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Five Ways to Engage the Private Sector in the SDGs

Greater corporate input needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals
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April 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With the clock ticking on the deadline to complete the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), governments need to up the pace of progress – and do more to harness participation from both the public and private sectors.

GRI has set out recommendations to help policymakers work with companies to capture their contributions as part of national SDGs strategies. This includes the Voluntary National Reviews, the annual SDGs status updates from individual countries, which offer a platform for the partnerships needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

How Cisco’s Nonprofit Partners Are Pivoting and Innovating to Address Unexpected Needs


We know that the most vulnerable populations are disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of global crises, and continue to be impacted after a crisis is over. Those who are unemployed or underemployed. Small business owners. Women. The poor. People who are un/underbanked. At Cisco, we bring to bear all our available resources – our funding, our technology, and our expertise – to support nonprofit organizations that have technology-based solutions to connect the unconnected and help people become economically self-sufficient.

K-12 School District Enrolls in IWBI’s WELL Portfolio Program

Funded by local business Serpentini Chevrolet Buick of Orrville, Orrville School District will apply WELL across the district in support of the health and well-being of its students and staff
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NEW YORK, April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced has announced that the first K-12 school district has enrolled in the WELL Portfolio program, graciously funded by Serpentini Chevrolet Buick of Orrville. Through this donation, Serpentini will enable the Orrville School District in Ohio to support the health and well-being of its students, teachers and broader community through use of the WELL Building Standard.

IWBI Announces New Co-chairs and More Than 225 Members of the Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections: Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery

Cushman & Wakefield’s Despina Katsikakis, CABR’s Dr. Wang Qingqin, NUS’ Dr. Lam Khee Poh and SUNY’s Joanne Mahoney join group of co-chairs convening more than 225 experts to advance the role of buildings and communities in protecting, enhancing health
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NEW YORK, April 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced the addition of four renowned industry, academic and public health leaders from the U.S., United Kingdom, China and Singapore as the newest co-chairs of its Task Force on COVID-19 and other Respiratory Infections: Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery. They join expert co-chairs from the U.S.

Welcome to CoffeeTalk

A series of virtual online conversations designed to discuss key trends, ideas, challenges, and opportunities in corporate social responsibility

CoffeeTalk is a series of virtual online conversations designed to discuss key trends, ideas, challenges, and opportunities in corporate social responsibility. Hosted by CyberGrants team members, tune in to hear from top leaders across industries discuss success stories and exchange ideas related to their corporate philanthropy programs. No slides, just candid conversations.


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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.

PayPal Takes Action to Assist Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus

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SAN JOSE, Calif., March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced a set of relief measures to help its more than 24 million merchants around the world impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The company is waiving certain fees and will be deferring repayments on business loans for some of its most affected small business customers.


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