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BeChangeMaker Contestants Play to Win - for the good of the globe

Since the inception of the HP Foundation’s BeChangeMaker contest, hundreds of social entrepreneurs have emerged with a mission to do more.
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By Heidi Mitchell

CEOs Have an Opportunity to Do More Than “Speak Out”

by David Yee, Associate, CEO Engagement, CECP
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Over the years, it has become increasingly common for CEOs to speak out publicly on social issues including and now, more than ever, that’s just what the public is demanding. According to the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer, 92% of respondents agree it is important for their CEO to speak out on issues including training for jobs of the future, income inequality, diversity, equity, and inclusion and climate change, among others.

Northern Trust Commits US$20 Million to Reduce Opportunity Gap

New Global Philanthropic Focus Unveiled
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CHICAGO, June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/- Northern Trust announced on June 15, 2020 it would provide US$20 million over 5 years to expand access to resources that address essential human needs—food, housing, healthcare and education—to bridge the gap that threatens the broader prosperity of our society.

PayPal Announces $530 Million Commitment to Support Black Businesses, Strengthen Minority Communities and Fight Economic Inequality

Funds will provide immediate financial relief, sustained support and long-term investment to expand economic opportunity for Black and underrepresented minority businesses and communities
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SAN JOSE, Calif., June 15, 2020 /3BL Media/-- PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) on June 11, 2020 announced a $530 million commitment to support Black and minority-owned businesses and communities in the U.S., especially those hardest hit by the pandemic, to help address economic inequality. As part of its investment, the company is bolstering its internal programs to further increase diversity, equity and inclusion within the PayPal community.

Albertsons Companies Commits $5 Million to Social Justice

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BOISE, Idaho, June 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies today announced a $5 million donation to social justice organizations as well as those on the front line of the fight for equality. 

Lost in America Foundation Advances National Conversation on Youth Homelessness with Digital Debut of Powerful Documentary

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Sands is committed to helping end youth homelessness in the United States, through support for a number of organizations and initiatives that are addressing the issue. In our corporate headquarters of Las Vegas, more than 1,000 young people experience homelessness annually, representative of a national crisis that has been greatly amplified by the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Helping vulnerable youth find solutions and services is more important than ever before.

Benevity Announces Executive Transitions

Founder and CEO Bryan de Lottinville assumes Executive Chairperson position and Andrew Huddart joins as CEO
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CALGARY, Alberta, June 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that Andrew Huddart has joined Benevity as Chief Executive Officer. Andrew is Benevity’s first successor to founder Bryan de Lottinville who has transitioned into a new role as Executive Chairperson of the Board of Directors.

CEO Letter to the Black & Veatch Community

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Dear Colleagues,

Words seem to fall short when trying to address the pain and frustration that so many are feeling right now with the racial injustices happening across the United States, particularly within our black community. The senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor are just the most recent heart-breaking examples of far too many others. My heart goes out to the families of these victims and to our professionals hurting from the loss of life and the continued violence happening in this country and globally.

Duke Energy Pledges $1 Million in Grants to Support Social Justice and Racial Equity

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy, through its foundation, is pledging $1 million to nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity.

Grants will be distributed across seven states where the company has electric and gas customers – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

CBRE Group, Inc. Announces Fundraising Program in Support of Social Justice

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June 9,  2020 /3BL Media/ - CBRE Group, Inc. has launched a fundraising program to provide financial support for efforts to advance social justice reform and combat racism.

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