Friday, July 1, 2022

Eaton’s Vehicle Group and eMobility to further expand footprint in Europe

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Power management company Eaton announced its Vehicle Group and eMobility businesses are continuing their expansion into Europe, a rich region in EV tech, with the establishment of a new office and research center in Karlsruhe, Germany. This expansion will complement existing engineering and manufacturing sites in Montrottier, France, and Tczew, Poland. The new office in Karlsruhe will serve as a base for customer interaction and engineering service for Eaton’s Vehicle Group and eMobility customers in the region. The facility will include a new laboratory that enables rapid turnaround in testing Eaton’s latest eMobility products.

Freelance platform Gooby launches their seed round for investment

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Gooby, an innovative platform that aims to facilitate the work of individuals and businesses, has announced the launch of its seed round of investment. The platform was developed to streamline the process by which work is done. Paving the way for individuals and businesses to seek services from a plethora of choices, and for freelancers to capitalize on their talent. Gooby is built to be a no-nonsense platform for freelancers, SME’s and  individuals. The platform features an intuitive search engine that allows buyers to search for gigs posted by freelancers or advertise their requirements through job posts. Once a buyer has submitted their post, freelancers submit proposals, giving the buyer a variety of offers to choose from.

Consortium led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital buys Chelsea FC

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The consortium led by Todd Boehly, chairman and CEO of Eldridge, and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (with its affiliates, Clearlake), announced completion of the ownership transfer of Chelsea Football Club (Chelsea FC). The consortium also includes Hansjörg Wyss, founder of the Wyss Foundation, and Mark Walter, co-founder and CEO of Guggenheim Capital.

INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund to buy a modern Baltics care treatment centre

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INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund (the Fund), a private equity investment fund in the Baltic region, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire one of the most modern medical treatment centres in the Baltic region, located in Birštonas, Nemunas as well as the largest rehabilitation and post-acute care treatment centres in the Baltics, Eglės Sanatorija.

Only 53% of banks will be ready for regulatory reporting in six months

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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.

impact.com creates first Director of People and Culture, Asia Pacific

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impact.com, the world’s leading partnership management platform, has promoted Tanya Suna to the newly created position of Director of People and Culture, APAC to support its rapid growth across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and Southeast Asia and to prepare for its launch into India in 2023. Tanya joined impact.com three and a half years ago as People Development Manager, APAC and has over 20 years’ experience in digital, media and tech startups.

New report: Cyber threat rises as criminals and state actors collaborate

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FS-ISAC, the global cyber intelligence sharing community solely focused on financial services, announced the findings of its annual Global Intelligence Office report, Navigating Cyber 2022. The report found that the rapid digitization of the financial services sector has led to a rise in global cyber threats in 2021, specifically the acceleration of high-profile cyber-attacks targeting third-party suppliers and critical zero-day vulnerabilities. This led FS-ISAC to increase its Regional Cyber Threat Levels an unprecedented three times in 2021.

Mimecast opens office in Singapore to continue expansion in Asia Pacific

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Cyber resilience company Mimecast Limited, has announced it is continuing its expansion in APAC by establishing an office in Singapore as a regional hub for focus on South-East Asia. The company has appointed Stanley Hsu as its Regional Vice President, to help improve the cybersecurity posture of organisations and supply chains, in this expansion in the APAC region. For Mimecast, South-East Asia is a focused strategic growth market.

Ant Group to grant free patent access to its green computing technologies

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Ant Group announced that it has joined the Low Carbon Patent Pledge and made certain green computing patents available for free to low carbon innovators around the world. Ant Group joins other global leaders in low-carbon innovation like Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Microsoft and Meta, in making these tech more accessible to address climate change.

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.