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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.

National Grid Appoints President of US Business and Managing Director of National Grid Ventures

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Badar Khan has been appointed President of the US Business, following the departure of Dean Seavers at the end of 2019.  Badar has been acting as interim President since November 2019.

Commenting on the appointment, John Pettigrew, Group Chief Executive said:

Pandemics and Perpetuity

Blog

What if foundations were to open up their endowments entirely and put a time stamp on their payout? To do that, many foundations will need to have tough conversations about whether or not they exist in perpetuity.

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:

American Express Is Matching Donations to Feeding America up to $1M to Feed Communities Impacted by COVID-19 when Card Members Use Membership Rewards® Points Toward Their Donations

New Program is Part of Company’s $5 Million Commitment to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Press Release

NEW YORK, March 24, 2020 /3BL Media/  American Express is continuing its support of organizations combatting COVID-19 with the launch of a donation matching program to help feed local communities impacted in the U.S. When U.S.

Fair Trade Campaigns Hosts 2020 National Conference Virtually, March 18-21

Growing risk of COVID-19 in California pushes conferences online
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., March 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair trade advocacy organization Fair Trade Campaigns will host its annual national conference, a multi-stakeholder gathering of fair trade supporters virtually this week.

Pro Bono in 2020 and Beyond

How Taproot Foundation is driving the movement forward in the new decade
Blog

By Lindsay Firestone Gruber, President and CEO, Taproot Foundation

Pushing Beyond The Ordinary in Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe that over the next 10 years, effective CSR initiatives of purpose-driven companies will be characterized by three principles: business alignment, user-centricity and co-creation.
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Corporate social responsibility—the practice of companies holding themselves accountable to serve a social purpose and make a positive impact—was not always the main focus of business leaders. Channel some profits into philanthropy, it was thought, and you’ve checked the CSR box.

Those days are long gone.

American Express Ranked Ninth on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List

Recognition reflects American Express' commitment to continuously invest in our colleagues and supporting their development.
Press Release

February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express has been ranked ninth on the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in the U.S., a recognition of the company’s continuous focus on enhancing the colleague experience. The ranking, which was determined based on feedback from employees, demonstrates our deep commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity, and providing engaging and meaningful experiences that enable all colleagues to reach their full potential.

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