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Companies Get Creative With Product Lines During COVID-19 Crisis

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As the entire globe continues to grapple with the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, many are attempting to determine how to keep moving in a time of immense uncertainty. And while “business as usual” remains a thing of the past (at least for now), some businesses are seeking to reimagine their product and service offerings. Here’s a roundup of companies transforming to meet the changing demands during a global crisis:

Joint Letter: What Is the Courageous Opportunity for Companies in This Crisis?

by Carolyn Berkowitz, Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals; Daryl Brewster, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose; Kathleen Enright, Council on Foundations; Natalye Paquin, Points of Light
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We are faced with a choice. The world’s leading corporations will play an outsized role in either exacerbating the crisis or rising to demonstrate bold leadership. Even as short-term profitability drops, corporations will find that making the bold choice to value their business along with the needs of society is at the heart of their corporate purpose and the sustained success of their businesses.

American Express’ Commitment to Backing Colleagues, Customers and Communities Affected by COVID-19

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April 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - For more than 170 years, American Express has been committed to backing our colleagues, our customers, our partners and the communities we serve around the world. As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, this commitment is more important than ever, and we wanted to share an update on some of the actions we’ve taken during this unprecedented time. 

Mini Stories: How eBay Sellers are Supporting Their Communities Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

During these challenging and extraordinary times, eBay sellers worldwide are paying it forward to their neighbors, local businesses and community.
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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through May, we’ll share a story every week about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through May, we’ll share a story every week about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

How Koch is Fighting COVID-19

Koch Industries, our companies, and our communities are standing together to help create certainty in these uncertain times. Here are some of the ways Koch is helping fight COVID-19.
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Ecocentricity Blog: COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis, Part II

By: John A. Lanier
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Michael Liebreich shares good examples of how longer-term stimulus can play out in various industries. As important as whether we will have any “green stimulus” is how those dollars will be utilized.

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Michael Liebreich shares good examples of how longer-term stimulus can play out in various industries. As important as whether we will have any “green stimulus” is how those dollars will be utilized.

When Immediate Financial Goals Clash with Long-Term Purpose, What Gives?

by Sarah Bostwick Stromoski, Manager, CEO Leadership, CECP
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COVID-19 has made the going considerably tougher for business in 2020. We don’t know yet precisely how each purpose-driven business leader will net out after this tumble-dry cycle.

Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

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Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.

Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

Market Insight: What Does the Sustainability & Climate Change Profession Look Like During, and After, COVID-19?

Written by Andy Cartland, Founder of Acre
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Communication and transparency are important right now. It is useful to share perspectives and information. Brevity is also important as there is a lot for us all to do, so here is a short update of Acre's observations. 

 

How is the current situation impacting the employment market? 

Remote Togetherness. It’s Possible.

By Melanie Vodnick, director of corporate real estate and veteran remote worker, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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Regardless of what the dictionary says, working “remote” does not need to be distant, isolated or unrelated. In today’s hyper-connected world, we have more tools than ever to enable remoted togetherness––the ability for us to stay connected while working remote.

I’ve been working remote with ScottsMiracle-Gro for the past two and a half years. Prior to that, I worked remote for almost 15 years with my previous employer. In both cases, I started at the world headquarters and then moved and began working from home.

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