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BCtA Companies at the Forefront of Response to COVID-19

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COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), with over 250,000 infected across the globe. UNDP will support countries to set up a multisectoral whole-of-society approach to face the challenges beyond the health sector, to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to mitigate the potentially devastating impact it may have on vulnerable populations and economies. 

How UNDP’s BCtA Private Sector Is Helping Fight COVID-19

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The Business Call to Action (BCtA) continues to work with its member companies by providing guidelines on how to cope with the pandemic. We are working to better understand the bottlenecks companies are facing, their priorities during this crisis and its impact on people at the base of the economic pyramid through surveys with our members. Here are some of the first BCtA companies to respond to COVID-19:
 
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Intel Allocates $6 Million for Coronavirus Relief, Builds on Previous Efforts

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The Intel Foundation will provide $4 million to support coronavirus relief efforts in communities where the company has significant presence. The foundation will also offer a special match opportunity for every regular full-time and part-time employee and U.S. retiree to a total of $2 million for relief efforts around major Intel sites.

The $4 million donation will be distributed to community foundations and organizations that are focused on food security, shelter, medical equipment and small-business support.

Pandemics and Perpetuity

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What if foundations were to open up their endowments entirely and put a time stamp on their payout? To do that, many foundations will need to have tough conversations about whether or not they exist in perpetuity.

Places Matter: Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery

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With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, places matter to the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. 

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Gilead Sciences Statement on Ensuring Continued Supply of HIV Medicine Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ – For those with potentially immunosuppressing conditions, such as HIV, the uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic can be particularly challenging. Gilead remains focused on ensuring that people living with or at risk for HIV have access to the medications and support needed.

Thoughts on the Coronavirus Pandemic: These are Extraordinary Times

We’re humbled by the eBay community, and we remain committed to supporting our customers and employees globally.
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By: Scott Schenkel, Interim CEO

The coronavirus pandemic is top of mind for much of the world, including our customers, employees and community. Our priority is the safety and well-being of our team and customers. Like you, we have been closely monitoring COVID-19 as it continues to develop and we are making important decisions based on the advice of global and local healthcare authorities. These are truly extraordinary times with uncharted circumstances.  

From USA to France and From UK to Mexico, Bacardi Diverts Global Production to Increase Hand Sanitizer Supply for Local Communities

Brands across company’s portfolio including BACARDÍ®, MARTINI®, GREY GOOSE®, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®, DEWAR’S® and ANGEL’S ENVY® unite to help produce more than 267,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of hand sanitizers.
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HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Family-owned Bacardi has expanded its commitment across countries and brands to help produce more than 267,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of hand sanitizers, as worldwide demand continues to exceed supply in efforts to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

Truist Commits $2 Million to Support Small Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Truist Cares initiative funds grants for distribution through community development financial institutions to support small business operating capital
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 25, 2020/ 3BL Media/ – Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today announced a commitment of $1 million each to LiftFund and Natural Capital Investment Fund, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), to support small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in communities that Truist serves. The $2 million commitment is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative with a focus on Truist Cares for Small Businesses.

Leading and Learning in a Time of Crisis: Free Webinar on the Corporate Response to COVID-19

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As COVID-19 puts governments and civil society to the test, corporations are emerging as leaders in the global response by:

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