IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator partnerships seek to develop, deploy innovations to stem pandemic
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Pressing to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, Black & Veatch is at work collaborating with companies, entrepreneurs and a university to find pioneering ways to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
A systems change approach must include a focus on the health and well-being of people, say IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi and President Rachel Gutter
NEW YORK, April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Health and well-being must be integrated into a broader systems change approach in buildings and cities, alongside net zero carbon and energy efficiency targets, if we are to accelerate the transition to a healthy and sustainable future. This was the overarching message shared by leaders from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) during a special webinar on “Designing for Well-being” hosted by the World Economic Forum.
The brand recently announced a $5 million donation to help companies that are making protective gear used by first responders, such as masks and gloves. In Japan, where Aflac is also a leader in the supplemental insurance space, it made a similar contribution of ¥500 million.
"Aflac’s brand was strong before the pandemic, it is strong now and we expect it to be even stronger in the future," said Mitchell, explaining Alflac’s marketing strategy in a post-pandemic world.
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.
As the coronavirus crisis has created an immediate urgency to limit in-person contact between people, Dal-Tile’s sales organization — which provides exceptional service every workday to tile contractors and other customers through the largest network of company-owned sales service centers (SSC) in the industry — has rapidly introduced a new way to serve that’s designed to decrease direct contact for customers and our team members, speed up transactions, and increase sales.
That’s what went through Shawn Yarbro’s head when his wife, a nurse, told him about the need at hospitals for something called an intubation box. It’s a shield of sorts, for protecting healthcare workers from infection while performing the process of intubating a patient.
A high percentage of COVID-19 patients require this procedure in order to clear their airway so they can breathe. And it’s a pretty risky process, exposing hospital staff to a risk of infection.
We are proud to support those battling on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic by re-purposing our 3D printers in N.J. to make vital face shields that help keep healthcare workers safe. We thank our employees who have volunteered their time to the development and distribution of the shields.
As a return to the office comes into view, how can employers and employees prepare themselves? In this webinar, learn how designers can safely and successfully reenter the workplace and how employers can best support their staff through the transition. Bob Fox, AIA, LEED AP moderates this expert panel featuring Judith Heerwagen, PhD; Jackie Dettmar, Industry Partner ASID; and Leigh Stringer, LEED AP.