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"I Have Never Seen a Moment So Rich in Collaboration, Ingenuity and Acts of Bravery": Johnson & Johnson Announces It Has Identified a Lead Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate

Chairman & CEO Alex Gorsky shares that the company could have the first batches of a Covid-19 vaccine available for emergency-use authorization in early 2021—a substantially accelerated time frame in comparison to the typical vaccine development process.
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By Alex Gorsky, Chairman & CEO, 

The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the greatest challenges to our society in living memory.

Yet even as we are heartbroken by the lives lost and the strain on our institutions and communities, countless people have been working tirelessly to offer the world a reason to feel pride, inspiration and hope.

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

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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.

Alliant Energy Partners With Iowa State to Create Face Shields for Hospitals

Alliant Energy funds 3D printing completed by students, plans to distribute face shields to Iowa hospitals
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – April 6, 2020 – /3BL Media/ - Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) is partnering with a team of Iowa State University students to manufacture and distribute face shields to medical professionals at hospitals in Iowa.

Hospitals need more personal protective equipment due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This collaborative effort will provide shields for hospital staff to use, helping to save lives while preventing the spread of the virus. This support is part of Alliant Energy’s continued commitment to assisting the communities they serve.

Global Citizen's Action Taker of the Week: Davinia James-Stewart From Silver Spring

Author: Nikki Francois
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Why Global Citizens Should Care

By using their collective voice, activists like Davinia James-Steward have not only helped secured more than 100 commitments worth $48.4 billion, but they've helped bring the world one step closer to ending extreme poverty by 2030 by achieving the United Nations' Global Goals. Join the movement and take action now.

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Why Global Citizens Should Care

By using their collective voice, activists like Davinia James-Steward have not only helped secured more than 100 commitments worth $48.4 billion, but they've helped bring the world one step closer to ending extreme poverty by 2030 by achieving the United Nations' Global Goals. Join the movement and take action now.

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.

IBM Named One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

IBM was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the second year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization devoted to defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices across the globe.
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IBM today was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the second year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization devoted to defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices across the globe.

The list distinguishes companies that influence the business community and societies around the world in order to drive positive change, and highlights companies working with partners and clients to do the right thing, by operating with integrity every day.

The Arbor Day Foundation Partners With Andriaki Shipping to Plant 60,000 Trees in Indonesia

Greece-based shipping company will support planting of 60,000 trees in the Coral Triangle
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LINCOLN, Neb., February 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Andriaki Shipping, a marine shipping company based in Greece, will partner with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 60,000 trees in West Papua, Indonesia. The reforestation effort will help to revitalize West Papua’s local economy and restore natural habitats for area wildlife.

“We are thankful for partners like Andriaki Shipping who are committed to making a positive difference for people, wildlife, and the natural environment by planting trees,” said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation.

PayPal Funds Research Into Illegal Firearm Distribution

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According to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonpartisan group that attempts to track every incident of gun violence in the country, there were 418 mass shootings in the United States last year. With the U.S. holding the title for more public mass shootings than any other country globally, increasingly, Americans are looking to all stakeholders to solve the gun violence epidemic.

Shared Priorities: Corporate Support for the Michigan Engineering Zone

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Companies and campuses both recognize the need for a diverse talent pool in STEM fields, and the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) is doing something about it.

Leveraging industry mentors, funding partnerships, community engagement, and University of Michigan students, the MEZ provides entry-level and advanced robotics and engineering exposure to youth in Detroit.

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Qualcomm Champions STEM Education

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Qualcomm knows that inventing the future of technology starts with supporting the brightest young minds of today. That’s why we created Qualcomm Thinkabit Labs and partner with FIRST Robotics to help get kids excited about STEM.

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