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The Purpose of Business and the Circular Economy

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by Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle 

In college, one of my professors taught a popular theory of economics that a company’s sole purpose is to deliver profit to shareholders. Since then I’ve found that, yes, of course you want a company to be profitable so it can continue to exist. But the purpose of business to me is what it does — what service it provides, what product it makes, and how it helps people, society, and the planet.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Continues Oxygen Donations and Other Pandemic Relief to Arequipa Hospitals

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With the number of COVID-19 cases surging in southern Peru near where Cerro Verde operates, the mine is providing oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators and their accessories to health centers in the Arequipa Region.

Pucks for PPE: Project Northern Lights and RESOLVE Canada Announce New NHL and CDC Foundation-Supported Initiative to Provide PPE to 7 NHL Cities

“Pucks for PPE” is a new initiative to provide PPE to marginalized populations in seven Canadian cities.
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June 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Project Northern Lights (PNL) and RESOLVE Canada are excited to announce our most recent collaboration: Pucks for PPE. Funded by the CDC Foundation and the National Hockey League (NHL), Pucks for PPE is a project that aims to deliver protective equipment and other supplies to a range of marginalized populations in each Canadian city with an NHL team.

VisionSpring Raises $1.5 Million for India COVID-19 Response and Will Deliver More Than 1,000 Oxygen Concentrators to Expand Care

Social Enterprise Deploys Global Team to Procure Personal Protective Equipment and Oxygen Concentrators in Race to Meet Medical Needs in India
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NEW DELHI, INDIA, May 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - VisionSpring (www.visionspring.org), the pioneering social enterprise, has secured an initial $1.5 million in emergency response commitments for the COVID-19 crisis in India and will deliver more than 1,000 oxygen concentrators and other COVID-19 care and safety supplies to frontline health workers.

Sodexo Donates $100,000 of PPE to South Florida Nonprofit

Donation will help Project Medishare deliver health care to Haitian community
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo announces its $100,000 donation of protective masks, gloves, face coverings, bodysuits and more to Project Medishare, a Miami-based nonprofit focused on the health care needs of Haitians.

Subaru, TerraCycle Team up on PPE Recycling Initiative

Written by Eric Strauss
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Subaru of America Inc. has launched a new initiative aimed at recycling personal protective equipment, in partnership with waste management company TerraCycle.

The Camden-based carmaker said the new program, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related use of items like disposable masks and gloves, expands on its current partnership with the Trenton-based firm.

Xylem Donates 300,000 Units of PPE to Essential Workers

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January 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Xylem, a leading global water technology company, has donated and delivered more than 300,000 pieces of PPE to frontline workers in 2020, working alongside its partners. The personal protective equipment went to healthcare facilities and to water utility operators working to keep essential services flowing in local communities.

Bayer Steps Up Its Commitments to Support Smallholder Farmers in Asia

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  • Through the expansion of the Better Life Farming Alliance to Bangladesh and Indonesia, Bayer and its partners will provide more smallholders with better access to innovative and sustainable agricultural solutions, and increased farm incomes.
     
  • In 2021, the “Better Farms, Better Lives” initiative will extend to China’s Hubei Province, providing 200,000 farmers in the region with immediate assistance in the form of crop protection inputs, market access and support for health and safety needs. Currently, the program is helping more than 1.5 million farmers in 17 countries sustain their livelihoods during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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  • Through the expansion of the Better Life Farming Alliance to Bangladesh and Indonesia, Bayer and its partners will provide more smallholders with better access to innovative and sustainable agricultural solutions, and increased farm incomes.
     
  • In 2021, the “Better Farms, Better Lives” initiative will extend to China’s Hubei Province, providing 200,000 farmers in the region with immediate assistance in the form of crop protection inputs, market access and support for health and safety needs. Currently, the program is helping more than 1.5 million farmers in 17 countries sustain their livelihoods during the Covid-19 pandemic.

General Motors Donates Face Masks and Flu Vaccines to California Communities

One million face masks distributed to new state testing lab, schools and homeless shelters will help support health and safety of Californians; GM to provide funding for 5,000 flu vaccines available to Californians in need
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One million face masks distributed to new state testing lab, schools and homeless shelters will help support health and safety of Californians

GM to provide funding for 5,000 flu vaccines available to Californians in need

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