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On #GivingTuesdayNow, American Express is Expanding Its Global Support in the Fight Against COVID-19

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NEW YORK, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re proud to recognize and support the heroic efforts of organizations, essential workers and others who are putting in countless hours to care for and provide relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the start of this crisis, American Express mobilized quickly to back nonprofits leading the charge to provide protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers, research and develop vaccines and treatments, and feed communities impacted by COVID-19. 

Benevity Releases Special 2020 COVID-19 Relief Report as Part of #GivingTuesdayNow

Data from over 500 companies identifies how businesses are leading with purpose during a global crisis
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CALGARY, Alberta, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today released a special COVID-19 Relief report, Leading with Purpose in Extraordinary Times. The report examines data from over 500 purpose-driven companies between March 1 and April 30, highlighting how businesses are activating their people and communities during a global crisis.

Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

"One World: Together at Home" Draws Global Audience of More Than 270 Million Viewers, and Counting, Across Television and Digital Platforms

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Global Broadcast Special in Support of Healthcare Workers in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic Saw Viewers Tune in From 175 Countries 

Significant International Markets Still to be Reported, Broadcast in China Airing This Week

Global Citizen Announced $127 Million In Commitments from Philanthropists and Corporate Partners to Benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, Powered by the UN Foundation, Along with Local and Regional Charities

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Global Broadcast Special in Support of Healthcare Workers in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic Saw Viewers Tune in From 175 Countries 

Significant International Markets Still to be Reported, Broadcast in China Airing This Week

Global Citizen Announced $127 Million In Commitments from Philanthropists and Corporate Partners to Benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, Powered by the UN Foundation, Along with Local and Regional Charities

Ecocentricity Blog: My Calling

By: John A. Lanier
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Though Ray Anderson is John Lanier's greatest inspiration as an environmentalist, it is John's faith that fundamentally motivates him to care for the earth.

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Though Ray Anderson is John Lanier's greatest inspiration as an environmentalist, it is John's faith that fundamentally motivates him to care for the earth.

RCS Global and Responsible Minerals Initiative Partner to Support Cobalt ASM Producers

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., and LONDON, April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and RCS Global Group (RCS Global) have announced a new strategic partnership to scale their existing efforts to drive continual improvements in the production of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

One World: Together At Home - Global Citizen, Together With Lady Gaga, Announced $127 Million In Commitments To Date In Support Of Healthcare Workers In The Fight Against The COVID-19 Pandemic

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Commitments from Philanthropists and Corporate Partners Will Benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), Powered by the UN Foundation, Along with Local and Regional Charities

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Commitments from Philanthropists and Corporate Partners Will Benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), Powered by the UN Foundation, Along with Local and Regional Charities

4/17 Update: Verizon is Prepared to Serve Customers During COVID-19 Crisis

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  • Verizon is donating $3 million to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of a partnership with Global Citizens One World: Together At Home
     
  • Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Verizon has committed $48 million in contributions and donations to nonprofits directed at serving students, healthcare workers, first responders, and small businesses.

Will Fear of COVID-19 and Loathing of Capitalism Drive Systemic Change?

Capitalism’s shield has been breached - we can now see its dark soul.
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Texas Lieutenant Governor, Dan Patrick recently said, and I paraphrase, it’s not only OK, it’s good for America to throw granny under the bus to save the economy. Just let that sink in for a moment. What kind of culture would tolerate that kind of thinking. And when I say tolerate I don’t mean tolerate from a legal perspective - I’m referring to the perspective of social norms.

Insights for a Time of Crisis: Porter Novelli COVID-19 Tracker

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In times of immense strain and crisis our truest colors often show through. As the entire globe faces the unprecedented and catastrophic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen moments of brightness during a fog of immense sadness and uncertainty.

This is the time when many things will be put to the test, including how business responds. In this moment of global need, we will remember those companies that stood tall, acted quickly and with humanity. We will also remember those that did not.

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