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Fair Trade USA Takes Swift Action to Support Workers During Covid-19

Organization Empowers Communities to Address Emergency Needs with Fair Trade Funds; leverages Technology to Quickly Deliver Health and Safety Information Amid Crisis
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., April 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, released a new policy on emergency fund use for Covid-19. It outlines direct action to support farmers, workers, and fishers with health, safety, and financial measures as they cope with the global pandemic.

Mohawk Group Recognized as Disaster Recovery Supplier

Flooring styles on GSA contract open to city, county, state governments
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CALHOUN, Ga. April 9, 2020 /3BL Media/—The General Services Administration (GSA) has designated Mohawk Group as an official disaster recovery supplier. As a result, commercial flooring solutions that were previously only available to federal entities on the GSA schedule can be offered to city, county and state governments. The opening of Mohawk Group’s GSA contract extends the same savings of money and time to local agencies that can enact different projects by using funding made available as a result of current events.

Learn How a Plastic Wrapper Becomes a Beautiful Picnic Table

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CAMDEN, N.J., April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Employees at Subaru of America can eat today's lunch at a table crafted from yesterday's trash.

It might not happen overnight, but the environmental efforts at the nationwide headquarters have resulted in several benches and picnic tables completely made from recycled plastic.

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UPS Longitudes | The Frontlines of Coronavirus

Wade Shepard @ Forbes
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The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe and turned the world of logistics upside down. Countries known for being exporters have shut down their factories. Countries known for consumption have closed their shop doors.

FEMA’S ‘Project Airbridge’ Takes Flight With 25 UPS Charter Flights, Dedicated FEMA Distribution Center

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April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the  company is managing and brokering 25 charter flights in support of Project Airbridge, a coordinated effort between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), numerous countries and the private sector designed to expedite the arrival of critical supplies needed in U.S. hospitals.

Fifth Third's Jeff Korzenik Offers Economic Outlook on COVID-19 Pandemic

Multimedia with summary

Jeff Korzenik, Chief Investment Strategist for Fifth Third Bank, recently appeared on Fox Business News with Neil Cavuto on to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy and the markets.

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UPS Longitudes | Taking the Pulse of SMBs During the Coronavirus Crisis

Chris Byrne @ UPS
Article

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a historic impact on the U.S. economy. To better understand how businesses are weathering this storm, UPS has launched a weekly survey to gauge the “pulse” of small and medium-sized businesses across the country.

The first survey went to 1,200 U.S.-based respondents between March 24 and March 30. More than six in 10 of the responding businesses have fewer than 10 employees — the survey includes responses from all industries.

Initial results show the pandemic is already having far-reaching effects.

Gender Equality and Climate Change: The Synergies

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by Julie Gorte, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds

Climate change is a story that encompasses everyone — believer, denier, rich, poor, black, brown, white, majority, minority, male or female. It’s an equal opportunity wolf at the door. But, as is the case with diversity in almost every pursuit, more diverse groups bring more to the table, and considering that climate change is the most important problem humans must solve, diversity has a contribution to make to climate change.

International Paper Donates Essential Paper and Packaging to Respond COVID-19 Needs in Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 3, 2020 /3BL Media/– International Paper (NYSE: IP) is taking action to address critical needs in its Memphis community during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. The world’s leading producer of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper has committed to donating boxes and paper to local organizations that are addressing immediate hunger, hygiene and educational needs.

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