Governance

CoR analysis of the 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:07am

24/09/2020 | European semester / Economic Governance; Sustainable development; Multi-level governance and devolution; Territorial cohesion

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  • 24/09/2020 | European semester / Economic Governance; Sustainable development; Multi-level governance and devolution; Territorial cohesion
    On 17 September 2020, the European Commission launched this years European Semester cycle with the publication of the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 (ASGS).
  • This ASGS is also unusual in its content since it largely focuses on setting the strategic guidance for the implementation of the RRF.
  • Member States are encouraged to submit their draft RRP from 15 October and the final deadline is 30 April 2021.
  • For instance, greater reference to the multilevel governance and participatory approach of the SDGs has been missed in the ASGS.

Freshpet, Inc. Completes CFO Transition and Receives Overwhelming Support for its Corporate Governance Long-Term Plan

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 9:05pm

As previously communicated, Dick Kassar, Freshpets outgoing CFO, will transition into the newly created advisory role of Vice Chairman, effective September 30, 2020.

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  • As previously communicated, Dick Kassar, Freshpets outgoing CFO, will transition into the newly created advisory role of Vice Chairman, effective September 30, 2020.
  • Additionally, the Company received overwhelming support for the first step in its corporate governance improvement initiative at Companys 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
  • The transition of our finance organization has been extremely smooth since we announced Heathers appointment in December, commented Billy Cyr, Freshpets Chief Executive Officer.
  • That plan is very consistent with our approach to everything we do: transparent, disciplined, innovative and focused on the long-term.

EURid-Coordinated Dynamic Coalition on Data and Trust Officially Launched

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:00pm

EURid today announces the launch of a new Dynamic Coalition on Data and Trust (DC-DT) for the 2020 Internet Governance Forum.

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  • EURid today announces the launch of a new Dynamic Coalition on Data and Trust (DC-DT) for the 2020 Internet Governance Forum.
  • The Dynamic Coalition will deepen understanding of these issues and build consensus among interested stakeholders.
  • Exploring linkages between data and trust to inform policy discussions with a solid evidence base and showcase relevant research which explores linkages between data, information and trust.
  • The inaugural meeting of the Dynamic Coalition will be held during IGF 2020 pre-events on Thursday, 5 November at 10:50-12:20 UTC.

Bain & Company Signs Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI) Commitment To Further Minimize Environmental Impact

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 6:37pm

By taking these steps, the firm demonstrates the priority it places on minimizing its environmental impact.

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  • By taking these steps, the firm demonstrates the priority it places on minimizing its environmental impact.
  • The firm will develop new targets, based on climate science and objective data, and approve specific targets for all emissions by the end of the year.
  • Bain & Company also works with leading NGOs on climate-change initiatives, as part of its commitment to invest more than USD 1 billion in social impact efforts by 2025 .
  • In addition, Bain & Company is an investor in EcoVadis, the world's most trusted provider of business ESG ratings for global supply chains.

Federated Hermes, Inc. survey signals change in ESG perspectives about investment risk as a result of the global pandemic

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 1:15pm

As part of the study, 90% of financial advisors reported that they had clients asking about ESG.

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  • As part of the study, 90% of financial advisors reported that they had clients asking about ESG.
  • Social risingAbout two-thirds of investors agree that in the wake of the global pandemic, social factors have become more important when analyzing investment risk.
  • Federated Hermes, Inc. is a leading global investment manager with $628.8 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2020.
  • About the surveyThe 2020Federated Hermes ESG Investing Survey is a survey of U.S. investment professionals fielded between June 1, 2020, and July 9, 2020.

Clorox Joins Business Leaders From 100-Plus Countries to Pledge Support for Multilateralism as UN Turns 75

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:41pm

We are in this together and we are united in the business of a better world."

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  • We are in this together and we are united in the business of a better world."
  • "Clorox is committed to achieving growth the right way aligned with our values and environmental, social and governance goals embedded into our business," said Clorox CEO Linda Rendle.
  • Global Compact, we're proud to demonstrate our support for stronger multi-stakeholder cooperation to solve today's global challenges."
  • In support of its communities, The Clorox Companyandits foundations contributed more than $25 millionin combined cash grants, productdonationsand cause marketing infiscal year2020.

Diamondback Energy, Inc. Releases 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 9:36pm

MIDLAND, Texas, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FANG) (Diamondback) today released its 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report.

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  • MIDLAND, Texas, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FANG) (Diamondback) today released its 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report.
  • The online report outlines Diamondbacks commitment to environmental responsibility, managing and reducing risks, governance and business ethics, and our commitment to our people and communities.
  • At Diamondback, we are committed to developing our natural resources in the Permian Basin safely and cognizant of our role in both our local and the global environment.
  • In determining the content of this report, we reviewed industry practices, conducted research, undertook peer benchmarking and engaged with stakeholders.

Philippines: Speech on behalf of the HR/VP at the European Parli

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 8:01am

Madam President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, thank you for your remarks.

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  • Madam President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, thank you for your remarks.
  • During our JanuaryJoint Committee, we agreed on the establishment of a Subcommittee on Good Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights.
  • This Subcommittee, expected to meet regularly, will be an important forum for directly addressing all human rights issues.
  • The European Commission and the EEAS will continue raising these matters with the Philippine government in a clear and constructive way.

Athena Wins HFM Global’s US Award for Best Offshore Governance Firm

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 5:33pm

Athena International Management Limited (Athena) is thrilled to be awarded HFM Globals US Services Award for Best Offshore Governance Firm.

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  • Athena International Management Limited (Athena) is thrilled to be awarded HFM Globals US Services Award for Best Offshore Governance Firm.
  • This category is the inaugural award for these highly-acclaimed industry accolades which are now in their eleventh year of celebration.
  • Founded in 2005, Athena was the pioneer of boutique governance firms in the Cayman Islands, offering professional and truly independent directors to the alternative investment funds industry.
  • Celebrating 15 years in 2020, Athena International Management Limited provides governance solutions to the international alternative investment community.

Teller Finance Announces October Launch with Liquidity Program, Token Governance and Compound Integration

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 2:00pm

Teller Finance , a blockchain project for decentralized unsecured lending, today announced its October launch plans along with a governance token ($TLR), liquidity program and Compound integration.

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  • Teller Finance , a blockchain project for decentralized unsecured lending, today announced its October launch plans along with a governance token ($TLR), liquidity program and Compound integration.
  • At launch of its public alpha, Teller will enable public mining of the $TLR token via contributions to its liquidity pool.
  • Ahead of its launch, Teller Finance has sourced over $8 million worth of $DAI and $USDC in liquidity for loans via institutional partnerships, and through the DeFi Alliance's newly launched Liquidity Launchpad Program.
  • Unlike a standard erc-20 governance token, TLRs initial core functionality is to allow for ongoing, decentralized governance of the protocols credit risk features.