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Equifax Expands Operations in Costa Rica

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Sept. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax® (NYSE:EFX) has expanded its international operations with a new Global Business Services (GBS) Center site in Torre Universal, San Jose which also supports the company's leading credit data and analytics business in Costa Rica and Latin America. This new site will drive ongoing innovation in technology, the Equifax Cloud™, cybersecurity and operational excellence. Existing Equifax facilities in Costa Rica are certified carbon neutral and the new site is undergoing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification, a recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership that underscores the Equifax commitment to carbon neutrality by 2040. With this expansion, Costa Rica becomes the second largest Equifax location worldwide.

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  • New Global Business Services Center Site Supports Company's Global Operations and Leading Credit Data and Analytics Business in Costa Rica and Latin America; Strengthens Global Equifax Cloud, Cybersecurity and Operational Innovation
    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Sept. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax (NYSE:EFX) has expanded its international operations with a new Global Business Services (GBS) Center site in Torre Universal, San Jose which also supports the company's leading credit data and analytics business in Costa Rica and Latin America.
  • "I'm energized by our growth and expansion in Costa Rica and see our Global Business Services Centers as critical drivers of Equifax business innovation and growth in Costa Rica, Latin America, and our global operations in the years to come," said Mark W. Begor, CEO of Equifax.
  • Equifax began its operations in Costa Rica in 1995 as one of the first multinational organizations to establish a global technology center in the region.
  • Jairo Quiros, GBS Senior Vice President and Site Leader for Costa Rica, continued: "Over the last three decades, Equifax has grown our operations and investment in Costa Rica, from the creation of jobs to collaboration with higher education.

HKIoD joins Climate Governance Initiative and launches CGI Hong Kong Chapter

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Monday, September 26, 2022

At the helm of sustainable development of their corporations, directors are duty-bound and crucial to leading climate governance actions.

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  • At the helm of sustainable development of their corporations, directors are duty-bound and crucial to leading climate governance actions.
  • HKIoD is honoured to join CGI and to launch CGI HK, and work with partners and collaborators to provide directors with an important platform for exchanging climate governance knowledge and opinions.
  • HKIoD will continue to help the Hong Kong business community raise corporate governance standard and together with it build a more brilliant future."
  • To support directors in climate governance, CGI HK will develop and curate regular forums and training and produce and share relevant published information.

HKIoD Organises Directors' Conference 2022 - "From Resilience to Sustainability"

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

HONG KONG, Sept 22, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The Hong Kong Institute of Directors ("HKIoD") hosted Directors' Conference 2022 yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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  • HONG KONG, Sept 22, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The Hong Kong Institute of Directors ("HKIoD") hosted Directors' Conference 2022 yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • Directors' Conference 2022 held physically and online with 430 attendees in all.
  • In his closing speech, Mr Christopher Hui, GBS, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury thanked the HKIoD for organizing this meaningful conference.
  • We should learn the true meaning of resilience and gain skills in implementing sustainability initiatives and engaging stakeholders in developing sustainable business practices in such VUCA times."

TIAA Global Business Services India appoints Oindrila Majumdar as new CEO

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- TIAA Global Business Services (GBS) India, the Global Capability Center of TIAA, a leading provider of secure retirements and outcome-focused investment solutions to millions of people and thousands of institutions, appointed Oindrila Majumdar as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective Monday, Oct. 3. She will report to Sastry Durvasula, Chief Information and Client Services Officer at TIAA.

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  • MUMBAI, India, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- TIAA Global Business Services (GBS) India, the Global Capability Center of TIAA, a leading provider of secure retirements and outcome-focused investment solutions to millions of people and thousands of institutions, appointed Oindrila Majumdar as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective Monday, Oct. 3.
  • Since its inception six years ago, TIAA GBS India has played a vital role within the broader TIAA organization and has delivered exceptional performance with highest level of operational excellence.
  • Majumdar joined TIAA GBS India in 2018 and since then, has played an instrumental role in leading key client services and technology roles across Retirement Services and Nuveen Asset Management businesses.
  • TIAA Global Business Services (GBS) India delivers high-quality global technology, operations and shared services to TIAA's businesses and associates.

Strive Launches Strive 500 ETF (NYSE: STRV), Mandating the Top 500 U.S. Companies to Focus on Excellence Over Politics

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Strive Asset Management (Strive) launches its second index fund, the Strive 500 ETF (NYSE: STRV, expense ratio: 0.0545%), which seeks to track the returns of the Solactive GBS United States 500 Index.

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  • Strive Asset Management (Strive) launches its second index fund, the Strive 500 ETF (NYSE: STRV, expense ratio: 0.0545%), which seeks to track the returns of the Solactive GBS United States 500 Index.
  • Our message to Americas largest companies is simple: focus on your mission, not someone elses social agenda.
  • We hope to drive positive change through our shareholder engagement, said Vivek Ramaswamy, executive chairman and co-founder of Strive.
  • These three companies are included in the holdings of the Strive 500 ETF, and all three letters are available on www.strive.com .

Hong Kong Investor Relations Association Announces Winners of the 8th IR Awards 2022

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

In its eighth consecutive year, the Awards recognises and honours investor relations ("IR") excellence and best practices among Hong Kong listed companies and IR professionals.

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  • In its eighth consecutive year, the Awards recognises and honours investor relations ("IR") excellence and best practices among Hong Kong listed companies and IR professionals.
  • This year's IR Awards Conference and Awards Presentation Ceremony took a hybrid mode, with IR experts and professionals invited to join discussions sharing their different perspectives on strategies, latest trends, effective processes and best practices of investor relations.
  • The 8th IR Awards 2022 had widespread support from listed companies and the investment sector.
  • Strategic Public Relations Group is again proud to be the Official Public Relations Partner and Diamond Sponsor of HKIRA IR Awards 2022.

FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Pfizer’s Group B Streptococcus Vaccine Candidate to Help Prevent Infection in Infants Via Immunization of Pregnant Women

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a common bacterium that can cause potentially devastating diseases in infants, including sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis, during the first three months of life.

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  • Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a common bacterium that can cause potentially devastating diseases in infants, including sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis, during the first three months of life.
  • Vaccines given to pregnant women (maternal immunization) that are intended to prevent illness in young infants rely on this process of transplacental antibody transfer.
  • A Novel Hexavalent Capsular Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine (GBS6) for the Prevention of Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Infections by Maternal Immunization.
  • Group B Streptococcus infection causes an estimated 150,000 preventable stillbirths and infant deaths every year.

German Firms Tighten Cybersecurity Against New Threats

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

As companies bring more data, communications and processes into the digital realm, cybersecurity is becoming a higher priority.

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  • As companies bring more data, communications and processes into the digital realm, cybersecurity is becoming a higher priority.
  • Holistic enterprise security is more than just a current trend, its vital to the successful operation of a business, said Roger Albrecht, co-lead, ISG Cybersecurity.
  • German companies and government agencies are defending themselves against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks amid a shortage of IT professionals, especially in cybersecurity, the report says.
  • Because of strict data protection regulations, most German enterprises rely on providers with security operations centers in Germany.

GBS Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year ended June 30, 2022 Preliminary Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GBS Inc. (Nasdaq: GBS), a life sciences company developing non-invasive, real-time monitoring and diagnostic testing for patients and their primary health practitioners at point of care, today announced its preliminary financial results for the fourth financial quarter and full-year ended June 30, 2022 and provided a business update. Management will host a webcast and conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET today.

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    NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GBS Inc. (Nasdaq: GBS), a life sciences company developing non-invasive, real-time monitoring and diagnostic testing for patients and their primary health practitioners at point of care, today announced its preliminary financial results for the fourth financial quarter and full-year ended June 30, 2022 and provided a business update.
  • We continue our thorough due diligence process and remain on track to update the market in the near term.
  • GBS is now proceeding with the next phase of the glucose biosensor development program, including two key parallel clinical studies.
  • Employee Benefits Expense for the full fiscal year 2022 of $2.3 million compared to the year prior of $1.9 million.

Everest Group Publishes Inaugural Ranking of Top Global Business Services Employers

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

DALLAS, Aug. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Everest Group today released the results of its inaugural ranking of top Global Business Services (GBS) employers across India, The Philippines and Poland. Everest Group's Top GBS Employers™ rankings provide an "outside-in proxy" on how prospective candidates perceive employer companies.

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  • ***On-Demand Webinar: "Elevate Your GBS Employer Brand: Lessons from Top Employers***
    Everest Group presents the results of its Top GBS Employers study and shares what top GBS employers are doing to set themselves apart.
  • "It's great to be recognized among the world's Top GBS Employers across regions," said Sindhu Gangadharan, SVP & MD, SAP Labs India, Head, SAP User Enablement.
  • Everest Group is a research firm focused on strategic IT, business services, engineering services, and sourcing.
  • Clients use our services to guide their journeys to maximize operational and financial performance, transform experiences, and realize high-impact business outcomes.