COVID-19 Pandemic

Strengthening Small Businesses & Communities Through Preparedness

By Jennifer Pipa, Vice President, Disaster Programs, American Red Cross
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In an emergency, every second counts — that’s why it’s crucial to be prepared.

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning.  

The past year reminded us that no one is beyond the reach of emergencies. In the U.S., millions of people across the country were impacted by an unrelenting wave of devastating disasters — from back-to-back hurricanes, to record-breaking wildfires, historic storms and, of course, home fires — compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delivering Long-Term Impact: Abbott's 2020 Sustainability Report

Abbott stepped up to meet the world's 2020 needs while building a stronger, more resilient company for tomorrow.
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After one of the world's most challenging and inspiring years, Abbott wants to do much more than get back to the old normal.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Abbott delivered results for its stakeholders like never before – but the company is setting its sights on extending its positive impact even further in the years ahead: helping society meet its most urgent health needs and building a better, more resilient world.

Billionaires Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson & Elon Musk Could Save 41M People at Risk of Starvation

Instead of racing to outer space, why not end world hunger?
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Why Global Citizens Should Care

The world’s billionaires could end world hunger and all other forms of poverty worldwide, and could play a huge part in the United Nations mission to end extreme poverty and its systemic causes by 2030. You can join us in taking action to call on philanthropists, governments, and corporations to do more here.

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Why Global Citizens Should Care

The world’s billionaires could end world hunger and all other forms of poverty worldwide, and could play a huge part in the United Nations mission to end extreme poverty and its systemic causes by 2030. You can join us in taking action to call on philanthropists, governments, and corporations to do more here.

Pandemic Doesn't Stop Cummins From Progressing on Sustainability Priorities

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Global power leader Cummins was able to make progress on its environmental, social and governance priorities despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the company’s new 2020 Sustainability Progress Report shows.

MilliporeSigma Provides Masks to St. Louis Community Through Donation to Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis

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MilliporeSigma is committed to accelerating access to health for people everywhere, including in St. Louis. The company has more than 2,200 employees in the area and is actively involved in the fight against COVID-19 with products manufactured at its St. Louis sites.

2020 Reveals the High Cost of Not Investing in Corporate Social Responsibility

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In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the quest for greater social justice in 2020 has fueled companies to reexamine their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, and they might take a page from Aflac’s commitment to a diverse workforce. In 2019, Aflac U.S. hired 729 new employees who were 58% ethnic minorities and 65% women — an increase of 20% and 16%, respectively, in comparison to 2018. Sixty-four percent of Aflac’s board members are ethnic minorities or women.

Melwood Employees on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Creating Safe Federal Workplaces and Providing Job Training for People of Differing Abilities

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Melwood’s tagline is “your path awaits” because we strive to give the power of choice to people of differing abilities and injured veterans. Our goal is to help them choose their own path and provide them with the assistance necessary to make their journey successful.

Goods for the Greater Good: Gildan's Partnership With Good360 to Support Those in Need

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Since 2018, Gildan and Good360 Australia have partnered to distribute clothing to people in need across the nation. Good360 Australia connects surplus goods of businesses with their network of over 2,000-member charities and eligible schools across the nation to help connect the right goods to the right people at the right time.

New Global Focused Education and Policy Fellowship Launches Virtually

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LAS VEGAS, August 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Continuing its focus on developing an aligned vision for state education policy that ensures all learners have what they need to thrive, NV Succeeds in partnership with Las Vegas Sands launched the InspirED Global Fellowship in July 2020. The original intent of the program, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, was to bring the inaugural cohort of fellows to Singapore during the summer of 2020 to investigate that region’s high-performing education systems, and develop solutions to be implemented back in Nevada. 

Women and Girls Must Be Participants and Leaders in Sport Recovery Plans, Says UN Women

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While the world is currently working on addressing and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, women and girls must be both participants and leaders in this process, so their gains are not lost, and a better future for all becomes a reality, says UN Women in a Policy Brief.

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While the world is currently working on addressing and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, women and girls must be both participants and leaders in this process, so their gains are not lost, and a better future for all becomes a reality, says UN Women in a Policy Brief.

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