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A rare honour for civilians to receive the Operational Service Medal 52 recipients received medals in a ceremony on board m/v Asterix Cmdre Rich Feltham, Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic, presented the medals Crew's exceptional support to Canada during Operation PROJECTION recognized HALIFAX,
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Schneider Electric Earns 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award
Company is recognized by U.S. EPA as a leader in climate change mitigation and energy efficiency for fourth year Award builds on Schneider Electric's global leadership in energy management and sustainability MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Schneider Electric, the global leader in energy management, automation, and sustainability, today announced that it has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. This is the fourth year that the company has been recognized, and the third year in a row. The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honour bestowed by the ENERGY STAR program. Winners are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency. They are among the nation's leaders in driving value for the environment, the economy, and the American people. "We are proud to be recognized for the fourth time by ENERGY STAR for our work to drive sustained resource management and efficiency in the corporate sector," said Steve Wilhite, SVP of Schneider's Energy and Sustainability Services division. "It is urgent that business take a leading role in addressing the climate crisis through accelerated emissions reduction and innovation adoption, and it is our honor to work with business as their partner in this journey." Schneider Electric was recognized earlier this year by Corporate Knights as the world's most sustainable corporation. The company's own leading commitments to sustainability and efficiency are complemented by it's ability to partner with other corporations to develop a combined sustainability strategy and execution plan. Schneider Electric manages more than 128 million metric tons of carbon dioxide on behalf of it's customers, annually, and has advised its corporate clients on the purchase of more than 9,000 megawatts of renewable energy globally. "ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth," said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. "Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy." ENERGY STAR winners are selected from a network of thousands of partners. For a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR'S awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners. About Schneider Electric Schneider's purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency. We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries. We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values. www.se.com   About ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR® is the U.S. government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: https://www.energystar.gov/about. Follow us on: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Blog Hashtags:  #ENERGYSTARawards #LifeisOn SOURCE Schneider Electric Canada Inc.
Finance Attitude - 5 common types of financial swaps
A swap is an act of exchanging one thing for another. In finance, swaps are derivatives wherein two counterparties exchange financial instruments. The swaps can involve an exchange of a series of cash flows of one party’s financial instrument for those of the other party’s financial instrument over a specific period of time. Swaps are mutual agreements that are easy to design and customize over the counter. They offer great flexibility that leads to many swap variations with each serving a given purpose.  
Finance Attitude - 6 Key Factors to Consider Before Making a Private Equity Investment
Private equity refers to investments funds structured as limited partnerships that are not listed on a public exchange and its investors include large institutional investors, wealthy individuals, and university endowments.  
Finance Attitude - Top 4 Best Commodities to Invest in 2018
Commodity trading involves trading in commodity derivatives and spots. Commodity trading is very volatile and so investors should take relevant precautions before they enter into it. Commodity trading can help an investor to diversify their portfolio. It is an ideal investment that can significantly hedge you against the risk of inflation. Commodities traded mostly include agricultural products, minerals, and fossils.  
Finance Attitude - 5 Key Benefits of a Robo-Adviser
5 Key Benefits of a Robo-Adviser
Robo-adviser is an automated online wealth management service or a class of digital online financial institutions that offer financial advice or investment management tips online with minimal human intervention. The algorithms are executed by software to allocate, manage and optimize clients’ assets. Being online, however, does not make it less effective and ideal financial institution as it has almost all the aspects of the physical human involvement. The software allocates your investments in many investment products such as the stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities, and futures but directed towards an ETF portfolio. The main aim of the Robo-adviser is to provide portfolio management services or rather allocation of investments among asset classes. The investments are based on your risk tolerance and target return. These firms offer lower-cost investment management and financial advice which can include tax-optimization, retirement planning, insurance and more. They advise clients online and at a distance, without the need for a physical location and inconvenient face-to-face meetings. Investing with a Robo-adviser doesn’t mean sacrificing quality, service or trust, it means getting more convenience and faster services and, most significantly, lower costs. Robo-adviser is a technology that is bringing a digital revolution to the financial planning and investing sector. Here are 5 key benefits of using a Robo-adviser: 1.    Lower Fees Online advisers cost is relatively lower compared to the traditional financial advisers. If you invest through a bank, you probably pay for advice through a commission embedded in the management fees or on your investments. Online firms, on the other hand, charge lower fees because they’re much more investments oriented only and the technology used is automatic and self-guided and thus frees up advisers to fully focus on the client service. This also reduces overhead costs for things such as office space and other office-related expenses. The Online adviser offers a greater fee transparency with no hidden costs. 2.    More Convenient With Robo-advisers, clients receive the advisory services from anywhere across the globe. This saves them time, and other resources and is thus more convenient compared to the traditional financial advisory services. 3.    Low Minimums Robo-advisers’ investment advice is accessible to everyone, regardless of their income or net worth. Online advisers do not categorize clients based on their level of income and will provide advice and investment strategies that are appropriate to the stage you are at. 4.    Better Service The online model fits the modern investor and offers the services to a broader audience compared to the traditional financial services. The advice can be given via Skype, email, or even a phone call and investors get the service they want on their own terms. You don’t have to schedule a meeting with your financial adviser as the advice is provided to you from wherever you are. This digital online experience means that you can be updated on how your investments are performing, get financial planning and analysis tips, and work with your adviser in real time and from any place across the globe. 5.    Robo-adviser is as Safe as a Bank Your accounts with Robo-adviser accounts have the same protections and are provided with similar account protection funds as any other registered bank or financial institution. You don’t have to worry about your investments loss in case of any unexpected occurrences. Key Takeaway Robo-advisers are modernizing investment advice and making it more affordable, more accessible, and more convenient for everyone and are thus something to consider.