A new senior role has been established within GRI, the provider of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards, to drive forward fundraising and donor engagement. Jérôme St-Denis has been appointed as Chief Donor Engagement Officer (CDEO), with responsibility for implementing the strategy to strengthen GRI’s grant financing through a diversified development strategy. His role is inclusive of outreach to corporate donors, private foundations and bilateral funders. The CDEO is a member of the GRI Leadership Team.
With ‘work from home’ directives disappearing, employers are considering how to make the workplace appealing once again and how best to welcome back employees into the office. While leaders excited at the opportunity of gathering their teams back to their offices, many employees are keen to maintain a work-life balance that they have become accustomed to, and indeed many businesses are benefiting from, with more of a hybrid working model.
2C2P, a global payments platform and Ant Group announced a strategic partnership to accelerate digital payment adoption and innovation. The partnership, upon completion, will see Ant Group becoming the majority shareholder of 2C2P. Through the strategic partnership, 2C2P’s extensive pool of merchants inclusive of global and regional brands will be connected with Alipay+, extending its current 250 payment options offering to include even more e-wallets and local payment methods. With this, merchants will benefit from a wider geographical reach, connecting seamlessly to over one billion consumers globally.
Conviva, a continuous measurement analytics platform, announced its availability on Google Cloud Marketplace, expanding its partnership with Google Cloud and enabling seamless procurement and consolidated billing through a single channel.
Bittrex Global, a digital asset exchange, welcomes the YellowHeart Protocol, an NFT platform poised to disrupt the ticketing and music industries, to its Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) platform, Bittrex Global Starting Block. By using blockchain technologies, the YellowHeart Protocol is transforming what tickets can do and how they are created, sold and resold. Through the protocol, tickets are now offered as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and enhanced with new capabilities enabled by the HRTS (pronounced “Hearts”) utility token. NFT tickets offer music, video, and engaging experiences. They enable artists to communicate with their fans and provide artists and venues with a share of the proceeds any time a ticket is resold.
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.
Trintech, a global provider of cloud-based financial close solutions for the Office of Finance, announced the appointment of Monna Nevils as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). With a focus on employees, Nevils will help Trintech continue to build an engaged, inclusive, and high-performing culture. She will lead all aspects of human resources, including talent acquisition, learning and development, organizational development and effectiveness, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion programs, and benefit systems.
Litera, a global company in legal technology solutions, announced that Avaneesh Marwaha has decided to step into a new role with the organization as Chairman of the Board. Following this appointment, Avaneesh and the Board are delighted to announce that Sheryl Hoskins will join the company as Litera’s new Chief Executive Officer. Hoskins brings extensive expertise in scaling enterprise software businesses and is uniquely suited to meet Litera’s ambitions to satisfy the growing needs of its customers in the global legal market.
Tenable®, Inc., a Cyber Exposure firm, announced changes to its deal with ServiceNow® that bolster The Now Platform® with asset inventory and vulnerability data from Tenable.ot™. Utilising Tenable’s unified assessment and remediation guidance, this new integration streamlines asset inventory and centralises IT and operational technology (OT) remediation workflows across converged industrial environments.
MYPINPAD, a company in mobile-based payments acceptance and digital authentication solutions, and SmartPesa, a provider of payments and agency banking solutions, have agreed to merge. The combined entity will operate under the MYPINPAD brand.