Following the devastating wildfires in Australia and powerful earthquakes that shook Puerto Rico last week, we're taking action to make a global impact through our international partnerships as well as nonprofit organizations Afya Foundation and ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency).
Helping Puerto Rico recover from earthquakes
Last week, Puerto Rico was hit with a 5.2 magnitude earthquake, following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake it experienced just days before. The island has been experiencing hundreds of smaller quakes during the past few weeks.
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently announced that the corporation's philanthropic arm, Carnival Foundation, and five of its global cruise line brands together with the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation have collectively pledged over US$1.25 million to support disaster recovery efforts from raging bushfires causing widespread devastation throughout Australia.
The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS, announced today it is providing support to preeminent relief organizations bringing life-saving supplies and services to areas in Australia, Puerto Rico and the Philippines impacted by wildfires, earthquakes and the eruption of the Taal Volcano.
In a special eBay auction, ‘Fleabag’ actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge is auctioning off her Golden Globes awards tuxedo, with all proceeds being donated to Australian wildfire relief efforts.
Australia is facing a devastating wildfire crisis that’s expected to continue over the next few weeks. To support our Australian family and friends in their disaster relief efforts, eBay Australia is hosting a special auction with actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge for a custom tuxedo she wore to this month’s Golden Globes awards ceremony.
Phoebe wore the Ralph & Russo couture tuxedo as she accepted the 2020 Golden Globes award for Best Actress for her work on the hit TV show, “Fleabag.”
Over the last two months, bushfires in Australia have killed at least 28 people, destroyed more than 2,200 homes, and ravaged 25 million acres of land. Australia’s renowned wildlife and unique ecosystems are taking a devastating toll, with hundreds of millions of animals perishing. Throughout the country Australians are coming together to help feed, house and support those impacted – and people around the world are coming together in amazing ways to show support.
Benevity examined three years of workplace giving data to see whether the social issues everyone is talking about are the same issues people are taking action on. While the data shows that these topics make up less than 10% of overall giving, they also represent the largest spikes in giving immediately following politically charged events.
2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still, 2020 promises to bring more challenges and opportunities to the field, and leaders should pay attention to these developing global trends in Corporate Social Responsibility:
General Mills is thinking of our employees, suppliers, customers and consumers in Australia, as fires continue to devastate the country. The General Mills Foundation is providing monetary support to the Australian Red Cross to help impacted families and WIRES Inc (Wildlife Information, Rescue & Education Service) to support emergency animal rescue, including koalas.