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An Open Letter from our Chairman and CEO

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Daniel O'Day
 

When the news of the coronavirus first emerged, Gilead immediately began to investigate the potential of remdesivir, a medicine we had been studying for many years as part of our extensive research in antivirals. Remdesivir had never been approved for use but based on what we had learned to date, we knew it might have potential with the novel coronavirus. Since then, we have been working with the greatest sense of urgency and responsibility to determine whether remdesivir does indeed work against COVID-19.

Here for Our Employees, Our Customers, Our Communities – and the Broader Economy – in These Unprecedented Times

By Greg D. Carmichael | Chairman, President and CEO at Fifth Third Bank
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Unprecedented is a word we hear every day as the pandemic continues to evolve. At this time of stress and uncertainty, many are looking to the government for help, but I firmly believe that businesses also have to rise to the occasion. We are working hard to respond with speed, decisiveness and the utmost care for our extended Fifth Third family.

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.

General Mills Supports Employees and Communities in Response to COVID-19

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MINNEAPOLIS, April 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- General Mills recently announced a series of actions to support its employees and communities in response to the impact of COVID-19, including:

Ecocentricity Blog: COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis, Part 1

By: John A. Lanier
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The COVID-19 virus was not caused by climate change. But this virus probably isn’t the last one that will spill over into the human population. It’s entirely possible that the next one will have that direct link to climate.

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The COVID-19 virus was not caused by climate change. But this virus probably isn’t the last one that will spill over into the human population. It’s entirely possible that the next one will have that direct link to climate.

How TalkingPoints Is Helping Teachers and Parents Stay Connected to Enhance Student Success and Well-Being

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With more students learning from home, it is even more crucial for teachers and parents to stay connected to each other. TalkingPoints has received cash grant support from the Cisco Foundation to develop its mobile platform that automatically translates messages between teachers and students’ families. Through the platform, teachers can interact with any family member in over 100 different languages.

Fifth Third Offers 7 Financial Tips during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Fifth Third Bank is offering seven financial tips during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

For additional resources and to learn more, visit 53.com.

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COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator Awards $20 Million in Initial Grants to Fund Clinical Trials

Researchers at three institutions in the U.S. and U.K. receive grants to advance studies of repurposed drugs and novel antibodies in preventing COVID-19
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PURCHASE, NY – March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The partners in the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator have announced grants of $20 million to three institutions—the University of Washington, University of Oxford, and La Jolla Institute for Immunology—to fund clinical trials in order to identify highly potent immunotherapies for the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the Road As a Stem Cell Courier

Even in times of the COVID-19 crisis, life-saving blood stem cells are brought to patients - by committed people like Maria
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Maria Schmiing is a DKMS employee and has also been a volunteer stem cell courier for about two years. A few days ago, she took a transplant from Germany to the US - a particularly difficult challenge in times of the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, entry to the US is only possible because DKMS, with the support of the US Stem Cell Donor Register: National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP/Be the Match), has obtained a special permit for stem cell couriers to enter the country - so that patients can receive urgently needed transplants.

Blackbaud Announces New Measures to Support Customers and Global Community in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

CEO of social good software leader voluntarily forgoes paycheck; releases free resources to customers; gives donation to fight virus; expands employee matching gift program
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Charleston, S.C. (March 31, 2020) /3BL Media/ — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, announced new measures to support its customers and the broader social economy as many organizations are thrown into crisis mode in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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