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Study: how urban landscapes of tomorrow can achieve environmental sustainability, social inclusion and economic competitiveness

Enel is strongly committed to circular cities with several projects worldwide, mainly in the domains of electric mobility, storage, renewables, energy efficiency, smart grids, public lighting, building management (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 25-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel (BIT: ENEL), an Italian … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse study: pension situation in Switzerland likely to deteriorate considerably in the future without far-reaching reforms

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 22-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse (SWX: CSGN), a global wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has released its study on retirement provision in Switzerland showing that the path to early retirement is becoming more difficult. … Read the full press release

Professor Sir Steve Smith donates in support of University of Exeter’s first ever Giving Day

(PRESS RELEASE) EXETER, 22-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Exeter, a public research university, has announced that its former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Steve Smith, has supported its first ever Giving Day with a donation of £10,000 to the scholarship … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank’s UK Recovery Tracker: Tourism and recreation sectors in UK outperforming their international counterparts in August 2020

13 of the 14 UK sectors tracked by Lloyds Bank’s UK Recovery Tracker were ahead of the global recovery benchmark in August. Transport was the only UK sector to report a decline in output in August, with automotive, healthcare, chemicals … Read the full press release

Zurich to plant 1 million trees to restore biodiversity at Brazil’s Atlantic Forest

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 21-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announces an exclusive reforestation sponsorship in The Atlantic Forest initiative in Brazil. The targeted, sustainable reforestation project will see 1 million trees planted to transform a barren farmland back … Read the full press release

Dr. Jean-Christophe Rufin to succeed Xavier Darcos as President of Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi (EPA: SAN), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health, has announced it has appointed Dr. Jean-Christophe Rufin as President of the Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation, aimed at reducing inequalities in health … Read the full press release

Savills UK office report: still far too early to assess the true impact of homeworking on businesses

(PRESS RELEASE)LONDON, 17-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Savills, a global real estate services provider, has released a new report on the UK regional office market (excluding central London and the South East). According to the report the UK regional office market … Read the full press release

Ericsson’s ConsumerLab study “Augmenting the daily commute”: 80 percent likely to return to their usual commute post COVID-19

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 16-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has released the latest study from its ConsumerLab titled “Augmenting the daily commute”. The report uncovers consumer behavior both before and during the COVID-19 … Read the full press release

Global survey: COVID-19 will accelerate the shift to a cashless world

Survey results also supported by Standard Chartered’s ATM withdrawals data (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Standard Chartered (LON: STAN), a British multinational banking and financial services company, has released its latest global survey that looks into how COVID-19 … Read the full press release

Liverpool Literary Festival goes virtual, October 9 – 11

(PRESS RELEASE) LIVERPOOL, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Liverpool has announced that this year’s Liverpool Literary Festival will return in the autumn between October 9 and 11 in an online form and will include live-streaming and exciting collection … Read the full press release

Vodafone now UK’s top contributor to The World Community Grid helping academics and scientists fight against COVID-19

Plans in place to become a top 10 global contributor (PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 11-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational telecommunications company Vodafone (LON: VOD) has announced it has become UK’s top daily contributor of computer processing power to the World … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank launches digital enhancements to its educational projects

(PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 8-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank responds to the increased inequalities in the education system caused by the coronavirus pandemic by launching more digital education projects. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic the education system has … Read the full press release

Centre for Economics and Business Research: return to full operation in UK schools could raise GDP by 3.3%, roughly £70 billion a year

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 31-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), one of UK’s leading economics consultancies, has announced that UK’s GDP could stand £70 billion higher when the schools reopen, but part of the swing will … Read the full press release

New EU / AstraZeneca deal to help EU member states access the AZD1222 COVID-19 vaccine at no profit during the pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 14-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global science-led biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN) has announced it signed an agreement with the European Commission (EC) for the supply of up to 400 million doses of the AZD1222 COVID-19 vaccine. Building … Read the full press release

WindEurope: Wind energy key for Europe’s recovery from COVID-19

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 14-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope, Brussels based association active on promoting the use of wind power across Europe, has announced it has analysed the National Energy & Climate Plans (NECPs) and compiled the most important findings for … Read the full press release

Hydro to provide nearly EUR 4 million for the construction of technical school in the Barcarena area, Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 13-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norsk Hydro ASA (OTCMKTS: NHYDY), a Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company, has announced it has signed an agreement with the Government of Pará to include the Barcarena School of Work and Production, … Read the full press release

Climate change experts and scientists will meet virtually to advance work on the Second Order Draft of IPCC’s Working Group II Assessment Report

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 11-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The UN body for assessing the science related to climate change the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced it will have its virtual meeting held from 17 to 28 August 2020 … Read the full press release

COVID 19: KfW Development Bank to finance four hospitals in Iraq to help them prepare for the peak of the pandemic expected in autumn

(PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 10-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Frankfurt, Germany based KfW Development Bank (KfW Entwicklungsbank GmbH) has announced it will provide funding for four hospitals in Iraq on behalf of the Federal Government. Funds will be used to help prepare … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and EVBox to color the public chargers in Amsterdam during Dutch Pride Week in support of LGBTQ youth

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 24-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall and EVBox, Amsterdam based electric vehicle charging solutions provider, have announced that a team of volunteers from both companies have rainbow colored the public chargers in Amsterdam in … Read the full press release

Co-op Funeralcare report: 9.7 million mourners had no chance to say their last goodbye at their loved one’s funeral

UK’s leading funeral provider estimates that 9.7 million mourners have been denied the opportunity to say their last goodbye at their loved one’s funeral 59% of bereaved UK adults said their grief process has been negatively affected by the lockdown … Read the full press release

COVID-19: preserving people’s health is as important as reviving the economy – researchers

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 13-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — An international team of researchers from the University of Cambridge, the University of Bern, BRAC University and the National Heart Foundation in Bangladesh have found that strategies for the safe reopening of low … Read the full press release

Generali pays tribute to its 150,000 plus agents through its first ever global advertising campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 13-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Italian insurance company, Generali announces the launch of its first-ever Global Advertising Campaign in its 189-year history. The campaign celebrates and empowers Generali’s 150,000 agents, illustrating how Generali is a true Lifetime Partner … Read the full press release

Capgemini research: significant majority of consumers change their purchase preferences based on social responsibility, inclusiveness, or environmental impact

Capgemini research highlights a strong connection between sustainability and core-business benefits including increased customer loyalty and brand revenue (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini’s in-house think tank Capgemini Research Institute has released its new report titled “Consumer Products … Read the full press release

Savills survey reveals physical office space remains a necessity but is set to change

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 24-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — International real estate advisor Savills has undertaken a survey which explores how people have responded to working from home and what the future impacts on office space might be. The survey reveals that … Read the full press release

Hydro to donate thousands of food baskets to people near its operations in the state of Pará in northern Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 19-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company Hydro has announced it is making its second donation in Brazil since the country was severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The company will donate 11,000 food … Read the full press release

Pierre Koukjian and Cedric Koukjian, Designer Duo in Collaboration with Bulgari

At the eve of the sculpture biennale SINCE studio and Louis Vuitton group are exhibiting a selection of the designers’ sculptures in their Bulgari flagship store (PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — After the success of its first edition … Read the full press release

Pierre Koukjian et Cédric Koukjian, Duo de designers en collaboration avec Bulgari

À la veille de la biennale de sculpture, le studio SINCE et le groupe Louis Vuitton exposent une sélection des sculptures des designers dans leur magasin-phare Bulgari (PRESS RELEASE) GENÈVE, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Après le succès de sa première … Read the full press release

Amey launches Bounceback Innovation Challenge to find solutions to ensure people remain safe and productive amid COVID-19 pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) OXFORD, 11-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading supplier of consulting and infrastructure support services, Amey puts its innovation capability into use by launching the Bounceback Innovation Challenge to develop solutions that will help the industry better cope with the … Read the full press release

Concern for the oceans drives consumers to ‘vote with their forks’ for sustainable seafood

One in three fear their favourite fish will be off the menu by 2040 (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 8-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — High levels of concern for our oceans are driving a new wave of consumer activism, research for the Marine … Read the full press release

New data from AstraZeneca’s renal medicines will be presented at the 57th European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Virtual Congress

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 5-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced it will present new data across continuum of care from its broad renal portfolio during the 57th virtual congress of the European Renal Association – … Read the full press release