Société Générale signs Gender Diversity Charter

Société Générale, a BSCC Patron Member, has pushed further ahead with its commitment towards promoting gender diversity through its support of the #JamaisSansElles association. The “Never without her” charter now permanently commits the company’s top management into ensuring there is always female representation at public events. This would include any media event, debates and panels alongside a broad range of influential activities involving Société Générale. The French firm employs approximately 133,000 ...

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AIG achieves strong Q1

American International Group (AIG), a BSCC Patron member, last month reported improved net investment income in each of its segments as the total net investment income delivered 46% YoY growth to a value of $3.7bn. Figures from the Quarter also revealed cash levels of $2.8bn (down 1.1% YoY) with the value of assets remaining consistent at $584.4bn (down 0.4% YoY) during what has been a globally challenging period. Overall, AIG maintains ...

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Hotel Diplomat’s sibling Hotel ranked Top Destination

Hotel Diplomat, a BSCC Patron member, in Stockholm is famous as one of Sweden’s best hotels and this success has been shared alongside their new boutique hotel called Villa Dagmar. The 70-room hotel opened just three months ago and is part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts property portfolio. After a considered review, one of Britain’s largest newspaper’s ranked Villa Dagmar as one of the ’25 hot new hotels in ...

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25. Weekly Newsletter

UK-Australia Trade Deal Last week, the UK agreed upon an historic trade deal with one it’s closest allies: Australia. The FTA was agreed during a meeting with PM Johnson and PM Morrison last Tuesday (15th June) in London which is believed to protect 3.5m British jobs. Over the next 15 years the deal will slowly expand to cover wider aspects of the economy and by 2036 all quotas/tariffs on agricultural goods ...

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EY Report: London ‘most attractive’ city for FDI in Europe

The UK has been described as having “robust FDI project flows” and strengthening “investor confidence” in EY’s annual ‘Attractiveness Survey’ for 2021. Additionally, Britain’s successful vaccine roll-out has helped label the nation as having ‘Europe’s best pandemic recovery plan’ alongside being identified as the “most attractive place in Europe” for future investment. Despite the country seeing a 12% decline in FDI projects in 2020, London has regained the title of ...

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24. Weekly Newsletter

English Lockdown Extended On Monday, 14th June, PM Johnson confirmed that the anticipated 21st June ‘almost’ full re-opening of England would be delayed by up to 4 weeks in order to manage the rapid rise in the COVID Indian variant. A major reason for this delay was due to the fresh Government target of offering all UK adults a vaccine by the 19th of July and fully vaccinating two-thirds of the ...

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Centigo advises on UK Import Declarations

Centigo, a BSCC member, has offered a warning to businesses not to delay in import declarations as some companies may now need to take immediate action in order to maintain customs compliance. From the 25th of June: businesses that selected to defer UK import declarations will need to adapt to tightened border controls. For firms looking for consultation on efficient supply chains, customs and border processes then Centigo is able ...

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BSCC Member Survey 2021

We kindly ask you to participate in our Annual Member Survey, it only takes about 45 seconds to complete, and greatly helps us improve our membership offering. The British Swedish Chamber of Commerce has around 150 members with a total turnover equal to almost half of Sweden's GDP. The chamber aims to promote trade between Sweden and the UK by offering a platform for knowledge sharing, company promotion and networking. This membersurvey is ...

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Northern Trust appointed by major UK Pension Fund

Northern Trust, a BSCC Patron member, has been appointed to provide a range of asset servicing solutions to the UK’s Coal Pension Trustees Services (CPT) which controls around £18.4bn. This places the pension fund amongst Britain’s 10 largest- although, comparatively, Northern Trust hold under custody/administration approximately £10.4tn and a further £990bn AUM. The company, founded in 1889 in Chicago, is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management ...

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TePe release annual Sustainability Report

TePe, a BSCC Patron member, has recently published their Sustainability Report 2020 to make progress towards a healthier future for Sweden and the rest of the planet. Last year, the company began spreading awareness of oral health and its connection to general health through 250 webinars (reaching 13,000 participants); furthermore, TePe has set the ambitious target of carbon neutral products and packaging in 2022. The Director of Marketing and Innovation ...

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