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HKIoD Releases Revised Guide for INEDs

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 1:58am

To provide up-to-date practice guidance, The Hong Kong Institute of Directors ("HKIoD") releases a complete revision of one of its flagship publications, Guide for Independent Non-Executive Directors ("the Guide").

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  • To provide up-to-date practice guidance, The Hong Kong Institute of Directors ("HKIoD") releases a complete revision of one of its flagship publications, Guide for Independent Non-Executive Directors ("the Guide").
  • "While listed companies are mandated by Listing Rules to appoint INEDs to the board, non-listed companies may introduce diversity in perspectives on the board by appointing INEDs."
  • One important emphasis of the Guide is on corporate sustainability through ESG adoption and reporting led by the board, with INEDs serving as catalyst.
  • The HKIoD Guide for Independent Non-Executive Directors can be downloaded for free and nominations of candidates for Directors Of The Year Awards 2021 are welcomed.

Freeport-McMoRan Announces Appointment of Two Independent Members to its Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 1:00pm

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today the appointment of David P. Abney and Robert Bob W. Dudley to its Board of Directors.

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  • Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today the appointment of David P. Abney and Robert Bob W. Dudley to its Board of Directors.
  • During his time as Chief Executive Officer of UPS, Mr. Abney served on the Board of Directors of Catalyst, a global nonprofit working to advance women into senior leadership and board positions.
  • Mr. Abney currently serves as a director of Macys, Inc. and Northrop Grumman Corporation, and serves on the Business Council.
  • FCXs Board of Directors is now comprised of eight members, including seven independent directors.

Protiviti Joins Catalyst CEO Champions for Change

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 4:03pm

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Global consulting firm Protiviti has joined the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change initiative with President and CEO Joseph Tarantino signing a pledge to increase the representation of women, particularly women of color, in senior level positions within the firm.

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  • MENLO PARK, Calif., April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Global consulting firm Protiviti has joined the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change initiative with President and CEO Joseph Tarantino signing a pledge to increase the representation of women, particularly women of color, in senior level positions within the firm.
  • Protiviti joins more than 70 leading global companies that have signed the pledge to demonstrate their commitment to promoting the advancement of women in business.
  • "Protiviti is committed to achieving greater balance in gender representation, especially at our leadership levels, and to fostering a workplace where our people can reach their full potential," said Joseph Tarantino, president and CEO, Protiviti.
  • "Our Catalyst CEO Champions For Change companies represent more than 10 million employees and over $3 trillion dollars in revenue globally.

Catalyst and CalCHA Add 1,000+ Units of Essential Housing, Expand to Southern California

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 1:00pm

LARKSPUR, Calif., April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalyst Housing Group is expanding its transformative middle-income Essential Housing model across the state, with the acquisition of two multifamily housing communities in Southern California and its fifth property in Northern California.

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  • LARKSPUR, Calif., April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalyst Housing Group is expanding its transformative middle-income Essential Housing model across the state, with the acquisition of two multifamily housing communities in Southern California and its fifth property in Northern California.
  • "Catalyst is a mission-driven organization focused on affordably and sustainably housing our essential middle-income workforce," said Jordan Moss, Founder of Catalyst Housing Group.
  • The acquisition of Next on Lex and Brio, located a mile apart in the City of Glendale, represent Catalyst's expansion into Southern California.
  • Catalyst and CalCHA also added The Creekwood Apartments in Hayward to their growing Northern California portfolio.

Health Catalyst's Dan Burton Named a Utah Business CEO of the Year

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 1:30pm

SALT LAKE CITY, March 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Health Catalyst, Inc. ("Health Catalyst") (NASDAQ: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced that Dan Burton was named a "CEO of the Year 2021" by Utah Business.

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  • SALT LAKE CITY, March 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Health Catalyst, Inc. ("Health Catalyst") (NASDAQ: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced that Dan Burton was named a "CEO of the Year 2021" by Utah Business.
  • This award recognizes chief executiveofficers who have led their organizations with strength, courage, and endurance, and made a positive impact in Utah.
  • Burton was presented his award at the Utah Business CEO of the Year luncheon on March 25 in Salt Lake City.
  • Under Burton's leadership, Health Catalyst has grown from startup to a multibillion-dollar valuation as a publicly traded company.

Urban Catalyst Funds Adds Pisoot Senethavilay as Director of National Sales

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 4:00pm

Urban Catalyst , Silicon Valleys leading Opportunity Zone Fund, today announced that Pisoot Senethavilay has joined its team as Director of National Sales for Urban Catalyst Funds.

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  • Urban Catalyst , Silicon Valleys leading Opportunity Zone Fund, today announced that Pisoot Senethavilay has joined its team as Director of National Sales for Urban Catalyst Funds.
  • In this role, Pisoot will be responsible for leading the companys national sales team to foster business growth.
  • Pisoot is an excellent addition to the Urban Catalyst team.
  • Prior to joining Urban Catalyst, he served as Senior Regional Vice President and National Sales Manager at SC Distributors, where he was responsible for raising capital for various digital infrastructure funds.

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst at Ryerson University Announces the Launch of "Simply Secure"

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 1:00pm

BRAMPTON, ON, March 29, 2021 /CNW/ -Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst at Ryerson University is pleased to announce the launch of Simply Secure, a free online cybersecurity training and information resource for Canadian small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

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  • BRAMPTON, ON, March 29, 2021 /CNW/ -Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst at Ryerson University is pleased to announce the launch of Simply Secure, a free online cybersecurity training and information resource for Canadian small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
  • Recognizing these challenges, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst created Simply Secure to help SMB leaders protect their businesses, especially during the economic recovery from COVID-19.
  • Cybersecurity is a critical component of this digital transformation journey," says Sumit Bhatia, Director of Innovation and Policy at the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst.
  • About Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst: Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst is Ryerson University's national centre for innovation and collaboration in cybersecurity.

Advancing Diversity And Inclusion: Barilla Wins 2021 Winds Of Change Award

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK, March 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Barilla America received the Winds of Change Award from the Forum on Workplace Inclusionon March 12, 2021, for demonstrating sustained support for advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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  • NEW YORK, March 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Barilla America received the Winds of Change Award from the Forum on Workplace Inclusionon March 12, 2021, for demonstrating sustained support for advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • "We are honored to be recognized by The Forum for our efforts at Barilla to become a catalyst for change for workplace diversity and inclusion," saidJean-Pierre Comte, President, Barilla Americas.
  • Barilla America is being honored for turning commitments into action to make real progress toward a more inclusive culture and community.
  • "The Forum is pleased to present it's 2021 Winds of Change-Organization award to Barilla,'' said Forum Executive Director, Steve Humerickhouse.

Catalyst Welcomes Accenture CEO Julie Sweet As New Board Chair

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 1:58pm

Sweet leads Board with eight new Board members from Dow, Solvay Group, KPMG, The Guardian Life Insurance Company, Zoetis, Lockheed Martin, Chobani, and BMOFinancial Group

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  • Sweet leads Board with eight new Board members from Dow, Solvay Group, KPMG, The Guardian Life Insurance Company, Zoetis, Lockheed Martin, Chobani, and BMOFinancial Group
    NEW YORK, March 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalyst , the global expert in accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion, welcomes Accenture CEO Julie Sweet as its new Board Chair and eight new Board members to its Boardof Directors .
  • Sweet follows Hewson and WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, the first woman to serve as Catalyst Board Chair.
  • "I am honored to serve as the new Chair of the Catalyst Board andwould like to thankMarillyn Hewson for her outstanding leadership and vision," said Sweet.
  • Hewson, who was elected as Board Chair in September 2019, served on the Catalyst Board of Directors for seven years.

Catalyst Welcomes Accenture CEO Julie Sweet As New Board Chair

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 1:58pm

Sweet leads Board with eight new Board members from Dow, Solvay Group, KPMG, The Guardian Life Insurance Company, Zoetis, Lockheed Martin, Chobani, and BMOFinancial Group

Key Points: 
  • Sweet leads Board with eight new Board members from Dow, Solvay Group, KPMG, The Guardian Life Insurance Company, Zoetis, Lockheed Martin, Chobani, and BMOFinancial Group
    NEW YORK, March 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalyst , the global expert in accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion, welcomes Accenture CEO Julie Sweet as its new Board Chair and eight new Board members to its Boardof Directors .
  • Sweet follows Hewson and WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, the first woman to serve as Catalyst Board Chair.
  • "I am honored to serve as the new Chair of the Catalyst Board andwould like to thankMarillyn Hewson for her outstanding leadership and vision," said Sweet.
  • Hewson, who was elected as Board Chair in September 2019, served on the Catalyst Board of Directors for seven years.