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La fragilità accomuna sia chi commette l’abuso che chi lo subisce

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Gli esperti che si sono confrontati con gli operatori del servizi di riabilitazione psichiatrica riuniti oggi a San Colombano al Lambro sono d’accordo: le persone sono fragili, vanno maneggiate con cura perché si rompono facilmente. Proprio per questo occorre tener presente questa fragilità della persona, in quanto in particolari condizioni questa può trasformarsi in una vera e propria vulnerabilità cioè nella predisposizione a ricevere ferite, non sempre di facile guarigione. “Questo è particolarmente evidente nell’ambito dell’abuso di qualsiasi natura esso sia: fisico, sessuale, sociale, istituzionale. Paradossalmente, quindi, sia il soggetto abusante che quello abusato esprimono la stessa fragilità esistenziale: il primo nella deviazione verso modalità comportamentali non consone alla forza morale che l’essere umano dovrebbe possedere, il secondo nell’essere esposto all’arbitrio di un’altra persona” ha spiegato Salvino Leone, medico, specialista in Ostetricia e Ginecologia, responsabile dell’ambulatorio di ginecologia generale dell’Ospedale Buccheri La Ferla di Palermo, che introducendo convegno su “La dimensione della fragilità nell’essere umano”, organizzato dal priore fra Salvino Zanon e dal Direttore di struttura Angelo Gipponi presso il centro Sacro Cuore di San Colombano al Lambro (MI), anche allo scopo di ricordare la figura di san Riccardo Pampuri.
Il convegno ha visto impegnati tra gli altri fra Gian Carlo Lapic, superiore del centro Sant’Ambrogio di Cernusco sul Naviglio, e Flavio Cruciatti, antropologo. “Sul piano istituzionale, in modo particolare la vulnerabilità si manifesta in abusi di carattere omissivo (incuria, discuria, ipercura); in abuso fisico; in abuso emotivo in cui il care giver diventa pain giver ; in abuso sessuale. Su quest’ultimo accanto alla “classiche” manifestazioni di abuso sessuale dobbiamo registrare l’attuale e pericoloso fenomeno del sexting , diffuso soprattutto tra i giovani, cioè l’invio di immagini sessuali il più delle volte ritraenti se stessi o compagni, inviate via SMS o postate sui social” ha spiegato Leone.

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Sempre più dinamico il comparto agroalimentare in Sicilia

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È quanto emerge dal Rapporto sulla Competitività dell’Agroalimentare nel Mezzogiorno, presentato oggi da ISMEA, Fiere di Parma e Federalimentare presso l’Università degli Studi di Salerno.Lo studio evidenzia come i recenti mutamenti dello scenario globale abbiano sostenuto una crescita senza precedenti delle esportazioni del Made in Italy alimentare, grazie a una ritrovata coerenza del modello di specializzazione agroalimentare italiano con le tendenze della domanda mondiale, che ha spinto l’export agroalimentare del Sud a toccare la cifra di 7 miliardi di euro nel 2018.Nel Mezzogiorno, nonostante il consistente e duraturo impatto della crisi economica iniziata nel 2008, il permanere di un tessuto imprenditoriale caratterizzato da imprese medio-piccole e, più in generale, la conferma di alcuni storici limiti allo sviluppo economico, il settore agroalimentare è cresciuto, nell’ultimo triennio, in termini di valore aggiunto – che supera i 19 miliardi di euro -, di numero di imprese – 344 mila imprese agricole e 34 mila imprese dell’industria alimentare – e di occupati, che si attestano a circa 668 mila unità, pari al 10% del totale occupati al Sud.Anche il confronto con il Centro-Nord mette in evidenza come, nello stesso periodo, il fatturato dell’industria alimentare sia cresciuto più al Sud (+5,4%) che nel resto del Paese (+4,4%).La specifica composizione settoriale, l’elevata incidenza delle medie imprese – che si sono rivelate quelle più dinamiche e in grado di adattarsi ai mutati scenari – oltre che il determinante contributo delle imprese di più recente costituzione, hanno consentito all’agroalimentare del Mezzogiorno di ottenere performance di tutto rispetto e, in taluni casi, superiori a quelle dei corrispondenti settori del Centro-Nord.Performance positive hanno riguardato soprattutto alcune filiere come caffè, cioccolato e confetteria (+14%), prodotti da forno (+18%), olio (+21%); in generale, un rinnovamento generazionale e la presenza di imprese più giovani hanno determinato maggiore dinamicità e capacità di rispondere alle esigenze del mercato.Tra gli elementi più critici, soprattutto pensando alla necessità di agganciare il treno dell’innovazione, preoccupano i bassi livelli di immobilizzazioni nelle imprese del Mezzogiorno e il fatto che esse siano sostanzialmente tecniche con poca attenzione a quelle immateriali.
“L’agroalimentare nel Mezzogiorno riveste un ruolo sempre più rilevante, con primati in molti settori e una buona tenuta economica, segnali positivi che vanno letti con attenzione – ha dichiarato Fabio Del Bravo; occorre rafforzare adeguatamente la fase agricola e la sua integrazione con la parte a valle della filiera, favorire gli investimenti – soprattutto in innovazione – e prendere atto dei limiti, per esempio strutturali, individuando percorsi che già nel breve possano portare benefici: una maglia produttiva di dimensioni piccole è certamente un problema su molti fronti, ma lo è molto di più per le produzioni standardizzate che fronteggiano concorrenza di prezzo, piuttosto che per i prodotti differenziati del made in Italy. Incentivare forme di aggregazione e l’orientamento a produzioni tipiche che in quest’area hanno ancora molte potenzialità inespresse, può rivelarsi una leva strategica importante e può avviare un percorso di successo realmente attuabile”.

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Campidoglio, al via gara acquisto treni metro A-B

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Il dipartimento Mobilità e trasporti ha pubblicato la procedura di gara per la fornitura di 20 treni delle metropolitane A-B e B1 di Roma. Il primo contratto applicativo prevede l’acquisto dei primi 14 convogli di cui 12 andranno a servizio della linea B e 2 a potenziamento della linea A, per una cifra pari a 134,4 milioni.A gennaio 2019 è stata sottoscritta la Convenzione tra il ministero delle Infrastrutture e Roma Capitale per il finanziamento degli interventi e lo sviluppo infrastrutturale per un totale di 425,52 mln.“Nuovi treni per un servizio più puntuale ed efficiente a beneficio della nostra città. Investimenti importanti che consentiranno di aumentare la qualità del servizio, la sua frequenza e il comfort degli utenti. Risorse che si aggiungono a quanto già destinato per la manutenzione delle infrastrutture”, dichiara la Sindaca di Roma Virginia Raggi.“Abbiamo definito – spiega l’assessore alla Città in Movimento Pietro Calabrese – un programma puntuale e realizzato interventi sugli armamenti e scambi dei binari. Ora queste risorse vanno a rinnovare una flotta di treni che sconta un gap infrastrutturale decennale”.

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Certificazione B Corp per Euro Company

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Euro Company nel 2018 è diventata una Società Benefit e ora ha ottenuto una delle più importanti certificazioni internazionali che attesta i valori sociali e l’impegno ambientale che contraddistinguono l’azienda di Godo di Russi (RA), obiettivi al di fuori del solo profitto economico. Si tratta della Certificazione B Corporation (o B Corp), rilasciata dall’ente no-profit statunitense B Lab. Le B Corporation sono aziende che stanno riscrivendo il modo di fare impresa: questo perché la loro attività economica crea un impatto positivo su persone e ambiente, lavorando in maniera responsabile, sostenibile e trasparente e perseguendo uno scopo più alto del solo guadagno. La certificazione B Corp abbraccia l’intera azienda, coprendo quattro aree d’impatto: lavoratori, comunità, ambiente e clienti. Il processo di certificazione è rigoroso e richiede di dare evidenza delle proprie attività socialmente ed ecologicamente responsabili, tra cui forniture energetiche, spreco e uso dell’acqua, retribuzione dei lavoratori, paro opportunità e trasparenza aziendale.Euro Company già da diversi anni ha individuato cinque punti cardine per la propria attività: promuovere la cultura del benessere fisico e spirituale, attraverso una sana e corretta alimentazione; fondare le proprie relazioni commerciali sulla sostenibilità economica, sociale e ambientale; sostenere la comunità scientifica e le associazioni di volontariato; creare un ambiente di lavoro in cui crescere ed essere felici; diffondere e condividere tutto quanto possa portare un beneficio tangibile alle persone e al pianeta. Valori reali come testimoniato ora anche dalla certificazione B Corp.Euro Company fa ora parte di una comunità di oltre 2.600 aziende in tutto il mondo, solamente 500 in Europa e meno di 100 in Italia, che hanno ottenuto la certificazione B Corp. Aziende diverse per settore, assetto e dimensioni, tra cui Patagonia, Alpro, Triodos Bank, Alessi, Ecoalf e Innocent, per citarne solo alcune.
Nathan Gilbert, direttore esecutivo di B Lab Europe, afferma: «Siamo lieti di dare il benvenuto a Euro Company nella comunità B Corp. Questo è un movimento di aziende che si impegnano a cambiare il modo in cui opera il business, che credono che il business possa davvero essere una forza per il bene comune. Sappiamo che Euro Company sarà un’importante aggiunta alla community e fonte d’ispirazione per gli altri, contribuendo a diffondere l’idea che possiamo ridefinire il successo negli affari per essere in sintonia con le persone e il pianeta e allo stesso tempo generare profitto». Euro Company s.r.l. Società Benefit è l’azienda di riferimento in Italia nel settore della frutta secca e dei frutti disidratati. Ha sede a Godo di Russi (RA). http://www.eurocompany.it

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Pricing Carbon: The Silver Bullet for the Energy Transition?

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Brugge (Belgium) 18.11.2019 09.45 – 16.00 Verversdijk 16 the IBERDROLA Manuel Marín Chair for European Energy Policy of the Department of Political and Governance Studies (College of Europe) and the Climate Economics Chair (CEC, Université Paris Dauphine, on invitation of the European Economic Studies Department of the College of Europe) will jointly organise a conference entitled “Pricing Carbon: The Silver Bullet for the Energy Transition?”. The conference will be introduced by Prof. Dr. Béatrice DUMONT (Head of the Department of European Economic Studies at the College of Europe), Prof. Dr. Dirk BUSCHLE (Chairholder of the IBERDROLA Manuel Marín Chair for European Energy Policy) and Prof. Dr. Marc BAUDRY (Senior Research Fellow at the CEC and Head of the Economics Department at Université Paris Nanterre).

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CAMS certification training debuts in Azerbaijan

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The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) has partnered with Vendra – a leading training organization in Azerbaijan, to deliver its flagship and industry gold-standard Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) Certification beginning October 2019. The partnership is aimed at advancing the knowledge of professionals and institutions seeking to improve compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and countering of financing of terrorism (CFT) regulations, with an added emphasis on the obligations of correspondent banks to improve such relationships.The push for stronger awareness of the responsibilities of correspondent banks is aimed at helping institutions in Azerbaijan develop a strong compliance culture to understand risks, evaluate their anti-financial crime framework, and embed the appropriate policies, procedures and controls. This will in turn help these institutions meet international standards and recommendations – a critical factor in creating and maintaining correspondent banking relationships.“The practice of correspondent banking is particularly vulnerable to money-laundering and terrorist financing. Correspondent banking services in recent years have become targets for de-risking by major financial institutions and jurisdictions, which leads to reduced financial transparency and financial exclusion,” said Rohit Sharma, CAMS, president and managing director of ACAMS.“Our mission is to end financial crimes and mitigate risk through deep expertise and constant professional development. Our training strives to prepare professionals in the field, and being part of the largest global community of financial crime prevention professionals also means there is a vast pool of knowledge, resources and expertise that can be tapped,” he added.“Vendra is honoured to partner with ACAMS and significantly boost the level of AML/CFT compliance awareness in the country by organizing learning events for local professionals. We anticipate that each financial institution will strive to have a minimum of 1-2 certified AML/CFT personnel, which is consistent with the goal of local regulatory bodies to demonstrate a strong culture of compliance aligned with global standards,” said Leyla Salimzade, CAMS, director of VENDRA LTD.

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Breedon Group plc Transforms Financial Processes With Rimilia’s Artificial Intelligence Software

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Rimilia, a financial technology company, today announced that Breedon Group plc, the leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, implemented Rimilia Cash™ to automate their cash application processes and make their credit collection teams more effective.Breedon operates 80 quarries, 2 cement plants, 40 asphalt plants, 170 ready-mixed concrete and mortar plants, 9 concrete and clay products plants, 4 contract surfacing businesses, 6 import/export terminals, and 2 slate production facilities.
The Breedon Group was searching for ways to more efficiently manage their large volume of payments and the resource-heavy process required to apply these payments. They selected Rimilia Cash, an artificial intelligence (AI) software, to alleviate some of the manual burden of matching payments to invoices.Rimilia Cash was implemented across Breedon Group’s entire business and integrated with their accounting system, Infor SunSystems. As a result, Breedon Group was able to auto-match 82% of their payments and significantly reduce the amount of unapplied cash. The credit collection teams are now more efficient and have access to more accurate information, plus the Breedon Group was able to increase cash flow.

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Afton Chemical Completes Multimillion Dollar Expansion of Japan Technology Center in Tsukuba

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Afton Chemical Corporation, a global leader in the lubricant and fuel additive market, announced the completion of its Japan Technology Center expansion in Tsukuba. Mr. Jon Heese, City Councilor for Tsukuba, jointly opened the Japan Technology Center with Mr. Teddy Gottwald, Chairman and CEO of NewMarket Corporation and Mrs. Regina A. Harm, President of Afton Chemical Corporation, subsidiary of NewMarket.The investment provides an expansion of the analytical and mechanical laboratories to increase lubricant additive testing capabilities. This includes standardized and bespoke tests for transmission fluids, gear lubricants, passenger cars, motorcycles, commercial and off-road vehicles engine oils as well as industrial hydraulic oils. The expanded facility will provide its customers with enhanced technical services such as sample blending, physical/chemical analysis and performance testing that comply with international and Japan unique test methods like ASTM, JIS, JPI, JASO and JCMAS.
The Japan Technology Center’s state-of-the-art chemistry and mechanical laboratories operate with lean processes and tests run are in full compliance with ISO 9001/14001 safety, environmental and quality standards. The state-of-the-art facility houses a team of 17 R&D managers, formulators, technologists, technician and administration staff, increasing the workforce by 100% since the last decade. Afton has an extensive network of research and development and testing facilities in the United States, China, India, Japan and the United Kingdom. At these facilities, testing is conducted to ensure products meet or exceed the latest performance requirements of both OEM and industry specifications. Proprietary tests are developed and field trials are designed to create compelling proof of performance data that helps our customers’ products stand out in their markets.

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Venture Capital Opportunities in United States

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OurCrowd, the global venture investing platform and Israel’s leading venture investor, will join the Millennium Alternative Investment Network® (MAIN®), which provides advisors and individual investors with a streamlined way to discover, research and invest in alternative investment opportunities. The MAIN platform is hosted by Millennium Trust Company, LLC (“Millennium Trust”), the industry’s leading provider of specialized custody solutions. Through MAIN, advisors and investors will have access to OurCrowd’s venture capital investment opportunities through a self-directed IRA.OurCrowd’s global network, top-notch performance and robust deal flow pipeline combine to provide unprecedented instant access to exclusive venture capital opportunities, including OurCrowd’s growing portfolio of 200 promising startups. Millennium Trust provides access to these opportunities to their advisor and investor clients through MAIN, a free research, education and alternative investment resource for advisors and individual investors.

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AHF Board Celebrates Successful Annual Retreat in Chicago

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The Board of Directors for AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, successfully concluded its annual retreat last week in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood for the $1.6 billion nonprofit organization, which currently cares for over 1.3 million people living with HIV or AIDS in 43 countries around the world.The AHF Board then also joined with senior AHF leadership, local and Illinois state elected officials and others to celebrate and cut the ribbon in Humboldt Park for a new, state-of-the-art facility and offices of CALOR, an affiliate of AHF and respected local Chicago nonprofit AIDS group that has been addressing the HIV/AIDS crisis facing the Latinx community in Chicago for nearly 30 years. The Board also toured AHF’s Chicago Out of the Closet store; another AHF affiliate organization, the South Side Help Center; as well as the Hyde Park AHF Healthcare Center.There are approximately 23,000 HIV cases in Chicago and the Latinx community accounts for 18% of those cases. While the incidence of new infections has dropped in the white community and is now flat in the African American community, the Latinx community is the only group in which the numbers of new infections is on the rise.The sixteen-member AHF Board, including three members from Africa as well as several Latinx members, represent nearly 300 years of combined volunteer service to the global AIDS organization.

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American Water Joins Army Representatives to Accept U.S. Department of Energy Award

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American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced today that energy savings and water reduction initiatives at Fort Belvoir, Va., have been selected for a 2019 U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program award. Company and U.S. Army representatives accepted the award during a ceremony at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.The American Water and Directorate of Public Works team deployed a three-part series of water conservation measures across its operations at Fort Belvoir, beginning in 2016. The efforts combined the installation of smart water meters, preventative nitrification testing, and a Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System (NO-DES) that allowed for closed-loop water flushing.This resulted in a significant decrease in water consumption despite growth of Fort Belvoir’s working population. Between 2017 and 2018, consumption decreased by 15 percent even as the population on base grew by 6.5 percent. American Water’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles consist of keeping employees safe and injury-free, and developing them to their fullest potential; being a leader in environmental sustainability; being obsessed with outstanding water quality and customer service; and being the trusted source of everything water.The Federal Energy and Water Management Awards recognize individuals, groups, and agencies for their outstanding contributions in the areas of energy efficiency, water conservation, and the use of advanced and renewable energy technologies at federal facilities. American Water and Fort Belvoir’s award was one of five program awards recognized in 2019.

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Taipei Exchange Reported by Scientific American as a Key Pillar in Taiwan Biotech Ecosystem

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Scientific American (November 2019 issue) has published Taiwan Healthcare & Life Sciences Review, a country-focused report presenting a comprehensive insight on biotech ecosystem of Taiwan. It shines the spotlight on Taiwan´s position in the global biotech boom and growing significance which lures attention of worldwide industry players and investors.Along with key government heads, Chairman of the Taipei Exchange (TPEx), Mr. Philip Chen, comments on the vital role of the capital market in bolstering the biotech sector.Chairman Chen indicated that TPEx has been dedicated in serving SMEs which dominate Taiwan’s business environment. The World Bank in its research highlights TPEx as one of the key global exchanges that enable SMEs’ funding.To make the capital market more accessible for early-stage businesses with proven technologies that demonstrate market potential, TPEx has identified particular listing criteria which apply to “technology-based enterprises” since 1997. It allows the applicant companies free from requirements of profitability and corporate existence years under certain condition.
Chen explained further about TPEx´s competitiveness in the region. For biotech companies, the costs involved in an IPO on TPEx are more realistic than those on other major markets. Besides, TPEx’s listing requirements are more relaxed compared to those of the neighbor Exchanges.Some of the listing criteria that are applicable in HKEX and SSE like minimum market capitalization, approval documents for phase II clinical trials of at least one product, and the cornerstone investors are simply not the requirements set by TPEx.TPEx, which provides a transparent and predictable schedule for the IPO examination process, is comparatively easy for listed companies conducting SPO to meet their subsequent funding needs.

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28th Annual Healthcare Conference

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Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LNTH), the parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. (“LMI”), a global leader in the development, manufacture and commercialization of innovative diagnostic imaging agents and products, today announced Mary Anne Heino, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Credit Suisse 28th Annual Healthcare Conference at 3:35 p.m. MT on Tuesday, November 12 at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ. To access a live webcast of the presentation, please visit the Investors section of the Company’s website at http://www.lantheus.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on the Company’s website for 30 days following the live presentation.
Lantheus Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of LMI, a global leader in the development, manufacture and commercialization of innovative diagnostic imaging agents and products. LMI provides a broad portfolio of products, including the echocardiography contrast agent DEFINITY® Vial for (Perflutren Lipid Microsphere) Injectable Suspension and TechneLite® (Technetium Tc99m Generator), a technetium-based generator that provides the essential medical isotope used in nuclear medicine procedures. The Company is headquartered in North Billerica, Massachusetts with offices in Puerto Rico and Canada.

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Primerica Opens New Technology Innovation Center in Gwinnett County

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Primerica, Inc. (NYSE: PRI), a leading provider of financial services to middle income families in North America, joined Partnership Gwinnett yesterday to celebrate the grand opening of the Primerica Technology Innovation Center (PTIC) in Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta, Georgia. Primerica’s 38,000 square-foot facility, located on Breckinridge Blvd. in unincorporated Gwinnett County, will serve as the epicenter of the company’s digital innovation. The center provides Primerica with the space and cutting-edge tools needed to accelerate digital initiatives and drive business growth.
The new PTIC has room for over 200 employees and is an open space with flexible workstations that enhance team collaboration and innovation while helping to attract and retain creative talent. The workspace is technology-enabled to support employees where and how they want to work.In the past year alone, Primerica added more than 80 new jobs, with over half of those being new technology positions. The company currently has approximately 20 new technology positions available. Headquartered in the City of Duluth, Primerica has been named a Top Workplace by the Atlanta Journal Constitution for six consecutive years from 2014 – 2019 and in 2019, Forbes named Primerica to its 2019 list of America Best Employers for Women.

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28th Annual Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference

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International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a leading global medical products company, will present at the 28th Annual Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., on November 12, 2019. Jay Saccaro, Baxter’s chief financial officer, is scheduled to present at 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time.The live webcast of Baxter’s presentation can be accessed at http://www.baxter.com and will be available for replay through May 10, 2020.
Every day, millions of patients and caregivers rely on Baxter’s leading portfolio of critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products. For more than 85 years, we’ve been operating at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers that make it happen. With products, technologies and therapies available in more than 100 countries, Baxter’s employees worldwide are now building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations.

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Barclays creates new Sustainable and Impact Banking Group

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Barclays today announces the launch of a new Sustainable and Impact Banking group, led by Brian Reilly, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Banking. The newly created group will focus on identifying new, high-growth clients that are solving global environmental and social challenges, and advising existing Banking clients on sustainable growth strategy and finance.
By working in partnership with existing coverage teams at Barclays to both support and lead client relationships, the Sustainable and Impact Banking group will identify and cover new companies, most of them emerging growth companies, focused on sustainability or social impact, and will advise such companies on financing and strategic opportunities. The group will also work with environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) investors, building unique insights into this rapidly growing investor base in order to advise both existing and new clients of Barclays on ESG metrics and positioning.
The new group will build on Barclays’ existing credentials in sustainable banking, having advised on equity offerings and private placements for corporations operating across the ESG space; sustainability-linked credit facilities – including the first ever in the US; and more than $57 billion of green, sustainable or social bonds for clients since January 2018, including the first ever from a UK bank.The Sustainable and Impact Banking group will incorporate the Social Impact Banking initiative, launched in early 2018 under the leadership of Jed Lynch in the Americas and May Jaramillo in EME. The team will also partner closely with Debt Capital Markets, specifically Susan Barron, Global Head of Green and Sustainable DCM, and with the Private Capital Markets team, headed globally by Angus Whelchel. Reflecting the importance of sustainability at Barclays across the entire firm, the Sustainable and Impact Banking team will work with the Sustainability & ESG team to coordinate and contribute to Barclays’ sustainability and climate change strategy, and will leverage the team’s intelligence in global ESG matters.

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