Daily Archives: 18, May 2024

Lazio Region and Terna Forge Partnership to Enhance Electricity Infrastructure and Renewable Energy Development

(IN BRIEF) The Lazio Region and Terna, led by Giuseppina Di Foggia, have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at improving the planning and implementation of new electricity infrastructure while aligning with Italy’s regional environmental energy plan. The agreement involves … Read the full press release

Swissport Expands Portfolio with Gulf Air and Renews Contracts with Middle Eastern Airlines in Geneva

(IN BRIEF) Swissport Geneva has expanded its customer base by welcoming Gulf Air and renewing contracts with Saudia, EgyptAir, and Kuwait Airways. Gulf Air has signed a 3-year contract for ground handling and cargo operations, while the other airlines have … Read the full press release

Fondazione Snam Calls for Social Entrepreneurship Projects with ‘Welfare, che impresa!’

(IN BRIEF) Fondazione Snam, in collaboration with several partners, has opened applications for “Welfare, che impresa!”, an initiative aimed at promoting social entrepreneurship projects with a positive impact. Now in its eighth edition, the call seeks projects focusing on inclusive … Read the full press release

Snam Announces Winners of HyAccelerator for Hydrogen Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Snam has revealed the five startups selected for the third edition of HyAccelerator, a global corporate accelerator focused on hydrogen and decarbonisation technology. With over 50 applications received worldwide, the chosen startups represent innovative solutions across the entire … Read the full press release

Loughborough University Joins National Effort for Sustainable Manufacturing

(IN BRIEF) Loughborough University is set to play a pivotal role in a new national research hub focused on sustainable circular manufacturing. Named the EPSRC Manufacturing Research Hub in Robotics, Automation & Smart Machine Enabled Sustainable Circular Manufacturing & Materials … Read the full press release

Celebrating Diversity: Loughborough University’s Mixed Heritage Stories Project

(IN BRIEF) Loughborough University is showcasing the rich tapestry of mixed heritage experiences through a series of stories shared by staff and students from May 7th to May 28th. Organized by Mixedracefaces, the initiative challenges traditional notions of race and … Read the full press release

Lebohang Kganye Wins Prestigious £30,000 Photography Prize for Innovative Exhibition

(IN BRIEF) Lebohang Kganye has been awarded the esteemed £30,000 photography prize for her groundbreaking exhibition “Haufi nyana? I’ve come to take you home” at Foam, Amsterdam. Combining various artistic mediums, Kganye’s work delves into personal and familial histories in … Read the full press release

British Gas Introduces Lowest Heat Pump Rate to Encourage Adoption of Low Carbon Technology

(IN BRIEF) British Gas has launched the UK’s lowest heat pump rate, aiming to promote the adoption of low carbon technology and make heat pumps more affordable for households. With potential savings of up to £450, the initiative targets reducing … Read the full press release

Qatar Free Zones Authority and Evonik Join Forces for Sustainable Energy Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ) and Evonik, a leading specialty chemicals company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Qatar Economic Forum to explore investment opportunities focused on sustainable energy transition solutions. The agreement aims to … Read the full press release

STARK Denmark Wins Finans Impact Climate Award 2024 for Sustainability Initiative, KlimaLog

(IN BRIEF) STARK in Denmark has been honored with the prestigious Finans Impact Climate Award 2024 for its sustainability initiative, KlimaLog. KlimaLog aims to reduce the construction industry’s climate impact by providing stakeholders with transparent information and documentation about the … Read the full press release

LBBW Mumbai Office Marks 25 Years of Facilitating German-Indian Business Ties

(IN BRIEF) LBBW celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Mumbai representative office, which has been instrumental in supporting German companies entering the Indian market and facilitating local business activities. Mumbai’s strategic location and vibrant business environment have contributed to the … Read the full press release

Paris 2024 Pride House Paves the Way for Inclusive Sports Legacy

(IN BRIEF) Paris 2024 announces the launch of Pride House · Paris 2024 at the Péniche Rosa Bonheur on the Seine, marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. This initiative, supported by partners including Minister Aurore Bergé and IOC … Read the full press release

Olympic Torch Lights Up Haute-Garonne: A Day of Celebration and Inspiration

(IN BRIEF) Stage 9 of the Olympic Torch Relay in Haute-Garonne, South West France, was a day filled with excitement and inspiration as nearly 150 torchbearers carried the flame through various towns. The Torch Relay showcased the region’s vibrant culture … Read the full press release

Fresenius AGM: Shareholders Overwhelmingly Back #FutureFresenius Agenda

(IN BRIEF) At the Annual General Meeting in Frankfurt am Main, shareholders of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA overwhelmingly approved proposals from the General Partner and the Supervisory Board. Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Wolfgang Kirsch, commended Fresenius’ resilience amidst … Read the full press release

Siltronic Portland Unveils Cutting-Edge Solar Field, Embracing Sustainable Future

(IN BRIEF) Siltronic Portland proudly announces the inauguration of its advanced solar field, underscoring its commitment to sustainability and carbon footprint reduction. CFO Claudia Schmitt emphasizes sustainability as a core value, aligning with Siltronic AG’s ambitious climate action plan to … Read the full press release

HENSOLDT AG Annual General Meeting Garners Overwhelming Shareholder Approval

(IN BRIEF) HENSOLDT AG’s Annual General Meeting, held at the Wappenhalle in Munich, witnessed significant shareholder representation with 78.36% of share capital present. All agenda items received strong endorsement, including the approval of a dividend distribution of EUR 0.40 per … Read the full press release

TAKKT AG Shareholders Endorse Dividend, Appoint New Supervisory Board Members

(IN BRIEF) TAKKT AG’s 25th Shareholders’ Meeting, held virtually, saw unanimous approval of agenda items including a dividend payout of EUR 1.00 per share. CEO Maria Zesch outlined strategic progress, emphasizing resilience and future growth targets. Departing Supervisory Board members … Read the full press release

Telekom Germany Concludes Record-Breaking Collective Agreement After Intense Negotiations

(IN BRIEF) Following five days of rigorous negotiations, Telekom Germany has finalized a groundbreaking collective agreement affecting approximately 58,000 employees, apprentices, and dual students. The agreement, which marks the highest negotiation outcome in the company’s history, includes substantial benefits for … Read the full press release

IFC and Italian Climate Fund Invest $210 Million in Eni’s Kenya Biofuel Expansion

(IN BRIEF) In a joint effort, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Italian Climate Fund have announced a substantial investment of $210 million into Eni S.p.A.’s Kenya subsidiary to bolster the production and processing of advanced biofuels. This investment, … Read the full press release

AXA Releases Financial Report for 2023, Compliant with EU Regulations

(IN BRIEF) AXA has disclosed its AXA Group Solvency and Financial Condition Report (Group SFCR) for the fiscal period ending December 31, 2023, adhering to the directives of Directive 2009/138/EC and Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/35, collectively known as Solvency II … Read the full press release