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The Butterfly Effect

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It isn’t often that the arrival of an electricity bill puts a smile on a customer’s face – but the first bill of 2021 was an exception for 70-year-old retiree Carrie Chui, who lives with her husband in Hong Kong’s New Territories.

“It was like sunshine on a rainy day,” she says. 

With the bill came two coupons worth HK$50 each, just in time for the Chinese New Year holiday as the couple prepared for their festive celebrations.

Uber, PayPal and Walgreens Introduce Vaccine Access Fund

New fund allows customers to donate directly to efforts for COVID-19 vaccine access in underserved communities; Uber introduces new in-app donate feature powered by PayPal
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SAN JOSE, Calif., April 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Recently, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL), Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Global Citizen Announces “VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World” Hosted by Selena Gomez

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–  Airing on ABC, CBS, FOX, YouTube and iHeartMedia Global Broadcast Special and Vaccination Campaign to Spotlight Heroic Health Workers Worldwide, Inspiring Action for Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to Everyone, Everywhere –

– Hosted by Selena Gomez, Performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and H.E.R. to Air on Saturday, May 8th –

– With Support From the World Health Organization, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Prime Minister of Italy and G20 Chair Mario Draghi, and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez, and the State of California, VAX LIVE Executive Produced by the Ad Council, YouTube Originals, iHeartMedia and Live Nation to Launch International Appeal for the World’s Poorest Countries to be Granted Lifesaving Access to COVID-19 Vaccines, Tests and Treatments in 2021 –

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–  Airing on ABC, CBS, FOX, YouTube and iHeartMedia Global Broadcast Special and Vaccination Campaign to Spotlight Heroic Health Workers Worldwide, Inspiring Action for Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to Everyone, Everywhere –

– Hosted by Selena Gomez, Performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and H.E.R. to Air on Saturday, May 8th –

– With Support From the World Health Organization, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Prime Minister of Italy and G20 Chair Mario Draghi, and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez, and the State of California, VAX LIVE Executive Produced by the Ad Council, YouTube Originals, iHeartMedia and Live Nation to Launch International Appeal for the World’s Poorest Countries to be Granted Lifesaving Access to COVID-19 Vaccines, Tests and Treatments in 2021 –

In a Remarkable Year, Vertex Fuels Its Efforts in Corporate Responsibility; Announces 2020 CR Report

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The COVID-19 pandemic and a heightened focus on social and racial justice brought about unprecedented disruption, change and uncertainty. Yet during such a time, Vertex remained steadfast in its mission to innovate and deliver transformative medicines and remained equally committed to supporting its talented workforce and communities.   

Protecting the Health and Safety of our Employees and Communities

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Our employees make Qualcomm’s success possible and their health and safety is our top priority. From the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, our Emergency Operations Team (EOT) implemented a comprehensive response plan covering items such as: hygiene practices, infection-control measures, medical treatment, communication, travel policies, and human resource policies.

EHSxTech: One Year Later - COVID-19 and Returning to Work

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On March 30, 2021 we welcomed close to 50 tech industry professionals from around the world to join us for a virtual EHSxTech meeting to discuss the ongoing changes and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ESG Insider: Why Companies, Investors Should Be Worried About Water

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World Water Day was March 22nd, and we’re marking the occasion by looking at the looming threat of water scarcity and the lack of investor appetite for financing water-related projects. According to the United Nations, 2.2 billion people globally lack safely managed drinking water, and 4.2 billion people do not have safely managed sanitation. The U.N. also warns that water scarcity could displace 700 million people by 2030. Access to clean water has become even more vital with COVID-19, which created a worldwide need for constant hand-washing.

Alliance for Children's Mental Health: Year One Look Back

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Morgan Stanley’s initiative aimed at helping young people cope with anxiety and depression, has made meaningful strides.
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When the Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health launched in February 2020, depression and anxiety among young people were already at a two-decade high, a crisis exacerbated by stigma and lack of treatment, particularly in vulnerable communities.1

Then came the coronavirus pandemic.

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