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Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Day 2 Preview

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This Friday will mark day two of the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID‐19.

Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Day 1 Preview

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This Thursday, we will host Day 1 of the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID‐19, which will take an in-depth look at how the pandemic is accelerating the transformation of business as a force for good. Conversations will highlight the actions of brands like L.L. Bean, Ben & Jerry’s, Georgetown University’s Business for Impact initiative, among others; insights from our extensive, ongoing research; and useful perspectives from Porter Novelli leaders.

Land Betterment Corporation Commits to Sustainable Bee Habitats Through Its Subsidiary Pollinate

Creating sustainable bee habitats on former coal mining properties
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FISHERS, Ind., May 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is committed to enhancing the ecosystem of former coal mining sites through its subsidiary, Pollinate.  Pollinate is focusing on cultivating bee colonies on former mining properties. With bees being by far the most significant animal pollinators and critical to the ecosystem, Land Betterment is aiming for Pollinate to work

On #GivingTuesdayNow, American Express is Expanding Its Global Support in the Fight Against COVID-19

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NEW YORK, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re proud to recognize and support the heroic efforts of organizations, essential workers and others who are putting in countless hours to care for and provide relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the start of this crisis, American Express mobilized quickly to back nonprofits leading the charge to provide protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers, research and develop vaccines and treatments, and feed communities impacted by COVID-19. 

National Grid Warns Customers of Latest Payment Phone Scam

Imposters call customers, demand immediate payment, threaten to shut off service
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May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid is warning customers to beware of a new phone scam where imposters are demanding immediate bill payment and threatening service disconnection. This latest scam, which is targeting customers already facing hardships due to COVID-19, involves callers who pretend to be National Grid representatives. They tell customers that unless payment is made within 30 minutes, their power will be shut off. The customer is then directed to call, “the direct billing department to make a payment and avoid power disconnection.” 
 

American Express, Hilton and World Central Kitchen Partner to Support Frontline Healthcare Workers with Daily Meals

Program feeds frontline healthcare professionals staying for free in rooms donated by Hilton and American Express and enables some furloughed restaurant staff to return to work in Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C.
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May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE:AXP) and Hilton (NYSE:HLT) recently teamed up to donate up to 1 million hotel room nights to medical professionals on the frontlines fighting COVID-19. Since April, hundreds of thousands of room nights have been booked.

Disruption of Ocean Supply Chains Due to COVID-19 to Cause Significant Global Shortages

Governments urged to work together to keep ocean-related supply chains moving
Press Release

UNITED NATIONS, New York, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Delays and disruptions in the supply of goods produced at and shipped by sea will cause significant shortages if governments don’t work together to keep global ocean-related supply chains moving during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Global Compact warned today.

Shifting Gears: Helping Furloughed Employees Find New Opportunities

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The number of job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been nothing short of staggering – with another 3.8 million people losing their jobs in the U.S. last week. While many companies have had to make the difficult decision to furlough employees, other industries are ramping up efforts to deal with increased need.

Alexion: Working with Our Suppliers

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Alexion partners with a wide variety of third parties to deliver the goods and services required to support the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing therapies. We work to develop mutually beneficial relationships that support our corporate goals, while engaging in a manner that supports our patient focus and values.

Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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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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