi honors Global Center on Adaptation CEO, Professor Patrick Verkooijen

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Center on Adaptation CEO, Professor Patrick Verkooijen, was conferred with an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Nairobi at the institutions 2022 Commencement Ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya.

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  • Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Center on Adaptation CEO, Professor Patrick Verkooijen, was conferred with an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Nairobi at the institutions 2022 Commencement Ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Stephen Kiama, presented the award, describing Professor Verkooijen as a champion of causesthat make the world a better place.
  • Today, the University of Nairobi is proud to confer the degree of Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, to Professor Patrick Verkooijen in recognition of his distinguished academic and leadership career in climate change and adaptation Professor Kiama said.
  • Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the Global Center on Adaptation, congratulated Professor Verkooijen on his award.

University of Nairobi honors Global Center on Adaptation CEO, Professor Patrick Verkooijen

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Center on Adaptation CEO, Professor Patrick Verkooijen, was conferred with an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Nairobi at the institutions 2022 Commencement Ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya.

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  • Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Center on Adaptation CEO, Professor Patrick Verkooijen, was conferred with an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Nairobi at the institutions 2022 Commencement Ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Stephen Kiama, presented the award, describing Professor Verkooijen as a champion of causesthat make the world a better place.
  • Today, the University of Nairobi is proud to confer the degree of Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, to Professor Patrick Verkooijen in recognition of his distinguished academic and leadership career in climate change and adaptation Professor Kiama said.
  • Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the Global Center on Adaptation, congratulated Professor Verkooijen on his award.

Huawei and Partners Explore How Technology Can Enable a Sustainable Future at HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 Bangkok

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Friday, September 23, 2022

"More and more governments and organizations are beginning to recognize the enabling role of technology in accelerating the achievement of SDGs goals", said Jeffrey Zhou, President of Huawei ICT marketing.

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  • "More and more governments and organizations are beginning to recognize the enabling role of technology in accelerating the achievement of SDGs goals", said Jeffrey Zhou, President of Huawei ICT marketing.
  • "Under Huawei's vision and mission, we launched the TECH4ALL digital inclusion initiative in 2019 and with global partners' programs and projects are ongoing in different countries."
  • "We all have a role to play in achieving the ambitious, but necessary, Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030."
  • Huawei is running more than 45 TECH4ALL projects with more than 40 global partners, focusing on equitable and quality education, conserving nature with technology, developing inclusive healthcare, and achieving balanced development.

Huawei and Partners Explore How Technology Can Enable a Sustainable Future at HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 Bangkok

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Friday, September 23, 2022

"More and more governments and organizations are beginning to recognize the enabling role of technology in accelerating the achievement of SDGs goals", said Jeffrey Zhou, President of Huawei ICT marketing.

Key Points: 
  • "More and more governments and organizations are beginning to recognize the enabling role of technology in accelerating the achievement of SDGs goals", said Jeffrey Zhou, President of Huawei ICT marketing.
  • "Under Huawei's vision and mission, we launched the TECH4ALL digital inclusion initiative in 2019 and with global partners' programs and projects are ongoing in different countries."
  • "We all have a role to play in achieving the ambitious, but necessary, Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030."
  • Huawei is running more than 45 TECH4ALL projects with more than 40 global partners, focusing on equitable and quality education, conserving nature with technology, developing inclusive healthcare, and achieving balanced development.

Zoomlion Celebrates 30th Anniversary, Highlighting Global Commitment to Social Responsibility

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Friday, September 23, 2022

CHANGSHA, China, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --September 2022 marks the International Day of Charity and coincides with the 30th anniversary of the founding of Zoomlion.

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  • CHANGSHA, China, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --September 2022 marks the International Day of Charity and coincides with the 30th anniversary of the founding of Zoomlion.
  • During the past three decades, Zoomlion has been actively fulfilling its social responsibilities, cooperating with charities and emergency management services, and continuously carrying out precise poverty alleviation and other vital social welfare work.
  • Zoomlion's 30th anniversary celebrates its continuous breakthroughs and developments, as well as the company's steadfast commitment to social responsibility.
  • Zoomlion believes corporate philanthropy creates inclusivity, resilience, and social bonding.

Zoomlion Celebrates 30th Anniversary, Highlighting Global Commitment to Social Responsibility

Retrieved on: 
Friday, September 23, 2022

CHANGSHA, China, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --September 2022 marks the International Day of Charity and coincides with the 30th anniversary of the founding of Zoomlion.

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  • CHANGSHA, China, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --September 2022 marks the International Day of Charity and coincides with the 30th anniversary of the founding of Zoomlion.
  • During the past three decades, Zoomlion has been actively fulfilling its social responsibilities, cooperating with charities and emergency management services, and continuously carrying out precise poverty alleviation and other vital social welfare work.
  • Zoomlion's 30th anniversary celebrates its continuous breakthroughs and developments, as well as the company's steadfast commitment to social responsibility.
  • Zoomlion believes corporate philanthropy creates inclusivity, resilience, and social bonding.

Global rollout of electric vehicles depends on creating right framework for investment, says Arcadis

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

As the global EV market evolves, countries need to ramp up investment in charging infrastructure to successfully transition to zero emission vehicles.

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  • As the global EV market evolves, countries need to ramp up investment in charging infrastructure to successfully transition to zero emission vehicles.
  • Policy changes and stricter environmental regulations are some of the strongest catalysts for global EV transition.
  • Simon Swan, Global New Mobility Solutions Director at Arcadis, said:
    "The Electric Vehicle market is moving quickly, with new charging hubs and technologies becoming available all the time.
  • With clear leadership and the right policies, electric vehicles can play a crucial role in tackling the climate crisis."