Uber leaks reveal “easily exploitable” lobbying rules says CIPR

A report in the Guardian – ‘Osborne, Hancock and other ministers did not declare secret Uber meetings’ – reveal leaked documents that expose the “easily exploitable” lobbying rules in the UK, according to the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). The article shows that meetings with ministers held between 2014 and 2016 were not declared, despite the presence of consultant lobbyists at some of the meetings. The Transparency of Lobbying, non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act (2014) legislates that oral, written or electronic communications sent personally to a Minister…

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Uber joins London boroughs in £5 million EV charger boost

Hundreds of new electric-vehicle (EV) chargers are to be installed across north and east London, following a landmark agreement between Uber and three London boroughs.  Over 700 fast EV chargers will be installed on streets in Newham, Brent, and Redbridge, boosting London’s overall charging network by over 7%. The 700 new chargers are the result of a £5 million investment from Uber, working in close collaboration with each borough to determine where chargers should be installed. These on-street charging points will improve access for those without driveways or home chargers.…

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Uber and UNESCO partner under Global Education Coalition to support teachers around the world

Uber extends its commitment to the work of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) by offering 1 million rides to teachers around the world to and from vaccination appointments to support the reopening of schools and to protect teachers and their communities. As a member of the Global Education Coalition, Uber worked with UNESCO and its partners during the first wave of COVID-19 to deliver meals to the hardest hit students in countries such as the UK, Kenya, Mexico and Colombia. With cases of COVID-19 still rising…

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Uber, Rivian, JetBlue, Cabify, and Boom Supersonic Sign The Climate Pledge

During Web Summit 2020, Amazon and Global Optimism announced that Boom Supersonic, Cabify, JetBlue, Rivian, and Uber have joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050. Signatories to The Climate Pledge agree to: Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis; Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon-emission elimination strategies; Neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real,…

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Uber India continues UberSAFE campaign by linking with Kolkata Police App

Uber India is continuing its ongoing UberSAFE Campaign by partnering with Kolkata Police’s citizen safety mobile app, Bondhu. Customers and drivers can now download the Bondhu app from within the Uber App. Under the first phase of the partnership, riders and drivers will be able to download the Bondhu app from within the Uber App. The second phase will allow users to directly access the Bondhu app from within the Uber app. The final phase will see an API Integration between both apps. “We take the safety of our riders…

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