Daily Archives: November 7, 2018

StackPath Joins Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Further commits to secure cyberspace

DALLAS, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  StackPath, provider of a platform of secure edge services, is proud to announce that it has joined the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a public commitment among more than 60 global companies to protect and empower consumers online and to improve the security, stability and resilience of cyberspace.

“StackPath was created to make the internet safe and has always been a huge proponent of collaboration and community building,” said Ryan Carter, VP of Security. “The Cybersecurity Tech Accord is a perfect blend of both—promoting a safer online world with other global technology companies committed to protecting users and helping them defend against malicious threats.”

Through a shared commitment and collective action, StackPath and other signatories aim to more effectively:

  • Provide customers, users and the developer ecosystem with information and tools that enable them to understand current and future threats and better protect themselves.
  • Protect customers and users everywhere by designing, developing and delivering products and services that prioritize security, privacy, integrity and reliability, and in turn reduce the likelihood, frequency, exploitability and severity of vulnerabilities.
  • Work with each other and likeminded groups to enhance cybersecurity best practices, such as improving technical collaboration, coordinated vulnerability disclosure and threat sharing, as well as ensuring flexible responses for the wider global technology ecosystem.
  • Oppose efforts to attack citizens and enterprises by protecting against exploitation of technology products and services during their development, design, distribution and use.

Members of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord are united by common values, as reflected in four core principles:

  • Strong defense: We believe everyone deserves equal protection online irrespective of technical acumen, culture, location or motive for any malicious attack.
  • No offense: We are committed to not knowingly undermining the security of the online environment, and to protecting against efforts to tamper with our products and services.
  • Capacity building: We see cybersecurity as a shared responsibility and work to improve both the ability of everyone to act securely and safely online and the diversity of the security practitioner community.
  • Collective response: We believe we can achieve more together and will partner within the group and more broadly to address critical cybersecurity challenges.

StackPath®
Protect your edge.™

StackPath is a platform of secure edge services that enables developers to protect, accelerate, and innovate cloud properties ranging from websites to media delivery and IoT services. With an innovative global edge network infrastructure, StackPath delivers enterprise-grade security and performance in a frictionless, on-demand platform with cloud-scale control and flexibility. More than one million customers, including early-stage and Fortune 100 companies, use StackPath services. StackPath is headquartered in Dallas and has offices across the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit stackpath.com and follow StackPath at www.fb.com/stackpathllc and www.twitter.com/stackpath

For more information, media and analysts may contact:
Susie McDonald
StackPath
VP, Corporate Communications
susan.mcdonald@stackpath.com
503-806-3841

Ascom Telligence wins UK award for best communication system

Ascom Telligence has been named best communications system in the UK’s Building Better Healthcare Awards.

BAAR, Switzerland, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Almost 600 healthcare leaders gathered in London to celebrate innovation in the built environment and medical device design. This annual event honors the innovation, architecture, people, products and services that are helping to transform patient care in both the NHS and private healthcare sector.

The best communications system award is part of the technology class which aims to identify the most innovative digital applications used in health and social care environments. Beating stiff competition, the judges were impressed with the feedback given by hospitals using Ascom Telligence (SWX:ASCN.SW). The Royal Free Hospital, London, was the first hospital worldwide to install Ascom Telligence at the beginning of 2018; quickly followed by Chase Farm Hospital.

Fiona Morcom, Clinical Implementation Lead for Nurse Call system, Chase Farm Hospital, said: “At Chase Farm’s new digital hospital, we wanted a solution for nurse call that would help patients and staff to feel connected, and enable staff across all areas to better manage their clinical workflow, enabling more time for direct clinical care, and less time wasted in unnecessary footfall. Ascom’s nurse call system enables our staff to feel in touch – wherever they are in their department or area. They’re quickly able to identify calls and speak to patients or other staff members so that coordination of activity is seamless.”

Ascom Telligence combines the latest nurse call technology with smartphones designed for healthcare environments, and software apps to meet the needs of a mobile workforce and modern hospital design. It helps to address the challenges that result from single room wards, lower staffing ratios and more complex patient needs.

Paul Lawrence, Managing Director Ascom UK, says: “In the UK, Ascom has been supporting the NHS and private healthcare sector for over 18 years. We’re incredibly proud of this award that demonstrates that we remain at the forefront of innovation. It has been made possible by the commitment and dedication of our global and local product development and deployment teams, who have worked closely with our customers to make sure our solutions meet their needs now and for the future.”

ABOUT ASCOM

Ascom is a global solutions provider focused on healthcare ICT and mobile workflow solutions. The vision of Ascom is to close digital information gaps allowing for the best possible decisions – anytime and anywhere. Ascom’s mission is to provide mission-critical, real-time solutions for highly mobile, ad hoc, and time-sensitive environments. Ascom uses its unique product and solutions portfolio and software architecture capabilities to devise integration and mobilization solutions that provide truly smooth, complete, and efficient workflows for healthcare as well as for industry and retail sectors.

Ascom is headquartered in Baar (Switzerland), has operating businesses in 18 countries and employs around 1,300 people worldwide. Ascom registered shares (ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.

This document does not constitute an offer or solicitation to subscribe for, purchase, or sell any securities. This document is not for publication in the United States of America or the United Kingdom and should not be distributed in any jurisdiction in a manner where such distribution would not comply with regulatory requirements. In particular, this document may not be distributed in the United States, to United States persons, or to publications with a general circulation in the United States. In addition, the securities of Ascom have not been and will not be registered in any jurisdiction outside Switzerland. The securities of Ascom may not be offered, sold, or delivered, and no solicitation to purchase such securities may be made within the United States or to U.S. persons absent an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the United States securities laws or within any other jurisdiction and in a manner where such offer, sale, delivery, or solicitation might not be in compliance with regulatory requirements (including the United Kingdom).

Ascom Group Media Office, Daniel Lack, Senior VP Legal & Communications / IR
+41 41 544 78 10, daniel.lack@ascom.com

SASB Codifies First-Ever Industry-Specific Sustainability Accounting Standards

Financially-material reporting standards launched at London Stock Exchange

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today in a ceremony at the London Stock Exchange, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) announced they have published the world’s first set of industry-specific sustainability accounting standards covering financially material issues.

Publishing the standards ushers in a new era for global capital markets in which businesses can better identify and communicate significant opportunities for sustaining long-term value creation. Covering 77 industries, the standards were approved on October 16, 2018, by a vote of the Standards Board after six years of research and extensive market consultation, including engagement with many of the world’s most prominent investors and businesses from all sectors.

By addressing the subset of sustainability factors most likely to have financially material impacts on the typical company in an industry, SASB’s industry-specific standards help investors and companies make more informed decisions.

“What makes SASB standards unique in the marketplace is their focus on industry specificity and financial materiality, universal concepts that are important for investors and businesses around the world,” said SASB Chair Jeffrey Hales, PhD. “This is an important milestone for global capital markets. Companies and investors around the world now have codified, market-based standards for measuring, managing, and reporting on sustainability factors that drive value and affect financial performance.”

Industry leaders—including GM, Merck, Nike, Kellogg’s, JetBlue, CBRE, Diageo, Groupe PSA, Schneider Electric, Host Hotels, and NRG Energy—have begun using the SASB standards. Meanwhile, interest and use continue to expand among investors, as illustrated by participation in SASB’s Investor Advisory Group (IAG) and the SASB Alliance, which collectively include 56 members from North America, the UK, Europe, and Australia with collective assets under management valued at $29 trillion.

SASB standards support robust, investor-grade reporting in a range of communications channels, including financial filings, sustainability reports, annual reports, and corporate websites. As corporate users have demonstrated, SASB standards can be used alongside other sustainability frameworks. For example, the standards are well-aligned with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and are complementary to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

“SASB’s newly codified standards will help companies around the world focus on the sustainability issues that matter to financial performance and to better communicate their performance on these issues to global investors in a decision-useful and comparable way,” said Robert Herz, SASB Foundation Board Member and former Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

Moving forward, SASB will follow a regular, multi-year cycle of standards updates to ensure the standards remain relevant and responsive to evolving market needs. SASB’s ongoing due process, similar to its work thus far, will involve internal research, external outreach, public comment, and transparent oversight. SASB will further engage markets through its Standards Advisory Group (SAG) initiative, which consists of standing committees of volunteer industry experts from leading companies, financial institutions, and third parties who will provide feedback on standards development, maintenance, implementation, and use.

Through these efforts, SASB aims to help market participants unlock the full potential of more consistent, comparable, and reliable sustainability-related information. By modernizing corporate accounting and reporting for the 21st century, SASB standards enable more stable, resilient markets.

Download any of the 77 industry-specific standards at www.SASB.org.

About SASB
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Foundation (SASB) is an independent, nonprofit standard-setting organization that develops and maintains robust reporting standards that enable businesses around the world to identify, manage and communicate financially-material sustainability information to their investors. SASB standards are evidence based, developed with broad market participation, and are designed to be cost-effective for companies and decision-useful for investors. To download any of the 77 industry-specific standards, or learn more about SASB, please visit www.SASB.org.

Follow SASB on LinkedIn and LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Brad Schomburg, Media Relations Manager
SASB
(415) 830 9220 *130
brad.schomburg@sasb.org

SASB Codifies First-Ever Industry-Specific Sustainability Accounting Standards

Financially-material reporting standards launched at London Stock Exchange

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today in a ceremony at the London Stock Exchange, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) announced they have published the world’s first set of industry-specific sustainability accounting standards covering financially material issues.

Publishing the standards ushers in a new era for global capital markets in which businesses can better identify and communicate significant opportunities for sustaining long-term value creation. Covering 77 industries, the standards were approved on October 16, 2018, by a vote of the Standards Board after six years of research and extensive market consultation, including engagement with many of the world’s most prominent investors and businesses from all sectors.

By addressing the subset of sustainability factors most likely to have financially material impacts on the typical company in an industry, SASB’s industry-specific standards help investors and companies make more informed decisions.

“What makes SASB standards unique in the marketplace is their focus on industry specificity and financial materiality, universal concepts that are important for investors and businesses around the world,” said SASB Chair Jeffrey Hales, PhD. “This is an important milestone for global capital markets. Companies and investors around the world now have codified, market-based standards for measuring, managing, and reporting on sustainability factors that drive value and affect financial performance.”

Industry leaders—including GM, Merck, Nike, Kellogg’s, JetBlue, CBRE, Diageo, Groupe PSA, Schneider Electric, Host Hotels, and NRG Energy—have begun using the SASB standards. Meanwhile, interest and use continue to expand among investors, as illustrated by participation in SASB’s Investor Advisory Group (IAG) and the SASB Alliance, which collectively include 56 members from North America, the UK, Europe, and Australia with collective assets under management valued at $29 trillion.

SASB standards support robust, investor-grade reporting in a range of communications channels, including financial filings, sustainability reports, annual reports, and corporate websites. As corporate users have demonstrated, SASB standards can be used alongside other sustainability frameworks. For example, the standards are well-aligned with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and are complementary to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

“SASB’s newly codified standards will help companies around the world focus on the sustainability issues that matter to financial performance and to better communicate their performance on these issues to global investors in a decision-useful and comparable way,” said Robert Herz, SASB Foundation Board Member and former Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

Moving forward, SASB will follow a regular, multi-year cycle of standards updates to ensure the standards remain relevant and responsive to evolving market needs. SASB’s ongoing due process, similar to its work thus far, will involve internal research, external outreach, public comment, and transparent oversight. SASB will further engage markets through its Standards Advisory Group (SAG) initiative, which consists of standing committees of volunteer industry experts from leading companies, financial institutions, and third parties who will provide feedback on standards development, maintenance, implementation, and use.

Through these efforts, SASB aims to help market participants unlock the full potential of more consistent, comparable, and reliable sustainability-related information. By modernizing corporate accounting and reporting for the 21st century, SASB standards enable more stable, resilient markets.

Download any of the 77 industry-specific standards at www.SASB.org.

About SASB
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Foundation (SASB) is an independent, nonprofit standard-setting organization that develops and maintains robust reporting standards that enable businesses around the world to identify, manage and communicate financially-material sustainability information to their investors. SASB standards are evidence based, developed with broad market participation, and are designed to be cost-effective for companies and decision-useful for investors. To download any of the 77 industry-specific standards, or learn more about SASB, please visit www.SASB.org.

Follow SASB on LinkedIn and LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Brad Schomburg, Media Relations Manager
SASB
(415) 830 9220 *130
brad.schomburg@sasb.org