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3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global climate action

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On 2 November, 2017, the High Court of New Zealand issued a game-changing ruling. It found that climate change presents significant risks and government actions on climate change are subject to judicial scrutiny. The court also found that the former Minister for Climate Change acted unlawfully by failing to review the country’s climate change targets after the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published an updated report on climate science. The court didn’t issue an order against the recently elected government be... Read More »

GDF SUEZ and Cyberzone Properties Inc. announce the development of a district cooling system in Manila in the Philippines

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The project, a first in the country, consists of a centralized chilled water plant (35 MW) supplying the 15 buildings (totalizing 390,000 sqm) owned by CPI for an estimated investment of €24 million. Cofely Philippines will be the project manager during the construction period and the operation & maintenance provider over a 20 year contract. As the number one supplier of energy and environmental efficiency services in the world, Cofely guarantees that the district cooling system will cut annual energy consumption by half while providing ... Read More »

ThyssenKrupp employees donate around 200,000 euros for typhoon victims in the Philippines

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The money is mainly being used to support children, pregnant women and mothers. For example, initial medical care has been provided at five mother-child centers. Food and supplements have been distributed to combat acute malnutrition and access secured to clean water and sanitary facilities. In addition, specially trained helpers have provided group and one-to-one therapy to mothers and children affected by the terrible events. Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, was one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded,... Read More »

GfK: Over three in four in Singapore plan their leisure trips less than a month in advance

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While such short-term planners dominate the travel market, there are also those who carefully plan and book their trips over a period of more than six months. Around 1 in 10 travelers in the country belong in this category of long-term planners, leaving the remaining 14 percent of them representing the mid-term planners or those who spend 2-6 months preparing for their trip. “The high incidence of trips being booked within a few weeks of travel is likely due to the availability of discounted airfare for last minute flights by airlines, which... Read More »

Handicap International: People in the Philippines have achieved a lot, but the work is far from over

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Please donate to support our work with the most vulnerable people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. You've just returned from your mission in the Philippines. What made you decide to stay so long? Yes, it was longer than my normal emergency missions, but the situation was very unusual. The level of destruction is incredible and there’s a lot of work to be done, but equally the Filipinos have lots of energy, so that’s really encouraging. We worked efficiently, and very closely, with the affected communities. The projects I managed were designed ... Read More »

H&M Conscious Foundation makes donation to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund

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The mission of the Foundation is to contribute to positive long-term change for people and communities. The foundation is in certain cases providing disaster relief in the event of natural disasters and humanitarian assistance, especially supporting countries where H&M operates. The H&M Conscious Foundation have for instance earlier supported victims of the Haiyan typhoon in the Philippines, and flood victims in India. H&M will also continue its work with fire and building safety issues, as these questions are very important to u... Read More »

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB Three-month report

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Gross profit amounted to SEK 17,641 m (15,679), an increase of 13 percent. This corresponds to a gross margin of 54.9 percent (55.2). Profit after financial items amounted to SEK 3,486 m (3,234), an increase of 8 percent. The group’s profit after tax increased to SEK 2,649 m (2,458), corresponding to SEK 1.60 (1.49). H&M Sport very well received in selected H&M stores in 18 countries and online. Continued roll-out to more stores and countries as well as further broadening of the sport range. Sales during the period 1 March – 25 Ma... Read More »

H&M to open in India

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The introduction of H&M to India will be the latest in a series of important openings. In 2014, H&M will open its first store in the Philippines and Australia, showing H&M’s commitment to providing fashion and quality at the best price. “We are very excited to open our first store in India. It is one of the most exciting countries in the world right now, with so much potential,” says Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M. H&M is currently present in 53 markets worldwide, with over 3,100 stores, employing over 116,000 people. ... Read More »

Unilever sells its royal pasta brand in the Philippines

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Rohit Jawa, Chairman and CEO of Unilever Philippines, said "Royal pasta is a high quality brand which I am confident will do well under RFM's experienced management. We continually review our portfolio of brands and Unilever's decision to divest the Royal brand is in line with our global strategy to focus on our core businesses." The transaction does not include any of Unilever's facilities or employees in the Philippines. ... Read More »

Handicap International: Philippines – “The point of no return is now”

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"Most of the medical structures along the trajectory of the typhoon have been heavily damaged. Most of the injured were rapidly identified and had to be evacuated to hospitals in Cebu and Manila. Others, however, remain in the area either in the few remaining structures open or in their current place of residence, often because they are in isolated areas and have been unable to notify the emergency services." "One month after the disaster we are starting to see an increasing number of injured people arriving who have not received any kind of... Read More »

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