Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Huge disparity between businesses and British public on sustainability

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A new survey by the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business and carried out by YouGov has shown a huge disparity between public opinion on how businesses should behave when it comes to environmental and how businesses are conducting themselves. The Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business is an initiative from Birmingham Business School. The Centre is funded by Lloyds Banking Group, but operates independently, to help develop insight for businesses to work towards a responsible future in business. 

UpLink and HCL fund ten projects to tackle the global freshwater crisis

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Securing the global freshwater ecosystems, under increasing threat from climate change, population growth and consumer demand, has become more critical than ever. To tackle this escalating crisis, UpLink, the open innovation platform of the World Economic Forum, in partnership with global conglomerate HCL Group, has announced ten water-focused entrepreneurs who will share CHF1.75m ($1.9m) from HCL Group to scale their innovations.

Oliver Wyman and GFT to build new Islamic digital bank in Malaysia

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The digital revolution has taken a quantum leap throughout the global financial services industry over the last decade. In Asia-Pacific alone, there have been over 20 new digital bank licenses issued with more to come in Malaysia. The global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman and technology and software engineering leader GFT are supporting Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia (ARBM) to design, build and launch a cloud-based digital bank. To set new standards of excellence for Islamic banking in Malaysia, ARBM will undertake a complete digital redesign of their products, services, and channels for this new digital bank.

Airwallex partners with Atome to enable BNPL option for merchants

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Global fintech platform Airwallex announced a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) functionality in partnership with Atome, Asia’s leading BNPL brand. Announced at this year’s Singapore Fintech Festival, the collaboration will enable Airwallex merchants1 to offer BNPL as a payment option to shoppers across Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Transphorm expands global footprint with GaN application lab in China

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Transphorm, Inc. —a pioneer in and a global supplier of high reliability, high performance gallium nitride (GaN) power conversion products—announced it has opened a new office in Shenzhen, China. As a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE), the site will house staff responsible for enhancing local customer support, sales, and marketing efforts.

AWS and HKSTP cohort to advance tech and innovation in Hong Kong

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) announced a collaboration, aiming to foster a robust Innovation and Tech (I&T) ecosystem in Hong Kong. AWS and HKSTP will launch programs under four key pillars to drive innovation of IT firms, startups, and researchers throughout the growth cycle – Research & Development, Technology Simulation, Co-incubation, and Talent and Culture Cultivation.

Medline International to acquire medical products supplier ASID BONZ

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Medline International B.V., a manufacturer of healthcare supplies in Europe, and Medi-Globe Group, headquartered in Germany, announced that Medline has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of shares of ASID BONZ GmbH from Medi-Globe Group. ASID BONZ is a leading supplier to hospitals in Germany, offering high-quality surgery, anesthesia, ward-supply and urology products. ASID BONZ was founded in 1811 and is known worldwide for the development of the first anesthetic ether. In 2021, ASID BONZ recorded over 30million Euros in revenues and served over 1100 hospitals in Germany.

FS-ISAC leads the financial sector in live-fire cyber exercise locked shields

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FS-ISAC, the global cyber intelligence sharing community solely focused on financial services, announced that it will lead the financial services sector scenario in NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) Exercise Locked Shields this year, the world’s largest and most complex live-fire cyber exercise, taking place 19-22 April, 2022. Locked Shields facilitates systematic, multinational, multi-sector, public-private cyber defense cooperation and coordination to prepare against nation-state threats. The exercise, held annually since 2010, tests national, civilian, and military IT systems’ ability to protect vital services and critical infrastructure by simulating a series of realistic, large-scale cyber attacks against a fictional country.

Smiths Detection to supply security screening equipment to ICN Airport

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Smiths Detection, a company in security screening tech, announces that it has been awarded a contract through their local partner, Donggok Precision Co., Ltd, to supply leading-edge passenger baggage screening equipment at Incheon International Airport’s (ICN) Terminal 1. Following a successful trial period, Smiths Detection will be providing ten HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX scanners, which use Computed Tomography (CT) technology to generate 3D images that deliver a very high level of detection and low false alarm rates.

Nominations for SolarWinds IT Pro Day 2022 Awards now officially open

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Nominations for the IT Pro Day 2022 Awards are open online at ITProDay.org. Created by SolarWinds, a provider of simple, powerful, and secure IT management software, the event recognises the often unseen work IT pros do to keep our computer networks functional.