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LONDON-Thursday 18 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Moody’s ESG Solutions Group announced today that Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs) has selected Sovereign Climate Risk Scores powered by Moody’s affiliate Four Twenty Seven for use in its ESG evaluation of sovereign risk. The dataset provides a detailed view of the future exposure of the global population, the economy, and agriculture to a range of physical climate hazards.

As the impact of climate factors such as higher temperatures, drought, rising sea levels, and more extreme weather events are expected to increase over time, Goldman Sachs will use the dataset as an input to its own proprietary Sovereign ESG framework. This assessment of climate risk exposure will be combined with qualitative analysis by Goldman Sachs’ investment teams on countries’ capacities to adapt to physical risks.

“Sovereign bonds are an integral part of our fixed income portfol ... Read more »

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INGELHEIM, Germany & BALTIMORE, Md. -Tuesday 16 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

    Through the partnership with the Lieber Institute, Boehringer Ingelheim obtains access to preclinical pipeline candidates of a potential first-in-class approach for the symptomatic treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia.
    The new collaboration further expands Boehringer Ingelheim’s circuitry-based approach to precision psychiatry and solidifies the company’s commitment to provide better treatments for patients living with serious mental health conditions.

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boehringer Ingelheim and the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD) today announced a joint research and licensing collaboration focused on the development of novel centrally acting COMT (catechol-O-methyltransferase) inhibitors for the potential treatment of cognitive deficits in a spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders, including sch ... Read more »

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ZURICH-Thursday 18 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Egon Zehnder, the world’s leadership advisory firm, today announced strong 2020 annual results, despite a challenging year for nearly all businesses. The company reported global revenues of CHF 678 million, down 4.6 percent from all-time high 2019 results at constant exchange rates.

“In a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the related economic crisis and social unrest, the results are a testament to the depth and quality of relationships Egon Zehnder consultants have with clients,” Egon Zehnder CEO Edilson Camara said. “The robust growth posted by our Leadership Assessment, Family Business Advisory, Private Equity and Board Practices last year gave us renewed confidence about the Firm’s prospects in 2021 and beyond. These results also supported our decision to continue expanding our consultant base; we hired 40 new Consultants in 2020.”

The financial results ... Read more »

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 Due to the implementation of a new unified billing system, the operator has cut costs and reduced TTM by up to 5 times

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia-Wednesday 17 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nexign (a part of ICS Holding LLC), a leading Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, and MegaFon, the pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities, have completed the project of unifying billing systems for all 8 MegaFon’s subsidiaries on a single BSS platform. The companies also migrated subscriber data to the new environment with no impact on customers.

The need to go beyond classical telecom services pushed MegaFon to transform the billing core and develop a unified billing system in order to facilitate digital transformation. Among the strategic goals of the project were the reduction of total cost of ownership (TCO) by 20–30% and acceleration of new product launches.

In the course of the pro ... Read more »

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Organizations Can Use ArcGIS to Connect Virtual Models, Solving Business Challenges

REDLANDS, Calif.-Wednesday 17 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced it has joined the Digital Twin Consortium. This authoritative community of users brings together industry, government, and academia to drive consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security, and interoperability of digital twin technology. Esri provides ArcGIS software to organizations across industries, enabling them to connect detailed building information models (BIM) to their natural surroundings, as well as connecting to and collaborating with other networks and systems.

While many organizations have deployed some version of a digital twin to solve a particular challenge, they usually do so on an ad hoc basis without a larger strategy or vision. This has resulted in many siloed models that are fragmented and disconnected from other c ... Read more »

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Collaboration enables the next generation of accurate perimeter surveillance, safety and security applications

SAN JOSE, Calif. -Wednesday 17 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cepton, a leading provider of intelligent, lidar-based solutions, today announced a partnership with top perimeter security solutions provider, Barrier1 Systems. Using Cepton’s Helius™ Smart Lidar System, Barrier1 Systems is adding new layers of intelligence to its physical barrier systems to enable the next-generation of early-warning intrusion detection and onsite safety applications.

North Carolina-based Barrier1 Systems is working with global customers in the public and private sectors to install innovative new solutions that leverage the unique capabilities of Cepton’s Helius system, which combines a network of Vista®-P lidar sensors with edge computing and advanced perception software, to deliver real-time, anonymized, 3D object detection, classific ... Read more »

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• Beyond2020 is a continuation of the 20by2020 initiative, having positively impacted the lives of approximately 110,000 people across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,-Wednesday 17 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Following the widespread success of the 20by2020 initiative in helping deliver vital sustainable solutions to vulnerable communities around the world, the Zayed Sustainability Prize has announced the transformation of the 20by2020 initiative into Beyond2020, establishing it as a flagship platform of the Prize for continuous global outreach.

Beyond2020 represents the second phase of the initiative, which is led by the Zayed Sustainability Prize in partnership with various leading local and international organisations and has, since its launch in December 2019, reached 8 countries across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, and positively impacted approximately 110,000 people during its first phase.

The pioneering ... Read more »

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New syringe barrel size reduces the number of assembly fluid changeovers required for automated manufacturing processes

 

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.-Wednesday 17 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nordson EFD, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN) and a leading precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, introduces the largest sized syringe barrel in its Optimum dispensing components line. The 70cc syringe barrel holds more assembly fluids, such as adhesives, epoxies, sealants, solder pastes, and more, than the other sizes including 3cc, 5cc, 10cc, 30cc, and 55cc. It is ideal for electronic applications such as underfill, potting, and conformal coating.

“We saw a need in the market for the larger sized barrel,” said Felicitas Stuebing, Product Line Manager, Consumables, Nordson EFD. “It will last longer on the production line, causing fewer changeovers, which reduces costs and downtime for manufacturers.”

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Changes to the data-centric software leader’s sales organization to better meet customer needs and power the company’s next stage of growth

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-Wednesday 17 March 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Less than a year after joining global software leader NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) as its President, César Cernuda has announced changes to the go-to-market (GTM) model and global sales organization that will help steer the company into its cloud-led future.

Cernuda is instituting a customer- and partner-centric strategic and operational evolution that will allow NetApp to move to a customer engagement model focused on driving deeper specialization and delivering hybrid cloud expertise powered by digitization. The changes will see the company ramp up its efforts to drive consistency and simplicity across its global sales organization and more aggressively address key markets and segments while reaching new customers and partners.

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