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Why You and Your Business Need to Tackle the Hard Work of Change

The Managing Director of HP Africa on how we can’t let this moment to fight racism and xenophobia pass us by.

By Elisabeth Moreno

Many headlines have called COVID-19 an unprecedented event of human history. That’s not true. As humans have spread across the planet, so have infectious diseases. Even in this modern era, outbreaks are nearly constant  — though not every outbreak reaches a pandemic level as COVID-19 has. Malaria, tuberculosis, HIV-AIDS, SARS, and other viruses appeared during these early years. And they mainly impacted the so-called emerging countries.

Leveraging Sustainable Fashion to Achieve Economic Self-Sufficiency

S&P Global virtual volunteers support NYC nonprofit Custom Collaborative in its mission to help women from low-income and immigrant communities develop their fashion industry skills.
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For some, fashion is style, clothing and design. For Custom Collaborative, a NYC-based workforce development nonprofit, fashion is the path towards empowerment, self-sufficiency and success.

From Program to Possibility: Elieth de los Angeles Martinez, Production Coordinator at Gildan

Elieth discusses the impact of Gildan’s training programs and personal development initiatives, revealing how they’ve helped her overcome adversity and advance her career.

Elieth joined Gildan 13 years ago as a Sewing Machine Operator. She has since witnessed multiple milestones at the Company: from working as an Instructor and Junior Engineer, to growing into her current position as Production Coordinator. Over the years, Elieth has participated in a range of programs at Gildan designed for personal and professional development. Today, she reveals how these initiatives have made their mark on her life.

Alkermes: Our Responsibility to Combat Discrimination and Racism

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Last week, more than 1,000 Alkermes employees came together virtually to listen to our colleagues who volunteered to share their stories of how racism and bias have impacted their lives. We are grateful to them for their openness and willingness to share the challenges they face. As a company that believes in equality and justice, we have a responsibility to combat discrimination and racism in all forms in our communities. While an important and impactful discussion, this was only the first of many to come as we continue to take action to help eliminate discrimination in all its forms.

June Is for Pride ... and Teamwork


June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ Community and allies alike. And it’s a great time to celebrate The Hershey Company’s deep commitment to diversity and inclusion and our support of LGBTQ employees who make our company a great place to work.

We should all take pride in the fact that at Hershey, we recognize that the diversity of our workforce is a source of strength, innovation and fresh thinking. It makes us stronger and contributes to our success. We believe that the best ideas come from diverse groups of people working together.

PayPal Announces $530 Million Commitment to Support Black Businesses, Strengthen Minority Communities and Fight Economic Inequality

Funds will provide immediate financial relief, sustained support and long-term investment to expand economic opportunity for Black and underrepresented minority businesses and communities
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SAN JOSE, Calif., June 15, 2020 /3BL Media/-- PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) on June 11, 2020 announced a $530 million commitment to support Black and minority-owned businesses and communities in the U.S., especially those hardest hit by the pandemic, to help address economic inequality. As part of its investment, the company is bolstering its internal programs to further increase diversity, equity and inclusion within the PayPal community.

Fifth Third to Observe Juneteenth Day

Adjusts hours of operation to close at 2 p.m. local time
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CINCINNATI, June 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bank, National Association, today announced that in observance of Juneteenth it will close its offices at 2 p.m. local time on Friday, June 19 across its footprint, and respectfully requests that customers plan their banking center transactions accordingly. Juneteenth (also known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day or Freedom Day) is the observance of the ending of slavery in the United States.

Embracing Feedback: Brands are Listening to Stakeholder Voices on Racial Injustice


As the critical conversation around racism in the United States continues, the message to companies is clear: to not speak up is to be complicit with the status quo. And therefore many brands have taken this time to share messages of support, solidarity and commitments to change. Yet, it’s clear a statement of support will only go so far. Americans expect action.

The Scotiabank Women Initiative Launches New Podcast Series Focused on Resilience

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Friday, June 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Scotiabank Women InitiativeTM (SWI) and Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) have launched The Go-To: Special Edition podcast series, for women entrepreneurs. The Go-To podcasts focus on resilience. This special edition offers Canadian women entrepreneurs tips and insight into how they can build the capacity to grow, adapt and pivot to transform their business.


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