ValutECO is the New Groundbreaking ESG Tool for Sustainable Business Valuations

Leading the way in sustainable finance, Valutico has launched ValutECO, an advanced tool that assesses the value of companies based on their environmental impact. With this groundbreaking announcement, the valuation platform Valutico has made a significant step into integrating sustainability into the widespread practice of valuing businesses.

ValutECO – New ESG Tool

Valutico’s newly launched tool, currently in an ‘alpha’ trial phase, allows accountants, M&A consultants, investment managers, private equity professionals, and those in corporate finance to consider the impact of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors on a company’s value. By addressing the potential links between ESG and financial performance, ValutECO is leading the way towards incorporating sustainability into financial theory and practice.

ValutECO Explained

With ValutECO, financial professionals use a streamlined ESG assessment, specifically designed with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in mind and simplified to facilitate easier reporting. Analysts can identify priority areas for improvement, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, managing water usage, and increasing recycling rates.

Valutico’s pioneering new tool integrates ESG scores into the ‘Cost of Capital’ component of a Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) valuation. This revolutionary feature allows companies with positive ESG scores to be valued higher, making them more attractive to potential buyers and investors seeking sustainability and long-term growth.

ValutECO was developed following a grant by Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, and follows research into the impacts of ESG criteria on the valuations of businesses across multiple industries, alongside validation that the condensed ESG assessment reflects more exhaustive assessments on the market.

Impact on Sustainability

The widespread adoption of a tool like ValutECO has the potential to be a game-changer for sustainability in industries all around the world. It would financially incentivize companies to prioritize sustainability and embed environmental factors as a key component of their everyday operations. This would result in one way in which companies’ impact on the planet becomes a crucial aspect of buying, selling, and investing decisions.

Valutico acknowledge that the integration of ESG into financial analyses is an ongoing conversation requiring further academic study, but they’re optimistic that their new tool ValutECO will contribute to steering the conversation in the direction of a more sustainable future.

Valutico’s CEO, Paul Resch states: “Leading the way in integrating sustainability into financial practices is a significant accomplishment for Valutico. We recognize the importance of ValutECO as an initial step towards achieving this goal, and we’re grateful for the grant provided by Wirtschaftsagentur Wien that made this possible. We’re looking forward to receiving feedback from financial professionals on how this innovative tool can enable sustainable growth and we’re excited for what lies ahead.”

About Valutico

Valutico is the world’s leading valuation platform. Valutico’s all-in-one software allows finance professionals to value a company in minutes by providing data-driven tools to conduct analyses faster and more accurately.

Used by more than 600 financial firms in 80 countries, the powerful platform is popular amongst professionals in advisory roles such as in Corporate Finance, M&A, and Tax and Audit, as well as Investment Managers, Venture Capitalists, and Family Offices.

Founded in 2017, and headquartered in Vienna with subsidiaries in the U.S. and U.K., Valutico operates worldwide with an ever-expanding network of valuation practitioners using its platform, consultancy services, and valuation training.

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The Kia EV9 Revealed: Groundbreaking EV Fusing Progressive, Bold Design with Authentic SUV Character

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  • Strong SUV identity fused with elegant EV styling to reshape both the segment and way of life for the electrified era
  • Inspired by Kias Opposites United design philosophy, the EV9 combines contrasting qualities of nature and modernity in its character
  • Sleek and bold exterior expresses confidence, clarity, and calmness
  • Kias E-GMP flat-floor EV architecture amplifies interior space with third row seating, enhancing comfort while exuding a sense of high sophistication
  • EV9 readied to debut globally later this month, accelerating the brands transformation towards a sustainable mobility solutions provider

Kia Corporation has today revealed full images of the exterior and interior design of the Kia EV9, its first three-row electric flagship SUV, which encapsulates bold styling and sophisticated elegance inside and out. The Kia EV9 represents a pivotal step forward in the companys journey towards becoming a sustainable mobility solutions provider.

The bold and confident visual presence of the EV9 is inspired by Kias Opposites United design philosophy, which harnesses the creative tension generated by the divergent values of nature and modernity to deliver a harmonious whole. Kias designers have fused a unique combination of sleek, sculptural shapes and assured, assertive geometry to deliver a strikingly contemporary yet gracefully serene SUV.

The Kia EV9 breaks new ground, aiming to redefine standards for design, connectivity, usability and environmental responsibility, said Karim Habib, Executive Vice President and Head of Kia Global Design Center. The Kia EV9 offers customers an exceptionally high-quality proposition and a fresh EV perspective in the family SUV sector. This new vehicle typology provides instinctive experiences and excellent comfort for not just the driver, but all occupants, through innovative use of space, technology and design.

Exterior design: paving new paths for future electric SUV design

Guided by the brands Opposites United design philosophy, Kias designers strive to create vehicles with unprecedented visual appeal. In particular, the Bold for Nature pillar of the ideology, which inspires the combination of elements from the natural and material worlds, has played a key role in forming the exterior design of the EV9. The result is a vehicle that effortlessly combines an undoubted aura of rugged capability for all conditions, with the serene calmness of a sophisticated EV that paves new paths for future electric SUV design.

The front of the EV9 is denoted by simple clear-cut lines and body surfaces, which exude confidence, clarity and calmness in equal measure. Accentuated by the Digital Pattern Lighting Grille and striking vertical headlamps, the EV9s signature Digital Tiger Face imparts a visionary and futuristic look and feel. The Digital Tiger Face features two clusters of small cube lamps within the bodywork adjacent to each headlamp. The EV9s innovative Star Map LED daytime running lights (DRL) create a new illumination experience and delivers a sophisticated animated lighting pattern that will denote Kias Digital Tiger Face for the brands future EV models.

Formed from a polygonal design language, the side profile of the EV9 effortlessly combines a strong and indisputable SUV identity with exceptional aerodynamic efficiency. Dynamic triangular fender structures and highly pronounced geometric wheel arches combine with the fuselage body, unifying the polygonal elements into a cohesive structure that presents a determined look. Flush door handles and a tapered back roofline gives a sense of smooth and efficient motion.

At the rear of the vehicle, the simple, clean lines of the tailgate, which are elegantly detailed by the slim rear lights that mirror the design of those at the front, further reflect the EV9s strong and confident stance.

Interior design: new social space with enhanced comfort and technology

The Kia Opposites United design philosophy Technology for Life pillar ensures that only technology and innovation that promote positive, intuitive interactions between humans and machines are created realizing new possibilities for mobility. These values have played a pivotal role in the creation of the interior of the EV9. They have enabled Kias designers to prioritize space, comfort and technology for all passengers, reimagining what a family SUV can offer.

Built on Kias Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the EV9s long wheelbase, low beltline, and completely flat electric vehicle architecture have facilitated the creation of generous space for all occupants to connect and relax with lounge-style comfort in all three rows of seats. Offered in both six and seven-seat formats, Kia captured feedback from families to evaluate seating configurations and features to ensure the EV9 delivers equality of space, comfort and experience for all occupants without placing all of its focus on the driver.

Occupants sitting in the first and second-row seats can simultaneously recline their seats to relax and rest when the EV9 is charging. The seats in the second row can be effortlessly swiveled 180 degrees so that occupants can interact with those sitting in the third row. The third-row seats also offer cup holders and charging points for mobile devices.

Throughout the spacious, light, airy cabin, the EV9 embodies an elegantly simple, premium quality, exceptionally user-friendly design. The open, floating panoramic dashboard extends from the steering wheel to the vehicles center. Two 12.3-inch touch screens integrated with one 5-inch segment display improve the digital experience, offering effortless control of the vehicles functions and ensuring physical buttons are kept to a minimum.

The center console is equipped with ample storage options, including a spacious compartment located at its base. The center console doors are further designed to add to the overall refinement of the interior space.

The EV9s extended display high-definition audio visual, navigation and telematics (AVNT) screen creates a rich and immersive experience. It enhances occupants ability to engage and interact with the digital world seamlessly. Beneath the AVNT screen, an array of hidden type touch buttons provides a start/stop function along with AVNT and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) control.

Imminent world premiere: The Kia EV9, Here to reshape the way we move

The Kia EV9 will make its digital global premiere in late March. During the event, Kia will disclose all product information and roll out the global campaign with the slogan, Here to reshape the way we move.

Editors note: Availability of vehicle features contained in this press release may depend on trim level and/or region.

Kia Corporation about us

Kia (www.kia.com) is a global mobility brand with a vision to create sustainable mobility solutions for consumers, communities, and societies around the world. Founded in 1944, Kia has been providing mobility solutions for more than 75 years. With 52,000 employees worldwide, a presence in more than 190 markets, and manufacturing facilities in six countries, the company today sells around three million vehicles a year. Kia is spearheading the popularization of electrified and battery electric vehicles and developing a growing range of mobility services, encouraging millions of people around the world to explore the best ways of getting around. The companys brand slogan Movement that inspires reflects Kias commitment to inspire consumers through its products and services.

For more information, visit the Kia Global Media Center at www.kianewscenter.com

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CAF launches groundbreaking Africa Super League

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The Confederation of African Football (“CAF”) President, Dr Patrice Motsepe launched the pioneering Africa Super League, a project of unprecedented scale that is set to change the face of African football. 


At the launch in Arusha, Tanzania where he was joined by FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, leading African football clubs, African and European football legends, the President and Representatives of the CAF’s 54 Member Associations; the CAF President described the Africa Super League as a historical gamechanger that will make African football globally competitive and self-sustaining. 


President Motsepe said: “This is one of the most exciting projects in the history of African football and will significantly contribute to the development and growth of the quality and competitiveness of football in Africa.”


The President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino said: “As FIFA President, I am happy to witness such a historic moment of this exciting football project to boost and improve club football in Africa. African club football needs to be brought to the next level and to do that, it is important to be innovative and to have new ideas, while fully respecting the existing institutional framework. The Africa Super League, built within the international football pyramid structure, is a project which will make African club football shine in Africa and beyond.”


Dr Motsepe stated that: “The Africa Super League would contribute to ensuring that football on the African Continent is managed and operated at the same professional, ethical and governance level as UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF and other Confederations”. 


The Prize money of the Africa Super League will be USD 100 million, with the winner receiving USD 11.5 million. 


Some of the funding from the Africa Super League will be used to allocate USD 1 million per annum to each of CAF’s 54 Member Countries, which is a total of USD 54 million per annum to develop football in all the African countries. 


CAF will also receive USD 50 million per annum to develop football for boys and girls, to employ world-class staff, to improve and to make all its other competitions attractive and appealing to football spectators, TV viewers, sponsors and other partners.  


The Africa Super League will support the growth of club football, the construction and maintenance of football infrastructure and facilities, as well as the training and the retention of football talent on the African Continent.


Africa’s most valuable football club competition, the Africa Super League, will officially kick off in August 2023 and will involve 24 clubs from 16 countries across the Continent.


AFRICA SUPER LEAGUE KEY FACTS:


24 Clubs


– 3 regions (North, Central/West, Southern/East) 


– 8 clubs per region


– Maximum 3 clubs per country


Over 16 different countries


– representing approximatively 1 billion people


Duration 


– 10 months


– August to May


197 matches


– Maximum 21 matches played by the finalists


– Relegation/promotion playoff