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Pro Bono Perspectives S2E12: Jim Alvey, Good360

How to Donate Effectively in a Disaster
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Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly is joined by Jim Alvey, Director of Partnerships at Good360, for a conversation on disaster relief, COVID-19 and the importance of needs-based donations – giving the right product at the right time to serve people effectively. Good360 is a “matchmaker” of in-kind products that connects companies with unused or excess products to nonprofits that need them in order to respond to disasters in their communities.

Agriculture and Fishing Standard – Project Group Announced

Membership confirmed for group to develop new GRI Sector Standard
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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have announced the members of the project working group leading the work to create a new sustainability reporting standard for agriculture and fishing.

The multi-stakeholder group, which includes diverse representatives from organizations around the world, has met virtually for the first time. They will now take forward the project to help companies with agriculture and fishing activities in their value chain understand their role in sustainable development and promote transparency and accountability.

Arconic Foundation and Discovery Education Receive Prestigious CODiE Award for Best STEM Instructional Solution for Grades 6-12

Innovative No-Cost Dynamic Digital Content Building STEM Thinking Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition
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SILVER SPRING, Md., May 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) – the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries – recently announced the winners of the 2020 CODiE Awards in education technology. Arconic Foundation and Discovery Education was named Best STEM Instructional Solution in the Grades 6-12 category for their Manufacture Your Future initiative.

Ecologists Preserve Earth’s Biodiversity with Sound Studies Using Edge Computing and Data Analytics Solutions

by JANICE ZDANKUS, VP OF INNOVATION FOR SOCIAL IMPACT AT HEWLETT PACKARD LABS, HPE
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  • HPE collaborates with a team of scientists to process a multitude of audio data for insights using HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems, HPE ProLiant Servers and HPE Apollo Systems
     
  • The team collected audio data from 80% of the earth’s major ecosystems using sensors and battery-powered acoustic recorders to capture sound in remote areas

Researchers at the Center for Global Soundscapes at Purdue University record audio across the globe and accelerate ecological insights through edge computing and data analytics capabilities from HPE

Hallmark Uses Social Listening to Evolve

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Hallmark found inspiration for its latest Mother’s Day commercial from a Facebook fan. The fan shared her journey of parenting a child with a disability. On the Facebook page she noted that not all motherhood looks the same, but it should be celebrated nevertheless. Browsing the Mother’s Day section of the card aisle one can see that Hallmark agrees. There are cards for everyone from adopted mothers to pet moms.

DABO, Comerica and Community Partners Deliver COVID-19 Testing and Relief Efforts to Underserved Detroit Neighborhoods

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Supporting Detroit’s neighborhoods as city residents continue to fight the COVID-19 global pandemic has become critical in the collective efforts to stay safe and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

For Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO), an organization since 1979 focused on uplifting, unifying and empowering Detroit’s African American community, that means providing access to testing and contributing to the food security for families and individuals.

Comerica Bank to Support $1.5 Million Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund Helping Small Businesses Recover, Pivot in Response to COVID-19

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DETROIT, May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Comerica Bank has teamed up with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Michigan Women Forward to support the creation of the $1.5 million Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund formed to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 recover from the outbreak, as well as help them meet increased demands in support of COVID-19 response efforts.

Village Capital Accepting Applications for Latin America Entrepreneur Support Program

Part of Finance Forward, a multi-year global coalition led by founding partners MetLife Foundation, PayPal and regional partner Moody’s Corporation
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May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Village Capital today announced the launch of applications for Finance Forward Latin America 2020, the second iteration of an investment-readiness program for early-stage financial health startups in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Peru.

As COVID Moves Beyond Act One, What Can We Do Better?

The question on all of our minds of course, is: What’s next?
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At Benevity, we continue to see firsthand what companies and their people can do. Since March 1st, hundreds of our clients, their employees and customers have given $640 million in donations and grants, with daily donation volume through our platform increasing by a whopping 134 percent through the month of April. They’ve run hundreds of volunteering campaigns, issued grants, donated products, matched donations and engaged employees in countless acts of goodness.

Benevity Announces Steven Woods as Incoming Chief Technology Officer

Leading Corporate Purpose Platform Continues to Invest in Growth
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CALGARY, Alberta, May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading global provider of corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced that Steven Woods will be joining the executive team as Chief Technology Officer, effective June 1, 2020. Steven will be based in Toronto leading a technology team of more than 200 development, product management, analytics and enterprise platform professionals that spans Benevity’s Calgary, Victoria and Toronto offices.

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