As the 2020 presidential election looms during the continued effects of coronavirus, even the act of voting has become a public health risk. That, combined with daily news stories sharing new obstacles to voting (such as slow mail times, removal of mail boxes and the closing of polling stations), has made the topic of voting a major concern for many. To encourage voting in a time where the barriers seem higher than ever before, companies are getting involved. Here are top examples from this week of brands unveiling their efforts around voting access and education:
Aug. 26 event provides solutions for ESG storytelling in face of earned-media recession
NEW YORK, August 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- As corporate communications leaders plan for 2021, it is clear that the new normal involves less reliance on earned media and a strengthened ability to reach key stakeholders directly with content demonstrating leadership on social, environmental and governance (ESG) issues.
Over the past few weeks, we have reported on how companies are addressing the growing demand for social justice through communications and, more importantly, action. Americans are making it loud and clear that now is the time for change.
As the critical conversation around racism in the United States continues, the message to companies is clear: to not speak up is to be complicit with the status quo. And therefore many brands have taken this time to share messages of support, solidarity and commitments to change. Yet, it’s clear a statement of support will only go so far. Americans expect action.
In the midst of a global health crisis and economic recession, the United States faces another pivotal moment. The nation now grapples with the killing of George Floyd, continued race-fueled policy brutality and the outrage, pain and protests that have stemmed from a deeply embedded history of racism. Collective voices from across the country – both on the streets and on social media – are pushing institutions, industries and individuals to confront the issue head-on – and now, it seems, corporate America is ready to listen.
The changing landscape of the COVID-19 crisis calls for in-the-moment data and insights, so today, we are fortunate to share the fourth wave of the Porter Novelli COVID-19 Tracker: Leadership During the Virus Crisis.
Nonprofit organization GRAVIS receives this year's American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award in recognition of its work in India's Thar Desert
To continue backing the communities we serve around the world, including the nonprofit leaders who are helping drive positive change, American Express today announced the recipient of the 2020 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award: Prakash Tyagi, executive director of the India-based NGO, GRAVIS. The organization works to expand access to clean water, food, education and healthcare in rural communities in the Thar Desert.