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Chubb Organizes Regional Day of Service in Asia Pacific

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SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 19 November 2020 – Chubb‘s annual Regional Day of Service in the Asia Pacific took place over the week of 2 – 6 November 2020, with employees in various countries and territories participating in community outreach projects.

In addition to our long-held focus on increasing educational opportunities for underprivileged children, outreach efforts this year were expanded to cater to the essential needs of vulnerable segments of communities impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Creative community engagement in the face of Covid-19

The needs of communities and methods of engagement have changed as a result of the pandemic. Adapting to these changes, Chubb volunteers from both the general and life insurance operations developed innovative outreach programs designed for the needs of their respective communities.

Paul McNamee, Regional President for Chubb in Asia Pacific shared: “In challenging times such as these, there is greater impetus for Chubb and our employees to step up and help our local communities. For this year’s Regional Day of Service, our staff volunteers focused on initiatives which would have the greatest impact on their communities. Through innovative use of technology and continued collaboration with partners, we were able to successfully execute outreach activities while adhering to local health and safety guidelines across the region. We are proud of and inspired by our employees who have risen to the occasion and upheld the company’s strong tradition of giving back to our communities in the midst of a pandemic.”

Brad Bennett, Chief Operating Officer of Chubb Life added: “The Regional Day of Service is an important annual initiative that underscores Chubb’s commitment to giving back to the communities where we live, work and serve. By focusing our efforts on education for the disadvantaged, we hope to improve their access to education and drive a positive change for the next generation. We are proud to play our part in building a more successful society and a better world.” 

Cross-section of Non-Profit Collaborations Reflect Chubb’s Cultural Diversity

Eleven markets took part this year in a range of volunteer projects, reflecting the company’s cultural diversity across the region. Participating markets included Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Regional Day of Service activities included events such as an educational trip and building a community garden; virtual engagements like fund-raising campaigns and workshops using digital platforms; and the donation of scholarship grants, educational magazines, IT equipment and other necessities.

Regional Day of Service Highlights

Australia

For various reasons, Australia will mark the Regional Day of Service through community outreach activities from 9 Nov — 11 Dec with the participation of over 100 employee volunteers.

In Queensland, Chubb volunteers will be supporting Foodbank’s Christmas Hamper Packing, while in New South Wales, the Grosvenor and North Sydney office will be collecting toys and books as Christmas gifts for the Smith Family’s Toy & Book Appeal.

The Perth office will be helping the Perth Homeless Support Group prepare and distribute food to the homeless, and the South Australia team will be supporting Backpacks 4 SA Kids Inc by packing backpacks for children who have been removed from their homes, often in traumatic situations.

China

Staff volunteers conducted a presentation on environmental awareness for students of Puming Primary School in Shanghai and organized a quiz after the session. During the first week of December, employees will also be visiting the Chubb Hope School in Fengning, Hebei Province, where they will be presenting a donation of funds to the school and engaging with the students.

Hong Kong SAR

Thirty volunteers from Chubb’s general and life insurance operations in Hong Kong attended two workshops held by the St. James’ Settlement Jockey Club Upcycling Center, where they learned to use upcycled materials to make mask covers and cardholders. After the workshops, the finished items, together with souvenirs, were delivered to underprivileged children supported by St James Settlement.

Indonesia

In Indonesia, Chubb continued its support of the SOS Children’s Villages (SOS) by organizing a series of virtual workshops for approximately 190 children and 55 caregivers located in Cibubur (East Jakarta), Flores (East Nusa Tenggara) and Meulaboh (Aceh).

Over thirty staff volunteers produced educational material and conducted hands-on activities for the children. The virtual workshops covered topics ranging from environmental awareness to entrepreneurship and included interactive activities like building mini-volcanoes and tie-dying t-shirts. Caregivers also attended a workshop and sharing session on adolescent psychology, communication and sex education.

Last but not least, computer equipment and projectors were donated to support home-based learning at SOS in Jakarta/Bogor.

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Chubb volunteers engaging with children from the SOS Children’s Villages


Korea

Due to Covid-19 restrictions in Korea, Chubb’s general and life insurance operations tapped on digital platforms to organize creative fund-raising campaigns in support of the Community Chest of Korea.

Using the company’s new healthcare app Chubb LifeBalance, employees donated points accumulated from managing their health through exercise, diet and the like. These points were then totaled up and consolidated into a monetary donation that was channeled to purchase toys and educational items. Over 100 employees participated, contributing a total of 957,030 points.

In addition, Chubb Life Insurance in Korea also conducted the Chubb Donation Challenge through Instagram, which provided matching donations for encouraging messages sent out to those affected by COVID-19 and tagged with specific hashtags.

Through these campaigns, Chubb provided 2,000 socially disadvantaged children in 30 facilities nationwide with educational items and toys purchased from small and medium-sized social enterprises.

Employee photo submitted via the Chubb LifeBalance app


Malaysia

Eighty Chubb employees participated in Malaysia’s Nature in Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt where they submitted photos of specified items like plants, insects, bicycles and recycle bins in their neighborhood.

For every complete submission, Chubb will be sponsoring one underprivileged child supported by Ti-Ratana Welfare Society, Yayasan Sunbeams Home to attend an online learning program conducted by Free Tree Society. The 60-90 minutes program will cover topics like plant propagation, composting, and the climate crisis as well as hands-on vegetable planting experience.

New Zealand

Volunteers from New Zealand worked with Kelmarna Community Gardens to promote a healthy community environment and sustainable living. Employees helped with a variety of tasks including creating a new community garden space, the removal of weeds, creating a new compost zone, refreshing the chicken coup, cleaning and renovating the community shop.

 

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Chubb volunteers separating and replanting new seedlings at Kelmarna Community Gardens


Philippines

Meanwhile in the Philippines, Chubb’s general insurance operation and Chubb Business Services collaborated to raise funds for Yapak Elementary School. Donations from 100 employees were used to procure equipment like computers and wi-fi devices, and other supplies to support online learning as schools continue education amidst the pandemic.

Singapore

In Singapore, employees donated to a virtual fund-raising campaign to provide essential food items for needy families supported by Beyond Social Services (Beyond). Our intermediaries and distribution partners were also invited to support the campaign, which raised over S$9,000. Staff volunteers helped with the packing and distribution of essential food items to approximately 60 families.

Volunteers also worked with DBS Bank, Chubb’s strategic partner and a leading financial services group headquartered in Singapore, and Beyond to provide virtual and face-to-face financial literacy lessons for children from lower income families during the upcoming school holidays.

Chubb volunteers preparing to distribute essential food items to families in the Redhill neighborhood


Taiwan

Chubb Life Insurance in Taiwan collaborated with Global Views-Commonwealth Publishing Group on the monthly donation of educational magazines to 15 primary schools in remote locations for a whole year. Staff volunteers visited one of these schools, Cheng Bin Primary School in Keelung, where they interacted with the students and introduced them to the insurance industry.

Volunteers also helped to proof-read books before they are converted into audio books by the Taipei Parents’ Association for the Visually Impaired. A Christmas flea market will also be organized in December for staff to raise funds for the association. 

In addition, Chubb’s general insurance operation organized a virtual fundraiser in support of Taipei Happy Mount, a facility that cares for the mentally challenged. Employees will be visiting the facility for a day, where they will hold a gingerbread house handicraft session for the children and help with the cleaning and maintenance of the grounds.

Thailand

Continuing their “Say Yes To Less Plastic” campaign, Chubb Life Insurance in Thailand collaborated with the Teach for Thailand Foundation (TFT) and organized a virtual contest for students to submit ideas to reduce plastic usage in their schools.

 

Employees also raised funds through online auctions of pre-loved items to support green initiatives and prizes for the shortlisted teams.

Chubb’s general insurance operation organized a flea market to encourage staff to reduce, reuse and recycle. During the popular event, there were efforts to raise funds for the “Less Plastic” project, which recycles used plastic bottles into personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical staff.

In addition, an educational trip was organized for 100 secondary school students (grades 7 to 9) under the TFT network. They were accompanied by 100 Chubb volunteers on the visit to Khlong Khon Mangrove Forest Conservation Center, where they learned and participated in environmental and sustainability awareness activities.

Students from the TFT network were also invited to take part in an environmentally-themed drawing contest organized by Chubb where 25 students out of 200 won scholarship grants worth a total of 105,000 Baht.


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Chubb volunteer working with a student to turn plastic bottles into new pencil boxes


About Chubb

Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, Paris and other locations, and employs approximately 33,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: chubb.com.

Chubb’s franchise in the Asia Pacific comprises an extensive network of operations serving Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Pipefy Accelerates Toward the New Year as Momentum Builds

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Pipefy, the business process management solution that empowers doers to build their own automated workflows and transform the way they work, today announced triple digit annualized growth in the second half of 2020. In light of accelerated demand for digital transformation due to the impact of COVID-19, the company has also experienced growth in platform usage, renewals and ARR. With version 2.0 of the Pipefy platform expected to move from beta to generally available in early Q1 2021, Pipefy expects to carry this strong momentum into 2021 and beyond.

As global markets continue to shift to a remote work model and the demand to automate and optimize business processes grows, business leaders are searching for new ways to leverage platforms with quick time to value to maximize efficiency, reduce manual tasks and eliminate human error. Pipefy’s strong growth in the second half of 2020 is representative of the platform’s position in the market as an industry-leading, no-code tool for teams and enterprises who want to increase the velocity of their workflow processes — whether in finance and procurement, customer service, marketing, or human resources — while taking advantage of the benefits of workflow automation and end-to-end integration.

“What we are seeing at Pipefy right now is an imminent need for businesses to accelerate their adoption of digital business processes, which tightly aligns with our strengths as a platform,” said Alessio Alion§o, Pipefy Founder and CEO. “Our customers are searching for an intuitive, no-code tool that empowers them to optimize and automate their business processes without writing a single line of code. We are committed to providing our customers a workflow management solution that centralizes their work, integrates with their existing tool stack and allows them the ability to continuously optimize and improve their deliveries.”

Looking to 2021 and Beyond

Pipefy is recognized in Gartners Nov. 2020 Market Guide for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites and named a leader in G2’s Summer 2020 Grid for both Best Workflow Management Software and Best Business Process Management Software. Pipefy has firmly established itself as a global leader in workflow management. Nowhere is this more evident than in the development of Pipefy 2.0, the new-and-improved workflow management platform that will fundamentally change the way organizations work and teams engage with stakeholders like customers, employees and vendors.

Pipefy has found success by being laser-focused on continuous innovation and improvement of our platform, said Alion§o. Pipefy 2.0 speaks to that, with additional functionality added around analytics, enterprise integrations and automation to help our customers not only streamline their current processes, but also continuously find new ways to engage with their employees and vendors, streamline and centralize operations, and expand measurement capabilities and visibility. During a year when people across the globe are trying to do more with less, Pipefy can help.

Pipefy has also made a name for itself by lowering the barrier of entry for users looking to build more efficiency and automation in their workflows. One of the ways Pipefy accomplishes this is by offering a wide selection of plug-and-play workflow templates for some of the most common pain points for both complex and simple processes in finance, human resources, customer service, and more. Templates can be easily customized to fit any operational need, automate manual tasks and integrate with existing ecosystems while dramatically reducing the dependency on and burdening of IT teams, offering not only endless flexibility but an increase in time to value. In the second half of 2020, Pipefy optimized their expansive template library and looks to continue to grow their offerings over the next year.

Pipefy 2H 2020 in Review

  • Named a Top 100 Company to Work For by CEOWorld Magazine
  • Recognized in Gartners Intelligent Business Process Management Suites, Nov. 2020
  • Leader in G2’s Summer 2020 Grid for both Best Workflow Management Software and Best Business Process Management Software
  • Community reached 1K+ active members
  • Close to triple digit annualized growth in ARR and # of licenses
  • Close to 50%+ annualized growth in new deals and logos from partners

About Pipefy

Pipefy is the workflow management software that increases team productivity, centralizes data and standardizes processes for teams like Finance, HR, Customer Service, and more so those requesting services, those processing the requests and those managing the operation are more efficient. Through automated workflows and a no/low-code platform, Pipefy enhances speed, increases visibility, and delivers higher quality outcomes with ready-to-use, customizable workflows. Digitally transform your team in a matter of hours, not weeks or months. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Try Pipefy today!

Rochelle Clark, Director of Corporate Marketing, [email protected]

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Khoros and Medallia Partner to Provide Brands with the Most Complete View of their Customers and Enhance Customer Experience

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Khoros, a global leader in digital-first customer engagement software, today announced it has partnered with Medallia (MDLA), the global leader in experience management.

The partnership will combine the power of Khoros best-in-class solutions for digital customer service (including messaging and chat, online brand communities, and social media management) with Medallias customer feedback management software to capture the voice of customers. Together, the integration will give brands the ability to capture rich customer feedback directly from Khoros offerings providing a more expansive, 360-view of customers, empowering better customer engagement, and delivering the ability to have even more personalized service.

Dan Doman, CTO of Khoros, said, By combining the power of Khoros with Medallia, brands will get an integrated view of their customer conversations as well as the signals they are sending, enabling a truly holistic view of the customers engagement. Were excited to partner with Medallia and, together, help companies strengthen their digital relationships to create customers for life.

To learn more about Khoros and its digital-first customer engagement platform, visit khoros.com. For more information about Medallia, visit medallia.com.

About Khoros Khoros is a global leader in digital-first customer engagement software. We build enterprise software for digital customer service, messaging, chat, online brand communities, and social media management differentiated by award-winning services with 20+ years of experience.

Over 2,000 brands use Khoros to power approximately 500 million daily digital interactions, and create customers for life. Khoros has over 10 industry awards from TrustRadius, Stevie Awards, G2, and more. Khoros, built from Spredfast and Lithium, has 9 offices globally and is part of Vista Equity Partners. For more information, visit khoros.com.

About Medallia Medallia (NYSE: MDLA) is the pioneer and market leader in Experience Management. Medallias award-winning SaaS platform, the Medallia Experience Cloud, leads the market in the understanding and management of experience for customers, employees and citizens. Medallia captures experience signals created on daily journeys in person, on calls and digital channels, over video and social media and IoT interactions and applies proprietary AI technology to reveal personalized and predictive insights that can drive action with tremendous business results. Using Medallia Experience Cloud, customers can reduce churn, turn detractors into promoters and buyers, create in-the-moment cross-sell and up-sell opportunities and drive revenue-impacting business decisions, providing clear and potent returns on investment. www.medallia.com

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Pulse Biosciences Presents Update on Nano-Pulse Stimulation™ Technology at Prestigous Energy-Based Devices and Aesthetic Dermatology Conference

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Pulse Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLSE), a novel bioelectric medicine company progressing Nano-Pulse Stimulation„¢ (NPS„¢) technology, today announced that a scientific update on its non-thermal NPS mechanism will be featured at the upcoming Controversies and Conversations in Lasers & Cosmetic Surgery Symposium. Suzanne Kilmer, MD, Clinical Professor at the University of California, Davis, will present an overview of clinical study results demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of the Companys cellular-focused NPS technology in clearing a range of difficult-to-treat skin lesions. The acclaimed Controversies Symposium on December 4th and 5th will be a virtual worldwide assembly of the best and brightest specialists and innovators in the field of energy-based and aesthetic treatments.

We are honored and excited that the ongoing progress of our scientific investigators and advisors showcases the differentiated benefits of Nano-Pulse Stimulation technology and helps clinicians envision the promise of an elegant solution that clears hard-to-treat skin lesions for their patients, said Ed Ebbers, EVP and General Manager, Dermatology, of Pulse Biosciences.

To date, close to 700 patients and more than 3,600 lesions have been successfully treated in clinical studies using NPS technology delivered by the CellFX System. These studies include a spectrum of common skin lesions, notably Sebaceous Hyperplasia, non-genital Warts, Seborrheic Keratoses, Acne, Nevi and nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma.

The company recently announced its quarterly progress on its clinical and regulatory objectives. The clinical evidence supporting the utility of NPS technology delivered by the CellFX System continues to grow as a result of the investigational use by a broad group of aesthetic dermatology key opinion leaders, said Darrin Uecker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pulse Biosciences. We continue to advance towards our goal of commercialization of the CellFX System in the aesthetic procedure market and are positioned to potentially receive regulatory clearances in three strategic geographies: the U.S., the European Union and Canada, as early as the end of the first quarter of 2021. We believe this growing library of clinical evidence will play a critical role in the future adoption of our technology.

Virtual Podium Presentation

Nano-Pulse Stimulation Technology by Dr. Suzanne Kilmer, Founder of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California Saturday, December 5, 4:13pm-4:23pm Eastern Time

About Pulse Biosciences

Pulse Biosciences is a novel bioelectric medicine company committed to health innovation that has the potential to improve and extend the lives of patients. If cleared, the CellFX System will be the first commercial product to harness the distinctive advantages of the Companys proprietary Nano-Pulse Stimulation„¢ (NPS„¢) technology to treat a variety of applications for which an optimal solution remains unfulfilled. Nano-Pulse Stimulation technology delivers nano-second pulses of electrical energy to non-thermally clear cells while sparing adjacent non-cellular tissue. Subject to regulatory approval, the initial commercial use of the CellFX System is expected to address a broad range of dermatologic conditions that share high demand among patients and practitioners for improved and durable aesthetic outcomes. Designed as a multi-application platform, the CellFX System is intended to offer customer value with a utilization-based revenue model across an expanding spectrum of clinical applications. To learn more please visit www.pulsebiosciences.com.

Pulse Biosciences, CellFX, Nano-Pulse Stimulation, NPS and the stylized logos are among the trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Pulse Biosciences, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Caution: Pulse Biosciences CellFX System and Nano-Pulse Stimulation technology are for investigational use only.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements in this press release that are not historical are forward-looking statements, including, among other things, statements relating to Pulse Biosciences expectations regarding regulatory clearance and the timing of FDA and other regulatory filings or approvals, including meetings with FDA and the ability of the Company to successfully complete a 510(k) submission for the CellFX System or for a specific indication for the treatment of sebaceous hyperplasia (SH) lesions, the ability of the Company to prepare and provide data to FDA and other regulatory bodies, NPS technology including the effectiveness of such technology and the effectiveness of related clinical studies in predicting outcomes resulting from the use of NPS technology, the CellFX System including the benefits of the CellFX System and commercialization of the CellFX System, current and planned future clinical studies and the ability of the Company to execute such studies and results of any such studies, other matters related to its pipeline of product candidates, the Companys market opportunity and commercialization plans, including the market for the treatment of SH, future financial performance, the impact of COVID-19 and other future events. These statements are not historical facts but rather are based on Pulse Biosciences current expectations, estimates, and projections regarding Pulse Biosciences business, operations and other similar or related factors. Words such as may, will, could, would, should, anticipate, predict, potential, continue, expects, intends, plans, projects, believes, estimates, and other similar or related expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult or impossible to predict and, in some cases, beyond Pulse Biosciences control. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described in Pulse Biosciences filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pulse Biosciences undertakes no obligation to revise or update information in this release to reflect events or circumstances in the future, even if new information becomes available.

Investors:

Pulse Biosciences

Sandra Gardiner, EVP and CFO

510-241-1077

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or

Gilmartin Group

Philip Trip Taylor

415-937-5406

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