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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.

This App Could Help Save Your Child’s Life

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Five Hundred children die each day in road traffic crashes around the world. Tens of thousands more are injured on a daily basis. The International Road Assessment Program (iRAP), with the help of FedEx, is looking to dramatically cut those numbers with a revolutionary app that assesses the road safety near schools.

Supporting Our Communities Through New Forms of Volunteerism During COVID-19

By Su Lok, Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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With the current work-remote protocols in effect for many companies across the country due to the novel coronavirus, most traditional team-based community service events have been suspended, including ours at ScottsMiracle-Gro.  

American Express Launches ‘Stand for Small’ Coalition to Support U.S. Small Businesses

New digital platform brings together more than 40 companies across multiple industries to provide meaningful support to small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery efforts through 2020
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April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE: AXP) today announced it has established ‘Stand for Small,’ a coalition of more than 40 companies across media, technology, consumer goods, professional services, and many other industries, that have come together to provide meaningful support to small businesses as they navigate the impacts of Covid-19.

Continuing to Deliver Nutrition to School Children During COVID-19

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The closure of schools around the world due to COVID-19 risks having a major impact on the health and nutrition of school children.

"I Have Never Seen a Moment So Rich in Collaboration, Ingenuity and Acts of Bravery": Johnson & Johnson Announces It Has Identified a Lead Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate

Chairman & CEO Alex Gorsky shares that the company could have the first batches of a Covid-19 vaccine available for emergency-use authorization in early 2021—a substantially accelerated time frame in comparison to the typical vaccine development process.
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By Alex Gorsky, Chairman & CEO, 

The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the greatest challenges to our society in living memory.

Yet even as we are heartbroken by the lives lost and the strain on our institutions and communities, countless people have been working tirelessly to offer the world a reason to feel pride, inspiration and hope.

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.

Alliant Energy Partners With Iowa State to Create Face Shields for Hospitals

Alliant Energy funds 3D printing completed by students, plans to distribute face shields to Iowa hospitals
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – April 6, 2020 – /3BL Media/ - Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) is partnering with a team of Iowa State University students to manufacture and distribute face shields to medical professionals at hospitals in Iowa.

Hospitals need more personal protective equipment due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This collaborative effort will provide shields for hospital staff to use, helping to save lives while preventing the spread of the virus. This support is part of Alliant Energy’s continued commitment to assisting the communities they serve.

Global Citizen's Action Taker of the Week: Davinia James-Stewart From Silver Spring

Author: Nikki Francois
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Why Global Citizens Should Care

By using their collective voice, activists like Davinia James-Steward have not only helped secured more than 100 commitments worth $48.4 billion, but they've helped bring the world one step closer to ending extreme poverty by 2030 by achieving the United Nations' Global Goals. Join the movement and take action now.

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Why Global Citizens Should Care

By using their collective voice, activists like Davinia James-Steward have not only helped secured more than 100 commitments worth $48.4 billion, but they've helped bring the world one step closer to ending extreme poverty by 2030 by achieving the United Nations' Global Goals. Join the movement and take action now.

Pushing Beyond the Ordinary in Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe that over the next 10 years, effective CSR initiatives of purpose-driven companies will be characterized by three principles: business alignment, user-centricity and co-creation.
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Corporate social responsibility—the practice of companies holding themselves accountable to serve a social purpose and make a positive impact—was not always the main focus of business leaders. Channel some profits into philanthropy, it was thought, and you’ve checked the CSR box.

Those days are long gone.

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