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Benevity Sees Exponential Surge in Searches for Nonprofits Providing COVID-19 Support in India

More companies activate relief campaigns on Benevity’s platform for the crisis in India, expected to peak in mid-May
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CALGARY, Alberta, May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/-- Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced a surge in activity on its platform from companies and their people looking to support COVID-19 relief for India. Seven of the top 10 searches on the platform in April 2021 were directly related to the COVID-19 crisis in India, indicating a strong desire for companies and their people to find and support trusted nonprofit organizations that are providing relief.

Sands Academy: Supporting Career Development and Growth

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Acting under a unified global charter, Sands Academy, our global development and mentorship program, supports the career goals of our Team Members, while simultaneously improving our business operations through fostering stronger, more knowledgeable teams. Additionally, as we recognize the unique needs of our individual business regions, Sands Academy tailors its programs to the unique needs of our communities in the United States and Asia.

Ecocentricity Guest Blog - Environmental Justice and the Soul of America: A Conversation with Rev. Gerald Durley

Reprinted from Drawdown Georgia's Weekly Blog
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“Dr. King told us that we had to look at the soul of America. And in my estimation, the soul of America is the environment, because if you destroy the soul, then nothing else exists. If you destroy the air, if you destroy the water, if you destroy the wildlife, if you destroy the plants - that's the soul of America.”   --The Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley

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“Dr. King told us that we had to look at the soul of America. And in my estimation, the soul of America is the environment, because if you destroy the soul, then nothing else exists. If you destroy the air, if you destroy the water, if you destroy the wildlife, if you destroy the plants - that's the soul of America.”   --The Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley

Water Mission and FedEx Team up to Help Honduras After 2020 Hurricanes

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Guest blog courtesy of Water Mission

In November 2020, back-to-back Hurricanes Eta and Iota caused major devastation in Honduras, affecting more than 3 million people, about one-third of the country’s population.  Immediately following the storms, FedEx worked closely with Water Mission to provide people in remote areas of Honduras with access to safe water.

Global Workplace Standard for Mica Processors Released

New standard supports worker rights, addresses environment, health and safety issues
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and PARIS, March 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ The Responsible Minerals Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance and the Responsible Mica Initiative today announced the release of a Global Workplace Standard for Mica Processors. The new Standard aims to improve conditions for workers in mica supply chains by leveraging the collective experience of these initiatives and benchmarking against internationally recognized frameworks.

The Human Rights Impacts of Workplace Monitoring Technology

Employers are using keystrokes, webcam photos, and screen capture to monitor remote workers’ productivity—but can they do it in a rights-respecting way?
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By: Hannah Darnton, Associate Director, BSR; Susan Morgan, Senior Advisor, BSR; Chhavi Ghuliani, Director, Partnership Development, BSR

The monitoring of employees by employers is not a new phenomenon, but it seems to be entering a distinctly new phase.

Global Citizen Presents: A 'Recovery Plan for the World' Roundtable Conversation

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– Global Partners Citi, Cisco, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google, Live Nation, P&G, Verizon, along with Campaign Partners WW International and The Rockefeller Foundation, to Activate Global Citizens and Engage the Private Sector to Help Achieve the Recovery Plan for the World –

– With the Support of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the World Health Organization ‘Recovery Plan for the World’ Campaign to Mobilize Citizens, Corporations, Governments, Philanthropists and Artists to Help End COVID-19, Curb the Hunger Crisis, Resume Learning Everywhere, Protect the Planet, and Promote Equity for All  –

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– Global Partners Citi, Cisco, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google, Live Nation, P&G, Verizon, along with Campaign Partners WW International and The Rockefeller Foundation, to Activate Global Citizens and Engage the Private Sector to Help Achieve the Recovery Plan for the World –

– With the Support of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the World Health Organization ‘Recovery Plan for the World’ Campaign to Mobilize Citizens, Corporations, Governments, Philanthropists and Artists to Help End COVID-19, Curb the Hunger Crisis, Resume Learning Everywhere, Protect the Planet, and Promote Equity for All  –

More Than a Moment: Business Can and Must Advance the Racial Justice Movement

Join leaders from PwC, Prudential, ESPN and more for the first installment of “3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands - LIVE” on Thursday, March 4, at 1 p.m. EST.
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Following the murder of George Floyd last summer, countless companies and their senior leadership publicly condemned discrimination in any form, announced various financial commitments aimed at accelerating change and, in some cases, unveiled long-term initiatives to fundamentally alter their business practices to meet the needs of all people.

VinaCapital Foundation Launches Disaster Relief Activities For The Our Hearts To Central Vietnam Campaign In Nam Tra My District, Quang Nam Province

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VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) announced the launch of disaster relief activities of “Our Hearts to Central Vietnam” Campaign in Nam Tra My district, Quang Nam province. The campaign’s main focuses in Nam Tra My district are to assist with the restoration of 10 battered rural commune healthcare centers and the district hospital, as well as to provide mobile healthcare clinics, water filtration systems, medical equipment and training for local health workers to support the local capacity to diagnose and treat the overwhelming number of ill and injured people.

Quotes: Global Citizen Launches a 'Recovery Plan for the World' - a Campaign to End COVID-19 for All and Kickstart a Global Recovery

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NEW YORK, Genève, Switzerland | Brussels, Belgium – February 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ – International advocacy organization Global Citizen today launched a Recovery Plan for the World - a campaign to end COVID-19 for all and kickstart a global recovery. The Recovery Plan for the World is a year-long campaign and series of events that aims to: 1) end COVID-19 for all; 2) end the hunger crisis; 3) resume learning everywhere; 4) protect the planet; and 5) advance equity for all.

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