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#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

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI): Enel, Endesa recognised for their gender inclusion initiatives

Enel and its Spanish subsidiary Endesa are among the 380 companies praised by Bloomberg for their commitment and transparency with regards to gender inclusion Enel has scored 17% higher than the average score of the index constituents (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, … Read the full press release

#one BC – Diverse People, Sustainable Growth: Barry Callebaut launches Diversity & Inclusion strategy

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 21-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s largest cocoa processors and chocolate manufacturers Barry Callebaut announces the launch of its Diversity & Inclusion strategy as part of its intention to keep growing in new geographies, new … Read the full press release

Genetic diversity: GSK and Novartis launch Project Africa GRADIENT to optimise treatment responses for malaria and tuberculosis in Africa

Project Africa GRADIENT calls on local researchers to submit proposals exploring the link between genetic diversity and response to malaria and tuberculosis drugs in African patients. Combined funding commitment of GBP 2.8 million (USD 3.6 million) over five years. Researchers … Read the full press release

Virgin Media in search for Covid-19 pandemic’s unsung heroes of Northern Ireland

People in Northern Ireland have the power to nominate a ‘Local Legend’ – someone who has gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic The nation’s hero, Captain Sir Tom Moore, will join TV presenter Konnie Huq and others to … Read the full press release

Samaritans Cymru new report calls for more accessible mental health support and therapies for people who self-harm

Last year Samaritans’ 24-hour helpline discussed self-harm with callers over 272,000 times – or once every two minutes. There are approximately 5,500 admissions for self-harm in Wales each year. However, as most people who harm themselves do not attend health … Read the full press release

M&S formally supports Call to Action on human rights abuses to help drive meaningful change in the Uyghur Region

Additionally, the retailer remains committed to offering customers 100% sustainably sourced cotton (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 6-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational retailer M&S announces that it has signed the Call to Action on human rights abuses: Brand Commitment to Exit … Read the full press release

Experts demand for more transparency for medical treatment of politicians

(PRESS RELEASE) RIGA, 29-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German Charite Medical Center once again is in the limelight of international attention: on December 17 the popular mayor of Kharkov (Ukraine), Gennady Kernes, passed away at the well known hospital after a … Read the full press release

ABB announces donation and renewed commitment to the World Childhood Foundation

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 17-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB supports the work of the World Childhood Foundation during times when many children across the world are particularly at risk as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ABB donates around 1 million … Read the full press release

Laureti Announces Production Facility in Southern California As MiRA’s New Features Revealed

Laureti Announces Production Facility in Southern California

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 11-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Passenger-centric mobility pioneer, Laureti, has announced that the car volumes dedicated for North America will be made in the United States. Laureti chief Marcus Paleti said that the company is seriously considering the … Read the full press release

Southampton Professor Matt Westmore named new Chief Executive of Health Research Authority (HRA)

(PRESS RELEASE) SOUTHAMPTON, 8-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Southampton announces the appointment of Professor Matt Westmore from its Faculty of Medicine as Chief Executive of the Health Research Authority (HRA). The HRA is one of a number of bodies … Read the full press release

University of Dundee announces winners of its Enterprise Challenge

(PRESS RELEASE) DUNDEE, 7-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Dundee honours some of the best business brains in its campus as the winners of its Enterprise Challenge, a bi-annual competition by an external judging panel of business experts. The University … Read the full press release

Virgin Media and Scope #WorkWithMe community grows as more inclusive employers joins campaign to address UK’s disability employment crisis

100+ businesses have committed to becoming a more inclusive employer of disabled people including Deloitte, Ford and Unilever More businesses urged to join the #WorkWithMe forum to support disabled people More than a million disabled jobseekers have accessed key employment … Read the full press release