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Magnit and Largest FMCG Companies sign Code of Commitments under 'United for a Healthier Future' Initiative

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 12:08pm

Krasnodar, Russia (October 14, 2021): Magnit PJSC (MOEX and LSE: MGNT; the Company, Magnit), one of Russia's leading retailers, and eight international FMCG producers, has signed the Code of Voluntary Commitments under the "United for a Healthier Future" Initiative.

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  • Krasnodar, Russia (October 14, 2021): Magnit PJSC (MOEX and LSE: MGNT; the Company, Magnit), one of Russia's leading retailers, and eight international FMCG producers, has signed the Code of Voluntary Commitments under the "United for a Healthier Future" Initiative.
  • Besides Magnit, the Code was signed by Nestl, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, Danone, Mars, PepsiCo, L'Oral, Procter & Gamble, as well as Boston Consulting Group.
  • The Code was developed as part of the "United for a Healthier Future" Initiative, which was announced in April 2021.
  • "The adopted Code will serve as the foundation for the largest FMCG producers and retailers in taking care of the consumer and the world around us.

CRISPR Therapeutics Announces Transition of Chief Financial Officer

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 12:00pm

ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CRISPR Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CRSP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on creating transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases, today announced the appointment of Brendan Smith as Chief Financial Officer, effective today.

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  • ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CRISPR Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CRSP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on creating transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases, today announced the appointment of Brendan Smith as Chief Financial Officer, effective today.
  • His appointment comes at a time of significant opportunity and growth for CRISPR Therapeutics, said Samarth Kulkarni, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of CRISPR Therapeutics.
  • Prior to CRISPR Therapeutics, Mr. Smith was the Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Strategy of Translate Bio, a leading mRNA company that was recently acquired by Sanofi for $3.2B.
  • CRISPR THERAPEUTICS word mark and design logo are trademarks and registered trademarks of CRISPR Therapeutics AG.

Hakluyt opens new office in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 9:00am

Andrew joined Hakluyt in 2017, and has worked for the firm in New York and Dallas.

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  • Andrew joined Hakluyt in 2017, and has worked for the firm in New York and Dallas.
  • Prior to Hakluyt, he served as US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East.
  • He has also worked for Boston Consulting Group in its Washington office, and as an officer in the US Army.
  • Varun Chandra, Hakluyt's managing partner, said: "North America has been an increasingly important market for Hakluyt for many years, and I'm delighted that Hakluyt now has an office in the US capital.

Hakluyt opens new office in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 9:00am

Andrew joined Hakluyt in 2017, and has worked for the firm in New York and Dallas.

Key Points: 
  • Andrew joined Hakluyt in 2017, and has worked for the firm in New York and Dallas.
  • Prior to Hakluyt, he served as US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East.
  • He has also worked for Boston Consulting Group in its Washington office, and as an officer in the US Army.
  • Varun Chandra, Hakluyt's managing partner, said: "North America has been an increasingly important market for Hakluyt for many years, and I'm delighted that Hakluyt now has an office in the US capital.

New BCG GAMMA Survey Reveals That Only 9% of Organizations Are Able to Measure Their Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions Comprehensively

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:01pm

PARIS, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Eighty-five percent of organizations are concerned about reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • PARIS, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Eighty-five percent of organizations are concerned about reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Measurement is the most significant roadblock, as only 9% of companies are able to quantify their total emissions comprehensively.
  • These are among the findings of a new survey being released today from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and BCG GAMMA titled " Use AI to Measure EmissionsExhaustively, Accurately, and Frequently ."
  • asked Sylvain Duranton, the global leader of BCG GAMMA and a coauthor of the survey.

BYJU'S Strengthens Its Executive Team Amid North American Expansion

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:37am

Ranjan brings over a decade of experience to BYJUS FutureSchool, and was responsible for international and global expansion for Amazon and Facebook prior to coming to BYJUS.

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  • Ranjan brings over a decade of experience to BYJUS FutureSchool, and was responsible for international and global expansion for Amazon and Facebook prior to coming to BYJUS.
  • Sajid Shariff will act as SVP, Global Growth after serving as the Head of North America at BYJUs FutureSchool, the fastest-growing ed-tech company in the world.
  • There, he led the companys growth in urban markets after successful rapid expansion into the West U.S.
  • JP Schuerman will lead BYJUS global expansion communication efforts with a mission to establish the company as a well-known, international brand.

America's Favorite Fruit Snacks Debuts Welch's® Fruit 'n Yogurt™ Snowballs™

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 2:07pm

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --PIM Brands introduces Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt Snowballs, a fun and delicious seasonal twist on the creamy Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt Snacks with limited-edition winter themed packaging.

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  • PARK RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --PIM Brands introduces Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt Snowballs, a fun and delicious seasonal twist on the creamy Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt Snacks with limited-edition winter themed packaging.
  • Made with Natural Flavors, Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt Snowballs are a Good Source of Vitamin D and Calcium, and Fruit is our 1st Ingredient!
  • Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt Snowballs are now available nationwide at Target and Walmart in 2.25oz Peg Bags, with a suggested retail price of $1.00.
  • Millions of times each day, consumers around the world enjoy PIM's vast array of loved brands including Welch's Fruit Snacks, Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt Snacks, Welch's Fruit Rolls, Welch's Juicefuls Fruit Snacks, Sun-Maid Chocolate Raisins, Toggi Fine European Chocolate Wafers, Tuxedos Chocolate Almonds, Original Gummi FunMix, Sour Jacks, Nuclear Sqworms and much more.

Boston Consulting Group Explores The People And Companies At The Forefront of Climate Impact In Its New Podcast Series Sustainability, Inc.

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 2:00pm

"I think companies are starting to really deal with the effects of climate right now," says Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune Media.

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  • "I think companies are starting to really deal with the effects of climate right now," says Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune Media.
  • This is something that's going to create new business opportunities that we want to be a part of.'"
  • Sustainability, Inc. is a new limited-series podcast from Boston Consulting Group, produced by FORTUNE Brand Studio, without the participation of the Fortune editorial staff.
  • Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities.

Payments Revenue Pool on Track to Nearly Double by 2030

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 5:01am

Global payments revenues declined by only 2.5% from 2019 to 2020, to $1.5 trillion, and they could reach $2.9 trillion by 2030.

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  • Global payments revenues declined by only 2.5% from 2019 to 2020, to $1.5 trillion, and they could reach $2.9 trillion by 2030.
  • The report identifies a number of global trends that are likely to dominate the payments sector in the coming years.
  • Payments regulators will continue to promote an open banking agenda and focus on upgrading payments infrastructure.
  • These dynamics should lead to increasing disintermediation, as integrated software vendors and online marketplaces embed payments capabilities into their platforms.

Medley Raises $3.7M Seed Round Led By Andreessen Horowitz

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 3:30pm

Unlike many membership-based organizations, joining Medley does not require exclusive connections or credentials; it's about a shared commitment to growth.

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  • Unlike many membership-based organizations, joining Medley does not require exclusive connections or credentials; it's about a shared commitment to growth.
  • This October, Medley is launching "Medley Moments", an online event series open to the public led by Medley's certified coaches and designed to help anyone who is navigating a transition, including relocating, career pivots, parenting, and more.
  • In January 2022, the company will roll out a new portal for members with a suite of digital tools and resources.
  • "Medley's mission is to create more inclusive opportunities for growth and connection," said Medley co-founder Jordan Taylor.