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NEW YORK & LONDON & PARIS-Tuesday 22 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Moody's ESG Solutions announced today that V.E has provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on Desjardins’ Sustainable Bond Framework. The framework will be used to finance and refinance projects tied to eight environmental categories and three social categories, including Renewable Energy, Green Buildings, and Affordable Housing. In V.E’s opinion, the framework is aligned with the four core components of the Green Bond Principles (2018) and the Social Bond Principles (2020).

“In our assessment, the bonds issued via this framework will provide an ‘advanced’ contribution to sustainability objectives, as we see significant and consistent evidence that the proceeds will be allocated to environmentally and socially focused projects throughout Canada and several emerging markets,” said Patrick Mispagel, Managing Director – Sustainable Finance ... Read more »

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SHENZHEN, China-Tuesday 22 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Announced at an exclusive digital event, RELX International launched its initiative, RELX Pledge, centered around the protection of minors, consumers, and economic livelihoods respectively.

At the event, RELX International pledged to contribute to the communities in which it operates, under three key pillars: Guardian Program, Golden Shield, and Green Shoots.

Speaking at the conference, Leina Chedid, Head of Marketing for the Middle East and North Africa, discussed RELX International’s Guardian Program – a initiative that stretches from product development to sales, preventing and discouraging the use of vape products by minors through joint efforts with retailers to step up on-site identification.

Leina Chedid said: “Since our inception, youth prevention has been an integral part of RELX International’s core company values. Our Guardian Program applies acro ... Read more »

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FREMONT, Calif.-Tuesday 22 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]


News Highlights:

  • MFA expands mission to support 5G private networks by creating Uni5G™ Technology Blueprints, based on existing 3GPP 5G specifications, that will enable enterprises to deploy their own 5G private networks in unlicensed, shared and locally licensed spectrum
  • The International Telecommunications Un ... Read more »
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Extension of program membership to Asia-Pacific follows USA, Canada, and Middle East-North Africa

REDWOOD CITY, Calif-Friday 18 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- i2c, a leading provider of digital payment and banking technology, today announced the extension of its membership in Visa’s Fintech Fast Track program to the Asia-Pacific region (AP), making it the first company to become an enablement partner in all four regions of the acclaimed program. As an enablement partner, i2c helps lay the foundation for fintechs to build and expand their products locally, regionally or globally over its single stack, modular platform.

Designed to accelerate the process of integrating with Visa, the Fintech Fast Track program brings together services and expertise to support fintech companies in their efforts to launch payments solutions. Partners leverage the payment network’s reach, capabilities, and security to realize faster onboarding times, and al ... Read more »

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Third Annual ESG Report Details Company’s Focus on Furthering Economic Prosperity, Promoting the Integrity of Global Money Movement, and Advancing Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

DENVER-Tuesday 22 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today released its 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, spotlighting the company’s commitment to its stakeholders through an evolved ESG strategy and actions aligned to its key ESG priorities.

“2020 reinforced the importance of collective action to address global challenges,” said Hikmet Ersek, Western Union’s President and CEO. “Following a year in which borders were sealed and economies struggled, we emerged with an even sharper focus on our role as a connector of people and businesses globally. Our ESG efforts are closely aligned to this vie ... Read more »

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Doha, Qatar-Tuesday 22 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

QNB, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, was announced as the Official Regional Supporter of the first FIFA Arab Cup 2021™, a mega event that will bring together 23 Arab nations from North Africa and the Middle East in a strong competition between 30 November and 18 December in Qatar.

This is the first edition of the FIFA Arab Cup™ and QNB, the patron of major sports events in Qatar as well as regional and global tournaments, is determined to play a key role in supporting the event. It is worth mentioning that QNB is also the sponsor of Qatar’s national football team, who is representing Qatar at the FIFA Arab Cup™.

The nations participating in the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ include: Qatar (host nation), Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen, Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Sou ... Read more »

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Gov. Lamont welcomes approximately 200 new jobs in a boost to Connecticut’s economy

The U.S. plays a critical role in PMI’s mission to create a smoke-free future

NEW YORK-Tuesday 22 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Philip Morris International (PMI) (NYSE:PM) today announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters to Connecticut from New York. The move, which was facilitated with the support of Gov. Ned Lamont’s office, will bring approximately 200 jobs to the state—providing a boost to the state’s economy. The new headquarters is expected to be operational by summer 2022.

“Connecticut offers a valuable mix of technological know-how, future-forward thinking, and an open-minded approach to problem-solving,” said Jacek Olczak, CEO of PMI. “We consider it an ideal location for our new U.S. head office, where we will be working to more quickly achieve our vision of a smoke-free future. We are ... Read more »

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TOKYO-Tuesday 22 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that Osamu Nagayama, Chairperson of Toshiba’s Board of Directors, has issued an open letter to the company's shareholders.

The full text of the letter is as follows:

Dear Shareholders

As the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Toshiba Corporation ("Toshiba", the "Company"), I would like to express my deep regret regarding recent unacceptable events at the Company which have eroded your trust in us.

You would have seen that we have already taken decisive and immediate action following the release of the Investigation Report, amending the slate of nominees for directors, committee members and executive officers ahead of the upcoming AGM on June 25.

I, together with the Board, am fully committed to ensuring we improve your Company's governance fundamentally and enhance its corporate value. Uni ... Read more »

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Leading global manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars will leverage AWS machine learning, analytics, and compute capabilities to accelerate innovation across its road cars department, GT Competitions, Ferrari Challenge, and FORMULA 1 team Scuderia Ferrari

As part of the partnership with Scuderia Ferrari, the AWS logo will debut on the team’s car and drivers’ apparel this weekend at the French Grand Prix and beyond

Companies will develop a new, AWS-powered digital engagement platform for fans of Scuderia Ferrari, offering immersive, personalized content from the track


SEATTLE-Tuesday 22 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that it has entered into an agreement with Ferrari S.p.A. to become their Official Cloud, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence Provider. Together, the companies will accelerate ... Read more »

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Step & Repeat features all-star talent, including celebrity stylist and costume designer Johnny Wujek as the host along with globally renowned celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez, celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons, and CEO and Founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, Claire Sulmers.

SEATTLE & LOS ANGELES-Tuesday 22 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, Glamhive and Mary Kay Global Design Studio announce Step & Repeat, the first-ever style show launching on TikTok. Step & Repeat is a five-week style competition and mentorship program where wardrobe stylists, makeup artists, and hair stylists worldwide compete in the fast-paced environment of TikTok to drive their business success. The international competition is open to all and goes live on June 22 on TikTok.

TikTok's community has been growing at an incredible pace since the start of the pandemic, and unique new talents are being discovered daily on the platform. The most ambitious parlay th ... Read more »
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In three years, the global hospitality company has nearly doubled its footprint in the entertainment capital of the world, poised to support continued recovery of travel with more than 30 hotels in market by the end of 2021

LAS VEGAS-Tuesday 22 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- After revolutionizing the Las Vegas hospitality experience decades ago, Hilton is building on its storied legacy in time for the return to travel by almost doubling its presence in the sought-after global destination over the past three years.

The company is slated to have more than 30 hotels and over 11,000 rooms across 12 brands in the market by the end of 2021. On the heels of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton’s June opening celebration, and just weeks before the anticipated debut of Conrad Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts at the integrated Resorts World Las Vegas complex, Hilton is making an epic return ... Read more »

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