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European Union Film Festival 2020 & Italy’s Presentation “The Goddess of Fortune”

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 novembre 2020

November 14 to November 16. This year, the European Union Film Festival will be presented online. Presented by the Embassy of Italy in Canada, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto and the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver. Opening remarks by H.E. Claudio Taffuri, Ambassador of Italy to Canada. Italy’s presentation at the 16th edition of the European Union Film Festival is The Goddess of Fortune / La dea fortuna (2019), by award-winning director, Ferzan Özpetek Ignorant Fairies, Facing Windows, Naples in Veils), with Stefano Accorsi (The Last Kiss, Ignorant Fairies), Edoardo Leo (18 Presents) and Jasmine Trinca (The Son’s Room). The Goddess of Fortune (2019) has been nominated for and has won several awards, including two Davide di Donatello nominations (David of the Youth for Özpetek and Best Original Screenplay for Özpetek, Gianni Romoli, Silvia Ranfagni) and two wins (Best Song for Diodato and Best Actress for Jasmine Trinca). This year, the European Union Film Festival will be presented online. Presented by the Embassy of Italy in Canada, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto and the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver. Opening remarks by H.E. Claudio Taffuri, Ambassador of Italy to Canada. An interview with Ferzan Özpetek will follow the movie. Co-presented by the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) and Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. The film will be available for screening for 48 hours as of Saturday, November 14 at 2AM EST / GMT-4. Please note that once you begin watching the film, you will have 24 hours to finish watching

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Beacon Roofing Supply Named to Fortune 500

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 16 giugno 2019

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (Nasdaq: BECN)(“Beacon” or the “Company”) announced today that it was named to the 2019 Fortune 500, published by Fortune Magazine in June of each year. This is Beacon’s debut appearance in the Fortune 500, where it ranked as No. 464 among all companies included in the survey.“Being named to the Fortune 500 is a significant milestone,” said Paul Isabella, Beacon’s President and CEO. “Our position as one of the 500 largest companies in the United States is a testament to our ability to execute our growth plans, both organically and as our industry’s leader in strategic acquisitions. This prestigious achievement is only a beginning for us, as we expect to ascend closer to the top of the Fortune 500 each year through our proven growth initiatives and industry-leading innovations like Beacon Pro+.”
The Fortune 500 ranks the 500 largest U.S. corporations by total revenue for their respective fiscal years. The 2019 list reflects annual results for the most recent fiscal year ending prior to January 31, 2019. According to Fortune, “Companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years. Included in the survey are companies that are incorporated in the U.S. and operate in the U.S. and file financial statements with a government agency. This includes private companies and cooperatives that file a 10-K or a comparable financial statement with a government agency, and mutual insurance companies that file with state regulators.”

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Barclays Named To Fortune Magazine’s Change the World List For the First Time

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 agosto 2018

Barclays has been named on Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World List. The list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. Barclays is one of only four banks on the list and appears for the first time this year.“I couldn’t be prouder of Barclays’ inclusion in this year’s Change the World list, and of the recognition of the success of our programmes,” commented Stephen Doherty, Group Head of Corporate Relations at Barclays. “Citizenship is part of the way we do business at Barclays – by helping our clients, customers and communities make a positive social impact.” Barclays, which operates in more than 40 countries, is dedicated to helping individuals find work through global initiatives such as Barclays LifeSkills and Barclays’ Connect with Work. Barclays also helps entrepreneurs to scale up and grow through its global initiatives such as Unreasonable Impact. These initiatives demonstrate the innovative approach Barclays takes to making a difference in the ongoing evolution of work.Barclays’ largely web- and app-based LifeSkills program helps people develop basic skills such as listening, problem solving, and interview techniques. Connect with Work, launched in 2016, goes a step further by matching job candidates with motivation but little or no experience to employers who will take a chance on them. The two programs have been very successful; more than 2.1 million people used either LifeSkills or Connect with Work in 2017. In the Asia Pacific region, Connect with Work helped secure jobs for more than 60,000 young engineers and recent university graduates. Unreasonable Impact supports high-growth entrepreneurs who are tackling some of the world’s most pressing societal challenges and creating the jobs of the future.

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Xylem named to FORTUNE “Change the World” list

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 25 agosto 2018

Global water technology company, Xylem (NYSE:XYL), has been included on FORTUNE’s 2018 “Change the World” list, a ranking of 50 companies that have made a significant social impact through their core business strategy. Listed as number 7 in the ranking, Xylem has been recognized for creating tangible social value through its innovative solutions that are helping to solve water challenges across the world. Patrick Decker, President and CEO of Xylem, said, “At Xylem, we are privileged to operate in an industry where we pioneer innovative approaches and technologies that are not only core to our business, but also have a lasting impact on communities. We are honored to be recognized by FORTUNE as a company that is driving social impact – a testament to the work of Xylem’s nearly 17,000 colleagues who are committed to making water safer, more accessible and more affordable for people and communities around the world. Our global mission of solving water is rooted in our purpose as an enterprise, which is to create both social and economic value in all that we do.”Now in its fourth year, FORTUNE’s “Change the World” list ranks companies using factors including measurable social impact, business results, degree of innovation and corporate integration. Notable Xylem initiatives recognized by FORTUNE include the Company’s ongoing work to help strengthen cities’ resilience so they are better equipped to cope with the impact of climate change and natural disasters, and Xylem’s actions to advance smart water solutions. The Company’s role in supporting the Thai cave rescue mission was also noted. A team of Xylem engineers worked with the Thai authorities to re-configure the dewatering pumps in place at the cave, increasing pumping capacity by 40 percent and enabling the successful rescue of the young soccer team and their coach.Over the past year, Xylem has received a number of recognitions for its leadership in sustainability. Forbes and JUST Capital included Xylem in their America’s Most JUST Companies list and Barron’s ranked Xylem in the top 10 on its inaugural list of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies headquartered in the United States. Xylem also received an Engage for Good Gold Halo Award for the Company’s Watermark employee volunteerism efforts.

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Fortune Recognizes U.S. Bank as a 2018 World’s Most Admired Company

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 gennaio 2018

AboutUs-PlaceholderFortune magazine today named U.S. Bank a World’s Most Admired Company, recognizing several of U.S. Bank’s attributes as most admired among all companies and naming it the world’s most admired superregional bank for the eighth consecutive year. Across the 680 companies across all industries, Fortune ranked U.S. Bank as No. 1 in both Management Quality and Use of Corporate Assets, as well as No. 2 in Value as a Long-Term Investment, No. 5 in People Management and No. 6 in both Financial Soundness and Social Responsibility.“It’s an honor to be recognized among companies that are anticipating and shaping the future,” said Andy Cecere, president and chief executive officer of U.S. Bancorp. “With the world around us changing faster than at any time in human history, positioning our company for growth tomorrow means creating the future today. I’m proud to work with our 73,000 U.S. Bankers up to take on this challenge with enthusiasm and integrity.”Fortune also named U.S. Bank the most admired superregional bank for the eighth consecutive year. Among superregional banks, the bank ranked No. 1 in eight of Fortune’s nine key attributes of reputation: Quality of Management, Social Responsibility, Innovation, Quality of Products/Services, People Management, Use of Corporate Assets, Financial Soundness and Long-Term Investment Value. Overall, U.S. Bank’s reputation within its industry is the fifth-highest of any company in any industry on the World’s Most Admired Companies list.Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies are determined by a survey of executives, directors and analysts rating companies in their industry on a series of criteria. Visit Fortune to learn more about methodology. (photo: AboutUs-Placeholder)

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