La Libra, Facebook's digital currency, announced for 2021 in reduced format

The launch of Facebook's digital currency, Libra , could take place in 2021. The project may benefit from favorable factors in the global economy, but regulators will have to be convinced first.  Facebook could launch Libra, its digital currency in 2021, we learn from the British media Financial Times, which quotes people close to the process. The product is expected to arrive in a limited version, after the project has met with great aversion from regulators, including in the United States, the country where the headquarters of the social media management company are located. The stakeholder association behind this digital currency project is now planning to launch a single version of Libra that will itself be pegged to the dollar, at the rate of one unit of US currency for each Facebook digital currency . “The other forms of currencies will be deployed at a later stage,” the FT source added. The exact launch date will depend on when the project

Environment: the call to order of Elisabeth Borne to the big bosses | France

The Minister for Ecological Transition Elisabeth Borne wrote to some 90 big bosses to urge them to act more in favor of the environment. Among them, the bosses of LVMH, BNP Paribas or Air France-KLM.

Environment: the call to order of Elisabeth Borne to the big bosses | France

It is a formal call to order. The Minister for Ecological Transition Élisabeth Borne wrote to some 90 big bosses urging them to take more action in favor of the environment. This is what this ministry said on Sunday, May 24, confirming information from the Sunday Journal. The recipient leaders are the signers at the beginning of May of a forum in Le Monde in which they argued for "a green revival", specifies the ministry. Among them, the bosses of LVMH, BNP Paribas or Air France-KLM.

"I call on them to demonstrate their commitments with concrete measures that I have listed. I wish to be both demanding and constructive," Elisabeth Borne explained to the JDD. In this three-page letter, with appendices listing the desired measures, the Minister mentions a future meeting with the Ministry during which they can announce the first commitments. According to the weekly, it will be in June. "The manner and date when these commitments will be formalized are still being defined. We are in the process of talking with the companies," said the ministry.

A roadmap for carbon neutrality

Among the measures applicable immediately, the courier cites the implementation of the package of 400 euros for employees traveling by bicycle or carpooling, the donation of unsold goods to associations, or the provision of a vegetarian meal by week. In the longer term, the Minister invites them to set and announce their roadmap for their carbon neutrality and a 100% circular economy.

In their column published in Le Monde, these companies, members of the Association Entreprises pour l'Environnement (EPE), believed that "a large part of the financial resources that will soon be mobilized for economic recovery would be well advised to be (...) to support the ecological transition, with an even stronger concern for social justice ". Among the signatories were heads of industries (Thales, Airbus, Renault, Michelin), banks and insurance companies, transport, luxury, energy (EDF), food industry (Danone), as well as the president of Medef.

A few days before, another letter had caused a stir, this time sent by Medef to Élisabeth Borne to demand a six-month moratorium in the application of environmental measures to protect certain sectors, against the background of the economic and health crisis.