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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “This possibly suggests that 2019 may have seen the start of a new trend where organisations shifted focus from supporting individual groups to the broader more inclusive theme of mental health and well-being for all, incorporating the needs of specific groups and the impact of exclusion on health and wellbeing,” All-in said. Male staff also accounted for the majority of executive board positions. In total, 59.2% of these roles were held by men, and 40.8% by women. “We believe that surveying the industry annually is one of the most significant ways we can continue real progress globally,” All-in Diversity Project co-founder Kelly Kehn said. “We are grateful to all participants who are both committed to their own progress but also to the industry’s overall improvement.” The report also found male and female dominations within certain jobs areas, with males dominating technology, and trading and risk roles. Women, meanwhile, tended to hold positions in hospitality, and human resources and people development, which All-in put down to “traditional stereotypical assumptions” in the workplace. Furthermore, though the percentage of females working in technology roles compared to males was consistent with 2018, the number of women in trading dropped halved from 18% in 2018 to 9% in 2019. All-in also flagged concerns over equality and anti-discrimination policy training, saying less than 70% of organisations offer training and learning to help support their policies, compared to 90% in the previous year. The majority of women included were found to be earning less than 50,000, with just 12.4% earning above this sum. In comparison, 24.8% of male industry employees earned over 50,000 in 2019. Tags: All-in Diversity Project Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Social responsibility CSR Looking at the types of policies respondents had in place, 83.3% ran policies for both equal opportunities and anti-discrimination, while 91.7% committed to an anti-bullying and harassment policy. All-in Diversity Project blasts lack of female board representation Though there was no significant change between 2018 and 2019 regarding types of employment contract based on gender, All-in did see a gender gap in terms of pay. IGT ranked second on 71 points, followed by Sky Betting & Gaming on 70, then Betsson Group with 68 and SIS on 60. One company, which was not identified in the report, scored zero in the performance study. “This could be due to a realignment of the role description to distinguish between compliance and commercial risk, or it could again be a reflection of the expansion of the survey to include more organisations active in the expanding and predominantly masculine US sports betting market,” All-in suggested. Email Address Respondents reported data in several different currencies, and as such All-in did not specify currency. However, it did reveal a significant imbalance among the highest paid executives. While 51 male executives had an annual salary of 200,000 or higher, just five women were paid this sum. However, there was a rise in the number of organisations running conscious and unconscious bias training, with this rising from 50% of companies to 72%. There was also an increase in organisations offering training related to inter-cultural competence and challenging inappropriate behaviour. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Some 79.2% of organisations had diversity and inclusion policies, but only 58.3% ran mental health and wellbeing policies. CSR The All-in Diversity Project has called for women in industry management roles, after its latest industry benchmarking report revealed less than a quarter of non-executive board positions were held by female members off staff. 17th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Other key findings included 80% of respondents saying they communicated an organisation-wide message on diversity and inclusion, while over half of the featured companies said their senior teams promoted gender quality, had an equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, and spoke at internal events about these issues. Developed in partnership with the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice at Oxford Brookes University, the All-Index 2019 Annual Report looked at data from 26 organisations across the industry, which together represent more than 100 global gambling brands. Just 34% of heads of department and directors were female, the report said, while only 15% of chief executives and managing directors were women. Among the major findings in the study was that 77.5% of non-executive board members were male, compared to just 22.5% that were female, down 5.5% on the previous year. However, 77.8% of organisations offered support for both mental health and wellbeing. In contrast, males accounted for over 70% of all C-level roles and 80% of chief executive or managing director roles. In terms of under-represented groups, the number of organisations that offered additional support to groups including LGBTQ+ communities, disabled people, ethnic minorities and those with cognitive profiles fell by 30% year-on-year. Though All-in did not disclose the identity of all the organisations that took part in the report, it did reveal GVC Holdings scored the highest in its performance study with a top score of 73, up from 39 last year.
The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the half year.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) 2017 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. When I look at penny stocks, I’m always especially minded to ask the first question Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger ask when weighing up a company. Namely, “What could go wrong?”Peter Bevelin, author of Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger, has put the ultimate answer in a nutshell: “If a catastrophic outcome is possible or you can’t judge the downside, stay away.”5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With this in mind, I’ve asked myself whether I should buy UK penny stock [email protected] Capital (LSE: SYME). I’ll say straight off that I’ve concluded I should avoid it. Here, I’ll explain my reasons for steering clear and also look at the potential upside, if my caution is misconceived.Empty [email protected] Capital has developed a fintech platform. It aims to bring together companies wishing to raise cash against their inventories with funders willing to supply it. This at a cost that makes a profit for both the funders and [email protected] company gained a stock market listing in March 2020. It targeted a first securitisation of inventories via its platform within six months. But, so far, it hasn’t managed to bring together a single deal.A £227m penny stockI’ve previously been sceptical about [email protected]’s prospects. For one thing, I’m not convinced the company’s business model is actually viable. And there are a number of other things that concern me.First, [email protected] was sold to investors on a prospectus showing net assets of £227m — bang in line with its market capitalisation at an issue price of 0.7p a share. However, on its post-listing balance sheet, net assets were less than £1m. Goodwill had been entirely written off.Waiting for GodotAs well as the repeated delays to a first securitisation of inventories, the publication of this penny stock’s first audited financial statements has been put back and back. First, because the company has twice changed the date of its financial year-end. And second, because it’s simply failed to get the results out by the dates it’s set.On 19 January, [email protected] told us the results would be “published in April.” On 23 April, it put the date back to “during May.” On 26 May, it said the statements “are being finalised, with publication expected next week” (i.e. during the trading week ending 4 June). And on 4 June, it announced another delay. It said it will publish the results only after it’s secured a new funding facility “expected to be completed in the coming days.“In view of the net assets carry-on, and the repeated delays to both the first securitisation of inventories and first audited results, [email protected] doesn’t pass my ‘smell test’. I’d want to at least see those audited results before going anywhere near this penny stock. But what if my scepticism is misconceived?A penny stock [email protected] shares are trading at 0.39p, as I’m writing. At this price, the market capitalisation of the company is £128m.This may look high for a start-up business, but if the company really has found a way to revolutionise inventory monetisation through its fintech platform, the market opportunity could be vast. [email protected] talks of an addressable market of inventory under management in the $trillions. Not a bad target for a little UK penny stock! 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Charity Market Monitor 2008: Grantmakers and Corporate Donors v. 2 Howard Lake | 10 February 2009 | News Tagged with: corporate Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
People’s Postcode Lottery raises £30m for charity in five years Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery have raised £30.3 million for charities and good causes since it was launched in 2008. National charities and small community associations have received funding from the money raised.Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres is one of the recipients. The charity’s Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager, Gemma Branney, said: “Maggie’s is incredibly grateful to have received £2.5 million from players in the last five years, funds which have been vital in ensuring we keep the doors of all 16 Maggie’s Centres open and can continue to offer our unique programme of support to people with cancer as well as their friends and families.”The People’s Postcode Trust, the grant-giving trust funded by players, has also awarded its 1000th grant. Forty five pence from every £2 ticket is donated to charity. Advertisement People’s Postcode Lottery is part of Novameda, “the third largest charitable private donor in the world” according to business newspaper City AM. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 September 2013 | News 10 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Saudi Arabian bombs kill Yemeni civilians.Another Shiite mosque was bombed in Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia on May 29, as Saudi airstrikes continued against Yemen.The war in Yemen is over whether the people of that country, the most underdeveloped in the region, can achieve and maintain their right to self-determination and sovereignty.The fighting began after the Ansurallah, also known as the Houthis, rebelled against the regime of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Hadi in late March. Hadi left the country and sought support from the monarchy of Saudi Arabia and the generals now running Egypt, both of whom are major U.S. military clients in the region.U.S. government designs to control the Yemeni people, along with their land and waterways, have been a focus of Washington and Wall Street for many years. The withdrawal from Yemen in March of Pentagon Special Forces and State Department personnel preceded aggressive military actions on the part of the Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council regimes, which take their foreign policy initiative from imperialism.Clashes intensify war for controlOn May 31, aircraft from the Saudi-GCC alliance struck Yemeni positions throughout the country, according to people on the ground. Aerial bombardments hit what was said to have been an air base near Sanaa airport and a military outpost supposedly working with the Ansurallah.The Yemeni television network al-Masira, which is allied with the Houthi movement, said the Saudi-GCC coalition carried out 25 bombing missions in the northwest provinces of Saada and Hajja, very close to the border with Saudi Arabia. Additional reports said Saudi ground forces were shelling the same areas.People living in Saada told Reuters press agency May 31 that territory held by the Ansurallah was bombed intensively by war planes.There were also renewed heavy artillery clashes along Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia, as the war entered an even more deadly and protracted phase.In the central Yemeni city of Taiz, which has been a major center of armed struggle between the Saudi-backed Hadi militias and the Ansurallah, Saudi-led air strikes on these forces were centered on a mountaintop area and a nearby Special Forces base.There are claims that during the month of April, Saudi-GCC war planes used cluster bombs in the region of Saada. Human Rights Watch asserted on May 31 that these weapons, which are controversial and banned in various countries, were used against civilian populations. According to a statement issued by HRW senior researcher Ole Solvang, “These weapons can’t distinguish military targets from civilians, and their unexploded sub-munitions threaten civilians, especially children, even long after the fighting.”Saudi government officials did not respond to these allegations.Earlier, on May 27, an estimated 40 people, the majority civilians, were reported killed during fighting between Ansurallah and Saudi military units along the border. Local fighters working with the Houthis have been engaging Saudi ground forces in the area and also taking the war into the Saudi kingdom.One resident told Reuters on May 27, “Houthi gunmen were attacking Saudi border positions from this area, but the coalition’s planes have not hit the Ansurallah and bombed civilians (instead).”It was also reported by the state news agency Saba on May 27 that Saudi-GCC air strikes on a Yemeni Special Forces base took place against allies of the Ansurallah in central Sanaa: “Around 40 people were martyred and more than 100 others were wounded, according to a preliminary toll, in the bombing operations executed by the Saudi aggression’s planes on the Sabaaeen area in the capital Sanaa today.”The Red Sea port city of Hodeida, which contains a naval base, was also hit on the same day by Saudi-GCC bombers. According to the same Reuters report: “The naval base was bombed by aircraft and ships. Large parts of it were destroyed and two warships were hit, and one of them, named the Bilqis, was destroyed and sank onto its side, and five gunboats shelled the administrative buildings of the base.”U.S., Saudi-GCC seek to contain Iranian influenceSaudi Arabia is a theocratic monarchy in which Sunni Islam is the official state religion. Bombings have continued against Shiite mosques in eastern Saudi Arabia. On May 29 during prayers a car bomb exploded at the entrance to one such mosque in Dammam.News reports said the bombing of the al-Anoud mosque resulted in 21 people killed and 120 others injured, in what is described as the most violent of such attacks in Saudi Arabia in years. Just one week earlier, a similar attack took place in Qatif.For over two months, the Pentagon and the CIA have been supplying war materials and reconnaissance information to the Saudi-GCC forces in their bombing and ground campaign against Yemen.The U.S. and its Saudi-GCC allies view the war as an effort to contain and lessen the influence of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Arabian Peninsula.While Washington has been participating in talks with Tehran over its nuclear program, the administration of President Barack Obama has not altered the decades-long U.S. hostility toward Iran since its revolution of 1979. That revolution toppled the regime of Shah Reza Pahlevi, who owed his position to U.S. and British oil companies that put him in power in 1953 through a CIA-directed coup.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Help spread the word, since the corporate media have mostly not covered the story, and much of what they have done has been biased. On social media, look for the hashtag #NoDAPL to get updates. Here is information from the Facebook page of United American Indians of New England (UAINE) about how to support #NoDAPL to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.Go to North Dakota if you can! Water protectors, lawyers, builders, workers and non-complainers are needed. Study and prepare first! Also please donate to the Mni Wiconi school at the camps, doing a great job working with the children and youth: youcaring.com/mn-wi-h-ni-nak-i-i-ow-yawa-675427/. Don’t do business with TD Bank, Citigroup, Mizuho or other banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline: nodaplsolidarity.org/targets/. Here’s a list of various ways you can donate and support: tinyurl.com/zvxvlnv/. Take action locally. Support anti-fracking and anti-pipeline struggles locally. Support Indigenous struggles locally. Get your organizations, labor unions or other groups to support and take action. Demand that politicians take a stand and commit to canceling the project and support the Water Protectors at Standing Rock. Call President Barack Obama 9-5 EST at 202-456-1111 and demand that the federal government cancel the Dakota Access Pipeline project in all areas where it is being constructed.• Join with others taking action at events and campaign offices. Raise awareness in every possible way.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this