Daily Archives: 26, September 2023

Sweco’s Strategic Move: Acquiring Medins to Lead in Aquatic Consulting

(IN BRIEF) Sweco, a prominent engineering and environmental consulting firm, has signed an agreement to acquire Medins Havs och Vattenkonsulter AB, a specialized company known for its expertise in watercourse, lake, and sea surveys. As the demand for aquatic environment … Read the full press release

SUEZ’s New Eco-Friendly HQ: Altiplano in La Défense, Paris

(IN BRIEF) SUEZ, a global environmental services leader, is relocating its headquarters to Altiplano, a sustainable building in La Défense, Paris. The move, scheduled for early 2025, underscores SUEZ’s commitment to providing eco-friendly workplaces for its employees. Altiplano offers extensive … Read the full press release

BBVA Breaks New Ground with Peru’s First Sustainable Mining Corporate Loan

(IN BRIEF) BBVA, a prominent financial institution, has made history by providing the first sustainable corporate loan to a mining company in Peru. The $200 million ‘Club Deal’ facility benefits mining companies Ares and Amarillo Mineraçao do Brasil. This groundbreaking … Read the full press release

Fincantieri Secures EUR 800 Million Financing Agreement with SACE Guarantees

(IN BRIEF) Fincantieri, the Italian shipbuilding company, has signed a significant EUR 800 million financing agreement with a 5-year tenor and a 3-year grace period. This facility, which aligns with the SupportItalia Guarantee under Legislative Decree No. 50 of May … Read the full press release

EQT to Sell LimaCorporate to Enovis Corporation, Creating Global Orthopaedic Industry Leader

(IN BRIEF) EQT, in collaboration with its co-shareholders, has agreed to sell LimaCorporate, a global orthopaedic implant manufacturer, to Enovis Corporation, a NYSE-listed company. LimaCorporate, known for its innovative orthopaedic solutions and additive manufacturing expertise, specializes in shoulder, knee, and … Read the full press release

MSCI Upgrades UniCredit’s ESG Rating to ‘AA’ for Strong Social Responsibility Practices

(IN BRIEF) MSCI, a prominent international ESG rating company, has raised UniCredit’s ESG rating from ‘A’ (average) to ‘AA’ (leader). This upgrade is primarily attributed to UniCredit’s commitment to social issues, including consumer protection, financial literacy programs, and responsible retail … Read the full press release

Infineon’s OPTIGA™ Authenticate Solutions Support Circular Economy by Enhancing Electronic Device Authentication and Spare Parts Verification

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG’s OPTIGA™ Authenticate product family is contributing to the concept of a circular economy by enabling electronic device authentication and spare parts verification. With over 57.4 million tons of electronic waste generated annually, efficient resource utilization … Read the full press release

GSK’s Arexvy RSV Vaccine Approved in Japan for Adults Aged 60 and Above, a First for the Country

(IN BRIEF) GSK plc has received approval from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) for its Arexvy (respiratory syncytial virus vaccine, recombinant adjuvanted) to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease in adults aged 60 and above. This marks … Read the full press release

Global Real Estate Valued at $379.7 Trillion in 2022, Surpassing Equities and Debt Securities Combined, Reports Savills

(IN BRIEF) Savills has revealed that the total value of global real estate, including residential, commercial, and agricultural properties, reached $379.7 trillion in 2022, solidifying its status as the world’s most significant store of wealth. This value exceeds the combined … Read the full press release

Industrial Outdoor Storage in Europe Set for Robust Growth, Says Savills Report

(IN BRIEF) Savills’ latest Spotlight report predicts substantial expansion in Europe’s industrial outdoor storage (IOS) sector, with a projected annual investment growth rate of 4.5% over the next five years. IOS facilities, designed to accommodate outdoor storage needs for various … Read the full press release

Hospital Alemán in Buenos Aires Enhances Medical Facilities with Lindner and KARL STORZ Collaboration

(IN BRIEF) Argentina’s Hospital Alemán in Buenos Aires embarks on a comprehensive expansion project known as the “Juncal” extension, aiming to provide top-notch medical services and modern infrastructure. Partnering with Lindner and KARL STORZ, the private hospital has added approximately … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland Hong Kong Highlights Sustainability Solutions at ReThink HK 2023

(IN BRIEF) TÜV Rheinland Hong Kong, a prominent testing, inspection, and certification service provider, sponsored and participated in ReThink HK 2023, a premier event for sustainable business development. During the event, the company showcased its green and sustainability solutions across … Read the full press release

ABP Appoints Rob Morton as Lead Property Asset Manager to Drive Investment Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s primary port operator, is expanding its investment portfolio by appointing Rob Morton as the Lead Property Asset Manager in its Humber-based property team. Rob will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities, … Read the full press release

Natixis CIB Appoints Abbas Rangwala as Head of M&A for Southeast Asia & India

(IN BRIEF) Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking (Natixis CIB) has appointed Abbas Rangwala as the Head of M&A for Southeast Asia & India, a newly created role based in Singapore. With over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, strategy, … Read the full press release

Sanofi’s ALTUVIIIO Granted Marketing Authorization in Japan for Hemophilia A Treatment

(IN BRIEF) The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) has granted marketing authorization for ALTUVIIIO, a novel factor VIII replacement therapy used to control bleeding in patients with hemophilia A. ALTUVIIIO, also known as efanesoctocog alfa, stands out … Read the full press release

SSAB Europe’s Raahe Unit Begins Change Negotiations to Cut Costs Amid Weak Demand

(IN BRIEF) SSAB Europe’s Business Unit Finland is entering into change negotiations in Raahe due to ongoing weak demand. The company aims to structurally reduce fixed costs by at least EUR 10 million annually. These negotiations, involving approximately 2,400 employees, … Read the full press release

Ericsson Partners with IIT Madras for Responsible AI Research in 6G Networks

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson has entered a five-year partnership with the Centre for Responsible AI (CeRAI) at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) as a ‘Platinum Consortium Member’ to advance research in Responsible AI. During a symposium on Responsible … Read the full press release

Ericsson Showcases Advanced 5G Innovations to Accelerate Malaysia’s Digitalization

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson has launched its global Imagine Live event in Malaysia, featuring advanced 5G use cases and technology innovations aimed at boosting Malaysia’s digitalization efforts. The event, inaugurated by Malaysia’s Minister of Communications and Digital, showcased Ericsson’s energy-efficient radio … Read the full press release

British Safety Council’s International Safety Awards 2024 Now Open for Applications

(IN BRIEF) The British Safety Council has opened applications for the International Safety Awards 2024, marking the 66th year of these internationally recognized accolades for excellence in health, safety, and wellbeing. These awards honor organizations committed to maintaining high standards … Read the full press release

Business Finland Director General Emphasizes Importance of Collaboration in RDI Chain

(IN BRIEF) Nina Kopola, Director General of Business Finland, has expressed support for the Finnish government’s commitment to increasing investment in research, development, and innovation (RDI). She highlights the importance of maintaining high standards across the entire RDI chain and … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Strengthens Ties with Ukraine Through Educational Leadership Program

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick has solidified its connections with Ukraine by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ukrainian Leadership Academy and Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science. This agreement, signed by Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor of the … Read the full press release

New UCL Exhibition Celebrates 200 Years of Student Life in London

(IN BRIEF) UCL has unveiled a captivating new exhibition titled ‘Generation UCL: 200 Years of Student Life in London,’ which invites visitors to explore the institution’s rich history through the lens of its students. The exhibition highlights the pivotal role … Read the full press release

UCL Chair of Council Victor Chu Receives Distinguished Service Award at Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards

(IN BRIEF) Victor Chu CBE, the Chair of UCL Council, has been honored with a special Distinguished Service Award at the 12th Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards held during the United Nations General Assembly Week in New York. The award … Read the full press release

The ‘Self-Employment Trap’: Survey Finds Many Would Switch to Salaried Jobs Despite Pay Cuts

(IN BRIEF) A new report published by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and co-authored by the University of Liverpool Management School sheds light on the challenges faced by self-employed workers in the UK. The study reveals that approximately two … Read the full press release