Daily Archives: 18, March 2024

Continental’s Study Reveals Global Disparities in Agricultural Digitalization

(IN BRIEF) Continental, in collaboration with Innofact AG, conducted a study titled “Agriculture in transition,” surveying 503 farmers across five countries, shedding light on the digitalization levels in agriculture worldwide. The findings indicate varying degrees of digital adoption, with some … Read the full press release

Vodafone Leads Landing of 2Africa Submarine Cable in Portugal

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone spearheaded the landing of the 2Africa submarine cable, the world’s largest, in Portugal’s Carcavelos, Cascais, bolstering the country’s connectivity to Africa and beyond. The 2Africa project, launched in May 2020, aims to enhance internet connectivity between Africa, … Read the full press release

Aviva Advises Pet Owners: Check Your Home Insurance Coverage!

(IN BRIEF) Aviva highlights the importance of appropriate home insurance coverage for pet owners as internal data reveals a surge in pet-related home insurance claims over the past five years. Dogs and cats have been responsible for nearly 6,000 claims, … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Appoints New Heads for Commercial Banking and Leasing Solutions

(IN BRIEF) BNP Paribas announces the appointment of Isabelle Loc as the new Head of Commercial & Personal Banking in France, succeeding Marguerite Bérard and joining the BNP Paribas Executive Committee. With a diverse background within the group, including leadership … Read the full press release

Mercedes me Eco Coach App Surpasses 200,000 Users, Enhances Environmental Awareness

(IN BRIEF) With over 200,000 registered users, the Mercedes me Eco Coach app has become a popular tool for promoting environmentally conscious driving behavior among electric car and plug-in hybrid owners. The app serves as a digital personal trainer, offering … Read the full press release

BBVA’s Successful €1 Billion Green Bond Issue Exceeds Demand

(IN BRIEF) BBVA’s issuance of a €1 billion seven-year green senior preferred bond on Friday garnered overwhelming demand, reaching €3.3 billion, indicating investor confidence in the bank’s sustainability initiatives. The final price was set at mid-swap plus 90 basis points, … Read the full press release

BBVA Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Agenda Items at Annual General Meeting

(IN BRIEF) BBVA shareholders demonstrated strong support for agenda items during the Annual General Meeting, with corporate management receiving 98.2 percent of votes and a historic quorum of 71 percent. Shareholders endorsed the appointment of Enrique Casanueva and Cristina de … Read the full press release

DBDX Launches Successful Crypto Trading with ICF Bank and Bankhaus Metzler as Pilot Clients

(IN BRIEF) The Deutsche Börse Digital Exchange (DBDX) has commenced trading activities with successful transactions facilitated by ICF Bank and Bankhaus Metzler, marking a significant milestone in the institutional adoption of blockchain technology in the financial sector. With a focus … Read the full press release

AFFECT-EU Urges Routine Atrial Fibrillation Screening for At-Risk Patients

(IN BRIEF) The AFFECT-EU project, culminating in its final event in Brussels, recommends routine atrial fibrillation (AF) screening for individuals at risk, emphasizing its potential to prevent strokes and improve outcomes. Led by Professor Renate Schnabel, the project advocates for … Read the full press release

Arkema’s Agiplast Advances Recycling Efforts with Over 15 Certified Polymer Grades

(IN BRIEF) Arkema’s Agiplast, a leader in high-performance thermoplastic recycling, expands its Virtucycle® program within the Arkema group by introducing over 15 certified grades. These grades are derived from specialty polyamides and PVDF, recycled at Agiplast’s state-of-the-art facility in Italy … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Expands Renewable Portfolio with Over 600 B2B Clients Globally

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has secured over 1.5 GW of renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with 600+ industrial and commercial clients globally. With 1.1 GW already operational, generating 1.5 TWh annually, an additional 400 MW will be commissioned by year-end. These … Read the full press release

Kering Nominates Three New Independent Directors to Board

(IN BRIEF) Kering’s Board of Directors proposes the appointment of three new independent directors, Rachel Duan, Giovanna Melandri, and Dominique D’Hinnin, at the upcoming Annual General Meeting. Rachel Duan brings extensive experience from General Electric, focusing on the Asian market … Read the full press release

EQT Reflects on Strong Performance and Global Expansion in Annual Report

(IN BRIEF) EQT, a leading investment firm, reviews its accomplishments in the past year, highlighting the successful integration of BPEA into EQT Private Capital Asia, the establishment of new strategies for individual investors, and increased investment activity despite market uncertainties. … Read the full press release

EBRD Funds Modern Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kazakhstan’s Aktobe

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is spearheading efforts to tackle water treatment and environmental challenges in Aktobe, Kazakhstan’s fourth-largest municipality, through the financing of a new wastewater treatment plant and associated infrastructure. With a sovereign … Read the full press release

WSP to Design New Facilities for Rolls-Royce Submarine Site Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce has chosen WSP as its design partner for the expansion of its Raynesway site in Derby. This expansion, announced last June, aims to meet the growing demand from the Royal Navy, particularly following the AUKUS announcement. WSP … Read the full press release

EIB Supports Iberdrola’s Green Grid Expansion with €700 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a €700 million green loan to facilitate the expansion of Iberdrola’s electricity distribution grid in Spain, aiming to enhance the integration of renewable energy sources and enable new uses such as … Read the full press release

wpd Showcases European Wind Farm Successes at WindEurope Bilbao 2024

(IN BRIEF) As a prominent developer and operator of wind farms in Europe, wpd is gearing up to participate in WindEurope 2024 in Bilbao, a key international trade fair. The company highlights recent achievements, including the commissioning of four onshore … Read the full press release

Terna Initiates €38 Million Project to Enhance Electricity Grid in Caserta and Naples

(IN BRIEF) Terna, under the leadership of Giuseppina Di Foggia, embarks on a significant project to revamp the electricity grid in certain areas of Caserta and Naples, with an investment exceeding 38 million euros. The initiative aims to diminish the … Read the full press release

VELUX-Led Living Places Copenhagen Wins Prestigious MIPIM Award for Sustainable Residential Project

(IN BRIEF) Living Places Copenhagen, a collaborative project by the VELUX Group, EFFEKT architects, Artelia engineers, and Enemærke & Petersen contractors, has been honored with the MIPIM Award 2024 for “Best Residential Project.” This accolade recognizes the project’s innovative approach … Read the full press release

Ericsson and Umniah Forge AI-Powered Network Revolution in Jordan

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson, in collaboration with Umniah, is set to transform network performance in Jordan by deploying its cutting-edge Cognitive Software portfolio. This partnership aims to optimize Umniah’s network, particularly in key areas like Amman, utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and … Read the full press release

CHIL Receives £4.9m Investment to Spearhead Healthcare Advancements through Data Science

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool’s Civic Health Innovation Labs (CHIL) has secured a substantial £4.9 million investment from the Office for Life Sciences (OLS) to drive healthcare improvements via data science. Through the ‘Data-Action Accelerator’ project, CHIL aims to … Read the full press release

Uncovering the Past: Church of England and University of Liverpool Collaborate to Explore Historical Role in Slavery

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool’s Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS) has partnered with the Church of England to delve into the Anglican church’s involvement in the institution of slavery. Led by Dr. Leona Vaughn and the … Read the full press release

Boliden’s Multi-Billion Investment Drive: New Tech Breakthroughs and Environmental Commitments

(IN BRIEF) Boliden, a leading mining and smelting company, has unveiled a significant investment plan totaling SEK 4.8 billion in a new tank house at Rönnskär, set to enhance copper cathode and precious metal production by 2026. Additionally, investments in … Read the full press release