Animal welfare fund – Peet Corso http://peet-corso.cz/ Sat, 25 Sep 2021 16:59:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://peet-corso.cz/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Animal welfare fund – Peet Corso http://peet-corso.cz/ 32 32 The Bluegrass Area Development District announces the continuation of the partnership with the Joanie Bernard Foundation for the Bluegrass Cat Project – The Advocate-Messenger https://peet-corso.cz/the-bluegrass-area-development-district-announces-the-continuation-of-the-partnership-with-the-joanie-bernard-foundation-for-the-bluegrass-cat-project-the-advocate-messenger/ Sat, 25 Sep 2021 13:00:00 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/the-bluegrass-area-development-district-announces-the-continuation-of-the-partnership-with-the-joanie-bernard-foundation-for-the-bluegrass-cat-project-the-advocate-messenger/ BLUEGRASS ZONE DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT Press release On September 23, the Joanie Bernard Foundation, a cat welfare fundraising organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio, officially announced funding for the neutering and neutering of community cats in 13 counties in central Kentucky. This is the third year that this grant, known as the Bluegrass Cat Project, has been […]]]>

BLUEGRASS ZONE DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

Press release

On September 23, the Joanie Bernard Foundation, a cat welfare fundraising organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio, officially announced funding for the neutering and neutering of community cats in 13 counties in central Kentucky. This is the third year that this grant, known as the Bluegrass Cat Project, has been awarded and is based on an animal welfare study conducted by Team Shelter USA, LLC in 2018.

The Bluegrass Cat Project has contracted with local veterinarians and the Woodstock Animal Foundation to provide the spay and neuter service through their local animal shelter or a humanitarian company and will be managed in collaboration between Dr. Sara Pizano, Founder and Consultant of Team Shelter USA and the Bluegrass Area Development District (Bluegrass ADD). The total grant amount will be $ 250,000 to fund Team Shelter USA’s ongoing monitoring and mentoring for the 13 counties. Counties receiving funding for spaying and neutering cats are Anderson, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Powell and Scott counties. The grant will cover approximately 3,000 spay / neuter in these counties with the long-term goal of continuing to reduce the admission of cats to shelters and euthanasia for the space of healthy cats.

Dr Sara Pizano commented on behalf of the Joanie Bernard Foundation: “We continue to be impressed by the dedication of all service providers and shelters despite the continuing ramifications of Covid-19. We are grateful to everyone who made this regional program a success and look forward to another productive year. ‘

David Duttlinger, Executive Director of Bluegrass ADD added: “The Bluegrass Area Development District was formed to provide regional solutions to problems that have no borders. This is why we are delighted with this opportunity to continue our mission to improve the quality of life of the citizens of the region through this unique and beneficial project.

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The mission of BGADD: To improve the economy of our communities through planning to maximize resources, projects to promote development and programs to improve the quality of life of the citizens of the region.

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Thailand: A Journey to ESG – Key Competition Law Issues Examined https://peet-corso.cz/thailand-a-journey-to-esg-key-competition-law-issues-examined/ Fri, 24 Sep 2021 20:00:00 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/thailand-a-journey-to-esg-key-competition-law-issues-examined/ In short ESG (environmental, social and governance) considerations are becoming increasingly important for companies and businesses around the world, so much so that we have now reached the point where ESG has become one of the priorities. key boards around the world. Regulations are emerging, pressure from stakeholders is increasing and consumers are increasingly aware […]]]>

In short

ESG (environmental, social and governance) considerations are becoming increasingly important for companies and businesses around the world, so much so that we have now reached the point where ESG has become one of the priorities. key boards around the world. Regulations are emerging, pressure from stakeholders is increasing and consumers are increasingly aware of ESG issues, which influences their purchasing decisions, as the marketing manager of a Thai consumer goods company recently noted. : “Consumers increasingly want to buy products from organizations that are successful in achieving their ESG goals.1


Contents

  1. Anti-competitive agreements
  2. Vertical retention
  3. We can help

In this new era where sustainability has become the new normal and a business imperative, companies across industries are striving to meet ESG targets and goals, which go beyond core regulatory standards. For example, achieving zero carbon targets, removing forced labor from the entire supply chain, and improving animal welfare.

Despite good intentions, companies engaged in ESG activities are not exempt from the obligation to comply with laws and regulations. Here we highlight the main competition law issues that can arise.

Often, companies do not work alone to achieve desired ESG goals. Sometimes this is because collaborating with other companies can be more convenient and efficient, sharing their expertise, tasks and costs, and sometimes because companies will not be able to successfully implement meaningful ESG initiatives. ” working with the entire industry or supply chain. As a result, many initiatives have been implemented through collaborations between companies within supply chains and also between competitors. For example, one of the ESG collaboration commitments in Thailand was established from a joint effort of around 32 Thai institutional investors, including fund management companies and insurance companies.

ESG collaborations may, depending on the circumstances, require the involvement of the parties concerned in one way or another, for example through a management meeting, a meeting between members of the work team, a meeting in a professional association or some other form of communication (whether verbally or in writing). Once we have entered this area of ​​collaboration and cooperation between business operators and come together to discuss the cases and concerns related to their industry, the competition authority could draw a conclusion of potential anti-competitive agreements. from commercial operators.

Of course, not all collaborations and actions are prohibited. The Commercial Competition Act BE 2560 (2017) prohibits joint anti-competitive conduct between commercial operators which may create a monopoly, or which will reduce or limit competition in any good or service, with a few exceptions. As a rule, examples of common conduct which are absolutely prohibited include agreements on prices, territory, distribution of customers, etc. production, distribution or supports economic or technical development. The term “agreement” is broadly defined to include a wide range of activities, ranging from a formal agreement to a simple exchange of information. Failure to comply with the law can result in criminal and administrative fines.

ESG initiatives can also involve other operators in supply chains (eg suppliers or customers). For example, a question may arise whether a company can ask its suppliers to commit to its ESG policy (such as the obligation to use sustainable materials or to refrain from using illegal forced laborers). The vertical restraints to be imposed should be assessed on a case-by-case basis, although Thai competition law recognizes the concept of rule of reason.

Therefore, companies should carefully design and plan their ESG programs before implementing them. Compliance guidelines and preventative measures can also be put in place to minimize potential risks and exposures under competition law.

If you have any questions, please contact our Competition team at Baker McKenzie.

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Couple leaves $ 518,000 at CRD animal shelter to honor relationship with cat https://peet-corso.cz/couple-leaves-518000-at-crd-animal-shelter-to-honor-relationship-with-cat/ Thu, 23 Sep 2021 17:23:44 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/couple-leaves-518000-at-crd-animal-shelter-to-honor-relationship-with-cat/ The Capital Regional District (CRD) Animal Shelter received a generous bequest of more than half a million dollars from a couple who wanted to honor their relationship with their cat. In a press release, the CRD said the estate of Francis Gordon Ainsworth bequeathed $ 518,000 to the animal shelter. “Mr. Ainsworth and his partner, […]]]>

The Capital Regional District (CRD) Animal Shelter received a generous bequest of more than half a million dollars from a couple who wanted to honor their relationship with their cat.

In a press release, the CRD said the estate of Francis Gordon Ainsworth bequeathed $ 518,000 to the animal shelter.

“Mr. Ainsworth and his partner, Mr. Carter, who predeceased him, made an annual donation to the CRD Animal Shelter in order to honor their relationship with their beloved pet who provided so much comfort and joy.Whiskey the cat, ”the press release read.

Ainsworth and Carter learned about CRD’s work at a community outreach event where the animal shelter was promoting their work.

“Inspired by the staff’s passion for animal welfare, they have become annual donors and have been delighted to be able to help provide new beds for dogs, cache boxes and perches for cats, and d ” help finance the management of extreme medical cases. “

This is a welcome donation for a shelter that does so much good work.

The CRD Animal Shelter is located along Pat Bay Road and provides temporary shelter for lost animals and operates an adoption program for stray, lost, abandoned or injured animals.

The CRD is home to dogs, cats and cattlelike chickens, roosters or quail-and small creatures like hamsters, rats, gerbils, birds and snakes.

Currently, animal shelter staff are developing awareness programs to help reunite animals with their owners.

Animals brought to the shelter are often scanned for a microchip or tattoo.

In 2020, only 60% of animals found lost were claimed by their owners with nearly 200 animals in need of medical care and new homes.

The CRD refuge will vaccinate and microchip, as well as sterilize and sterilize, any unclaimed animal before being placed for adoption.

The CRD says it has provided emergency medical care, including spaying and neutering more than 400 found animals, with more than $ 150,000 in veterinary spending over the past four years.

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Benzie County leaders discuss future of animal control and shelters https://peet-corso.cz/benzie-county-leaders-discuss-future-of-animal-control-and-shelters/ Wed, 22 Sep 2021 22:35:09 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/benzie-county-leaders-discuss-future-of-animal-control-and-shelters/ Benzie County leaders and the Benzie County Animal Welfare League discuss the future of the county animal shelter and control. This is part of the ongoing fallout after the county missed a deadline to put animal control and shelter funding on the November ballot. “We’re going to go over some of the ideas on how […]]]>

Benzie County leaders and the Benzie County Animal Welfare League discuss the future of the county animal shelter and control.

This is part of the ongoing fallout after the county missed a deadline to put animal control and shelter funding on the November ballot.

“We’re going to go over some of the ideas on how we can move forward between the two groups,” said Doreen Carter, president of the Animal Welfare League of Benzie County.

While county commissioners discussed the issue at their September 14 meeting, the Animal Control Advisory Committee held a meeting to discuss the changes in more detail.

“This is an opportunity for management to take a step back and see where we can improve,” said Kyle Maurer, head of the Benzie County Animal Control Department.

One of those topics was the potential donation of $ 100,000 that the Animal Welfare League allegedly gave to the county to fund employee salaries.

The county decided to decline the donation and opt out of the Delinquent Tax Relief Fund.

“As we have said as a county, we realize the mistake,” said Benzie County Administrator Katelyn Zeits. “We want to fix the mistake. We should not have to pass this error on to others.

The county is also considering restructuring the duties of shelter workers and creating a formal agreement between Animal Control and the Animal Welfare League.

“We don’t have anything at this point, we just want to make sure we have open communication between the county, Animal Control and the Animal Welfare League,” Carter said.

One of the people who spoke out against the restructuring of the shelter was animal control officer Dillon Rosa.

He spoke at the last Commissioner’s meeting and he says that since then he has seen his patrol vehicle privileges revoked and his ability toPeople answering calls is reduced.

Now Rosa says he’s afraid to make any further comments saying he fears retaliation from the head of the animal control department and the county administrator, and believes his job is in danger. .

But county leaders say the cuts are not retaliation – that the measures have more to do with cutting money from the budget, and one of the patrol cars is out of order.

Rosa now has a disciplinary hearing scheduled for Friday.

“I’m not going to comment on the disciplinary action,” Maurer said.

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RSPCA sells headquarters as part of project to transition to hybrid work model https://peet-corso.cz/rspca-sells-headquarters-as-part-of-project-to-transition-to-hybrid-work-model/ Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:07:45 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/rspca-sells-headquarters-as-part-of-project-to-transition-to-hybrid-work-model/ The RSPCA plans to sell its headquarters and move to smaller premises as part of a move towards more hybrid working practices. The charity said it had put its 72,000 square foot office in Southwater, West Sussex, on the market and intended to find smaller premises in the same area. It is also finalizing arrangements […]]]>

The RSPCA plans to sell its headquarters and move to smaller premises as part of a move towards more hybrid working practices.

The charity said it had put its 72,000 square foot office in Southwater, West Sussex, on the market and intended to find smaller premises in the same area.

It is also finalizing arrangements for the rental of a new 4,500 square foot “hub” in central London that will provide walk-in offices for staff.

The plans are part of a move towards more flexible working arrangements after a survey by the charity found that 83% of 380 Southwater-based support staff said they wanted to increase the time they spent. they switched to working from home.

The association said the time people spend in the office and the hours they work would be agreed upon in consultation with managers and would depend on how their teams work at particular times of the year.

The needs of the business and the personal commitments of employees such as babysitting or other family members would also be taken into account.

The association said a move to the Southwater office would not take place until 2023, although the London hub is expected to open in November.

When asked how much the head office has to sell, an RSPCA spokesperson said, “We know the site is valuable, so we are testing the market to see how much it is worth to different audiences.”

The spokesperson said the size of the office the charity would seek in the Southwater / Horsham area would depend on the results of a six-month hybrid work pilot, which is expected to begin next month.

Chris Sherwood, managing director of the RSPCA, said the charity was developing new ways of working that did not depend on the daily presence of staff in an office, it could consider “more modern and flexible accommodation options at the future “.

He said: “As part of our drive to become a more modern and sustainable organization, we will be moving to a smaller building, which will significantly reduce our running costs, be closer to rail links, reduce our carbon footprint and we will make it more accessible. to a more diverse pool of candidates when we recruit.

“The sale of Southwater will also free up money that we can use to fund the vital and exciting work of modernizing and improving the RSPCA so that we can continue to save the animals that need it most now and in the future. ‘to come up.”

Sherwood said the London hub would put the charity in a good location for its advocacy work in Westminster and close to other charities and potential partners.

The RSPCA’s 10-year strategy, released in January, pledged to put partnership work at the heart of its operations.

The charity announced last year that it plans to work more closely with colleague Blue Cross, an animal welfare charity, in areas such as purchasing and supplies to save money. money.

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Growth Opportunities of US Veterinary Healthcare Market to 2026 – Boehringer Ingelheim, IDEXX Labs, Elanco Animal Health, Merck and Zoetis Dominate Industry https://peet-corso.cz/growth-opportunities-of-us-veterinary-healthcare-market-to-2026-boehringer-ingelheim-idexx-labs-elanco-animal-health-merck-and-zoetis-dominate-industry/ Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:49:00 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/growth-opportunities-of-us-veterinary-healthcare-market-to-2026-boehringer-ingelheim-idexx-labs-elanco-animal-health-merck-and-zoetis-dominate-industry/ DUBLIN, September 21, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – The report “US Veterinary Care Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Forecast (2021-2026)” has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The US veterinary care market is expected to register a 5% CAGR during the forecast period. In the United States, the government is taking various measures to improve […]]]>

DUBLIN, September 21, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – The report “US Veterinary Care Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Forecast (2021-2026)” has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

The US veterinary care market is expected to register a 5% CAGR during the forecast period.

In the United States, the government is taking various measures to improve animal health management, in terms of diagnosis and treatment. For example, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, planned to fund projects in 2021, primarily to encourage surgeons to study a variety of topics. This should lead to better surgical care for animals. So far, grants have been awarded to topics such as anesthesia, arthritis, regenerative medicine and new surgeries.

In addition, the approval of new products related to the treatment of animal disorders is expected to influence the growth of the market. For example, in May 2020, Felix Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration for “enrofloxacin flavored tablets” for the treatment of diseases associated with bacteria.

In addition, in January 2020, Zoetis, a leading company in the field of animal health, further expanded its portfolio of poultry vaccines with the introduction of Poulvac Procerta HVT-ND, a recombinant vector vaccine for the protection against Newcastle and Marek’s disease viruses. With the growing number of owners, product approvals and government support will drive the veterinary care market in the United States during the forecast period. However, the high costs associated with animal testing are expected to hamper the growth of the market in the near future.

Key market trends

Medical Food Additives Segment is Expected to Maintain Good Growth Rate Over the Forecast Period

Medical food additives are important ingredients added to animal feed, to treat disease and improve nutrition. It is a stress-free and safe way to administer veterinary drugs and is as effective as other administrative routes, such as injection, in water and tablets.

COVID-19 is an unparalleled public health emergency in the United States that has affected nearly every industry, so for and, the long-term effects are expected to impact industry growth over the forecast period. In the early days of the 2020 pandemic, in the United States, the animal nutrition industry suffered from a major disruption in the supply chain and feed industry to meet demand.

Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in July 2020, recommended certain guidelines for veterinary professionals for treating companion animals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feed additives promote optimum lifetime performance, feed efficiency, animal health and animal welfare. Medical feed additives play an important role in animal nutrition as breeders seek new, sustainable and natural ways to improve performance, improve gut health, decrease and replace antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) in food and meet consumer demands.

The main players in the segment studied are focused on developing the business. They also focus on the development and launch of new products, new mergers and acquisitions and partnerships to gain a competitive advantage in the studied market. For example, in January 2020, Layn Corp. in the United States launched TruGro MAX, a natural feed additive that provides powerful antioxidant support.

In January 2020, Kemin Industries launched VANNIX C4, a new phytogenic food additive in the United States. The product is a proprietary formulation of natural intestinal health fortifying ingredients designed as a cost effective solution for producers to minimize the impact of enteric problems on poultry performance. Hence, owing to the above-mentioned factors, it is expected to drive the demand and usage of medical food additives during the forecast period.

Competitive landscape

The veterinary care market in the United States is moderately competitive. Market players are focusing on improved diagnostic techniques for animal care, especially protecting animals against diseases related to changing weather conditions. Some of the major market players are Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, IDEXX Laboratories, Elanco Animal Health, Merck & Co. Inc. and Zoetis Inc., among others.

Key topics covered

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Hypotheses of the study and market definition

1.2 Scope of the study

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

4 MARKET DYNAMICS

4.1 Market overview

4.2 Market drivers

4.2.1 Cutting-edge technology leading to innovations in animal health

4.2.2 Increased productivity at the risk of emerging zoonosis

4.2.3 Increase the initiatives of governments and animal protection associations

4.3 Market restrictions

4.3.1 High costs associated with animal testing

4.4 Porter’s five forces analysis

4.4.1 Threat of new entrants

4.4.2 Bargaining power of buyers / consumers

4.4.3 Bargaining power of suppliers

4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5 MARKET SEGMENTATION

5.1 By product

5.1.1 Therapeutic

5.1.1.1 Vaccines

5.1.1.2 Parasites

5.1.1.3 Anti-infectives

5.1.1.4 Medical food additives

5.1.1.5 Other therapies

5.1.2 Diagnosis

5.1.2.1 Immunodiagnostic tests

5.1.2.2 Molecular diagnosis

5.1.2.3 Diagnostic imaging

5.1.2.4 Clinical chemistry

5.1.2.5 Other diagnostics

5.2 By animal type

5.2.1 Dogs and cats

5.2.2 Horses

5.2.3 Ruminants

5.2.4 Pigs

5.2.5 Poultry

5.2.6 Other animals

6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

6.1 Company profiles

6.1.1 Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH

6.1.2 Ceva Animal Health inc.

6.1.3 Elanco Animal Health

6.1.4 IDEXX Laboratories

6.1.5 Merck & Co. Inc.

6.1.6 Randox Laboratories, Ltd.

6.1.7 Virbac SA

6.1.8 Zoetis, Inc.

6.1.9 Vetoquinol

6.1.10 Phibro Animal Health Society

7 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Redlands University Launches Major in Human and Animal Studies by Jennifer Dobbs https://peet-corso.cz/redlands-university-launches-major-in-human-and-animal-studies-by-jennifer-dobbs/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 22:50:18 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/redlands-university-launches-major-in-human-and-animal-studies-by-jennifer-dobbs/ Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking or if cows have feelings? Are you interested in the reasons for animal behavior and want to know more about them? The University of Redlands new Human-Animal Studies specialization might be for you. Human Animal Studies (HAST) began in Redlands 20 years ago as a four-week […]]]>

Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking or if cows have feelings? Are you interested in the reasons for animal behavior and want to know more about them? The University of Redlands new Human-Animal Studies specialization might be for you.

Human Animal Studies (HAST) began in Redlands 20 years ago as a four-week course in May. Since then it has grown in popularity and the U of R now offers College of Arts and Sciences students the opportunity to specialize in the field.

“HAST is an interdisciplinary field that examines the complex and multidimensional relationships between humans and other animals,” said professor of psychology Catherine Salmon, program director. “This is interdisciplinary work in the social sciences, the humanities and the natural sciences. “

The launch of HAST as a major places the U of R at the forefront of education in the field. Currently, only eight other institutions in the United States offer HAST majors to undergraduate students, said Kathie Jenni, professor of philosophy, one of the architects and promoters of the program; with the major launch of HAST in the fall semester of 2021, the U of R will be the only one on the west coast. Yet scholarship and interest in HAST is growing rapidly due to concerns about climate change, animal welfare, and the growing number of pet owners.

“We see the major as a distinctive program,” said Jenni, “that can attract students to the U of R who otherwise would not have considered us and who hope to enter one of the many careers related to animals. . Every year, students have told us that they have come to U of R because we offer [HAST] and their other top schools have not.

That’s why Kaila Ferrari ’17, now senior digital content specialist at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, chose Redlands. “I haven’t seen other universities offering courses that cover animal ethics and the human-animal relationship. I knew I wanted to do something related to wildlife conservation, and it seemed important to understand the field both from a scientific perspective and from a human impact perspective. “

Meghan O’Sullivan ’17, now a doctor of veterinary medicine, said she has learned a lot about the human-animal bond which benefits her veterinary career. “It opened my eyes to bigger issues in the animal kingdom across the seas and in our own country, and it helped me understand the perspective and expectations that many owners have. today vis-à-vis their pets, which is crucial for my work. “

The list of jobs related to HAST is long, Salmon said, and includes work in administration, fundraising, marketing, outreach, humanitarian or environmental education, protection. animals, development, policy, research, animal-assisted therapy, etc.

Salmon said that at its core, HAST is about the relationships between us and non-human animals – and those relationships play a vital role in our lives.

“For some people, animals, especially pets, play an important emotional and social role in our lives. For some people, animals are a source of fear or loathing (which may be motivated by physical danger or worry about illness, etc.), and for others, they are a source of nutrition. But we all engage in some sort of relationship with various non-human animals in our lifetimes. HAST is becoming a major force in understanding these relationships and hopefully will lead to more positive relationships at all levels. “

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Energy Industry Hold Crisis Talks With Government As Supplier Bulb Calls For Bailout Amid Rising Gas Prices | Politics News https://peet-corso.cz/energy-industry-hold-crisis-talks-with-government-as-supplier-bulb-calls-for-bailout-amid-rising-gas-prices-politics-news/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 12:33:45 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/energy-industry-hold-crisis-talks-with-government-as-supplier-bulb-calls-for-bailout-amid-rising-gas-prices-politics-news/ Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng will hold crisis talks with the energy industry and its regulator Ofgem later today amid fears for struggling suppliers and soaring fuel bills. It comes as UK energy company Bulb seeks a bailout to stay afloat amid soaring wholesale gas prices, with Boris Johnson insisting that the problems facing the industry […]]]>

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng will hold crisis talks with the energy industry and its regulator Ofgem later today amid fears for struggling suppliers and soaring fuel bills.

It comes as UK energy company Bulb seeks a bailout to stay afloat amid soaring wholesale gas prices, with Boris Johnson insisting that the problems facing the industry are global.

A Bulb spokesperson said: “From time to time, we explore various opportunities to fund our business plans and continue our mission of reducing bills and CO2 emissions.

“Like everyone in the industry, we monitor wholesale prices and their impact on our business.”

Meanwhile, the industry regulator Ofgem has announced that it has appointed British Gas to take over 350,000 customers of People’s Energy, one of the two smaller suppliers that collapsed Last week.

Speaking to Sky News, a government minister did not rule out the possibility of creating a so-called “bad bank” to absorb unprofitable customers of failing companies, or a bailout of energy companies.

James Cleverly told Kay Burley that ministers “are looking at a range of options” and “will do absolutely everything we can to protect consumers”.

The Prime Minister’s spokesman said there are currently no plans to change the energy price cap and that it will remain in place to “protect consumers”.

“It’s in place to protect people’s energy bills. It’s what it’s doing, it’s what it’s done, and like I said, it will continue to do it,” they declared.

Likewise, the spokesperson rejected calls for the removal of green taxes to reduce bills, stressing that they play an important role in reducing carbon emissions.

What happens if your energy supplier goes bankrupt?

In the event of a supplier default, Ofgem will ensure that the gas and electricity supply to customers continues without interruption.

Customers will be switched to a “provider of last resort” and any credit with the old provider will be transferred.

If a supplier of last resort is not possible, a special administrator would be appointed by Ofgem and the government.

Your old tariff will end and the new provider will offer you a special “deemed” contract, which will last as long as you want.

The alleged contract could cost you more, as the new supplier takes more risk (for example, possibly having to buy additional wholesale power in the short term to supply new customers), but Ofgem says it will try to get the best deal for you.

You must take meter readings because you will have to send them to your new supplier.

Once your new supplier has been in contact, ask them to offer you their cheapest offer. Then go around and change if you want. You will not be charged any exit fees.

Wholesale gas prices have risen 250% since January and four smaller energy companies have already closed.

On Sunday, following a meeting with Ofgem, Kwarteng said “well-prepared plans” were in place to ensure consumers are not cut off in the event of further failures.

However, it is expected to come under pressure from large suppliers for a major government support program to help them weather the crisis.

Labor shadow secretary Ed Miliband said a lack of long-term government planning means “we are so exposed and vulnerable as a country and it is families and businesses that pay for it. the price”.

He continued, “The government must take all necessary measures to ensure the stability of customers and do everything in its power to mitigate the effects of this crisis on businesses and consumers.

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“Range of options” for the energy crisis

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“Yet this is increasing the pressure on household finances by raising taxes on workers and reducing universal credit.”

Meanwhile, Britain’s supply chain problems could last for months, the Prime Minister has warned.

Speaking on board his flight to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly, Boris Johnson did not rule out shortages occurring in the fall and winter, attributing the problems to the channels supply to “the recovery of the world economy”.

“The guys are coming out of Gulliver and he’s straightening up, and it’s going to take a while, so to speak, for the traffic to adjust,” the PM said.

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The boss of Octopus Energy on the gas crisis

When asked if the shortages could last for months, the PM said: “It could be faster than that, it could be a lot faster, but there are issues as you know with shipping. , with the containers, with the staff – there are all kinds of problems. “

Mr Johnson also stressed that the supply chain issues were not specific to the UK, but rather issues affecting “the whole world”.

“The gas supply problem is global, the heavy truck problem is in the United States as well as in Europe, so we see the same kind of problems everywhere. But I think the market forces will be very, very quick to sort it out, and we’re “going to do whatever we can to help.”

His spokesperson insisted on Monday that the British food chain is “incredibly resilient” and that the government is “well prepared to deal with any potential disruption”.

Remarks come as retailers and food producers warned that food, turkey and chicken reserves could be depleted due to the energy crisis.

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“Gas supply is not of concern”

Food producer Bernard Matthews has warned that the Christmas dinner could be “canceled” as the sharp rise in gas prices has resulted in the closure of two large fertilizer factories that produce CO2 as a by-product.

Carbon dioxide is crucial for the food processing industry in the packaging of meat products and the slaughter of animals.

The chief executive of the British Meat Processors Association has warned the country could be two weeks away from the meat disappearing from supermarket shelves.

Nick Allen told Sky News that meat makers have said they have between five and 15 days of supply left.

He added: “Then they will have to stop. It means the animals will have to stay on the farms. It will cause huge animal welfare problems for farmers and UK pork and poultry will not be marketed.

“We’re two weeks away from seeing a real impact on the shelves.”

The Prime Minister said on Sunday that he wanted “to give general reassurance that the problems we see are temporary”.

“I have no doubt that the supply issues will be easily resolved. We are very confident in our supply chains,” he said.

“But in the meantime, we’ll be working with all the gas companies to do everything we can to secure supplies to people, to make sure they don’t go bankrupt. And to make sure we get through this difficult time.”

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Workers on strike against layoffs – The Portugal News https://peet-corso.cz/workers-on-strike-against-layoffs-the-portugal-news/ Sun, 19 Sep 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/workers-on-strike-against-layoffs-the-portugal-news/ After a meeting with the management of Santander Totta, during which the organizations say the bank was “diehard” in the dismissal of 210 people, the unions decided to call a strike, which will also cover BCP. In the same note, the Mais union, the SBN – Union of Financial Sector Workers, the Central Bankers Union […]]]>

After a meeting with the management of Santander Totta, during which the organizations say the bank was “diehard” in the dismissal of 210 people, the unions decided to call a strike, which will also cover BCP.

In the same note, the Mais union, the SBN – Union of Financial Sector Workers, the Central Bankers Union (affiliated to the UGT), the Synaf (linked to the CGTP), the National Union of Banking Personnel and Technicians and the Syndicate of Independent Banks (independent) indicated that “taking into account the position taken today by the administration of Banco Santander Totta (BST) concerning the collective dismissal, in all that resembles that of the BCP, the six unions of banking workers have decided to call for a simultaneous strike in the two banks ”.

This judgment also relies on the solidarity of the STEC – Syndicat des Travailleurs des Entreprises du Groupe CGD, according to the union structures.

“From now on, the law establishes that the workers’ commissions are legally competent to participate in the current stage of the process, and all questions should be addressed to them,” the statement read.

Even so, “the unions are ready to intervene, so and if the process advances”, they indicated, adding that “the members must send to the respective legal services all the formulations which are sent to the CNT, so that they can be provided with the essential elements for full knowledge of the process ”.

“These unions call on all workers of BST and BCP to participate in the strike to be held in the respective institution. It is a cause that concerns all bankers. It doesn’t just affect some of us. The time has come for bank employees to make their voices heard in the uncompromising defense of their rights and their jobs, ”they concluded.

Santander Totta wants 685 workers to leave. The bank’s official source told Lusa last week that the departure with more than 400 employees has already been agreed (early retirement and voluntary layoffs). There were 230 employees with whom he had not reached an agreement, so they could be covered by a dismissal, but the number is not final because the process is not closed.

On the other hand, BCP announced last week that it would proceed with a collective dismissal of 62 workers, according to a message from the executive chairman to the bank’s employees, to which Lusa had access.

As with the other outings, the bank reached an agreement with around 700 employees for a departure for mutual agreement, early retirement and early retirement.

The unions accused the banks of repression of work and of blackmailing workers, arguing that they are forcing them to leave through layoffs (without access to unemployment benefits) or through early retirement. This while having high profits, they add.

BCP made profits of 12.3 million euros in the first half (84% less than the same period in 2020) and Santander Totta 81.4 million euros (52.9%) less.

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Investing In Vegan … How To Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is | Money https://peet-corso.cz/investing-in-vegan-how-to-put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is-money/ Sat, 18 Sep 2021 10:00:00 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/investing-in-vegan-how-to-put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is-money/ WWhether it’s your local pub finally adding an option to their menu for the first time or a plant-based version of your favorite dessert hitting the supermarket shelves, the availability of vegan food has taken leaps and bounds. these last years. The number of vegans in the UK quadrupled between 2014 and 2019, with 600,000 […]]]>

WWhether it’s your local pub finally adding an option to their menu for the first time or a plant-based version of your favorite dessert hitting the supermarket shelves, the availability of vegan food has taken leaps and bounds. these last years.

The number of vegans in the UK quadrupled between 2014 and 2019, with 600,000 people falling into this category, according to data from the Vegan Society. Veganuary, the campaign in which people go vegan for the month of January, hit a record 585,000 registrations this year, up from just 3,300 in 2014.

There is money in the trend: The global plant-based meat market alone is expected to grow from $ 3.6 billion (£ 2.6 billion) in 2020 to $ 4.2 billion. dollars by 2021, according to market research group Markets and Markets. However, for individuals who want to put their money where they say it is, the options are not always obvious.

Which is unfortunate because Claire Smith, Managing Director of Beyond Investing, a vegan investment platform, and creator of the US Vegan Climate Index, says they are generally aware of society and the environment and are likely to ” be interested in what happens to their money. “If they look at the labels and verify that the food they eat is definitely not from an animal, they will likely be concerned about where their money is going,” she says.

Applying vegan principles – like avoiding companies that test on animals or operate animals – to investments can involve a lot of research and will limit the number of companies you can invest in. Lee Coates, an ethical money, environmental, social and corporate governance consultant who has spent years researching the best funds for vegans to invest in, says they “don’t have a lot of choice.”

In the UK there are no dedicated funds to just hide your money, and information on where to invest is hard to come by.

“The best approach is to seek ethical fund solutions that eliminate exposure to a wide range of problems, such as animal testing,” says David Henry, investment manager at Quilter Cheviot. “It’s worth talking to a financial advisor with access to fund selection tools to make sure your investment choices match your goals and ethics. “

You can use an investment platform such as Fidelity, AJ Bell or Hargreaves Lansdown to buy these funds. However, you will need to check the individual holdings within the fund to see if they comply with your principles.

Coates says, “For example, you might consider buying a pure wind fund and think it’s not just green but vegan, but you should see if there are any affiliates to allow grazing on the hill, which could then mean that it is rented out to a local farmer to generate profit.

Tech funds may seem like a safer option, but he says you “should look at their procurement policies and whether they undertake animal testing.” He adds that property can be good because “it is generally ethically neutral”.

Coates recommends the Janus Henderson Global Sustainable Equity Fund, which invests in companies contributing to positive environmental or social change and is “financially very successful and meets vegan criteria”. He also suggests the Aegon Ethical Equity Fund and the Aegon Corporate Ethics Bond, which he says abides by vegan principles – “for example, no factory farming, no retailing of meat and produce. dairy “.

Alternatively, you can also invest directly through the stock market, choosing cruelty-free companies or purely vegan companies. Many of them are listed on stock exchanges outside the UK, such as Beyond Meat, the maker of the Beyond Burger, Else Nutrition, an Israeli producer of plant-based infant formula, or the US food producer. Herbal Tattooed Chef.

Haz Feliks of Aylesbury has “invested primarily in technology companies, avoiding any business that operates or is associated with animal agriculture.” Photography: Haz Feliks

Haz Feliks, 40, a technology-enhanced learning manager living in Aylesbury, invests in individual company stocks through his Isa life, pension and personal trading account. “Just like my daily purchases and groceries, it’s important for me to make ethical choices with my investments and my savings,” he says. “Working in technology and passionate about technology, I have mainly invested in technology companies, avoiding any companies that operate or are associated with animal agriculture. He invested in Tesla early on and is currently investing in Beyond Meat and other companies “that meet the criteria of being plant or technology based.”

A vegetarian for four years and founder of the breakfast delivery company Oatsu, Lauren O’Donnell, 28, invests between £ 25-50 a month in ethical funds and also owns shares in Beyond Meat and Oatly . “I try to focus on companies that have focused on a plant-based solution,” says O’Donnell. “There is particularly a lot of choice when it comes to food and to some extent clothing, but with investment there could be more resources to make it easier for investors to make more sustainable choices and ethical. “

Another option is to invest in vegan businesses through crowdfunding platforms such as Seedrs and Crowdcube. So far this year, Seedrs claims that 42 plant-focused companies have used its platform, up 400% from the previous year. One is the chef’s vegan delivery service to customer Allplants, which has raised £ 4.5million. Crowdcube reports that more than 4,000 individual investors have committed nearly £ 6million to vegan businesses on its platform this year.

Stephanie Peritore, 46, founder and CEO of Mindful Bites, invests in vegan businesses through her Isa and through crowdfunding.

“It gives me access to transaction flows to phenomenal companies like Pip & Nut. I have invested in around 25 companies and tend to invest around £ 20,000 each time.

A meatless burger patty called Beyond Burger made by Beyond Meat is on display in a grocery store in the United States
Many cruelty-free or purely vegan companies are listed on stock exchanges outside of the UK, such as Beyond Meat, the maker of the Beyond Burger. Photograph: Steve Helber / AP

Most people’s biggest investment is their retirement, and you might find that your work retirement is far from vegan. “If you were automatically enrolled in an employer-sponsored pension plan, you will likely be invested in the default fund option,” says Henry. “It’s worth seeing if the pension plan has an ethical or sustainable fund option that you can invest in instead. While these funds are unlikely to invest solely on vegan grounds, they may exclude some companies. For example, Nest’s ethical fund will avoid investing in companies that test cosmetics on animals and will only invest in companies that adhere to animal welfare codes of practice.

Coates refers to a landmark 2020 decision where ethical veganism was seen as a philosophical belief and opened the door for people entitled to vegan-friendly pensions. “A good employer would understand if you want a vegan pension,” says Coates. “Talk to your boss. Get together with other vegan employees. He recommends the Aegon Ethical Equity Fund as a retirement plan whether you are self-employed or self-employed. Otherwise – and one for the self-employed – it might be better to open a self-invested personal pension, so you can choose the funds yourself.

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