Every day of the COVID-19 pandemic has both shown a light on the vulnerabilities in our communities and on the many generous people across those communities that are taking action to make a difference. The global #GivingTuesdayNow movement is a powerful reminder of how we can come together to support our communities.
Right now, sustainably minded business is good business. The global coronavirus pandemic has jeopardized the health of our communities, impeded our ability to support local business — causing a historical spike in unemployment — and prevented us from connecting with friends and families.
In damaging the wellbeing of communities around the world, coronavirus has also hurt the wellbeing of small business stakeholders. So, if we want the economy to thrive in this new world, we need to do well by our neighbors.
Around the holidays in 2015 — typically a time for happy memories with loved ones — Will Donlow was laid off from his job, had his car repossessed, and was in the process of getting a divorce. He was at a low point, but after seeing a TV commercial for Save Our Sons, he began to turn his life around.
“Something told me to go, and I went the next day,” Donlow said. “It was like God spoke to me.”
FedEx Cares Makes a Difference, Community by Community
THE COMMUNITY INVESTOR
Neil Gibson, FedEx Services
FedEx is passionate about delivering it forward for the people and places where team members live and work. As Vice President of Corporate Communications at FedEx Services, Neil Gibson puts his heart and soul into this life-changing effort. What drives him, and how does he see the company’s role in giving back to society?
Moody’s Analytics uses the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health IndexSM to show how health impacts the economy
CHICAGO, April 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today released the second edition of a Moody’s Analytics report that finds a direct link between a population’s health and a growing economy, higher incomes and lower unemployment.
Borja is a 28 year-old male, with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a Master’s degree in Ecology.
After university, Borja alternated volunteering with an NGO in Costa Rica and part-time tutoring for middle and high school students in Madrid. Through these experiences, he discovered his passion for teaching and enrolled to earn a second Master’s degree in Education. He continued looking for full-time teaching jobs without success. Before applying to Generation Spain, Borja had been unemployed for a year.
The world’s challenges – hunger, unemployment, global warming to name a few – can seem overwhelming. But anyone can be a global problem solver, and that starts in your own backyard. Here are seven ways you can make an impact on the world from your corner of it. Get started here.
Stanley joined Generation Kenya in 2015. After graduation he got a job as a sales associate with Old Mutual.
Poverty blocked my path
Stanley is one of eight children who was raised by a single mother in Nairobi. His family often struggled to find money for necessities like food and shelter. “All of us were raised in the slums – we have lived this life for a long time,” he says. Despite performing very well in school, Stanley was unable to afford university.