Daily Archives: 31, May 2023

InvestEU Program Facilitates Access to Finance for Portuguese SMEs through Caixa Geral de Depósitos and EIF Agreement

(IN BRIEF) Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have signed an agreement to provide up to €378 million in new credit lines for Portuguese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Supported by the InvestEU program, the … Read the full press release

EBRD Drives Sustainable Mining in Greece with €56 Million Investment in Eldorado Gold

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is investing €56 million in Eldorado Gold Corporation to support the development of the Skouries copper and gold mine in Greece. The investment aims to foster a sustainable and inclusive … Read the full press release

EIB and Multilateral Development Banks Unite to Accelerate Circular Economy Adoption

(IN BRIEF) During the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2023, environment-focused directors from leading Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) met to discuss the circular economy for the first time. The African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development … Read the full press release

Eni’s Versalis and Gruppo Boero Unveil Sustainable Breakthroughs for Yachting Sector

(IN BRIEF) Versalis, the chemical company of Eni, has partnered with Gruppo Boero, a leading provider of paint products for the yachting industry, to develop sustainable solutions for yacht manufacturing. Versalis has created eco-friendly hardeners for epoxy systems using over … Read the full press release

Leading Insurer Aviva Welcomes James Hillman as Chief Risk Officer

(IN BRIEF) James Hillman has been appointed as the Chief Risk Officer of Aviva plc, a global insurance company. Currently serving as the CFO of Scottish Widows and Finance Director of Lloyds Banking Group’s Insurance, Pensions, and Investments Division, Hillman … Read the full press release

BASF Strengthens Commitment to Sustainability with Enhanced TripleS Evaluation

(IN BRIEF) BASF, a global chemical company, has updated its sustainability assessment method called TripleS (Sustainable Solution Steering) to further advance its product portfolio towards climate protection, resource efficiency, and circular economy. TripleS, which has been in place since 2012 … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom Expands Blockchain Footprint as Validator on Polygon Network

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Telekom, a leading telecommunications company, has expanded its involvement in blockchain technology by becoming a validator on Polygon, the prominent Ethereum Layer-2 scaling platform. Deutsche Telekom’s subsidiary, Deutsche Telekom MMS, will provide staking and validation services on … Read the full press release

E.ON and alpitronic Collaborate to Deploy 4,500 Fast-Charging Stations Across Europe

(IN BRIEF) E.ON and alpitronic have partnered to accelerate the growth of e-mobility by deploying 4,500 additional fast-charging stations across Europe by 2025. With the goal of registering 15 million electric vehicles in Germany by 2030, E.ON is investing in … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies and Tree Energy Solutions Collaborate on Large-Scale e-NG Production Unit in the United States

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies and Tree Energy Solutions (TES) have formed a partnership to develop a large-scale production unit for e-natural gas (e-NG) in the United States. The project aims to produce 100,000 to 200,000 metric tons of e-NG per year … Read the full press release

Consolidation and Focus: Anglo American Streamlines Production Businesses into Two Regions

(IN BRIEF) Anglo American, a global mining company, has announced significant changes to its senior management team and organizational structure. The company has appointed Al Cook as CEO of De Beers, Alison Atkinson as Projects & Development Director, and Monique … Read the full press release

DNV and Emirates Steel Arkan Unite to Lead Transformation towards a Sustainable Future

(IN BRIEF) DNV and Emirates Steel Arkan have formed a strategic partnership to accelerate decarbonization efforts in the steel and building materials producer industry. The five-year collaboration aims to achieve net zero emissions in line with the UAE’s climate neutrality … Read the full press release

Online Organizing Platform “Map of Peace” Emerges as Key Tool for Diaspora Activists

Map of Peace is an online platform that helps Russian-speaking anti-war activists by serving as a centralized hub for all their initiatives, maximizing the organizing capabilities of the massive global community The platform currently hosts 144 such initiatives and is … Read the full press release