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Telefónica Tops Social Responsibility Rankings in Global ICT Sector

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica has been recognized as the world’s most socially responsible technology company in the first Social Ranking 2024 by the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA). Out of 173 ICT companies assessed, Telefónica’s strong performance in human rights, decent work … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank and Partners Launch ‘Dialog Leben’ to Foster Democratic Values in Schools

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Bank, in collaboration with Teach First Deutschland and GermanDream, has introduced “Dialog Leben,” a project aimed at promoting democratic values in schools situated in less privileged areas. The initiative focuses on “dialogues on values,” where students engage … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Earns EDGE Certification for Gender Equality, Sets Sights on Highest Recognition by 2026

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola has achieved EDGE certification, recognizing its commitment to gender equality in the workplace. Awarded the EDGE Move label in its first year, the company aims for the highest certification by 2026. Over the past two decades, Iberdrola … Read the full press release

Vattenfall Champions Gender Equality at French Ministry’s Energy and Ecology Event

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall recently participated in a Paris event hosted by French Minister Christophe Béchu, focusing on improving women’s access to careers in energy and ecology transition. Through their partnership with Marie Claire’s “Act for Equality,” Vattenfall highlighted their commitment … Read the full press release

UNY and University of Exeter Lead Joint Initiative to Enhance Inclusivity in Higher Education

(IN BRIEF) A pioneering collaboration between educational experts in Indonesia and the UK aims to address disparities in support for students with disabilities in higher education. Funded by the British Academy, the project seeks to understand the impact of societal … Read the full press release

PUMA Extends Sponsorship for Christopher Street Day Nürnberg, Affirming Commitment to LGBTQ+ Rights

(IN BRIEF) PUMA extends its sponsorship of Christopher Street Day Nürnberg for three more years, highlighting its ongoing commitment to LGBTQ+ rights. The company will actively participate in Pride events, organize Pride Month activities for employees, and illuminate its headquarters … Read the full press release

“Other Side of Hope/9 days” Exhibition and Performance Opening in Paris

(IN BRIEF) A groundbreaking group exhibition curated by Dr. Wumen Ghua is set to open on Thursday, June 20, 2024, coinciding with the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. Titled “Other Side of Hope/9 days,” the exhibition will take place … Read the full press release

SEB Affirms Commitment to Inclusion by Joining Stockholm Pride 2024

(IN BRIEF) SEB, a prominent financial institution, has announced its inaugural participation as an official partner in Stockholm Pride 2024, highlighting its commitment to fostering inclusivity within the organization and beyond. Johan Torgeby, SEB’s President and CEO, emphasized the bank’s … Read the full press release

Diverse Voices Unite: Bertelsmann Party 2024 Brings Together Leaders in Media, Politics, and Business

(IN BRIEF) Bertelsmann is gearing up for its much-anticipated Bertelsmann Party 2024 in Berlin, welcoming over 600 distinguished guests from media, politics, business, and society. Set against the backdrop of the company’s iconic premises, the event promises an evening filled … Read the full press release

Vattenfall Celebrates Diversity Month and Prepares for Pride Season 2024

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall recently concluded its Diversity Month, a series of events aimed at highlighting the various dimensions of diversity within the company. From gender and sexual orientation to ethnicity and worldview, the initiative emphasized the importance of equity in … Read the full press release

New Museum of Unrest Redefines Activist Art and Design in Digital Era

(IN BRIEF) The Museum of Unrest, launched by LPS21, aims to revolutionize activist art and design through an online platform. It features curated collections, interactive virtual events, and a global lineup of diverse artists. This digital space seeks to foster … Read the full press release

Museum of Unrest: a new space for activism, art and design

(IN BRIEF) The Museum of Unrest, initiated by LPS21, is a groundbreaking venture in activist art and design. Through its online platform, it facilitates connections among artists, designers, and activists to foster idea development. Blending design, technology, and societal themes, … Read the full press release

Generali Champions Gender Equality and Youth Empowerment through Sailing

(IN BRIEF) In its ongoing commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion, Generali, the presenting sponsor of Barcolana, continues to champion gender equality and youth empowerment in the sailing community. With initiatives like the Generali Women in Sailing Trophy, dedicated to … Read the full press release

Study Reveals Potential Transmission of Mental Disorders Within Social Networks

(IN BRIEF) A groundbreaking study conducted by researchers from the University of Helsinki, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the University of Jyväskylä, and the University of Manchester suggests that mental disorders could be transmitted between individuals within social … Read the full press release

University of York and CPAG Launch Initiative to Empower Scottish Families in Tackling Child Poverty

(IN BRIEF) The University of York and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) are partnering to initiate Changing Realities, a project aiming to amplify the voices of parents and carers across Scotland experiencing low income. This collaboration, funded by the Robertson … 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

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

EIB Group Marks International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia with Commitment to Inclusive Practices

(IN BRIEF) On the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT), the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group underscores its dedication to fostering equality and justice for all individuals, particularly those from the LGBTIQ community. Embracing the … Read the full press release

Marias Gamesa Revives “Cafecito con Marias Gamesa” to Support Latina Moms Ahead of Mother’s Day

(IN BRIEF) Ahead of Mother’s Day, Marias Gamesa has relaunched its digital platform “Cafecito con Marias Gamesa,” in collaboration with the Super Mamás podcast, to foster a supportive community for Latina mothers in the U.S. The initiative responds to findings … Read the full press release

Kering and Festival de Cannes Honor Donna Langley with 2024 Women In Motion Award

(IN BRIEF) Kering and the Festival de Cannes are set to bestow the prestigious 2024 Women In Motion Award upon Dame Donna Langley, Chairman of NBCUniversal Studio Group and Chief Content Officer, during an official dinner in Cannes. Langley’s illustrious … Read the full press release

Adyen and UNICEF Forge Global Partnership to Drive Rapid Fundraising for Children in Need

(IN BRIEF) Adyen, a leading financial technology company, and UNICEF have joined forces in a global partnership aimed at supporting children worldwide through innovative fundraising initiatives. Leveraging Adyen’s advanced financial technology, the partnership seeks to streamline fundraising efforts, enabling businesses … Read the full press release

Digital Inclusion Initiative: Orange Digital Center Partners with Coursera to Provide Essential Digital Skills Training to Youth in Africa and the Middle East

(IN BRIEF) Orange Digital Center has partnered with Coursera to launch a free high-level certification training program for youth in Africa and the Middle East. The initiative aims to provide essential digital skills training, including areas such as AI, cybersecurity, … Read the full press release

Savills UK Reports Reduction in Gender Pay Gap, Increase in Ethnic Diversity Across Pay Quartiles

(IN BRIEF) Savills UK has released its 2023 gender and ethnicity pay gap report, showing a decrease in the mean gender hourly pay gap from 23.94% to 20.11% compared to the previous year. Additionally, there has been an increase in … Read the full press release

LEGO Group Unveils Long-Term Initiatives for Autism Acceptance Month

(IN BRIEF) In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, the LEGO Group, along with LEGO House and the LEGO Foundation, announces a series of initiatives aimed at supporting neurodivergent children and adults. These initiatives include KultureCity® Sensory Inclusive™ Certification for LEGO … Read the full press release

One World Media Awards Longlist Revealed, Highlighting Women’s Solutions Reporting

(IN BRIEF) One World Media has unveiled the longlist of selected stories for its 15 award categories, including the Women’s Solutions Reporting Award, supported by the European Investment Bank. With over 500 submissions from 117 countries, journalists and filmmakers worldwide … Read the full press release

Vattenfall IT Recognized as Champion of Neurodiversity on World Autism Awareness Day

(IN BRIEF) On World Autism Awareness Day, Vattenfall highlights its commitment to inclusivity, particularly within its IT division. Partnering with Unicus since 2020, Vattenfall IT has been providing employment opportunities for individuals with autism, fostering a culture of acceptance and … Read the full press release

CEB Approves €1.3 Billion in Loans Across Europe for Social Sector Investments

(IN BRIEF) The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has approved 11 new loans totaling €1.3 billion across various countries and sectors. These loans aim to address critical social issues such as microfinance, healthcare, education, and post-disaster reconstruction. Among the … Read the full press release

UN Adopts International Day of Play to Champion Children’s Rights

(IN BRIEF) In a landmark decision, the United Nations has adopted an International Day of Play, slated for June 11th, to underscore the significance of play in children’s development. Backed by global partners and research highlighting the crucial role of … Read the full press release

Wednesday Webinar: The Anatomy of Forgiveness

(IN BRIEF) Against the backdrop of escalating tensions in Israel and Gaza, The Jubilee Centre and Sallux announce an upcoming webinar titled “The Anatomy of Forgiveness” scheduled for March 27th, 2024. Led by Reverend Ian Stackhouse from the Guildford Baptist … Read the full press release

UniCredit Debuts “Uni Sonos” at Milan Design Week 2024, Celebrating Women’s Empowerment and Creativity

(IN BRIEF) UniCredit unveils its collaboration with Arena di Verona and Studiopepe at Milan Design Week 2024 with “Uni Sonos,” a groundbreaking installation celebrating women’s empowerment, diversity, and creativity. Featuring costumes from the 100th Arena di Verona Opera Festival, the … Read the full press release

Navigating Tomorrow: MAPFRE Explores Four Scenarios for Society Embracing Generative AI

(IN BRIEF) MAPFRE, a prominent insurance company, delves into the potential societal impacts of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Generative AI) by outlining four plausible scenarios for 2029. These scenarios range from a transformational society with ubiquitous Generative AI adoption to a … 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

Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe Programme Welcomes 13 Ventures Addressing Climate and Social Challenges

(IN BRIEF) Unreasonable Impact, a collaboration between Unreasonable Group and Barclays, has unveiled 13 new ventures joining its UK & Europe programme, each dedicated to tackling pressing global challenges. The ventures, ranging from food waste reduction to sustainable reforestation and … Read the full press release

Bechtle Innovates with Location Rotation Program, Empowering Employees Across Europe

(IN BRIEF) Bechtle introduces Location Rotation programme, allowing employees to work from different company sites across Europe for short periods. The initiative promotes interdisciplinary collaboration, personal growth, and cultural exchange while enabling staff to maintain their usual tasks. Inspired by … Read the full press release

Bentley Honors ‘Bentley Girls’ Legacy with Bespoke Bentayga Collection

(IN BRIEF) Bentley Motors commemorates International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month by unveiling three unique Bentayga specifications paying homage to the iconic ‘Bentley Girls’ – Mary Petre Bruce, Dorothy Paget, and Diana Barnato Walker. The bespoke designs, crafted by … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Champions Diversity with “Be one of many” Campaign on International Women’s Day

(IN BRIEF) Mercedes-Benz launches its “Be one of many” campaign on International Women’s Day, showcasing three inspirational women from diverse backgrounds who have excelled in traditionally male-dominated fields. Aya Jaff, Dalad Kambhu, and Alexandra Straßburger share their stories of perseverance … Read the full press release

Savills Partners with Women in Wellies Podcast, Empowering Rural Women’s Voices

(IN BRIEF) Savills Rural Team announces sponsorship of Women in Wellies podcast, amplifying voices of rural women in Scotland. Podcast, created by Charlotte Gilfillan and Hannah Lloyd, showcases inspiring stories of rural women. Partnership highlights commitment to showcasing opportunities in … Read the full press release

Vattenfall’s Women Lead the Charge: Progress and Promises for Gender Diversity in Energy

(IN BRIEF) In the midst of International Women’s Day celebrations, Vattenfall, a key player in the energy market, showcases its commitment to gender diversity and equality. With women outnumbering men in top-level management, including the CFO Kerstin Ahlfont, Vattenfall highlights … Read the full press release

Fresenius Medical Care Employees Garner Prestigious Awards for Contributions to Renal Health

(IN BRIEF) Fresenius Medical Care, a leading provider of products and services for renal diseases, celebrates International Women’s Day by honoring three exceptional employees for their outstanding achievements. Ana Catalina Alvarez Elias, a Research Scientist, has been recognized as an … Read the full press release

Fostering Growth: Deutsche Bank’s Initiative Revolutionizes Women’s Role in Asian Agriculture

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Responsibility program in Asia is empowering women in agriculture across the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and India. Through partnerships and funding, women are gaining access to education, innovative farming equipment, and sustainable practices, enhancing their livelihoods … Read the full press release