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Israel Diamond Exchange Offers Buyers Three Free Hotel Nights During Winter Edition of International Diamond Week in Israel

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RAMAT GAN, Israel /PRNewswire/ —

Attending buyers get access to a lot of fresh, first-hand goods at advantageous price levels, IDE President emphasizes

Registered and approved buyers participating in the winter edition of The International Diamond Week in Israel(IDWI), will receive three complimentary nights in one of the venue hotels of the event in the Diamond Exchange District of Ramat Gan, Israel. IDWI, which has been held twice a year in Ramat Gan for the past four years, has earned a reputation as a premium event for international diamond buyers. While buyers’ registration for the event has already gone past the 300 mark, Israel Diamond Exchange President Yoram Dvash and his board decided to expand the event further and, with this incentive, boost the number of buyers arriving from abroad.

Newly elected IDE President Yoram Dvash said that he was responding to demand from the IDE membership to make the Winter edition of the International Diamond Week in Israel the most successful. “Our decision to grant registered and approved buyers three free hotel nights is the result of our members’ enthusiasm and encouragement to make this Diamond Week as large as we possibly can,” he said.

Yoram Dvash emphasized that the purpose of the IDWI is to introduce buyers from around the world to the advantages of buying diamonds directly from Israel. “The Israel Diamond Exchange trading floor, which is the largest in the world, will host hundreds of diamond companies, creating an unsurpassed choice of goods for the attending buyers,” he said.

He added that the event brings attending buyers into direct contact with many small manufacturers and niche operators who do not frequent the international trade show circuit and therefore do not sell their goods directly to the market. “The International Diamond Week in Israel creates unique opportunities for both sides,” he said “Attending buyers get access to a lot of fresh, first-hand goods at advantageous price levels,” Dvash concluded.

Diamond buyers interested in attending this exclusive diamond buying event are requested to register HERE

Contact:
The Israel Diamond Exchange
Telephone: +972-3-5760300
Email: communications@isde.co.il

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January 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm

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New Player in the Ask Me Anything Arena: yes.no Launches the First Crowd Interview Social Network in 11 Languages

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-yes.no plans to tap international markets and offer crowd interviews with public figures in 40 countries

TEL AVIV, Israel /PRNewswire/ — Israel-based yes.no today announced the launch of its new Q&A social network, the first platform ever to enable crowd interviews with public figures and celebrities. Co-founder and CEO Assaf Levy comes to yes.no with a record of the successful exits, including taking his last venture XLMedia public on the LSE.

Unlike other Q&A sites or forums, questions are not asked to the community in general, but to specific users, who can choose to answer questions according to popularity. “Celebrities use social media all the time to engage with their fans, but there’s no existing platform designed around the concept of answering questions, enabling meaningful interactions,” says Levy. “The yes.no upvoting feature allows users to support the questions they want answered, and this helps us to rally the celebrities and experts to join yes.no, and participate. This is crowd interviewing – we want the people to be heard.”

yes.no’s vision is to bridge the gap between celebrities and audiences; experts and their colleagues; and individuals and their peers by enabling respectful, meaningful Q&A experiences. The format allows users to find out more about each other, or get their opinions, and for that reason, the founders believe that a significant portion of the network’s value will be derived from having experts and public figures on board.

yes.no today launches its website in eleven languages, including English, Spanish, Hebrew, German, French, Japanese, Chinese and Russian. By the end of the first quarter of 2016, the company plans to launch the website and mobile applications in thirty languages, bringing its service to 40 different countries.

About yes.no

yes.no was founded by Assaf Levy and Sella Rafaeli in May 2015. Their vision is to bridge the gap between celebrities and audiences; experts and their colleagues; and individuals and their peers by enabling respectful, meaningful Q&A experiences. yes.no is CEO Assaf’s third startup, after taking XLMedia public on the LSE; CTO Sella came from prestigious military intelligence unit 8200 via Fiverr; and they were united by their common desire to help people get closer to the people that matter to them.

http://yes.no/

Media contact
Hila Aloni
hila@yes.no
+972-54-2457680

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January 22, 2016 at 4:03 pm

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Consumer Goods Industry Calls for Positive Next Steps to Continue Scale-Up of Low Carbon Refrigeration

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PARIS /PRNewswire/ —

The Consumer Goods Forum Successfully Closes Resolution on Refrigeration; Publishes Booklet Highlighting Natural Refrigeration Success Stories

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced the successful closing of its 2010 Board Resolution on Refrigeration and the publication of its first-ever Refrigeration Booklet. The CGF Board has also called on the Sustainability Steering Committee to develop a potential resolution to show how the industry will further scale up low carbon refrigeration in the future.

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In 2010, the CGF made a commitment to tackle the growing climate impact of the refrigeration systems used by its members. The refrigerant gases used in the majority of systems (known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)) are powerful greenhouse gases. At the time, the low carbon technologies to replace HFCs were unproven and so took the decision to commit to trialing new approaches to refrigeration by 2015.

Today, CGF members have installed low carbon refrigeration systems in over 4,000 supermarkets, four million ice cream and drinks chiller units worldwide and industrial plants with the majority being natural refrigerants. This work has taught the industry valuable lessons about issues such as low carbon technology options; deployment costs; energy demands; performance in hotter climates; and the availability of skilled installers and maintenance engineers.

These learnings have been captured in the all-new Refrigeration Booklet, which highlights over a dozen real-life examples from the CGF’s retailer and manufacturer members on how they are phasing out HFCs and successfully piloting and implementing natural refrigeration alternatives. The CGF applauds the engagement of its members on this critical issue and hopes the booklet will help inspire others to take up the baton.

Emma Coles, Vice President, Responsible Retailing at Albert Heijn and Royal Ahold, and Andre Fourie, Senior Manager, Environmental Value at SABMiller plc, Co-Chairs of CGFs Refrigeration Working Group, said, “The CGF has been a leading voice on phasing out harmful HFC refrigerants since 2010. And, although 2015 is now over, we remain committed to helping members amplify the impact of their solutions and in bringing the entire industry forward. With this in mind, the Board has called on the CGF’s Sustainability team to look forward and discuss how best to drive scale-up beyond 2015, including the possibility of a new resolution”.

The CGF also today published an updated version of its Climate Change Booklet, which includes over 20 examples of how members are making business changes to have a positive impact on the climate through various activities on food waste, recycling, sustainable sourcing and energy efficiency.

About The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum  (CGF) is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serves the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 2.5 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs.

For more information, please visit: http://www.theconsumergoodsforum.com

Source: The Consumer Goods Forum

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January 22, 2016 at 3:54 pm

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Johnson Controls Advances Environmental Sustainability with Chiller Platforms Compatible with Low GWP Refrigerants

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls is advancing its White House Council on Environmental Quality commitment by enhancing HFC product lines to be fully compatible with the non-flammable, low-GWP refrigerant — OpteonTM XP10 (R-513A) manufactured by The Chemours Company. York centrifugal and screw chillers ranging from 125 to 6,000 tons (440 to 21,100 kW) are compatible with R-513A.

“Our customers can have peace of mind when specifying or purchasing current R-134a-based product offerings, knowing their purchase will provide the full economic benefit, regardless of any potential HFC regulations during the life span of their equipment,” said Laura Wand, vice president, Building Efficiency global chiller business, Johnson Controls. “We always choose refrigerants that will best meet the needs of our customers and the environment based on safety, efficiency, reliability, availability and cost.”

“Just as we addressed ozone depletion years ago, specifically with regard to CFCs and HCFCs, we discontinued the use of R-123-based products to avoid potential obsolescence of equipment in the later stages of equipment lifetime,” said Wand. “We are always thinking and planning decades ahead, so our customers don’t have to worry about it. Our chillers are ready for the future.”

Chemours’ OpteonTM XP10 (R-513A) is a non-flammable (A1) azeotropic alternative to R-134a, providing 56 percent lower GWP and comparable performance. XP10 was commercialized as a part of a broad portfolio of OpteonTMrefrigerants, which represent a breakthrough line of low-GWP solutions developed to help meet the current and proposed HFC regulations while maintaining or improving performance compared to incumbent products.

“As the HVACR industry faces increasing pressure to shrink its growing environmental footprint, OpteonTM XP10 provides equipment owners with a hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-based, low-GWP and non-flammable solution to reduce their refrigerant’s carbon footprint, in a broad range of end-use applications and climates, without compromising system performance,” said Diego Boeri, Global Business Director, Chemours Fluorochemicals.

Johnson Controls takes a holistic approach to carbon emission reductions. While low-GWP refrigerants are important for the future, energy efficiency represents the greatest opportunity for true greenhouse gas emission reductions. Energy consumption represents as much as 95 percent of a chiller’s lifetime carbon emissions.

Johnson Controls will showcase this new offering at the AHR Expo in Orlando, FL January 25 – 27. Visit the Johnson Controls booth at #1231.

To learn more about refrigerant choices from Johnson Controls, please visithttp://www.johnsoncontrols.com/buildings/hvac-equipment/chillers.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About The Chemours Company

The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) helps create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through the power of chemistry. Chemours is a global leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. Chemours ingredients are found in plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, mining and oil refining operations and general industrial manufacturing. Our flagship products include prominent brands such as TeflonTM, Ti-PureTM, KrytoxTM, VitonTM, OpteonTM and NafionTM. Chemours has approximately 8,400 employees across 36 manufacturing sites serving more than 5,000 customers in North America,Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC. For more, information please visit chemours.com or follow Chemours on Twitter at @chemours.

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Source: Johnson Controls

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January 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

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HubSpot Adds Tokyo, Japan to Growing List of Global Offices

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CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts /PRNewswire/ — Today, HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS), a leading inbound marketing and sales software company, announced it will open an office in Tokyo, Japan during Q3 of 2016. The Japanese office will support HubSpot’s growth across Asia Pacific and increase its ability to help businesses in the region transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers.

The office in Tokyo will join the company’s APAC headquarters in Singapore and the Sydney, Australia office as HubSpot’s third office in the region. It will be the company’s sixth office globally. HubSpot’s global headquarters are located in Cambridge, MA with its European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and a satellite office in Portsmouth, NH.

“HubSpot is growing quickly worldwide, and we’re pleased to add an office in Japan to our presence in Asia Pacific,” said JD Sherman, HubSpot’s President & COO. “Japan is full of mid-market businesses that appreciate the personalized, data-driven approach that HubSpot can provide their marketing and sales teams. With an office on the ground, we’re looking forward to being able to work closely with our customers and agency partners there to service their individual needs and grow together.”

HubSpot’s Japanese office will be staffed with sales, marketing, services and support teams and together with theSingapore and Sydney offices will be focused on growing relationships with customers and agency partners acrossAsia Pacific.

Want to join the team in Tokyo or know someone that would be a perfect fit? Visit our job openings here.

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Source: HubSpot

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January 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

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FOX Sports Teams Up With Bundesliga to Mark the Football League’s Return With World’s Biggest Penalty Prediction Game #18TOWIN

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ —

A first of its kind #18TOWIN sees fans predict the outcomes of the worlds biggest penalty shootout whenEuropes best players face-off behind the scenes from January 22nd to February 5th 

FOX Sports today unveils #18TOWIN, its first ever global social media activation officially dedicated to promoting the return of the Bundesliga on Friday January 22nd at 8.30pm (Central European Time – CET).

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#18TOWIN is a two-week online campaign featuring all 18 Bundesliga clubs in training as some of the world’s best players go up against their own teammates in a hit or miss penalty shootout. Fans vote on social media platforms using the universal language Emoji to predict which players will score, and which players crack under pressure. Once the predictions are in, the results will be revealed on all FOX Sports platforms on Friday February 5th at5.30pm (CET).

Top players including Marco Reus, Fabian Johnson, Marco Fabian and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are taking part in the #18TOWIN challenge and the hashtag has already reached over 30 million people online.

Exclusive and fun content will be unlocked on Twitter and Facebook for users who submit and share their predictions online. The game allows FOX Sports to engage with new and existing fans all over the globe driving tune-in to the league’s return in an enjoyable, competitive and unique way.

Bundesliga fans in the US, Italy, Netherlands, Latin America and Asia will continue to enjoy some of Europe’s most exciting football from January 22nd on FOX Sports.

#18TOWIN

http://www.18toWin.com

ABOUT FOX SPORTS

FOX Sports is FOX Networks Group’s core sports property. The channel is the world’s leading sports television brand, both in terms of distribution and programming rights. FOX Sports is known around the world as an innovator in the areas of live sports broadcasting, news and presentation and has quickly set a new standard of excellence in international markets through its bold production values, engaging commentary and presenters. FOX Sports carries some of the world’s most watched and most sought after sports franchises including the Barclays Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, the FA Cup, the League Cup, Coppa Italia, the UEFA League, Copa Sudamericana, the NFL, MLB, and premiere tennis, golf and racing events. The FOX Sports multiplex, which currently include FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports 3, FOX Sports International and FOX Sports Eredivisie, reaches 73 million homes in 88 countries and 8 languages outside of the U.S. It is accessible via SD and HD linear feeds as well as through the authenticated FOX Sports Play app.

For more information / press enquiries:
Antoine Chapuy
+44(0)203-426-7126
antoine.chapuy@fox.com

Belen Frias
+34(0)91-702-26-90
belen.frias@fox.com

Source: FOX Sports

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January 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm

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CIMA and AICPA help businesses to implement an effective corporate ethics policy

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) have developed a tool to help businesses to implement an effective corporate ethics policy. The tool comes complete with case studies from five companies and supporting questions.

In the aftermath of the financial crisis there has been a dramatic increase in transparency, government regulation and public scrutiny. This all points to the need for organisations to embed ethical considerations into strategy and performance measurements.

Businesses that want to succeed in the long term have to reflect upon ethical challenges in their own operations. They must take action to avoid integrity risks.

The tool incorporates the following areas that are critical for an effective corporate ethics policy:

  • Code of ethics
  • Communication and awareness campaigns
  • Training and reinforcement
  • Supporting context and culture — having an ethical architecture in place
  • Monitoring and accountability
  • The litmus test — whether your ethics policy is working

Tanya Barman, CIMA’s Head of Ethics, said:

“Business risk is ever present, and often ethical risks can be present in your own organisation.  Putting in place ethical policies together with a range of supporting activities can help ensure that such risks are identified, escalated and resolved before they become a reputational time-bomb. Don’t let your company be the next scandal”.

The ethics tool is available at http://www.cgma.org/Resources/Reports/

Press enquiries
Siew Lian
M. +6012 5023 985
E. chan.siewlian@cimaglobal.com

Notes to Editors

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants, with over 227,000 members and students operating in 179 countries, working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers’ choice when recruiting financially-trained business leaders.

For more information about CIMA, please visit www.cimaglobal.com

Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CIMA_News

Source: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

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January 22, 2016 at 3:37 pm

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King Abdullah Economic City Launches Red Sea Foundation to Drive Growth in Regional Trade

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DAVOS, Switzerland /PRNewswire/ —

  • Red Sea region is the fastest growing emerging market in the world
  • Regional population will increase from 620 million to 1.3 billion by 2050
  • Geneva-based non-profit think tank will promote international cooperation and develop policy recommendations

The development of a trade facilitation framework for the Red Sea region is essential for the sustainable development of the largest emerging market in the world, according to Mr Fahd Al Rasheed, Managing Director and Group CEO of King Abdullah Economic City.

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Speaking at a special event at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr Al Rasheed announced the formation of a non-profit policy think tank, the Red Sea Foundation, to raise awareness of the region’s potential and advocate the necessary policy initiatives to drive development.

The Foundation, to be based in Geneva, will comprise a global advisory board of policy makers, business leaders and relevant subject matter experts. It will also include an operational staff that will research, formulate and promote policy recommendations.

“The Red Sea is a critical global shipping route that has played a pivotal role in global trade for millennia, but today little of the wealth that flows though the region actually benefits the countries that border it. That is about to change,” said Mr Al Rasheed. “This is the fastest growing developing market in the world today and the least exploited. A coordinated initiative to facilitate trade will significantly improve the flow of goods within the Red Sea region and foster growth and prosperity where it is most needed.”

According to the United Nations, the population of the twenty countries that use the Red Sea as their primary shipping corridor will increase by 110 percent from 620 million today to 1.3 billion in 2050. The burgeoning middle class in the region is expected to increase by 150 percent from 137 million to 343 million in the same period. Current projections indicate that this growth will drive a threefold increase in regional GDP from $1.8 trillion today to $6.1 trillion by 2050. Trade will increase by a factor of five from $881 billion to $4.7 trillion.

Approximately ten percent of global maritime trade passes through the Red Sea economic basin every year. The expansion to the Suez Canal, which will double its capacity, is expected to drive increased volumes.

Limited logistics infrastructure is just one factor limiting growth. For example, few of the region’s ports can handle today’s largest container vessels. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Port, which began operations in 2015, will be largest Red Sea port by 2017.

Other factors affecting growth include a wide disparity in levels of economic development and a regulatory environment that significantly increases the costs of cross border trade. World Bank data suggest that every dollar spent manufacturing a product generates $2.19 in trade costs, including logistics costs and tariffs.

Improvements to infrastructure and enhanced cooperation in cross border trade could increase efficiency, reduce costs and enhance the participation of smaller and medium sized companies in the global value chain. This would improve GDP growth by almost 30 percentage points over current projections to $6.6 trillion and trade by more than 180 percentage points to $6.3 trillion by 2050.

“The objective of the Red Sea Foundation is to actualize the enormous potential of this region by enhancing the logistics infrastructure, promoting trade among Red Sea region countries and encouraging foreign investment,” said Mr Al Rasheed. “This is an initiative in which the public and private sectors and civic society all have important roles to play. The Red Sea Foundation exists to bring them together to build a new growth engine for the global economy.”

The Red Sea Region comprises twenty countries that either lie on the Red Sea or use it as their primary shipping channel: Burundi, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya,Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, UAE, Uganda, and Yemen.

About King Abdullah Economic City

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) is the largest privately-funded new city in the world. Situated on the west coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KAEC covers an area of 181million square meters of land, approximately the size of Washington DC. The city is under development by Emaar, The Economic City, a publicly listed Saudi joint-stock company established in 2006.

With a population capacity of two million people by 2035, KAEC comprises King Abdullah Port, the Coastal Communities residential districts, the Haramain Railway district and the Industrial Valley.

Source: King Abdullah Economic City

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January 22, 2016 at 3:27 pm

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UNStudio / Ben van Berkel Complete First Project in Brussels

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AMSTERDAM /PRNewswire/ —

Designed for ProWinko and in collaboration with Jaspers-Eyers Architects, Le Toison d’Or is a hybridisation of a traditional building-block typology and a mixed-use development with a retail podium.

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Located on the Avenue de la Toison d’Or, the mixed-use complex integrates into the urban fabric of its surroundings, whilst simultaneously merging a retail and residential programme.

Le Toison d’Or contains 72 apartments (from 50 to 750 m2), 13,000 m2 of commercial space, a 1,040 m2 crèche, 330 parking spaces and an elevated city garden of 2,950 m2.

In order to avoid the monolithic qualities common to block structures, the façade of Le Toison d’Or is broken up by means of variations in texture, depth and the repeating rhythm of a series of curved vertical frames. These frames serve to enclose the balconies of the apartments on the upper floors, whilst also facilitating the large display windows of the retail units.

Ben van Berkel: It was important that the retail units be as open and light as possible. We wanted to contrast this with the apparent solidity of the upper floors, to create the illusion that the vertical balloon-like frames were carrying the building; as if the whole block almost has the potential to float above the avenue.

In contrast to the vertical articulation of the street facade, the facades surrounding the elevated courtyard garden follow a horizontal arrangement. Here generously proportioned balconies provide a more tranquil experience of city life.

The apartments in Le Toison d’Or vary in size from small to large, enabling a varied demographic of city residents. To ensure high levels of daylight in the interiors, the floor to ceiling heights reach at least 2.7 meters in living areas. For the apartments situated along the Avenue de la Toison d’Or, this height increases to more than 3 meters. Open kitchens in the form of large furniture elements create an informal entertaining space in the heart of the apartments and determine the circulation through the spaces.

Le Toison d’Or has been developed with high standards of sustainability. Main features are the excellent thermic isolation of the façade (including triple glazing), a high standard of acoustic insulation, an inventive cogeneration installation system for both the apartments and the retail units and the use of glass-fiber reinforced concrete.

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Source: UNStudio

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January 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm

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CIMA and AICPA help businesses to implement an effective corporate ethics policy

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  /PRNewswire/ — The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) have developed a tool to help businesses to implement an effective corporate ethics policy. The tool comes complete with case studies from five companies and supporting questions.

In the aftermath of the financial crisis there has been a dramatic increase in transparency, government regulation and public scrutiny. This all points to the need for organisations to embed ethical considerations into strategy and performance measurements.

Businesses that want to succeed in the long term have to reflect upon ethical challenges in their own operations. They must take action to avoid integrity risks.

The tool incorporates the following areas that are critical for an effective corporate ethics policy:

  • Code of ethics
  • Communication and awareness campaigns
  • Training and reinforcement
  • Supporting context and culture — having an ethical architecture in place
  • Monitoring and accountability
  • The litmus test — whether your ethics policy is working

Tanya Barman, CIMA’s Head of Ethics, said:

“Business risk is ever present, and often ethical risks can be present in your own organisation.  Putting in place ethical policies together with a range of supporting activities can help ensure that such risks are identified, escalated and resolved before they become a reputational time-bomb. Don’t let your company be the next scandal”.

The ethics tool is available at http://www.cgma.org/Resources/Reports/

Press enquiries
Siew Lian
M. +6012 5023 985
E. chan.siewlian@cimaglobal.com

Notes to Editors

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants, with over 227,000 members and students operating in 179 countries, working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers’ choice when recruiting financially-trained business leaders.

For more information about CIMA, please visit www.cimaglobal.com

Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CIMA_News

Source: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

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January 22, 2016 at 2:47 pm

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