IFC and Santander Sign a $300 million Facility to Boost Climate Loans and Support Small and Medium Enterprises in Chile

Santander and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have signed a $300 million unfunded risk-sharing facility to support the increase of access to climate finance and the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Chile. The facility will contribute to the sustainable economic growth of the Chilean economy by helping develop a climate financing market and create employment. This facility will enable Santander to promote the origination of mainly climate-related loans, helping Chile meet its nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris climate agreement. In addition, this…

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BHP targets 100 per cent renewable energy at Escondida and Spence operations and elimination of water usage from aquifers in Chile

BHP have announced four new renewable power agreements, to meet power demand for its Escondida and Spence copper operations in Chile. The new contracts will meet Escondida and Spence’s current energy needs and also contain flexibility to help manage future demand as well. BHP aims to supply Escondida and Spence’s energy requirements from 100 percent renewable energy sources from the mid-2020s. “These new renewable energy contracts will increase flexibility for our power portfolio and will ensure security of supply for our operations, while also reducing costs and displacing CO2 emissions,”…

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Chile implements SAGA project to reduce gender gap in science

The UNESCO training workshop on SAGA (STEM And Gender Advancement) tools for reducing the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics was held in Santiago, Chile, from 17 to 19 July. It aimed to transfer competencies to the technical teams of public institutions that will implement the SAGA project in Chile. During the opening session, Mariana Krause, President of CONICYT, highlighted that “in order to eliminate gender gaps, hopefully in the near future, relevant data is needed, data that we can trust, and this is what the SAGA methodology…

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McCann Santiago and Ripley premiere an animated short film “The magical night of Gaspar” in Chile and Peru

Christmas is stereotyped by snow and cold. However, in the southern hemisphere of the planet it´s the opposite, it´s the beginning of the summer season where the fire warnings conversations start. To highlight the people’s works who devote themselves to care and prevent risk for others, Ripley and McCann Santiago make a tribute to all those who give their service to others, especially on Christmas Eve, through an animated short film produced by PUNKROBOT and where the main character is a fireman family man. “Firemen in Chile have something special,…

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MRM//McCann Santiago Launches Public Safety Film For Mutual De Seguridad And Hoyts Cinemas In Chile

Chile is recognized as a country that endures great seismic activity, which has led to the institutionalized practice of airing a safety message in movie theaters before the feature film begins, complete with recommendations for the safest ways to navigate any emergency situation. In this context, MRM//MCCANN Santiago created for its client Mutual de Seguridad a new public safety film that will be shown nationwide, in all Hoyts Movie Theaters, through 2018. The film stars the Argentine-born stuntman for international movie star Bruce Willis, who invites moviegoers to follow the…

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