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Franklin Templeton Celebrates Earth Day and Week Virtually

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April 22 marked the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. This year’s theme was “Restore Our Earth,”  and Franklin Templeton employees took a virtual approach to celebrating and exercising their responsibility to act for the environment.

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Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Announced As Campaign Chairs of Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, FIRST LADY DR JILL BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS WILL MAKE A FEATURED APPEARANCE AS PART OF THE “WE CAN DO THIS” NATIONAL INITIATIVE TO INCREASE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN AND UPTAKE OF COVID-19 VACCINES
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LINE-UP GROWS TO INCLUDE BEN AFFLECK, CHRISSY TEIGEN, DAVID LETTERMAN, GAYLE KING, JIMMY KIMMEL, NOMZAMO MBATHA, OLIVIA MUNN, & SEAN PENN

Hosted by Selena Gomez with performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, & H.E.R., VAX LIVE will be taped before an audience of vaccinated frontline healthcare & essential workers at SoFi Stadium;  Airing on ABC, CBS, FOX, YouTube, iHeartMedia on May 8th 

Additional featured appearances from President Emmanuel Macron of France, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, and Prime Minister Plenković of Croatia 

Over $11 million funded by Cisco, The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Analog Devices Foundation and an anonymous Swiss Foundation to purchase an estimated 2.3 million vaccine doses; over 7.5 million doses committed from Spain as part of the VAX LIVE campaign

The VAX LIVE campaign is calling on businesses to donate dollars for doses, G7 governments to share excess doses immediately, and for pharma companies including Moderna to make vaccines available at not-for-profit prices

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LINE-UP GROWS TO INCLUDE BEN AFFLECK, CHRISSY TEIGEN, DAVID LETTERMAN, GAYLE KING, JIMMY KIMMEL, NOMZAMO MBATHA, OLIVIA MUNN, & SEAN PENN

Hosted by Selena Gomez with performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, & H.E.R., VAX LIVE will be taped before an audience of vaccinated frontline healthcare & essential workers at SoFi Stadium;  Airing on ABC, CBS, FOX, YouTube, iHeartMedia on May 8th 

Additional featured appearances from President Emmanuel Macron of France, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, and Prime Minister Plenković of Croatia 

Over $11 million funded by Cisco, The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Analog Devices Foundation and an anonymous Swiss Foundation to purchase an estimated 2.3 million vaccine doses; over 7.5 million doses committed from Spain as part of the VAX LIVE campaign

The VAX LIVE campaign is calling on businesses to donate dollars for doses, G7 governments to share excess doses immediately, and for pharma companies including Moderna to make vaccines available at not-for-profit prices

PNC Announces $88 Billion Community Benefits Plan

Four-year plan developed in connection with PNC's pending acquisition of BBVA USA; Expands economic opportunity support for minorities and low- and moderate-income individuals and communities
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PITTSBURGH, April 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) today announced a Community Benefits Plan to provide $88 billion in loans, investments, and other financial support to bolster economic opportunity for low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals and communities, people and communities of color, and other underserved individuals and communities over a four-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2022.

Alexion Receives Boston Cares 2020 Corporate Partner of the Year Award

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Alexion is honored to receive the 2020 Corporate Partner of the Year Award from volunteer agency Boston Cares as part of their annual Boston Cares Awards recognizing outstanding volunteers and partners.

MilliporeSigma Honors Earth Day Today and Every Day

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MilliporeSigma believes taking a holistic approach to sustainability helps scientists take big steps toward smaller footprints. Learn more about our efforts here.

International Paper Named 2020 Spirit of North Carolina by United Way of North Carolina

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Our team in New Bern, North Carolina, is being awarded a 2020 Spirit of North Carolina by United Way of North Carolina for the "Most Creative and Engaging Kick-off or Volunteer Event."

New Bern's team members are passionate about investing in people in their community, and won the award for the feminine hygiene packing event and 2020 United Way campaign success. They make us #ProudToBeIP!

Read about the award and the other winners here

Community Heroes: One GP Employee's Effort to Spark Hope in a Pandemic

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The actions we take within our communities are often the biggest catalysts for change at a larger scale – something Charles Koch discusses at length in his newest book, Believe in People – and after a long year of social distancing, our employees are finding new ways to connect with their communities and make a difference.

Ivan Garcia, a senior technical analyst for intelligent automation, has been volunteering as a translator and coordinator at COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites on the weekends since November. 

Truist Recognizes National Volunteer Month

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At Truist, our purpose is to inspire and build better lives and communities. Through our Truist Together volunteer program, we’re proud of how our teammates rally around delivering on our purpose each day to positively impact the communities we serve. They’re using their expertise to help nonprofits in meaningful ways, including serving on boards, ensuring people gain financial confidence, mentoring others and much more. The global pandemic hasn’t stopped teammate volunteerism.

CNH Industrial Hosts Vaccine Pop-up Clinic at Manufacturing Site In Goodfield, Illinois

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CNH Industrial hosted a Covid-19 vaccine pop-up clinic at its Case IH manufacturing site in Goodfield, Illinois. The company supported the Woodford County Health Department that had partnered with the Illinois National Guard Rapid Response Team for the event.

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