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Truist Cares Grant Helps Close Digital Divide for 2,100 Students

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The COVID-19 pandemic made the back-to-school season anything but routine for parents with school-aged children, and remote learning proved more of a challenge for some. Inequities in internet and technology access existed before the pandemic. But a Truist Cares grant to Community Education Alliance, who worked with Empowering Communities Corp, helped bridge the gap so students could thrive academically, socially and emotionally.

IWBI to Offer COVID-19 Training for Organizations and Professionals Across the Globe

Across the Globe IWBI is pleased to announce it is offering evidence-based education on COVID-19 to businesses and individuals that will be free through the end of the year
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NEW YORK, November 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is pleased to announce it is offering evidence-based education on COVID-19 to business leaders and their teams as they are preparing to get back to business. Through interactive, self-guided lessons, the training course offered by IWBI provides actionable strategies and expert recommendations to promote health and safety in and out of the workplace.

Invesco Cares Donates $54,000 for Student Technology and Supplies

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In a school year like no other, Invesco Cares chapters have stepped up with Operation Backpack to help students thrive despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Since August, Invesco Cares chapters across North America have donated a collective $54,000 to 11 schools and nonprofits benefiting local students. Each market received $6,000 to donate to organizations of their choice to support basic technology and school supply needs for children in communities Invesco operates.

Pandemic-Driven Concerns Prompt A Recycling Wake-Up Call

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Has the COVID-19 pandemic made you more or less likely to recycle and do other things that are good for the environment? According to a recent survey we sponsored, 58% of us are reevaluating our eco-friendly habits as a result of the pandemic, pointing to at least one positive outcome from a very stressful 2020. 
 

Truist Awards $2.5 Million Grant to TechSoup COVID Recovery Fund

Funding to underwrite nonprofit tech costs during COVID-19 pandemic and expand digital transformation efforts to move small nonprofits to the cloud
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SAN FRANCISCO, November 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – TechSoup, the leading nonprofit network provider of technology solutions to civil society organizations globally, today announced that it has received a $2.5 million grant from Truist Financial Corporation to support the TechSoup COVID Recovery Fund, a gap-filling funding measure that helps grassroots nonprofits make critical technology investments while continuing to serve the most vulnerable communities through the coronavirus crisis and into the future.

Global Protein Report by Griffith Foods - Farm to Fridge: The Movement of Protein Across an Increasingly Complex Global Supply Chain

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Interested in learning about the new future of protein? Download our exclusive report, "Farm to Fridge: The Movement of Protein Across an Increasingly Complex Global Supply Chain," as we take an in-depth look at how protein is traded all over the world and how the current global pandemic has played a role in the complex way it's changing. 

In this report, we explore:

Good Broadband for Everyone

By Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware
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Since the pandemic hit and millions of us retreated to our homes, the situation has cast a bright spotlight on the problem of ubiquitous broadband. Access to the Internet is now more essential than owning a car for many of us, yet an estimated 40 million in the U.S. currently lack high-speed Internet. Large swaths of rural America – not connected. Underserved urban populations – not connected.

Vistra Shares Q3 Renewable Energy and Social Impact Achievements

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With earnings above expectations, 1,000 megawatts in newly announced solar and battery projects, and thousands of customers and communities assisted through the pandemic, Vistra is proud to recognize the achievements of Q3 2020.

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Boosting Connections to First Responders in Rural America

As rural U.S. towns continue to struggle with basic connectivity, our community partner LISC is boosting signals for first responders and families in their communities.
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Imagine you’re a volunteer first responder, tasked with answering a late-night call for help. Far from the nearest hospital, your GPS goes in and out as you careen through the backcountry roads. You approach the scene and your signal drops. You’re now alone in the dark.

For many first responders in rural communities, this scenario is just part of the job. Too many communities still lack access to mobile broadband, and in the case of an emergency, it can be a matter of life or death.

Loving Our Neighbor in a Time of Crisis: Stewardship Investing in all communities

Bringing a lens of Faith to the reality of low-to-moderate income communities during these challenging times
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by Stella Tai, Manager of Stewardship Investing Impact and Analysis for Praxis Mutual Funds and Everence Financial 

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