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Why Investing in Women Is Crucial Right Now

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by Sallie Krawcheck, CEO of Ellevest and former Head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

One thing I hear loud and clear from our community of female investors at Ellevest is the desire to help each other during this crisis. Some of us will donate our time, others our money. I think there’s another thing to consider doing: continue to shift capital to investments that are better for women. Because as we come out of this crisis, the same global issues that existed before COVID-19 will exist afterward — and in some cases, in a more pronounced way. 

Leadership in A More Complex World

by Mindy Lubber
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In times of a global crisis, we know that leadership matters.  

It is critical not just when the crisis hits, but also in preparing for it – whether it is a deadly novel virus or another profound global threat such as the climate crisis. 

Apparently the World Is Craving Some Real Goodness Right Now

Amidst COVID-19, Benevity’s “We Are We” movement fuels $2.3 million in donations to 812 nonprofits
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At Benevity, we wanted to replace the pervasive sense of helplessness, social isolation and uncertainty spurred by COVID-19 with empowerment, connectedness and hope.

Fair Trade USA Awarded $1.4 Million Grant From the Walmart Foundation to Deepen Impact for Farmers

Multi-year grant supports the creation of tools and resources to enable impactful community development investments by fair trade farmers and workers
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OAKLAND, Calif., April 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, has received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to strengthen support for producer-led community development projects along fair trade supply chains.

TD Bank: "The Most Vulnerable in Our Communities Require Immediate Support"

The TD Ready Commitment to work with the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres and the U.S. National Association of Community Health Centers to support COVID-19 response in Canada and U.S.
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The TD Ready Commitment to work with the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres and the U.S. National Association of Community Health Centers to support COVID-19 response in Canada and U.S.

To help increase access to care, initial financial support will give boost to services and programs designed for the most vulnerable populations

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The TD Ready Commitment to work with the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres and the U.S. National Association of Community Health Centers to support COVID-19 response in Canada and U.S.

To help increase access to care, initial financial support will give boost to services and programs designed for the most vulnerable populations

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. 

Join the International WELL Building Institute for a webcast series that focuses on the leading role buildings, communities and organizations can play to support our health and well-being overall, and our collective ability to prepare for and respond to global health challenges like the one we’re experiencing now.

Medtronic Foundation Commits an Additional $10M to Global COVID-19 Efforts

Donation is Focused on Supporting and Equipping Frontline Health Workers Globally and Investing in Responsive Local Efforts that Assist Vulnerable Populations
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DUBLIN and MINNEAPOLIS, March 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Medtronic Foundation announced an additional $10M in contributions to COVID-19 relief efforts across the globe. This adds to the initial charitable contributions made by Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation of $1.2M in February to support immediate response efforts.

The Medtronic Foundation’s global and local response includes a comprehensive approach that is inclusive of cash contributions to over a dozen health and community nonprofits and will be used to fund:

Foundations: Use Your Balance Sheet to Help!

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If foundations cannot step up to fulfill their mission in times of crisis, who else will save the social sector?  

During this massive economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, much attention has been focused on businesses, financial markets, and the economy, but the impact on our nonprofit sector will be worse. What can be done to avert the double whammy of a crisis of need at the same time as a drop in contributions?

One often-overlooked resource is the collateral in foundation endowments.

Fair Trade Campaigns Hosts 2020 National Conference Virtually, March 18-21

Growing risk of COVID-19 in California pushes conferences online
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OAKLAND, Calif., March 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair trade advocacy organization Fair Trade Campaigns will host its annual national conference, a multi-stakeholder gathering of fair trade supporters virtually this week.

How Medtronic Is Helping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are focused on keeping employees safe as we work to provide healthcare teams with the lifesaving products they need to continue to treat patients around the world.
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The courage of the doctors, nurses and care teams who are helping patients in the face of this global pandemic is inspirational.  As they work to heal the sick, Medtronic is doing its part to help. We continue to work hard to provide access to our life-saving medical technologies under these challenging circumstances. 

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the patients we serve, the healthcare professionals with whom we work, and on our employees, is ever-changing. Communities across the globe are experiencing COVID-19 in different ways, requiring unique and localized responses.

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