NYC Chief Service Officer Anusha Venkataraman leads NYC Service, a division of the Mayor’s Office that builds nonprofit and corporate partnerships to advance lifelong civic engagement through volunteer and service programs. In this episode of Common Impact's Pro Bono Perspectives podcast, Anusha shares that even though COVID-19 put constraints on in-person volunteering, the City still saw an increased interest in service this past year.
The issue: Grid empowerment. Local power means people power
When the Powers that Be are looking to site a pollution-spewing power plant, or a methane-leaking pipeline, or a diesel-fume-spewing transportation depot, they inevitably dump it on those without power – impoverished and minority communities. But when they’re looking to make empowering clean energy investments like solar or geothermal, they inevitably go the opposite way, helping out those who already have much and ignoring those who need it the most.
NEW YORK, September 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The New York City Department of Education has announced that it has selected Delos, a New York-based wellness real estate and technology company, to provide 10,000 air purification units for New York City public schools. The expedited deployment of this initial tranche will take place within the next two weeks.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – To help some of the most vulnerable residents of New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanes Hosiery is donating 1,000 pairs of ComfortSoft™ leggings to GLAM4GOOD.
GLAM4GOOD, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering people in need, will distribute the leggings to homeless shelters.
NEW YORK, March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/-- CIT (NYSE: CIT) today outlined a $1 million community commitment to support those affected by COVID-19. These resources will provide some immediate relief to New York City and L.A. County, the respective headquarters for the company and its bank subsidiary.
By Sahba Sobhani, acting Head of Business Call to Action (BCtA), Aimee Brown, BCtA Communications Lead, and Nazila Vali, Deputy Head of BCtA
“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” said Sir Isaac Newton in 1675.
Over three centuries later, his recognition that nothing great is achieved in isolation is more relevant than ever. Would Steve Jobs have been able to transform his ideas into reality without a team around him? What relevance would Google have had without those who invented the internet?
Residents in NYC and Paris can now get refillable laundry detergent and mouthwash to their doorstep.
A new zero-waste e-commerce platform called Loop started testing in New York City and Paris in May, so many residents in those cities no longer have to worry about stacking up empty detergent containers and shampoo bottles in the recycling bin.
As plastic’s harmful impact on the environment becomes more widely understood, companies like P&G are rethinking how they can be more sustainable through platforms like Loop that encourage reusable materials.
With support from Journey's and the Student Conservation Association, Timberland takes greening commitment to LA, NYC and Chicago
It’s been 3 years since we launched our five-year Urban Greening commitment. Throughout the years, we’ve learned many valuable lessons, like how to plant a tree without getting your Timbs dirty (just kidding, they always get dirty), how to move two thousand bricks via human chain and most importantly, that we have the potential to do more. So, this year, we set out to green not just one city, but three.
Delos Living, Common Impact, and a special guest will share stories of corporate responsibility at a networking forum hosted by 3BL Media
NEW YORK, October 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- 3BL Media, the world’s leading communications partner for purpose-driven organizations, will host the next in its series of Corporate Responsibility Stories after-hours events on Nov. 8 at the headquarters of Delos, near Manhattan’s High Line.
The event will feature Delos Director Janna Wandzilak, Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly, and a special guest, each of whom will share their perspectives on sustainable business from the perspective of the practitioner. 3BL Media CMO Dave Armon will act as moderator.