Reduced Inequalities CSR News

Duke Energy Pledges $1 Million in Grants to Support Social Justice and Racial Equity

Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy, through its foundation, is pledging $1 million to nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity.

Grants will be distributed across seven states where the company has electric and gas customers – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

UPS Calls for Justice and Reform to Advance Equality

Press Release

June 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it is stepping up its actions in support of justice, reform and equality for Black Americans in response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.

Media Advisory: Heads of State to Join Business Leaders and UN Chiefs to Discuss COVID-19, Inequality and Climate Crises at the UN Global Compact 20th Anniversary Leaders Summit

Summary: 

Virtual event on 15-16 June set to be largest gathering of private sector leaders looking  to tackle societal challenges and advance the Sustainable Development Goals

WHAT: United Nations Global Compact 20th Anniversary Leaders Summit
WHEN: 15 - 16 June
WHERE: Virtual summit (registration details below)

Press Release

Virtual event on 15-16 June set to be largest gathering of private sector leaders looking  to tackle societal challenges and advance the Sustainable Development Goals

WHAT: United Nations Global Compact 20th Anniversary Leaders Summit
WHEN: 15 - 16 June
WHERE: Virtual summit (registration details below)

The UPS Foundation Commits US$3 Million to Gavi to Expand Innovative Last Mile Delivery Network and Bring Essential Vaccines to Children in Hardest to Reach Communities

Press Release

June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, announced today a commitment of US$3 million in new funding and in-kind logistics support spanning two years, provided by UPS and The UPS Foundation to Gavi.

Bringing Affordable Life and Health Insurance to Low-Income Earners in Sri Lanka

By partnering with Sri Lanka’s largest mobile provider and the Department of Post Sri Lanka, Softlogic Life is breaking down barriers and offering life and health insurance for millions of citizens.
Press Release

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Sri Lankan insurance provider Softlogic Life has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to provide access to life and medical insurance policies for millions of low-income earners and livelihood opportunities to 3,000 more as distributors of insurance, by 2024.

UPS Longitudes | How to Make E-Commerce More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

Ann Starodaj @ Optoro
Blog

Online shopping has become an essential way consumers access goods during the coronavirus pandemic. But many retail chains generate up to 75 percent of their revenue from brick-and-mortar stores in non-pandemic times — meaning they’re now looking for other ways to sell and move their inventory.

Ecocentricity Blog: Built for Flight: Retooling Our Economy to Soar

By: John A. Lanier - Reprinted from GreenBiz.com
Summary: 

Coronavirus is not the only economic shock that has been or will be experienced (cough, the climate crisis, cough). It is possible for our economy to evolve and become more resilient in the face of such shocks.

Blog

Coronavirus is not the only economic shock that has been or will be experienced (cough, the climate crisis, cough). It is possible for our economy to evolve and become more resilient in the face of such shocks.

UPS Delivers 5 Millionth Meal to Rural Students and their Families Impacted by Novel Coronavirus Crisis

Press Release

Atlanta and Houston, May 18, 2020UPS (NYSE: UPS), a global leader in logistics, in partnership with McLane Global, a leading food and logistics company, today announced the delivery of the five millionth meal through the Emergency Meals-to-You program, designed to deliver shelf-stable, nutritious meals to students in rural areas of the country.

Virtually Experience the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit

Blog

The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

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