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AMR Industry Alliance reports breakthroughs in the responsible manufacturing of antibiotics and positive steps to improve how patients access and use antibiotics. But its report also highlights concerning levels of research and development (R&D) investment.

GENEVA -Thursday 16 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

    Alliance records US$1.6bn annual investment (in 2018) in antimicrobial resistance (AMR)-relevant R&D. Concerning shortfall is in late stage R&D investment where the amount is likely insufficient to meet global health needs and risks undermining early pipeline investments in R&D and new diagnostics. Investments in AMR related products could increase if governments take action to improve antibiotic reimbursement and implement new incentives.
    Alliance takes leadership role in responsible manufacturing of antibiotics, establishing an industry standard for reducing potential environmental risks from antibiotics p ... Read more »

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PARIS -Thursday 16 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

    GE awarded a multi-million dollar project with EDF Renewables and ESB’s Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project to design, supply, construct, and commission substations
    The deal brings together collaborative expertise to flexibly deliver significant efficiencies to EDF Renewables and ESB
    The project will help deliver low-carbon energy to 375,000 Scottish homes1

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) has been awarded a multi-million dollar project for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of onshore and offshore wind substations for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, 12 miles off the Fife coast in Scotland. The offshore wind farm project is jointly owned by EDF Renewables and ESB. EDF Renewables is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies and ESB is an Irish Ener ... Read more »

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EDINBURGH, Scotland-Thursday 16 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- In a world first, KAL ATM Software and Česká spořitelna have rolled out the first ATM running Windows 10 on a Linux Hypervisor.

KAL’s new Kalignite Hypervisor solution, in partnership with Red Hat, is a game-changing solution that allows banks to break free from enforced, costly and disruptive ATM hardware upgrades.

It uses OS-Virtualization technology to solve the long-standing problem of enforced ATM hardware upgrades and decouples the ATM PC-core from the ATM operating system so that software drivers that are unsupported under new Windows operating system versions can be supported by the Linux drivers instead.

Česká spořitelna’s ATM Software Innovation product owner, Jakub Otáhal, explains that the end of support for Windows 7, and the accompanying expense and complexity of upgrading ATM hardware and software to Windows 10, prompted the decision to install Ka ... Read more »

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 As part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, Visa has reached its goal to use 100 percent renewable electricity by 2020 through energy sources like solar and wind.

 


SAN FRANCISCO-Thursday 16 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced the company has met its goal to use 100 percent renewable electricity by 2020, furthering the company’s commitment to lead responsibly and sustainably across the company’s global operations, including 131 offices in 76 countries and four global processing centers.

Since setting the 100 percent renewable goal in 2018, Visa achieved quick action across its global facilities portfolio by advancing to a sustainable mix of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind.

“At Visa, we see both a responsibility and an opportunity to make broad shifts toward a sustainable and inclusive future,” said Al Kelly, chief executive offi ... Read more »

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Linking together risk modeling with core insurance and reinsurance systems for better decision-making.


REGENSDORF, Switzerland.-Thursday 16 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ultimate Risk Solutions (URS) and msg global solutions are pleased to announce a strategic alliance, combining msg global’s deep industry knowledge and development capabilities with Ultimate Risk Solutions’ advanced risk management suite for economic and regulatory capital management, asset modeling, ERM, reserving, and price optimization. The intent of the partnership is to benefit from each other’s core competencies and to add value to both businesses by leveraging existing resources, products, and services.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the URS team,” said Peter Umscheid, msg global CEO. “The URS solutions are a logical extension to our core insurance and reinsurance offerings.”

“Our strategic alliance wi ... Read more »

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Documentary short films highlight effective sustainability action from the international business community, including Philip Morris International’s business transformation


LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Thursday 16 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) is being recognized as one of 50 global sustainability leaders from the international business community in a new documentary film project called “50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders,” available on www.50climateleaders.com. PMI’s inclusion, alongside other leading organizations, is recognition of the ways in which the company is viewing its ambitious business transformation through a sustainability lens that encompasses its impact on society and the environment. For PMI, sustainability means creating long‑term value while minimizing the negative externalities associated with its products, operations and value chain.

“Larger ... Read more »

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