Daily Archives: 12, December 2023

TotalEnergies Bolsters Renewable Energy Ventures with Startup Acquisitions

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies is acquiring three startups that previously participated in its TotalEnergies On acceleration program at STATION F in Paris. These acquisitions aim to accelerate the company’s expansion in the electricity sector and enhance its B2B offerings and renewable … Read the full press release

Connecting Generations: Telefónica and Meta’s Initiative Bridges the Digital Divide for Elderly Users

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica and Meta have partnered to promote mixed reality experiences for the elderly as part of the Fundación Telefónica project ‘RECONECTADOS, la tecnología no tiene edad’ (CONNECTED, technology is ageless). Their collaboration involves organizing workshops on the use … Read the full press release

DHL’s Remarkable Shipping Feats of 2023: From Manatees to Wind Turbine Blades

(IN BRIEF) DHL, the global logistics leader, showcased its extraordinary shipping accomplishments in 2023. These included flying manatees over 1,000 miles for rescue, shipping five locomotives from the USA to Peru, delivering a key to save a bird, transporting bobsleds … Read the full press release

UNIDO and DHL Join Forces to Transform Agribusiness and Combat Food Waste in Africa

(IN BRIEF) The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and DHL Group have partnered to combat food waste and enhance agribusiness in Africa. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the 28th UN Climate Change Conference, launching the “Innovation for … Read the full press release

Fire Safety Gets a Digital Boost with Siemens Building X Upgrades

(IN BRIEF) Siemens Smart Infrastructure has expanded its fire safety offerings within the Building X platform, introducing new applications and an application programming interface (API). This development aims to enhance transparency, reduce response times to incidents, and streamline maintenance processes. … Read the full press release

Repsol Launches Circular Economy Initiative with 176 Collection Points for Used Cooking Oil in Galicia

(IN BRIEF) Repsol has launched a sustainable initiative in collaboration with the Galician regional government, introducing 176 collection points for used cooking oil at its service stations across Galicia, Spain. The collected oil will be converted into 100% renewable fuels … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Provides €70 Million to Enhance Elderly Care Facilities of Vivium Zorggroep

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €70 million loan agreement with Stichting Vivium Zorggroep to support the organization’s investment plans until 2030. Vivium plans to modernize its building management approach, adapt its facilities for new care … Read the full press release

Ukraine Receives €133 Million from European Investment Bank to Repair Damaged Hydro Power Plants

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has disbursed €133 million to Ukraine for the Hydro Power Plants Rehabilitation Project, carried out by Ukrhydroenergo, the country’s largest hydropower generating company. This funding aims to support the restoration and repair of … Read the full press release

Jyrki Vainionpää Joins Ahlstrom’s Board of Directors and Assumes CEO Role

(IN BRIEF) Jyrki Vainionpää has been appointed as a member of Ahlstrom’s Board of Directors, effective December 11, 2023. He also takes on the role of President and CEO of A. Ahlström Corporation as of the same date. Lasse Heinonen, … Read the full press release

Terna to Share Public Consultation Results on SE Montecorvino-SE Benevento III Connection

(IN BRIEF) Terna, the company responsible for Italy’s national grid, is set to hold an online meeting on December 19th to unveil the outcomes of a public consultation regarding the “SE Montecorvino-SE Benevento III” 380 kV connection project. The meeting … Read the full press release

Infineon Technologies Maintains 14-Year Streak in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG has once again secured a position in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, marking the 14th consecutive year of recognition for the company’s sustainability efforts. Elke Reichart, Member of the Board and Chief Digital … Read the full press release

Airbus SE Announces Share Buyback Transactions to Support Employee Share Ownership Plan

(IN BRIEF) Airbus SE has reported a series of share buyback transactions as part of its ongoing share buyback program, initiated on November 20, 2023. The purpose of this program is to partially fund Airbus’ Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP). … Read the full press release

Accenture to Partner with Commercial Bank of Dubai on Technology Transformation Program

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has signed a strategic agreement with the Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) to support its technology transformation program, aiming to enhance its banking services for both personal and business customers. Under the agreement, Accenture will establish a … Read the full press release

Realisaprint.com Makes World’s First Post-Beta Installation of RICOH Pro Z75 B2 Inkjet Press

(IN BRIEF) French online printer Realisaprint.com has become the world’s first company to install the RICOH Pro Z75 B2 perfecting sheetfed inkjet platform after its successful beta testing at Heeter in America. Founded in 2007, Realisaprint.com offers commercial printing services … Read the full press release

ABB Partners with Gravitricity to Advance Gravity Energy Storage in Abandoned Mines

(IN BRIEF) ABB has entered into an agreement with Gravitricity, a UK-based gravity energy storage company, to collaborate on the development and implementation of gravity energy storage systems in disused mines. Gravitricity’s innovative GraviStore system utilizes heavy weights in underground … Read the full press release

Lagardère’s Shareholder Vivendi Extends Rights to Sell Shares Until June 2025

(IN BRIEF) Lagardère acknowledges that its shareholder, Vivendi SE, has unanimously approved the extension of the exercise period for the rights to sell Lagardère shares until June 15, 2025. This extension maintains the terms and conditions outlined in the public … Read the full press release

EQT Infrastructure to Acquire Majority Stake in Heritage Environmental Services, Advancing Industrial Waste Management

(IN BRIEF) EQT Infrastructure has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in Heritage Environmental Services (HES), a leading US provider of sustainability and industrial waste management services. The move aligns with EQT’s focus on investing in businesses that offer … Read the full press release

PGNiG Upstream Norway Partners with Horisont Energi for Major Carbon Storage Project in Barents Sea

(IN BRIEF) PGNiG Upstream Norway, a part of the ORLEN Group, has signed an agreement with Horisont Energi AS to acquire a 50% interest in the CO2 exploration license Polaris in the Barents Sea. This partnership signifies a significant step … Read the full press release

DNV Receives Global Carbon Council Accreditation for GHG Emission Reduction Validation and Verification

(IN BRIEF) DNV has achieved accreditation from the Global Carbon Council (GCC) as one of 14 approved verifiers. This accreditation enables DNV to provide validation and verification services for businesses engaged in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction projects aligned with … Read the full press release

U.S. Navy Procures Saab’s Double Eagle Undersea Vehicles for Kuwait’s Naval Force

(IN BRIEF) The U.S. Navy is purchasing Saab’s Double Eagle family of undersea vehicles, known for their safety and operational reliability, as part of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program for the State of Kuwait’s Naval Force. This advanced system, … Read the full press release

Arkema Secures 20-Year Solar Energy Contract with EDF Renewables for 70% of Bostik’s Electricity Needs

(IN BRIEF) Arkema has entered into a 20-year contract with EDF Renewables to supply 20 GWh/year of renewable electricity, beginning in 2026. This partnership will cover 70% of Bostik’s electricity consumption across its eight sites in France. The move towards … Read the full press release

European Commission Approves €2.6 Billion Compensation to RWE for Early Coal Phase-Out

(IN BRIEF) The European Commission has given its approval for RWE to receive €2.6 billion in compensation for the early phase-out of its lignite-fired power plants, as mandated by the German Act to Reduce and End Coal-Fired Power Generation passed … Read the full press release

Global Study by Tech Giants Reveals Workplace Challenges for Neurodivergent Employees and Calls for Inclusivity

(IN BRIEF) A groundbreaking global study conducted at Colt, Nokia, Samsung, and Vodafone, as part of the #ChangeTheFace Alliance’s efforts to promote diversity and equality in the technology sector, has unveiled significant workplace challenges faced by neurodivergent employees. The research … Read the full press release

Siemens Announces Virtual Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in February 2024, Proposes Increased Dividend, and Highlights Strong Fiscal Year Performance

(IN BRIEF) Siemens AG has revealed plans for its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting scheduled for February 8, 2024, to be held in a virtual format, following approval at the 2023 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. The company’s Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Jim … Read the full press release

Digi Spain Telecom, the subsidiary of Digi Communications NV in Spain, has concluded a spectrum transfer agreement for the purchase of spectrum licenses

Digi Communications N.V. announces the amendment of the Company’s 2023 financial calendar

(IN BRIEF) Digi Spain Telecom, a subsidiary of Digi Communications N.V., has entered into a spectrum transfer agreement to purchase spectrum licenses for private radioelectric use. The agreement involves the acquisition of specific frequency blocks in the 1,800 MHz, 2,100 … Read the full press release

Generali Earns Top ESG Rating from MSCI and Maintains Strong Sustainability Presence in Dow Jones Indices

(IN BRIEF) Generali has reaffirmed its sustainability leadership by achieving MSCI’s highest “AAA” ESG rating, reflecting its advanced climate risk management practices and commitment to responsible investments, human capital management, and cybersecurity. The company’s continued presence in the Dow Jones … Read the full press release

Эксперт по торговле акциями Сергей Левин запускает онлайн-мастер-класс по торговле сырьевыми товарами и хеджированию

УЧАСТНИКИ МАСТЕР-КЛАССА ПОЛУЧАТ СЦЕННЫЕ ЗНАНИЯ О МИРЕ ТОРГОВЛИ СЫРЬЕВЫМИ ТОВАРАМИ И ХЕДЖИРОВАНИЯ ЧЕРЕЗ ИМЕРСИВНЫЙ ОНЛАЙН-КУРС, ОСНОВАННЫЙ НА СТРАТЕГИИ ЭКСПЕРТА ПО ТОРГОВЛЕ ЗОЛОТОМ МИХАИЛА ПЕЛЕГА. (ВКРАТЦЕ) Независимый эксперт по акционной торговле Сергей Левин запускает эксклюзивный четырехнедельный онлайн-курс под названием “Мастер-класс по … Read the full press release