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Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

Northern Trust Corporate Philanthropy: Broadening the Opportunity

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Northern Trust is committed to creating more equitable opportunities to achieve long-term financial success for those who too often face unfair hurdles because of their race, ethnicity, gender, geography or socio-economic conditions.

Our approach to corporate philanthropy addresses four key areas: Education, Food, Healthcare and Housing. In the coming weeks and months, we will highlight why we are focused on each vital aspect of enriching our communities.

Sodexo Healthcare Donates $650,000 Ready-to-Eat Meals to Sinai Health System and the Greater Chicago Food Depository With The Help of Move For Hunger and Nelson Westerberg

Sodexo’s Stop Hunger Foundation Gifts an Additional $100,000 Donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, alongside meal donation
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo has been mobilizing its resources and providing support to clients and staff to help them stay safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting economic impact. Earlier this month, Sodexo Healthcare quickly rallied partners together to ensure a surplus of 139 pallets of emergency ready-to-eat meals from Detroit did not go to waste.

Albertsons Companies' Nourishing Neighbors Launches Major Fundraising Drive to Provide Healthy Breakfasts for Children in Need

Campaign joins with customers to fund millions of breakfasts; effort builds on nearly $100 million raised for hunger relief in 2020 alone
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Every child deserves a healthy breakfast. Every day.

That’s the stand taken by Albertsons Companies’ Nourishing Neighbors community relief fund, which throughout September will enable customers to donate money to help provide millions of healthy breakfasts for children in the communities they serve.

Global Citizen Fellowship Program Powered by Beygood Announces 2020 Cohort

The global citizen fellowship program powered by Beygood offers 10 paid, year-long placements in south Africa annually
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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 29 July 2020 /3BL Media/ - Global Citizen Africa has announced candidates for the second annual Global Citizen Fellowship Program powered by BeyGOOD. The program, which launched in 2019 following the overwhelming success of financial and policy commitments made at Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in December 2018, is intended to provide young people with remarkable opportunities to fulfil their dreams. 
 

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students for Efforts to End Childhood Hunger

Students each awarded $10,000 in scholarships and grants; Sodexo employees additionally granted $5,000 for nonprofits of choice.
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused the cancellation of the 21st Annual Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation dinner, students and Sodexo employees were formally recognized today for their innovative efforts to achieve the goal of zero hunger by 2030, guided by the belief that Bright Futures Begin When Hunger Ends.

Impossible Foods and Colin Kaepernick Fight Food Insecurity and Racial Injustice

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As COVID-19 tears throughout the U.S., the coronavirus may not be the deadliest part of the pandemic. CNN reports that the resulting hunger crisis could kill more people than the disease itself, especially minorities.

'Global Goal: Unite for Our Future,' Global Citizen and the European Commission Mobilize $1.5 Billion in Cash Grants, and $5.4 Billion in Loans and Guarantees to Combat the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Communities

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  • Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert Broadcast Special Aired Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit 
  • $1.5 Billion to Address Both the Health-Related Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the Broader Effects of the Pandemic on Those Living In Poverty; $5.4 Billion in Loans and Guarantees Committed by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank to Support the World’s Most Fragile Economies; 250 Million Vaccine Doses to be Made Available to the World's Poorest Countries
  • Financial and Political Support From 40 Governments, Including all G7 Member States and key Intergovernmental Bodies – European Union, United Nations, the African Union and ECOWAS – to Promote Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Tests, Treatments and Vaccines Worldwide
  • Hosted by Dwayne Johnson Global Goal: ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Performances from Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, For Love Choir, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, J’Nai Bridges with Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic & YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), Justin Bieber and Quavo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and select members of the Original Broadway Production of HAMILTON with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher and Yemi Alade
  • ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Appearances by Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Naomi Campbell, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman, Opal Tometi, Salma Hayek Pinault and more
  • Campaign Supported by Foundation Partners Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Corporate Partners Citi, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Verizon and Vodafone
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  • Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert Broadcast Special Aired Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit 
  • $1.5 Billion to Address Both the Health-Related Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the Broader Effects of the Pandemic on Those Living In Poverty; $5.4 Billion in Loans and Guarantees Committed by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank to Support the World’s Most Fragile Economies; 250 Million Vaccine Doses to be Made Available to the World's Poorest Countries
  • Financial and Political Support From 40 Governments, Including all G7 Member States and key Intergovernmental Bodies – European Union, United Nations, the African Union and ECOWAS – to Promote Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Tests, Treatments and Vaccines Worldwide
  • Hosted by Dwayne Johnson Global Goal: ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Performances from Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, For Love Choir, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, J’Nai Bridges with Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic & YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), Justin Bieber and Quavo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and select members of the Original Broadway Production of HAMILTON with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher and Yemi Alade
  • ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Appearances by Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Naomi Campbell, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman, Opal Tometi, Salma Hayek Pinault and more
  • Campaign Supported by Foundation Partners Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Corporate Partners Citi, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Verizon and Vodafone

Diaper Need: A Growing Problem During a Global Pandemic

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Since the coronavirus pandemic began, people have been loading their pantries with household staples like toilet paper, paper towels, wipes, diapers and hand sanitizer. This panic buying — sometimes even hoarding — has depleted store shelves and disrupted supply chains. It’s also exacerbated a growing problem in the United States: diaper need.

$20,000 Donation Helps Wisconsin's Dairy Farmers and Families in Need

Alliant Energy Foundation gives food banks cash to spend on dairy products
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MADISON, Wis., June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – In conjunction with National Dairy Month, the Alliant Energy Foundation announces a $20,000 donation to two Wisconsin food banks that will benefit dairy farmers and communities throughout “America’s Dairyland.” 

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