Canada – MP Jones to announce high-speed Internet projects in Labrador  

Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, will announce a federal investment to improve high-speed Internet access in Labrador. A media availability will follow.

March 18, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario

Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, will announce a federal investment to improve high-speed Internet access in Labrador. A media availability will follow.

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Time: 10:30 a.m. (AT) / 9:30 a.m. (ET)

Location:

Masonic Lodge (Mason’s 17 Limited)

377 Hamilton River Rd

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Labrador, A0P 1C0

Notes for media

Members of the media will be able to participate on site.

Media participation on site

Members of the media wanting to take part in person are asked to confirm their attendance with ISED Media Relations at media@ised-isde.gc.ca. 

Luka Vujic

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Rural Economic Development

343-571-9582

Luka.Vujic@ised-isde.gc.ca

Media Relations

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

343-291-1777

media@ised-isde.gc.ca

Canada – PS Jones to Make an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Announcement

OTTAWA — Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make a virtual announcement to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Indigenous communities across Canada.A media availability will follow.

OTTAWA — Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make a virtual announcement to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Indigenous communities across Canada.

A media availability will follow.

Date:            Thursday, March 3, 2022

Time:           10 a.m. EST

Location:     This virtual event will be held using the Zoom platform.

                     Accredited media are asked to pre-register to participate.

Note: To help ensure optimal sound quality, journalists are encouraged to use a microphone (headphones/headset) or, when possible, a landline, and to avoid using speaker mode if queuing up for questions.

Ian Cameron

Director of Communications

Office of the Minister of Natural Resources

613-447-3488

Ian.Cameron@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca   

Jones Lowry Adds New Director

 Jones Lowry, a national wealth transfer and insurance planning firm with offices in New York, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami, announced that Jeff Newman, MBA, has joined the firm as a director. He is responsible for design, implementation and management of wealth transfer strategies for the firm’s clientele of multi-generational and international families and entrepreneurs, as well as legal, accounting, and financial advisors.

Newman brings 20 years of experience and an extensive background in capital markets and life insurance to his role at Jones Lowry. Previously, he was a President’s Council advisor with New York Life Insurance Company and Eagle Strategies LLC where he was named a Florida Top Advisor Under 40 in 2020 (by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) and earned membership in the life insurance industry’s prestigious Million Dollar Round Table Court of the Table.

Prior to that, he led the Regulatory Reporting Team for Deutsche Bank in Jacksonville reporting directly to the executive board for all Federal Reserve and European Central Bank requests. Earlier, he has served as Chief Operating Officer at a Private Wealth Office in Miami and began his career as an investigator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Newman graduated from the University of Florida and completed his MBA degree in Finance from the University of Miami.

Jones Lowry is a 40-year-old national, independent insurance planning firm specializing in tax-efficient wealth transfer solutions for affluent families, entrepreneurs, and their advisors.

Jones Lowry

Erica Palmisano

561-712-9799

www.joneslowry.com

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Japan – NEC Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced it has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia Pacific Index, some of the most prestigious global indices of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment.

DJSI is an evaluation indices developed by the S&P Dow Jones Indices that evaluates the sustainable practices of major global companies, categorized into a “Governance & Economic Dimension,” “Environmental Dimension” and a “Social Dimension.” The top 10% of companies in each sector are selected for DJSI World. NEC received high evaluations once again in the “Information Security/Cyber Security & System Availability,” “Environmental Reporting” and “Social Reporting” categories, and newly this time in “Human Capital Development.” In addition, NEC’s evaluation improved in the “Corporate Governance” and “Materiality” categories, where NEC is actively promoting efforts and transparency.

Other than DJSI World and DJSI Asia Pacific, NEC is included in the FTSE4Good Index Series and the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes as part of high evaluations in terms of ESG. In addition, NEC has been awarded a “Platinum” Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ranking, in recognition for being part of the top 1% of companies evaluated by EcoVadis, a France-based CSR rating platform. Furthermore, NEC has received A-List ratings in the three categories of Climate, Water Security, and Supplier Engagement from global environmental non-profit CDP.

NEC became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact(1) in 2005, which was founded on the basic principles of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and continues to strive to minimize any burdens that business activities may have on society. NEC aims to contribute to the creation of value for society through its business, and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched by the United Nations. Over the course of the Mid-term Management Plan 2025, in order to promote sustainable growth, NEC aims to achieve continuous inclusion in ESG indices by advancing initiatives for materiality, which are priority management themes from an ESG perspective.

NEC also aims to create the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. Based on the NEC Way, a common set of values that form the basis for how the entire NEC Group conducts itself, NEC contributes to achieving the SDGs.

(1) The United Nations Global Compact:
An initiative that calls on companies worldwide to align their strategies and operations with ten universal principles in four fields of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. NEC joined in 2005.
(2) NEC’s efforts in support of ESG initiatives are reported in the following:
NEC Sustainability Report 2021: https://www.nec.com/en/global/csr/report/index.html
NEC Integrated Report 2021: https://www.nec.com/en/global/ir/library/annual/index.html
External Ratings and Evaluations: https://www.nec.com/en/global/csr/management/evaluation.html

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of “Orchestrating a brighter world.” NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to rapid changes taking place in both society and the market as it provides for the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.

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