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Changing Operations to Meet Coronavirus Demands

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With every day bringing new and more complex coronavirus challenges, we are all still determining the best way to move forward. And while there is no clear roadmap to successful navigation, there are things business can do now to help, when our community and the world need it most. Here, we’ve rounded up examples of how companies are changing their business operations to provide products and services to help during this growing crisis:

eBay Launches Up & Running To Immediately Bring Small Businesses Online

With a new accelerator program that waives selling fees, eBay pledges up to $100 million in support of small business over the next three months.
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As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, brick-and-mortar retailers are closing their physical doors, and economic data shows that half have only enough cash to survive for 27 days without new money coming in. In light of this situation, people everywhere are searching for ways to support the businesses in their community and beyond.

These Organizations Were in the Community, Helping to Address Nutritional Needs in Baltimore

When the COVID-19 Outbreak Hit, That Community Was Behind Them to #inspireaction
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At a ceremony at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in 2000 to celebrate what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 71st birthday, the late Coretta Scott King said, "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."  

That spirit of a compassionate community helped several organizations dedicated to address food insecurity, among other needs, in Baltimore as the pandemic upended service models.    

What Can We Learn From Early Corporate Responses to COVID-19?

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On March 30,  business leaders from 3M, Truist Foundation, and Walmart shared with FSG co-CEO Greg Hills what they are learning as they lead their organizations in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Our latest blog, by associate director Lakshmi Iyer, shares five practical lessons gained during the webinar.

Mohawk Industries and Fabric Sources International Partner to Create Medical Gowns

The companies are beginning production of medical isolation gowns and protective face shields to meet the needs of healthcare providers at area medical facilities
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CALHOUN, Ga., April 3, 2020 /3BL Media/—Mohawk Industries and Fabric Sources International (FSI) are combining resources to address urgent medical supply needs at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Ga. and Emory Healthcare in Atlanta during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Using fabric provided by FSI, Mohawk Home’s Dalton-based rug manufacturing facility is providing industrial sewing equipment for their skilled employees to produce vitally needed medical protective gear for doctors, nurses and other care providers.

IWBI to Lower WELL AP Exam Registration Fees Through 2020 to Help Build the Knowledge and Capacity the Market Will Need When We Go Back to Our Places of Business

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NEW YORK – April 2, 2020 /3BL Media/– The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced today that through 2020, it is lowering the cost of registration to pursue its popular WELL AP credential by over 50 percent, to $299US.  Students as well as individuals who are out of work or who have lost their jobs and are looking for a way to differentiate themselves as they re-enter the job market, will be charged only $99US, with IWBI covering the difference.

ON Semiconductor Funds Local High School’s Global Initiative Microbiology Research

Written by: Candaice Robetoy, CSR Intern
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As Nelson Mandela says, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, to reducing poverty, to creating a sustainable planet, to preventing needless deaths and illness, and to fostering peace.

Building a Sustainable Mung Bean Farming System in Bangladesh

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Grameen euglena provides farmers in Bangladesh with opportunities for increased income and contributes to increased food security of Rohingya people through a mung bean distribution initiative in collaboration with the World Food Programme.

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Grameen euglena provides farmers in Bangladesh with opportunities for increased income and contributes to increased food security of Rohingya people through a mung bean distribution initiative in collaboration with the World Food Programme.

Bayer Employees Volunteer to Conduct SARS-CoV-2 Tests in Newly Established Berlin Laboratory

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Our newly established testing laboratory in Berlin which supports the fight against the Corona virus is already running: In the lab, our employees – more than 140 have volunteered – are able to conduct up to 1,000 additional SARS-CoV-2 tests per day. This helps to slow down the spread of the virus as fewer infections remain undetected and infection chains can be better reconstructed.

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