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ATLANTA & ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates-Sunday 7 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Carter Center and The Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE) announced an exciting new partnership to support the Carter Center’s innovative disease elimination efforts in the Americas.

GLIDE, an initiative of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has pledged substantial financial and technological support for the Center’s programs to eliminate two neglected diseases: river blindness (onchocerciasis) in the Amazon rainforest along the Brazil-Venezuela border and lymphatic filariasis (commonly called LF or elephantiasis) throughout Hispaniola, the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The initiative also supports malaria elimination from Hispaniola.

This new partnership will help accelerate progress toward achieving the goals in the newly launched World Health Organization Neglecte ... Read more »

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SPARTANBURG, S.C.-Friday 5 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Milliken & Company is pleased to announce Cindy Boiter has been promoted to executive vice president and president of Milliken’s Chemical Division. Effective March 15, she will step into the role currently held by David Moody as he transitions to a role outside of Milliken.

“It is an exciting appointment for our company, as Cindy will become the first-ever woman division president at Milliken,” shares Halsey Cook, president and CEO for Milliken. “She is uniquely qualified to lead our chemical division thanks to her extensive experience in the division, the acquisitions she has completed and her embodiment of Milliken’s purpose.”

Boiter joined Milliken’s Chemical Division in 2012 as marketing, strategy and business development director and progressed to become the division’s CFO, where she played an integral role in its rapid growth. In 20 ... Read more »

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BEIJING-Saturday 6 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- China has set a gross domestic product (GDP) growth target of over six percent for 2021 and outlined a plan to promote innovation, green development, and common prosperity in the next five years.

Addressing the country's annual legislative session, Premier Li Keqiang on Friday explained how China is going to tackle the numerous challenges it faces in a new development stage.

"China remains in an important period of strategic opportunity for development. Yet, there are changes in both the opportunities and challenges we face," Li said when delivering a government work report at the opening meeting of the fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature.

'Extraordinary year'

Describing 2020 as "an extraordinary year in the history of the People's Republic of China," the premier underscored China's &q ... Read more »

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Clean Energy Systems technology to remove the equivalent of CO2 emissions from 65,000 homes

HOUSTON-Saturday 6 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Schlumberger New Energy, Chevron Corporation, Microsoft and Clean Energy Systems today announced plans to develop a ground-breaking bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration (BECCS) project designed to produce carbon negative power in Mendota, California.

The BECCS plant will convert agricultural waste biomass, such as almond trees, into a renewable synthesis gas that will be mixed with oxygen in a combustor to generate electricity. More than 99% of the carbon from the BECCS process is expected to be captured for permanent storage by injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) underground into nearby deep geologic formations.

By using biomass fuel that consumes CO2 over its lifetime to produce power and then safely and permanently storing the produced CO2, the process is designed to result in net-negative ... Read more »

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Nicole Monson Appointed to Lead COE as Senior Vice President, Equity and Engagement

NEW YORK-Saturday 6 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) announced today that it has established a new Equity and Engagement Center of Excellence (COE). The creation of this new capability underscores The Estée Lauder Companies’ (ELC) core values and commitments to build greater equity and representation within every aspect of its business, from its employees to its consumers.

The Equity and Engagement COE will be led by Nicole Monson, who has been appointed Senior Vice President, Equity and Engagement. Nicole will report directly to Michael O’Hare, Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources.

The events of 2020 and the movement around racial equality have placed a necessary spotlight on every company’s responsibility to take action to advance equal representation, advocacy and inclusion across their o ... Read more »

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BOULDER, Colo. -Friday 5 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

The AES Corporation extends its investment in Uplight and its digital and carbon-free future

Investment will speed development of critical software for a cleaner, more resilient and affordable grid for consumers, support Uplight’s organic and M&A-driven growth, and catalyze international expansion

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Uplight, the technology partner of energy providers transitioning to the clean energy ecosystem, announced today that it has agreed to a new investment from a consortium of investors, co-led by Schneider Electric (EURONEXT:SU), the global leader in sustainable energy solutions; AES (NYSE:AES), a global company accelerating the future of sustainable energy; and a group of private equity investors led by Huck Capital that includes Coatue and Inclusive Capital Partners Spring Fund II. Uplight is valued at $1.5 billion in the transaction, which includes the investment of new equity to support ... Read more »

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Campaign illustrates Dole’s sustainability efforts and goals – for people, for nature and for food


CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Saturday 6 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dole Food Company announced today the launching of an integrated sustainability campaign aimed at amplifying its commitment to the key enterprise-wide sustainability goals launched in 2020 under “The Dole Way.” As a leader in the produce industry for over 150 years, Dole believes in acting on its promise to increase sustainability, transparency, corporate responsibility and trust.

 “The Dole Way” campaign kicked-off with a live, internal event on February 25, led by Dole’s president and chief executive officer, Johan Linden, and will be sustained over the next several months through integrated earned and owned social media efforts.

“The Dole Way” campaign illustrates a path of transformation that will recognize ... Read more »

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & BERKELEY, Calif. & URBANA, Ill.-Saturday 6 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Digital Transformation Institute (DTI) today announced that global energy company Shell is the newest industry partner to join the consortium of universities, national laboratories, and companies that make up the Institute. Shell’s Chief Scientist - Computation and Data Science Detlef Hohl will represent the company in the consortium.

The DTI Industry Partner Program enables leading companies from around the world to engage with DTI researchers and activities and to contribute data sets that will be available for research after anonymization. Industry partners also are encouraged to engage with Institute researchers and collaborate on research projects as well as participate in DTI conferences.

DTI recently released its second call for proposals to fund advanced research projects focused on applying digital transformation and ... Read more »

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COURBEVOIE, France -Friday 5 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

IDEMIA announces the signature of a contract to participate in the UK government’s Document Checking Service (DCS) pilot
The pilot will enable service providers to benefit from instant passport checks by delivering a digital “root of trust”
IDEMIA will incorporate this new capability into its IDway solution harnessing its game-changing biometric facial recognition and document authentication technologies
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pursuant to UK government standards, DCS will provide a powerful new way to help verify UK passport holders’ identity, underpinned by security and user experience. It will help prevent fraud, speed up checks and allow people to prove their identity for both face-to-face and online transactions.

The DCS was previously only available for use in government transactions, however can now be used by pilot-participating private sector firms to check passport in ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Friday 5 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global enters into a Collaboration Agreement with Amman-based tax firm Al-Tillawi & Al-Khateeb Co., adding dimension to the existing capabilities of the organization’s member firm in Jordan.

Founded in 1996, Al-Tillawi & Al-Khateeb Co. provides a wide range of tax and advisory services including corporate and family business, employment, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and social security as well as IT solutions. The firm, led by Managing Partner Waleed Al Tillawi, serves a broad clientele in industries such as power and energy, technology and communication, hotel and tourism, finance and retail.

“Our team’s dedication to transparency and independence have been the driving forces behind the high-quality client services we provide,” Waleed said. “Collaborating with like-minded individuals at Andersen Global will allow us to take our service o ... Read more »

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