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Global Infrastructure Partners Announces its Membership of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment

Global Infrastructure Partners Announces its Membership of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment

NEW YORK, NY, June 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Global Infrastructure Partners (“GIP” or “the Firm”), a leading independent global infrastructure investor, announced today that it has become a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Since GIP’s inception in 2006, ESG considerations have been at the core of its approach to ensuring [...]

U.N. Official Notes S. Korea’s Transparent Public Health Surveillance for Virus Tracing

U.N. Official Notes S. Korea’s Transparent Public Health Surveillance for Virus Tracing

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A United Nations official positively evaluated South Korea’s transparent use of personal information for the purpose of tracing coronavirus infections as an exemplar in the global fight against the pandemic, a document showed Thursday. David Kaye, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on freedom of expression, described the country’s approach as [...]

Philips Re-aligns its ‘Lives Improved’ Target with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Following the Completion of its Portfolio Transformation

Philips Re-aligns its ‘Lives Improved’ Target with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Following the Completion of its Portfolio Transformation

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Mar. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that following the completion of its portfolio transformation to health technology, the company has re-aligned its Lives Improved target with the time horizon of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. As of [...]

Nasdaq Commits to Further Empower Women in the Workplace

Nasdaq Commits to Further Empower Women in the Workplace

NEW YORK, Mar. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Nasdaq has enhanced its commitment to equal opportunity for women by signing the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP). This United Nations initiative covers seven broad areas of engagement, committing signatories to action on human rights, nondiscrimination, health and safety, education, public reporting, and [...]

FM Designate Says Victims Should be at Center of Resolving Comfort Women Issue

FM Designate Says Victims Should be at Center of Resolving Comfort Women Issue

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s foreign minister-designate said Friday that the victims should be at the center of any efforts to resolve the long-running dispute over Japan’s wartime sexual slavery of Korean women. Kang Kyung-wha made the remarks following her earlier visit to a house sheltering some of those victims. Known for [...]

U.N. Aviation Agency Voices ‘Grave Concerns’ over N.K. GPS Jamming

U.N. Aviation Agency Voices ‘Grave Concerns’ over N.K. GPS Jamming

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – United Nations aviation agency has expressed “grave concerns” over North Korea’s attempts to jam GPS signals in the South and decided to send a letter to Pyongyang to warn against such activity that could cause serious safety problems, the foreign ministry said Thursday.  “The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) [...]

U.N. Chief Remains Ahead of Other Presidential Hopefuls

U.N. Chief Remains Ahead of Other Presidential Hopefuls

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remained ahead of other potential presidential hopefuls from the opposition parties, data showed Monday, underscoring his presence as an odds-on contender in next year’s presidential race.  According to the survey conducted by local pollster Realmeter, Ban held an approval rating of 25 percent, up 0.9 [...]