JD.com Awarded the 2018 SEAL Business Sustainability Award

It was recently announced that JD.com will be awarded the 2018 SEAL Business Sustainability Award.

JD.com, also known as Jingdong, is one of China’s technological focused e-commerce and retail infrastructure services. It began in 2004, but Jingdong made several accomplishments within a span of only 14 years. In May of 2014, Jingdong Group was listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange, making it China’s first large-scale integrated e-commerce that went public in the U.S. In July of 2015, it was selected for the Nasdaq 100 Index and the Nasdaq 100 Average Weighted Index because of its high growth. By 2017, JD.com reached a market transaction volume near 180 billion USD. Soon after in July of 2018, JD.com would be ranked the Fortune Global 500 for the third time, ranking at the 181st place. Now, as announced in November of 2018 their next accomplishment will be receiving the SEAL Business Sustainability Award.

This award is evidence of a company’s commitment to sustainability, environmental achievement, and contribution to social innovation. By receiving this award, Jingdong Group joins companies like Apple, Impossible Foods, Nike, Patagonia, Samsung, and Seventh Generation. In the past five years, JD.com CSR team has created and implemented programs that promote sustainable development. JD.com held standards that made sure the creation of a product, its packaging, and sale and delivery had a positive impact on society and the environment.

JD.com’s head of corporate social responsibility, Libo Ma, responded with gratitude in receiving the award. He noted how JD.com will continue to commit to the cause of sustainability for the long term. He said that this award is recognition of their platform of environmental protection, poverty alleviation, social innovation, and education. Libo Ma believes that a company should be measured by how much they contribute to society rather than by the traditional business metrics.

The Founder of the SEAL Awards, Matt Harey, spoke about how JD.com’s recycling initiative received the highest possible score for environmental impact from the judging panel. Their impact covered 47 cities throughout China. For that, The SEAL judges applaud JD.com’s leadership towards sustainability improvement.

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Ted Bauman Gives Advice to Keep Your Assets Safe in a Disaster

Ted Bauman is an expert at managing wealth and has tips for people who are concerned about what will happen to their assets if disaster tips. It’s important to remember that disasters of both natural and economic sources can hit financial institutions as well as your home so just putting your wealth into an account may not be enough. If you are a working class citizen, disaster could affect your financial health much more than it would those in the upper class.

It’s important not to leave your wealth all in one place in order to avoid losing it all. While most of us feel more comfortable with our valuables being close at hand this may not always be the best idea according to Ted Bauman. Before his career in the economic world, Ted Bauman was used to working manual labor and service industry jobs and knows what it is like to have a hard time financially.

If you do decide to keep your valuables in your home, it’s important to keep them safe from theft, fire, and water damage. Ted Bauman suggests investing into a heavy duty safe that can be secured to the home to prevent it from being lost or stolen. If you chose to use a lockbox it’s important to make sure that it is fire and waterproof and has a secure lock. Safety deposit boxes or vaults are also a viable option and can be rented in the United States or in a foreign country.

Ted Bauman is an editor for Banyan Hill Publishing and uses this forum to give financial advice to the working class people of the United States. After immigrating out of the United States to South Africa he with non-profit organizations, mostly in low-cost housing fund managing, in executive positions before moving back to the US. He wakes up early to take care of his daughter’s needs before she goes to school and spends his workday researching the news and other sources. By keeping up with the latest events he is able to provide the advice that his readers need to achieve financial success.

To learn more:https://banyanhill.com/expert/ted-bauman/

Felipe Montero gives a List of Government Projects Given to the Private Sectors, 2018

In August 2017, the federal government released an announcement, for the auction schedules, revealing that most of them will take part in the last half of 2018. According to Felipe Montero Jens, an Infrastructure Projects specialist of the Program Partnerships and Investment (PPI), 57 projects will be handled by the private sector, with R $44 billion being invested in the 22 listed sectors.

Most of these projects covering the 22 sectors will take part between July and December 2018. Some of the projects on the second phase include São Paulo’s Congonhas airport auction, Confis (Belo Horizonte), Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão, and and the sale of Infraero’s stake in the Brasilia’s airports.

Felipe Montero Jens says that the federal government has the BR-153, which is the highway located between Anápolis (GO) and Aliança (TO), listed for concession since its former concession was invalidated of the Galvão Group. Its auction will happen in three months to the end of Michel Temer’s government. The 800KM, BR-364 highway, found between Comodoro (MT) and Porto Velho (RO), will also be given to the private sector, while the bidding for it will be in late 2018, as stated by Felipe.

Other projects to have their auctions take place in the second half of 2018 are the concessions for several part terminals which include Belém (PA), Vitória (ES), Paranaguá (PR) and Vila do Conde (PA). The government is also planning to grant several other terminals.

Though companies such as Mint, Docks of Espírito Santo, Casemg and Ceasaminas were supposed to be sold by the government, they did not explain how they intended to so in the August 2017 announcement. However, the government stated in that announcement through Felipe, that these state-owned companies were to privatized. The announcement concerning the schedule of their auctions was said to take place towards the end of 2018. Moreira Franco said that Mint was being sold because it was behind the great technological advancements.

PPI is also working towards expanding the relationship between the government and the private sectors, through opening infrastructure investments to the private sector. Through this, there will be jobs creation for the residents of Brazil as well as enhance growth.

The program is also aiming at expanding public infrastructure, as well as ensuring that the projects have a legal security and are stable.