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Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

Press Release

Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.

Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

SCE Crews Insulate Power Lines to Prepare for Active Wildfire Season

The utility continues to keep communities safe while following critical health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Blog

by Reggie Kumar

Along The Old Road in Valencia, Willie Rios and his crews are installing insulated power lines, work by Southern California Edison that is considered critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are working amid a challenging health crisis while practicing physical distancing.

Electric Service Remains Safe and Reliable During COVID-19 Emergency Restrictions

Electricity is an essential service exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order.
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by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom

As communities throughout California continue to practice physcial distancing amid Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order, the utility is reassuring its customers that electric service will not be impacted. Electric service is considered essential and Southern California Edison employees are exempt from the order.

Leading and Learning in a Time of Crisis: Free Webinar on the Corporate Response to COVID-19

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As COVID-19 puts governments and civil society to the test, corporations are emerging as leaders in the global response by:

National Grid Takes Another Step to Mitigate COVID-19’s Financial Impact on New York Customers

Company will delay approved April 1 bill increase to lessen economic impact of coronavirus
Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass., March 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid has taken another step to reduce the coronavirus’ financial strain and economic uncertainty on upstate New York customers by deferring a bill increase that was scheduled to take effect April 1. The company has asked New York regulators for permission to postpone the previously approved gas and electricity delivery price increases in recognition of the unprecedented hardships the COVID-19 outbreak continues to bring to families across the region.

National Grid Implements Additional Actions to Protect Customers, Employees During Pandemic

Company enhances precautionary measures, remains focused on delivering safe, reliable energy
Press Release

NEW YORK, March 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid has implemented additional steps to protect customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to ensure the safe, reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas across its Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island service areas. The company’s employees will continue to focus on delivering essential customer services, while temporarily suspending non-essential work that requires access to customers’ homes or businesses.

Climate Change Is Not Just an Environmental Issue

Article

The term “environmental justice” still may be unfamiliar to some people, but you don’t have to be familiar with it to understand what it means when you see it. With the Flint water crisis and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the people who were hit hardest were poor and black. “What Flint did was make environmental justice a mainstream concept,” said Charles Lee, a senior policy advisor at the EPA, on a panel at the recent Michigan Environmental Justice Summit.

Booz Allen and the Red Cross: Preparing Organizations for Disaster Response

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From hurricanes and other extreme weather events to human-made threats, disasters can have a potentially devastating impact on people, organizations, and communities. 

How can organizations better understand potential threats? What actions can they take now to increase their preparedness?

Corporate Giving By The Numbers

Blog

Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), a coalition of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies, recently released its annual survey of corporate philanthropy and employee engagement in 2018 (Giving in Numbers). This year, 250 multi-billion-dollar companies with aggregate revenues of more than $7.9 trillion participated in the survey.  

Black & Veatch: Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

A Letter From Our CEO: Accelerating Sustainability
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The beginning of a new year is always a great time for reflection, even more so when it’s the beginning of a new decade. At Black & Veatch, we design and build projects to operate for decades, so the long view comes naturally. It was with this spirit that in 2019 we undertook a series of initiatives to embrace the world we see today and prepare for the world we want in the years ahead.

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