A company can have several objectives beyond the simplistic but correct aim of profit maximization: these can extend to growth into new or foreign markets, the development of a social responsibility program, an increase in market share in its sector, networking for future opportunities, internationalization etc. or even the necessary fight for survival in these post great recession times.
The World Bank Group, in order to tackle the medical crisis, will be providing up to $ 160 billion over the next 15 months in financing for delivering record levels of support in order to help countries protect the poor and vulnerable, reinforcing health systems, maintaining the private sector, and bolstering economic recovery.
The increasingly asymmetrical crisis compels Brussels to safeguard the single market, thus avoiding losing businesses and jobs. The Commission is called to present the most ambitious proposal, avoiding mediations.
Places in decline, are not left behind, they are kept behind, by decades of neglect, under-development, lack of investment and misguided policies said Professor Simin Davoudi, from the University of Newcastle, keynote speaker in the ESPON seminar about “the role of functional areas in territorial cohesion”.
In 2019 Sustainable Energy for All will convene a series of intensive planning and mapping meetings focused on how to increase the speed and scale of progress along the critical path to SDG7, which calls for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030.
The Global Green Bond Partnership (GGBP) was launched in San Francisco, at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). This new partnership will support efforts of sub-national entities such as cities, states, and regions, corporations and private companies, and financial institutions to accelerate the issuance of green bonds.
European Parliament adopts a legislative report to set up a single digital gateway that will help citizens and firms to access information and administrative procedures online, e.g. to apply for study loans or register a car.
Ban micro-plastics in cosmetics and oxo-degradable plastic, incentives to collect marine litter at sea and EU-wide standards and definitions for biodegradability and compostability: are among the proposals set out in the non-binding draft resolution, adopted by European Parliament.
In Europe it's necessary to help companies to invest in the protection of their ideas, with adequate tools and resources. Read the strategies proposed at the Economic Forum 2018 in Krynica (Poland) during the panel on EU funds post 2020, innovation, creativity and intellectual property.
The WORTH Partnership Project, supported by COSME, launched a call for proposals for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and start-ups working in the fashion or lifestyle industry. Applications are open until 24 October 2018.