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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.

Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

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.

Porter Novelli Announces Partnership with The Aspen Institute UK, Launching “Go Forward” Webinar Series which Kicks-Off Tomorrow, April 21, Featuring CEO David Bentley

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As the world begins to prepare for what’s next, Porter Novelli in partnership with Aspen UK, an independent, not for profit organization which supports and inspires leaders to transform themselves and their society, is today announcing a series of fireside chats and virtual panel debates focused on the world we envisage as society emerges from this unprecedented period of uncertainty. 

Insights for a Time of Crisis: Porter Novelli COVID-19 Tracker

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In times of immense strain and crisis our truest colors often show through. As the entire globe faces the unprecedented and catastrophic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen moments of brightness during a fog of immense sadness and uncertainty.

This is the time when many things will be put to the test, including how business responds. In this moment of global need, we will remember those companies that stood tall, acted quickly and with humanity. We will also remember those that did not.

Porter Novelli's Margaret-Ann Cole, EVP, Global Head of Talent, to Participate in Panel Addressing Employee Communications During COIVD-19

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April 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Porter Novelli's EVP, Golbal Head of Talent, Margret- Ann Cole will join Michelle Projekt (PepsiCo's VP, Global Head of Internal Communications) and Patrick O'Connell (KONE Americas' Head of Marketing & Communications) in a moterate discussion on employee communications during COIVD-19 on Apr 16, 2020 01:00 PM EST. 

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:

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. 

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.

CSR-related Crisis Response -- Plan Ahead, But Expect Unique Challenges

Michele Robinson-Pontbriand, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
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As stewards of environmental sustainability, social impact and ethical governance, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) professionals and their internal functional partners are often engaged in key aspects of crisis management. The global spread of COVID-19 is no exception. What I have learned from this and past events -- including regionalized business impacts from wildfires, rolling blackouts and earthquakes -- is that in each event, the general tenants of CSR-related efforts are similar.

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