Monaco’s transition to an eco-friendly economy continues with another key institution signing the National Pact for the Transition of Energy, which took place during World Environment Day this week.
The important agreement was signed by Gérard Luccio, Director of the Monagasque Institute of Sports Medicine (IM2S) on Wednesday 5th June. The addition of IM2S is another step forward for the Principality in its efforts to reduce waste and create more eco-friendly work environments.
The ceremony was attended by several high ranking government ministers, IM2S board members, and a representative from the Mission for Energy Transition (MTE).
“We must thank the IM2S which must not only meet the requirements of safety, but also be more efficient towards a Smart Energy transition,” said Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Didier Gamerdinger.
The Mission for Energy Transition will organise an event aimed at clarifying what this new status means for each of the 104 employees of IM2S and what new protocols will be instituted accordingly.
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On Tuesday, October 24, Compagnie Monégasque de Banque (CMB) hosted the first session of the Philanthropy Academy, a response to a growing demand from its clientele in the Monaco area, at the Meridien Hotel.
"Philanthropy means being committed to working for the well-being of humanity," said Werner Peyer, CEO of CMB, adding "an institution like ours has a duty to get involved in the future of the next generations".
The six-module course covers all the topics that a philanthropist needs to understand in order to embark on the adventure: evaluation criteria, vision, opportunities, resources and partners, in short, all the ingredients necessary for the success of his or her project.
CMB's team of lecturers is also supported by external experts and guest speakers who will shed light on topics, such as taxation specific to philanthropic activities.
For its kickoff, the first guest speaker was HE Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President and CEO of the Albert II Foundation. Other well-known personalities will come to share their experience, including Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and of easyJet.
This new Academy will allow CMB to contribute to the education of a public that is aware of the values of philanthropy, and offer it a new investment axis for its strategies.
The Philanthropic Academy is in line with its older sister, the Academy for Women and Finance.
Building on their success, the CMB Academies will unveil new projects in 2018. CMB, the Monegasque private bank founded in 1976, specialises in investment advice. The bank offers a diversified range of tailor-made products and services, including asset and wealth management as well as financing adapted to the specific needs of each investor.