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With less than 3% of the ocean effectively protected, stakeholders call for strengthening global efforts to protect at least 30% of our ocean with a focus on improving the management of existing areas, rather than promoting the establishment of new protection.

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The United Nations Ocean Conference 2022 took place from June 27 to July 1, in Lisbon, Portugal, and brought together more than 5,000 participants, including world leaders, entrepreneurs, youth, influencers, and scientists. The conference aimed to facilitate these stakeholders in finding science-driven innovations and solutions to respond to a multidimensional ocean crisis driven by climate change, overfishing, habitat loss, and pollution.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), with support from Mary Kay Inc., held an event in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Government of Ecuador, the Jocotoco Foundation, the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands, Re:w ... Read more »

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AUSTIN, Texas 
Leading experts to share insights and best practices for organizations to build resiliency, mitigate risk and govern with confidence at the Diligent Modern Governance Summit 2022

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Diligent, the global leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG, today announced keynote speakers and agenda highlights for its annual Modern Governance Summit (MGS), taking place in Austin, Texas and online between September 12-14, 2022.

World-renowned leaders will take the stage to explore key issues like risk and strategy; ethics and compliance; environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG); digital transformation and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers and hear from industry experts in impactful sessions like “The World Hangs in the Balance: Getting ESG Right”; “Living Your Purpose: Putting Your Values and Ethics First in Business& ... Read more »

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On May 11, 2022, Philip Morris Holland Holdings B.V.1 (“PMHH”), an ... Read more »

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HERZOGENAURACH, Germany - Wednesday, 10. August 2022

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sports company PUMA will be joined by celebrities and young activists during its one-day “Conference of the People” in London on September 6, which will discuss solutions for some of the fashion industry’s most pressing sustainability challenges, with a special focus on Gen Z.

Joining Actress, Model and Activist Cara Delevingne, Writer, Director and Broadcaster Reggie Yates will be guiding the audience through the event. The panel discussions on the day will be led by TV Presenter and Paralympic Medalist Ade Adepitan MBE, Sustainable Fashion Journalist Sophie Benson and Vogue Business’ Sustainability Editor Bella Webb. The discussions will focus on waste and product afterlife, using more sustainable materials, managing eco-anxiety, protecting eco-systems and finding ways for the industry to collaborate to achieve results sooner.

“Over the years I’ve mad ... Read more »

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Platform will raise more than $1M with each drop for organizations improving the environment, health & wellbeing, wildlife, and human rights

First Digital Collection, designed by Nate Mohler and benefiting Lonely Whale, No More Plastic & Oceanic Global, drops on August 12 at 2pm ET

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nonprofit funding platform Heroe5™ announced today the creation of The Good Society™ to address the growing need for sustainable funding platforms for charitable organizations. The Good Society becomes the first project focused on Web3 solutions to raise awareness and support global causes working to positively impact our communities.

“The Good Society is a vital next step in the evolution of the fundraising industry: a Web3 platform to create art impact experiences,” said Sebastien Heimann, founding member and CEO of Heroe5 and The Good Society. “As the world moves to Web3, charities need more fundraising tools to stay ahead ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tradewind Finance has closed USD 500,000 in funding for a manufacturer of workwear and linens based in Lahore, Pakistan. The company exports to Europe, the UK, and the United States.

From chef jackets to medical scrubs, the company is invested in producing quality, comfortable attire for a range of frontline professions. With more than two decades in operation, it also has a stake in the region’s huge home textiles industry as a manufacturer of bed linens and towels.

Eyeing expansion, the company sought a lender that could bridge the gap in working capital they faced so they could fulfill existing orders smoothly and capitalize on future growth opportunities. Having evaluated the financing options available to them, they chose Tradewind Finance, known for funding SMEs around the world, as their preferred financial partner. Lower rates, an international presence, and a flexible approach to financing made Tradewind stand out amon ... Read more »

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Forescout to provide industrial control systems expertise to recently expanded JCDC

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forescout Technologies Inc., the global leader in automated cybersecurity, today announced it has joined the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) to further support the U.S. government’s focus on the cybersecurity and resilience of its industrial control systems and operational technology (ICS/OT). Established by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), JCDC connects cyber defenders to enable critical thinking and planning against cyberattacks.

“It’s an honor to be included in the newly expanded JCDC-ICS to share Forescout’s leadership and deep expertise in ICS/OT security,” said Tim Jones, Forescout’s US Federal Government VP of Systems Engineering. “Having worked directly with CISA for years, I know this type of collaboration between industry leaders in cybersecurity is exactly what our nation needs t ... Read more »

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