A report from Avanade, a Microsoft solutions provider, and EFMA, a non-profit organisation created by leading banks and insurers, has found that many banks are not on course to meet their environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. The report, entitled “Taking sustainability seriously: Are banks ready?”, highlights how banks and financial institutions are under increasing regulatory pressure to track and monitor their ESG progress.
7Hills for Social Development, a Jordan-based non-profit, has been awarded the Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support (SIARA) 2022, organized by The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a UAE-based humanitarian firm dedicated to helping refugees.
Motorola Solutions has extended interconnected communications to Kansai International Airport, the fifth major airport in the country to deploy mission-critical communications based on the TETRA standard. Motorola Solutions with its partner, Nippon Airport Radio Services Co. Ltd, deployed the communication system to Kansai, following the successful integration of Narita, Naha, Haneda and Chubu international airports between 2016 and 2019.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is receiving applications from exhibitors, companies, and visitors to reserve their stands and participate in the 24th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show (DSS).
Blackstone announced that real estate funds and private equity funds managed by Blackstone (Blackstone) have completed the acquisition of Crown Resorts Limited (Crown) in the largest transaction to date for the firm in Asia Pacific (APAC). The transaction comprises three premium resort and casino properties in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
To encourage inclusive, resilient, and sustainable economic growth through empowering women, the B20 Indonesia Women in Business Action Council (B20 WiBAC) held a forum on the theme of Accelerating Inclusion of Women MSMEs in The Global Economy on June 17th.
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution (IIS) was deployed in Helsinki, Finland to collect traffic data and improve road safety. The project showed the value of IIS in multimodal traffic classification, and in near miss collision detection and monitoring.
The fifth China International Import Expo will take place from November 5-10 this year. Buoyed by its opening-up policy, continuous optimization of the business environment and strong economic resilience, China will remain a hot investment destination in the years to come, said global experts at the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2022 in Davos, Switzerland.
Philip Morris International Inc. is calling for European policymakers to consider the millions of adult smokers who are turning to the illicit market instead of switching to better alternatives. The 2021 KPMG annual study on illicit cigarette consumption, commissioned by PMI, reveals that illicit cigarette consumption increased by an estimated 3.9%—or 1.3 billion cigarettes—last year, reaching 35.5 billion cigarettes consumed across EU member states. Meanwhile, the study estimates that total EU cigarette consumption declined over the same period.
BELFOR, provider of disaster recovery services, and SSG, Scandinavian damage restoration firm, have joined forces to strengthen their service offering in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. BELFOR, with over 12.500 employees in 500+ locations throughout the world, covers the whole value chain in disaster recovery - from damage assessment, first mitigation measures, restoration to reconstruction services for small, large and technically complex losses.