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Solidaridad part of three-year EU funded project to support local economic and social development initiatives in Modjo Leather City, Ethiopia

(PRESS RELEASE) UTRECHT, 22-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Solidaridad, an international civil society organization active in over 40 countries with 8 regional offices on 5 continents, has announced that it is part of a consortium with People in Need (PIN), the … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO Sustainability Report 2019/2020: recycling of all disposable waste; CO2-neutral production at Vrchlabí; unbureaucratic help in combating COVID-19

Clearly defined sustainability targets are an integral part of ŠKODA AUTO’s corporate strategy Environment: Material or thermal recycling of all disposable waste generated in the production process; CO2-neutral production at the Vrchlabí site. Social responsibility: Comprehensive measures to support relief … Read the full press release

Aviva report on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK workers

Employee life satisfaction has dropped by 10 percentage points since the start of the pandemic almost three in five are neglecting their physical health due to work and half said they don’t know how much to save for retirement. However, … Read the full press release

Instant Network Schools (INS) programme to launch in Mozambique ahead of World Refugee Day

Instant Network Schools launches in Mozambique to provide nearly 9,000 asylum seekers, refugees and local students with access to quality, connected education. One school will serve the Maratane Refugee Settlement, a camp hosting a third of the country’s refugees, and … Read the full press release

EBRD highlights its strong commitment to promoting gender equality by joining initiative to step up women empowerment

2X Challenge plans to raise US$ 15 billion by end-2022 Enhancing women’s access to entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 9-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announces that it has joined the 2X … Read the full press release

“Responsible Lithium Partnership” established to improve natural resource management in Chile

Volkswagen Group, BASF, Daimler AG, and Fairphone fund the initiative at its inception GIZ to initiate a participatory process, inviting all relevant actors in the Salar de Atacama to work on a joint action plan Focus on protection of the … Read the full press release

Amey and Bell Group launch new academy to provide prisoners opportunity to gain vocational qualification

(PRESS RELEASE) OXFORD, 4-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey, leading provider of critical infrastructure for local and national Government announces partnership with Bell Group to create a series of academies within the prison environment to help transform lives and reduce reoffending. … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO supports the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in India with one million euro worth donation

As the Volkswagen Group brand responsible for the region, ŠKODA AUTO donates one million euros to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic in India First part of in-kind and monetary donations is already on their way to the destination Czech car … Read the full press release

Launch of the Anna Lindh Foundation Virtual Marathon for Dialogue!

Launch of the Anna Lindh Foundation Virtual Marathon for Dialogue

Cyprus Network Activities (PRESS RELEASE) NICOSIA, 28-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The Cyprus Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation, a forum promoting intercultural dialogue both within the island and in the region by creating synergies and building bridges among citizens, is … Read the full press release

UniCredit’s Social Impact Banking launches new system to consistently monitor and evaluate social impact finance activities

The measurement & evaluation system has been developed with the think tank Human Foundation, to drive greater outcomes of social impact finance projects (PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 18-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit’s Social Impact Banking announces that it has developed a … Read the full press release

Virgin Media teams up with TV personality Tom Read Wilson to unveil series of lockdown lifting life hacks

TV star Tom Read Wilson and Virgin Media help Brits ease into a faster-paced routine with a series of lockdown lifting life hacks To help the country bounce back into the swing of things, Virgin Media has enlisted the help … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO marks 30 years of affiliation with Volkswagen Group with special concert featuring the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Charitable gala evening to support the families of victims of the COVID-19 pandemic Special concert performed by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra with principal conductor Semjon Bychkov ŠKODA AUTO has been an integral part of the Volkswagen Group since 1991 (PRESS … Read the full press release

#EarthDayImpact: Schroders employees to collectively reduce their carbon footprint in celebration of the Earth Day

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 22-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders (LON: SDR), a British multinational asset management company, has announced the firm is marking the Earth Day and its employees are taking further action to collectively reduce their carbon footprint and lead … Read the full press release

DEEPENING STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UBC AND PIONEERING DECENTRALISED PLATFORM, MANYONE

(PRESS RELEASE) VANCOUVER, Canada, 15-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Manyone, a pioneering technology venture in decentralization and digital identity, is delighted to announce that 2021 marks the second year of the strategic collaboration between Manyone and The Peer Social Foundation and … Read the full press release

LV= survey reveals how millions of Brits have become forced savers during the coronavirus pandemic

72% (38m) UK adults said that in the last 12 months their household saved money as a result of reduced spending due to Covid-19 (E.g. reduced commuting costs, childcare costs, eating out costs Those that saved money saved on average … Read the full press release

CCD-NL kondigt aan: “Kasuri Webinar: Traditie in stand houden in een veranderende wereld”

(PRESS RELEASE) ROTTERDAM, 13-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ga met ons mee op reis door tijd en ruimte om de wereld te ervaren via zijn vele unieke weefpraktijken! Een van zulke interessante weeftradities waar we naar kijken is de Japanse Kasuri. … Read the full press release

CCD-NL Announces: “Kasuri Webinar: Maintaining Tradition in a Transitory World”

(PRESS RELEASE) ROTTERDAM, 13-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Join us on a journey through time and space to experience the world via its many unique weaving practices! One such weaving tradition we are looking at is Japanese Kasuri. We are organizing … Read the full press release

Europe’s 7 Most Endangered heritage sites 2021: Europa Nostra and EIB Institute put spotlight on European heritage in peril

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 8-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Europa Nostra – the European voice of civil society committed to cultural and natural heritage – together with its partner, the European Investment Bank Institute, announce the List of 7 Most Endangered … Read the full press release

Sanofi launches more impactful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy

Accelerating projects on access to medicines, support for vulnerable communities, environmental conservation, and diversity and inclusion Creation of Sanofi Global Health, global nonprofit unit to provide 40 of the world’s poorest countries access to 30 essential medicines (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 7-Apr-2021 — … Read the full press release

Halifax Buying vs Renting Review: First-time buyers are now saving more than £800 a year

(PRESS RELEASE) HALIFAX, 5-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — New Halifax data reveal that the gap between buying and renting has stretched by 8% in the past 12 months resulting to more than £800 savings a year for first-time buyers. The Halifax … Read the full press release

Cebr: This Easter garden centres and DIY stores to benefit from trend of Brits spending on home improvements

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) unveils its outlook on this year’s Easter retail sales in the UK. The Easter weekend has traditionally been one of the highlights for retailers with shoppers … Read the full press release

Foundation Scotland partners with Made By Sport to support sports clubs in bringing sport into young people’s lives

(PRESS RELEASE) EDINBURGH, 29-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Foundation Scotland announces its partnership with charity Made By Sport to offer the Clubs in Crisis Fund with the aim to give grants to local sports clubs and organisations to help support young … Read the full press release

“Building Healthy Relationships and Enhancing Gender Equality”: Young women from Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan come together

Building Healthy Relationships and Enhancing Gender Equality

(PRESS RELEASE) NICOSIA, 26-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Young women from Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan came together in the online seminar “Building healthy relationships and enhancing gender equality” to discuss gender norms and explore tangible implications of human, gender, and … Read the full press release

Ferrero goes beyond its cocoa sustainability efforts; strengthens human rights and environmental due diligence across its global cocoa supply chains

• Achieves 2020 target of 100% sustainable cocoa sourced through independently managed standards • Makes strong progress on reaching 100% traceability across its cocoa supply chain • Renews strategic partnership with Save the Children through a €8 million project to … Read the full press release

Philips 6th annual sleep survey “Seeking Solutions: How COVID-19 Changed Sleep Around the World”

70% of people surveyed have experienced one or more new sleep challenges since the start of the pandemic 72% of surveyed sleep apnea patients who discontinued CPAP therapy cited COVID-19 related reasons 58% reported a willingness to use telehealth for … Read the full press release

CCD-NL Announces: “Shaping your heritage: constructing your design practice” workshop with local Indonesian artisans and Dutch designers

(PRESS RELEASE) ROTTERDAM, 1-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — CCD-NL is binding cultures in times of crisis! Due to the COVID-19 crisis, CCD-NL has been searching for new ways to promote intercultural communication. Today CCD-NL proudly presents the first webinar for 2021. … Read the full press release

PIONEERING DECENTRALISED SECURE MESSAGING PLATFORM MANYONE ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON CENTRE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

(PRESS RELEASE) VANCOUVER, 24-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Manyone Inc., a pioneering technology venture in decentralization and digital identity, is delighted to announce that it has entered into a new strategic relationship with the globally renowned University College London (UCL) Centre … Read the full press release

Enel commits to promoting diversity and inclusion by joining Equal by 30 Campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 19-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The Enel Group announces that it has joined the Equal by 30 Campaign in line with its strategic approach to ensuring human rights and promoting diversity and inclusion. Equal by 30 Campaign is … Read the full press release

SEAT strengthens its commitment to promoting LGBT+ diversity and inclusion in the workplace

(PRESS RELEASE) MARTORELL, 5-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish automobile manufacturer SEAT announces that it has joined the Board of Directors of REDI (Business Network for LGBT+ Diversity and Inclusion), the first business and expert network on diversity and inclusion in … Read the full press release

Fondazione Italiana Accenture joins The Human Safety Net and Generali Italia to help non-profit sector in Italy reach even more vulnerable families through digitalisation

(PRESS RELEASE) TRIESTE/ MILAN, 1-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the largest global insurance and asset management providers, Generali announces a new partnership between The Human Safety Net and Fondazione Italiana Accenture to accelerate the digitalisation process of the non-profit … Read the full press release