Portfolio 21 not impacted by internet security bug, "Heartbleed"

Posted April 11, 2014

Recent news reports have raised concerns regarding an internet security vulnerability, known as the “Heartbleed bug” that affects software called Open Secure Sockets Layer Architecture (OpenSSL). This vulnerability only affects certain types of servers running specific versions of the OpenSSL encryption application.  Portfolio 21’s online account and paperless document management systems …  

New Holding: Woolworths Holdings Limited

Posted April 8, 2014

Woolworths Holdings Limited is a retail group that operates two subsidiaries: Woolworths in South Africa, which accounts for the majority of the Group’s revenues, and Country Road in Australia. Impacts and Opportunities for Retail Companies “Green” Products… According to a 2009 Deloitte Green Shopper study, sustainability considerations either drive or  

New Holding: Safaricom

Posted April 8, 2014

Safaricom is an integrated communications company with voice and data services, including prepaid and postpaid voice plans, messaging services, and fixed and mobile broadband products.  The company also provides financial services through its M-PESA network, which enables the banked and unbanked people of Kenya to transfer funds between themselves and…  

New Holding: Sao Martinho

Posted April 8, 2014

São Martinho harvests and processes sugarcane to produce two main products: sugar and ethanol. Portfolio 21 recognizes the high positive net energy of sugarcane ethanol, partly due to companies using waste biomass to produce electricity to operate mills.  Indeed, Sao Martinho produces electricity from sugarcane waste at several mills and recently…  

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