In the first of a new series profiling Barclays Rise hubs around the world, we speak to Yasaman Hadjibashi, Group Chief Creation Officer for Barclays Africa Group, about how new banking technology is impacting the continent and what’s in prospect at Barclays’ Cape Town Accelerator.
This year’s Cape Town Barclays Accelerator for innovative fintech companies begins in May. What’s new this year?
Environmentalist Liezl Maritz explains why she works at Namdeb and offers advice for women going into mining…
I started working at Namdeb in 2012 as a job attachment. In 2013, I began in a developmental position as an Environmental Officer and was permanently employed as a Senior Environmental Officer for Exploration and Strategic Projects in 2014. I moved over as a Senior Environmental Officer to Namdeb’s biggest operational mine, Southern Coastal Mines, in 2016 where I am still based.
In 2016, PNC originated $10.6 billion in residential mortgage loans to those purchasing a new home or refinancing a current home.
We are committed to supporting homeownership for low- and moderate income borrowers and offering mortgage products that are affordable, flexible and sustainable. Among these products are those that adhere to Federal Housing Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines. Furthermore, our portfolio mortgage product, PNC Community Mortgage, offers flexible underwriting guidelines and a reduced cost structure for prospective borrowers.
Company Extends Diversity Efforts with New Film from Fred & Farid
by Adrianne Pasquarelli
HP Inc. is advertising its commitment to reduce bias among its hiring managers with a new film created out of Fred & Farid that shows multiple black job candidates on interviews that conclude with the dreaded words, "We'll be in touch." The disappointment on their faces is palpable, and the scenes provide viewers a glimpse of the frustration and desperation those who experience discrimination during the job search may feel.
"When qualified for a job," text on the screen explains, "African-Americans are 3x more likely to experience a denial."
by Lesley Slaton Brown, Chief Diversity Officer at HP
The technology industry likes to pride itself on being ahead of the times by helping to create the world of tomorrow, but it’s less forward-thinking when it comes to tackling today’s social issues around diversity and inclusion. By failing to bring in diverse perspectives, work experiences, life styles and cultures, our industry is missing out on a wealth of opportunity for advancing innovation.
At HP, we believe in the power and promise of committing to a more diverse and inclusive workplace. And we’re proud of the progress we’ve made, with the most diverse board of directors of any technology company, among other things, and the awards and recognition we’ve won because of it.
Last year for National Rebuilding Month, 148 of the 1,942 rebuilding projects were completed for community facilities and spaces, which collectively impacted 100,000 people across the country. It's not too late to get involved this April with Rebuilding Together.
Combatting wildlife trafficking, increasing coastal resilience and reducing deforestation, forest degradation, and biodiversity loss
Many of West Africa’s 340 million residents are facing serious risks due to a rapidly changing climate. A series of interconnected direct and indirect drivers of resource degradation—illegal and unsustainable logging, wildlife poaching and trafficking, poverty, population growth, and weak governance—threaten the sustainability of key transboundary resources; undermine the ability of the region’s human and natural systems to respond and adapt to anthropogenic shocks and stressors; and in turn, compromise sustained and broad-based economic growth.