Rhode Island Commerce today introduced the Blue Economy Podcast, the first podcast solely dedicated to covering the big-picture happenings of the worlds burgeoning ocean economy.
Comprised of a diverse range of industries operating in and around the worlds oceans, the blue economy is emerging as one of the fastest-growing industry clusters impacting the global economy. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the so-called super-sector is poised to double in size by 2030, generating more than $3 trillion in global economic impact and supporting more than 40 million jobs around the world.
The Blue Economy Podcast will feature in-depth interviews with influential leaders within this super-sector and cover the past, present and future of ocean-related industries such as naval defense, marine trades, tourism and recreation, commercial fishing, aquaculture, shipping, offshore renewable energy and many others.
Rhode Island, the Ocean State, is home to Americas first offshore wind farm, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, the University of Rhode Islands Graduate School of Oceanography, and hundreds of homegrown maritime companies. Ours is truly a pioneering state in the blue economy space, said Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor. With the Blue Economy Podcast, our goal is to create a platform upon which Rhode Island leaders can join experts from across the country “ and world “ to share insights and success stories as we continue evolving the global ocean economy.
The shows first episode, available to download now, features an interview with New Localism Advisors founder Bruce Katz, who explored the still-developing definition of the blue economy and provided case studies on how specific countries, cities and states are establishing themselves as first movers in the sector.
Future guests will include Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo; U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse; former Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski; Naval Undersea Warfare Center Executive Director Donald McCormack; ˜rsted U.S. Offshore Wind CEO Thomas Brostr¸m; and SeaAhead Co-Founder and Board Chair Jason Kelly.
The Blue Economy Podcast is recorded in downtown Providence, R.I., and hosted by David Hirschman, a media entrepreneur and business journalist whose writing and editing credits include the New York Times, Wired, New York magazine and many more. Hirschman co-founded Street Fight, a media/research/events company covering location-based marketing that was acquired in 2017. He also recently served as VP of content at SeaAhead, a bluetech startup platform that brings together technologists, scientists, corporations and government.
About the Blue Economy Podcast: The Blue Economy Podcast, presented by Rhode Island Commerce, is an interview show covering the big-picture happenings of the worlds burgeoning ocean economy.
The show is recorded in downtown Providence, R.I. and hosted by David Hirschman, an award-winning business journalist and media entrepreneur.
Learn more at www.BlueEconomyPodcast.com.
Essex Business School Awarded the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Prize for Academic Research
Together, WRDS and SSRN are advancing impact-focused research, changing policy and practice on a global scale. The WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award series elevates the visibility of impact-focused research and the institutions that conduct it. Each year, awards are presented to rising business schools from North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions to highlight innovation and research excellence. As a part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS enables comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis and insight into the latest innovations in research.
Bob Zarazowski, managing director of WRDS, and Gregg Gordon, managing director of SSRN, presented the award to Neil Kellard, Dean of Essex Business School, during the virtual AACSB EMEA Annual Conference.
WRDS is pleased to honor the Essex Business School for its commitment to growth and innovation in academic research, said Bob Zarazowski. Supporting and advancing research is at the heart of what we do at WRDS, and we are excited to continue to partner with SSRN and provide greater visibility to business schools.
It’s a real privilege to be given the award, in particular because of the high standard of previous awardees and the repute of the two awarding organisations, said Professor Neil Kellard, Dean of Essex Business School. The award itself is a testament to the hard work, growing research base and expertise at Essex Business School.
Congratulations to Dean Kellard and Essex Business School for this achievement, said Gregg Gordon. SSRN is excited to continue to partner with WRDS and provide greater visibility to business schools doing important research, like Essex Business School, through this innovation award and the WRDS Research Paper Series on SSRN.
SSRN is a worldwide collaborative of 460,000 authors and more than 2.2 million users that is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of research. Founded in 1994, it has grown to over 50 discipline-based research networks. Each of SSRNs networks encourages the early sharing of research by reviewing and distributing submitted papers from scholars. SSRN encourages readers to communicate directly with authors concerning their own and others research. SSRN serves authors and readers in approximately 140 countries around the world.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, were committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the leading business intelligence, data analytics, and research platform for global institutions enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis, and insight into the latest innovations in academic research.
WRDS democratizes data access so that all disciplines, Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics, can easily search for concepts across the data repository. Partnering with global vendors, WRDS hosts 350+TB of data the broadest collection of data on the most robust computing infrastructure to give users the power to analyze complex information at speeds of up to 400MB per second.
Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that reduces research time; the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development; and the WRDS client server using SAS, Python, R, Stata, Matlab, and more. Our rigorous data review and validation give users the confidence to tailor research and create a wide range of reliable data models.
WRDS unique array of Services include access to a suite of Analytics tools and Learning Pathways providing curated, guided resources for Researchers, Instructors, and Information Professionals. Through data, analytics, research and technology, approach your research using real world examples and advance your analysis to answer the most critical questions with your data.
WRDS is a leader in impactful research. Through a partnership with SSRN, WRDS is elevating the visibility of universities and researchers working across an array of fields. The WRDS Research Paper Series is a searchable repository of all papers submitted to SSRN that cite WRDS in their work. In addition, the two organizations have launched the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award„¢ to honor rising business schools in the North America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA regions.
WRDS is more than just a data platform. Supporting over 75,000 commercial, academic, and government users at 500+ institutions in 35+ countries, WRDS is the global gold standard in data management, innovative tools, analytics, and research services all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.
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Founded in 1881 as the worlds first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA and doctoral students. Each year 13,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Educations individual, company-customized, and online programs. More than 99,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.
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DHL Express expects historical peak season in 2020
- Globalization and digitalization are driving online shopping and worldwide shipping to new heights whilst Covid-19 accelerates e-commerce boom
- DHL Express’ global network expects more than 50% increase in volumes during 2020 peak season, compared to 2019
- DHL Express is prepared: More than 10,000 additional hires, new aircraft, and significantly increased operations capacity through annual investments of approx. EUR 1 billion
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 28 October 2020 – DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider, expects unprecedented online shopping and shipping volumes during the upcoming peak season of 2020. With continued globalization and the Covid-19 pandemic driving consumers to shop online like never before, especially during upcoming mega shopping days such as ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Singles Day’, DHL Express is expecting an all-time high in e-commerce trade around the globe. Having already experienced around 35% e-commerce shipment volume growth in 2020, the upcoming peak season will further accelerate this and result in more than 50% higher shipment quantities compared to last year’s peak season.
DHL Express expects more than 50% increase in volumes during the 2020 peak season and has hired more than 10,000 employees globally.
“Over the years, we have seen consumers and even businesses shift their purchases online, but the pandemic has truly pushed the trend to leapfrog a few years ahead,” said Ken Lee, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific. “At DHL Express, it is our mission to enable global trade and support our customers during the most important days of their business. The upcoming peak season will be challenging to the logistics industry, but we stand ready to make sure that our customers’ shipments are delivered as fast and as safely as possible. We are proud of the steadfast commitment of our employees and couriers who are out there to fulfil our mission of connecting people and improving their lives.”
DHL Express has taken numerous precautionary measures for over 100,000 employees operating in more than 220 countries and territories, such as providing face masks and disinfectants, and implementing social distancing and remote working where suitable. The company has also developed safe delivery procedures including removing the need for customers to sign for their shipments. These steps taken helped to secure business continuity for DHL, our customers and global trade.
DHL Express is prepared for significantly higher volumes and an earlier peak season start
It comes as no surprise that e-commerce numbers are rising given its growth trajectory in past years. However, the volume of shipments have grown tremendously higher than expected due to Covid-19. Numbers from the most important shopping occasions from earlier this year have already shown an increase in online e-commerce shipment volumes by at least 35%.
Facing such increasing volumes and Covid-19 spreading around the globe in parallel, the challenges for logistics providers are tremendous. In addition to the consistent observation of the situation and flexible management of precautionary measures to keep employees safe, the unprecedented peak of shipments poses an additional challenge for logistics. To be prepared, DHL Express has hired more than 10,000 new employees globally. Thanks to its annual investments in infrastructure such as hubs and gateways, aircraft, vehicles and state-of-the-art technology, the company was able to multiply the capacity of its operations significantly and therefore manage the upcoming volumes.
“In Asia Pacific, we are expecting this year’s peak season shipment volumes to be 30-40% larger than last year. While these are extraordinary numbers, our state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated aircraft fleet, and insanely customer centric employees are fully prepared to meet our customers’ requirements. DHL Express invests approximately EUR 1 billion annually to improve its infrastructure, network and people, so that we are prepared for these kinds of situations and to ensure that global trade continues even in the most challenging periods,” said Sean Wall, Executive Vice President, Network Operations & Aviation, DHL Express Asia Pacific.
To manage the demands of e-commerce shipping and also of highly important personal protective equipment and medical goods, a large number of additional cargo flights is necessary, as most commercial passenger aircraft are still on the ground. To counter this, DHL Express has increased the number of its daily flights significantly. This year alone, the company has already commissioned four new wide body aircraft of the model B777 F in its operations, and two more units are expected in the next month. These six additional aircraft enable the company to carry out more than 3,000 additional intercontinental flights per year.
DHL – The logistics company for the world
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 63 billion euros in 2019. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by 2050.
Registration for SKF Capital Markets Day 2020 is now open
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SKF welcomes institutional investors, financial analysts and financial media to the Group’s first virtual Capital Markets Day on 4 November at 13:00-16:00 (CET). To participate, please register at: https://skf.6connex.com/event/4/register.
During the Capital Markets Day, the transformation of the Group into an even stronger SKF will be explained and discussed. This includes transformation of SKF’s manufacturing footprint, operational improvements, new business models and technology investments.
As previously announced, the speakers will include Alrik Danielson, President and CEO, Niclas Rosenlew, CFO and Senior Vice President, Victoria van Camp, CTO and President, Innovation and Business Development, and Kent Viitanen, President, Bearing Operations. There will also be Q&A sessions where the participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers.
Niclas Rosenlew, Senior Vice President and CFO, says: "We are looking forward to meet investors, analysts and media virtually in our new online conference system, and present how we have worked, and will continue to work, to transform SKF into an even stronger company."
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