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Experian’s United for Financial Health programme welcomes graduates from Four Code First Girls joining its projects in Italy and South Africa

Four internships working on Experian’s United for Financial Health programme to help communities recover financially from Covid-19 (PRESS RELEASE) DUBLIN, 26-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Experian (LON: EXPN), an Anglo-Irish multinational consumer credit reporting company, has announced that Four Code First … Read the full press release

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research grants EUR 100,000 to the innovation program ‘Impact at the Core’ of Erasmus University Rotterdam

(PRESS RELEASE) ROTTERDAM, 25-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Erasmus University Rotterdam, a Dutch public research university, has announced its innovation program ‘Impact at the Core’ has been awarded a City Deal Kennis Maken grant by NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research). … Read the full press release

Holcim: With 3 billion people expected to lack access to adequate housing by 2030, we are committed to putting our business to work to uplift our communities

Focus on bridging the world’s gap in affordable housing and infrastructure Continued commitment to improve livelihoods and uphold highest standards of human rights Strategy to create CHF 500m in social value by 2030 (PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 22-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Aviva supports the Foundation for Young People’s Mental Health (YPMH) and Cambridge University project focused on depression in young people

75% of people with a mental health problem develop it before the age of 24 Treatments for depression in under-18s are effective in only 60% of cases Depression arises from a complex set of factors LONDON, 11-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

17,000 participants research: kids repeatedly bullied by siblings more likely to suffer from poor mental health years later

(PRESS RELEASE) YORK, 30-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — University of York, a collegiate research university and member of the prestigious Russell Group, has announced that Dr Umar Toseeb from the University’s Department of Education is the lead author of a research … Read the full press release

The Great Narrative initiative and meeting by World Economic Forum and the UAE Government to be held in in Dubai, 11-12 November 2021

World Economic Forum and Government of the United Arab Emirates will host the Great Narrative meeting in Dubai on 11-12 November 2021 Reflections to be shared in a forthcoming book, The Great Narrative, expected for publication in January 2022 Global … Read the full press release

Diversity: Schroders becomes a signatory of the Charter for Black Talent in Finance and the Professions

The Charter focuses on Black talent in the industry and aims to go beyond statements to deliver ambitious targets and measurable data for recruitment, career progression and promotion. (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 27-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders (LON: SDR), a British … Read the full press release

Ahlström Collective Impact to invest EUR 600,000 in UNICEF’s Global Education Program

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 16-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö (HEL: AM1), a global leader in fiber-based materials, has announced that Ahlström Collective Impact (ACI), a joint responsibility initiative by a group of companies and foundations, has decided to make an investment … Read the full press release

“Shemakes Voices” spotlights women innovators in sustainable fashion

Designers, policy-makers, thinkers and makers chat in an online video series by shemakes, the EU-funded project to inspire and empower future female innovators in sustainable textile and clothing. (PRESS RELEASE) FLORENCE, 15-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Shemakes Voices, starting September 22, … Read the full press release

Aviva research: Brits lose almost £231 billion a year having hard time making the right decision

New research from Aviva reveals that getting divorced/ending a long-term relationship (31%) and buying a new home (29%) are life’s most difficult decisions Brits lose almost £231 billion in a year, on average, due to being indecisive More than a quarter (26%) … Read the full press release

ABB’s Peter Voser joins Xynteo’s Europe Delivers partnership as its new Chairman

ABB Peter Voser joins Xynteo Europe Delivers partnership as its new Chairman

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Xynteo today announced that Peter Voser, Chairman of ABB Ltd., has agreed to serve as Chairman of Europe Delivers, a purpose-driven partnership that helps businesses and governments find new ways to grow while … Read the full press release

Vodacom’s e-health policy paper: exponential rise in the number of people across Africa relying on Internet for health information

New study shows huge opportunity in digital health with 41% of internet users in Africa regularly using their mobile phones to search for health information (PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 24-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodacom Group Limited (JSE: VOD), a South African … Read the full press release

Aviva Fraud Report: consumers have low trust in the internet as a tool for shopping for financial services

More than half of internet users (53%) don’t trust that the adverts on search engines are placed by a legitimate financial services company or provider And more than half (56%) don’t believe that search engines verify the authenticity of the … Read the full press release

The greater representation of women and people of color in BAE Systems recognized by Forbes and Statista

Forbes has recognized BAE Systems, Inc. as one of “America’s Best Employers for Women” for 2021, one of only 300 companies selected. (PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 16-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace … Read the full press release

Dixons Carphone donates to Age UK’s Tech Connected programme

Dixons Carphone extended Pennies, its digital micro-donation charity partner, across its Currys PC World retail estate in 2020 £100,000 raised for Age UK through over 400,000 microdonations Dixons Carphone is aiming to raise £1million for charity partner Age UK The … Read the full press release

Ørsted an official partner of Copenhagen 2021 – WorldPride and EuroGames

(PRESS RELEASE) FREDERICIA, 11-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ørsted (CPH: ORSTED), global leader in offshore wind and ranked world’s most sustainable snergy company, has announced it will light up in rainbow colours (12 – 22 August, 2021) the three wind turbines … Read the full press release

Hydro to support the development of multipurpose social centers for local communities in Belém in Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 11-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro (OTCMKTS: NHYDY), a Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company committed to a sustainable future, has announced it will support with investments, engineering and equipment the TerPaz program in Belém in the state … Read the full press release

Barclays research: not the older generation but the younger Brits were scammed the most in the past three months

Majority of Brits incorrectly assume older people are more likely to be scammed, leaving younger generations more susceptible Barclays data reveals that those aged between 21 and 30 were scammed the most in the past three months Barclays is reminding … Read the full press release

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