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COVID-19 and Corporate Social Innovation

Cruise and Food Insecurity in San Francisco
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The Challenge

As many of us know from the pictures of food pantry lines that wrapped around blocks early on in the pandemic, food insecurity rose rapidly over the past year. In the face of that need, amongst many other rising basic needs, the business community reconsidered many of its long-held beliefs on community impact and saw the crisis as a way to shape new approaches to social change.

Rob Thomas and Matchbox Twenty Gift NFT Auction Proceeds to RADical Hope and Mental Health

Band’s First Ever Non-fungible Token Auction, ‘Unwell’ Dropped Thursday, April 1st Via Opensea.Io
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NEW YORK, April 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rob Thomas and superstar band Matchbox Twenty have chosen RADical Hope as a charitable partner for the band’s first-ever non-fungible token (NFT) auction. RADical Hope is committed to breaking the grip of emotional isolation that is hurting so many young people. The Foundation was established in honor of Chris Martin, who died by suicide in 2017 while he was a junior in college.

Benevity Helps Microsoft Bing Raise $1.5 Million for Nonprofits

With every search, Bing users earn rewards that are donated to a cause of the user’s choice and matched by Microsoft
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CALGARY, Alberta, December 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that Give with Bing users have donated Microsoft Rewards points valued at over US$1.5 million to more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations around the world, including matching funds contributed by Microsoft since April. Microsoft will continue to match donations under the Give with Bing program through December 31, 2020, doubling the impact for nonprofits this holiday season.

Cruise is Driving Communities Forward

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As the second wave of COVID-19 surges, so does the urgency of needs in our most vulnerable communities, which have been disproportionately impacted by the resultant economic instability.  Basic needs – food, work, housing, health – are at risk for many.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E17: Balaji Ganapathy, Tata Consultancy Services

How COVID-19 is Hurting Working Women
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Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly is joined by Balaji Ganapathy, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Chief Social Responsibility Officer at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of the largest technology firms in the world.

Sustainability in Tech: How Tech and Human Ingenuity Can Save Our Future and Our Climate

By Antonio Neri President & CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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The numbers don’t lie – the effects of climate change are overwhelming and happening right now. Wildfires are more frequent and more destructive in recent years and the wildfire season has increased by 78 days since the 1970s.

Innovation in Everything: VMware’s Story, According to its Founders

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Like all great stories, the company we now know as VMware began with a single idea. That single idea launched a company that, 20 years later, is now a global enterprise technology leader. With a motto of “innovation in everything,” the original founders share the VMware story and how the original culture of innovation drives the company’s success to this day.

Navigating Digital Transformation - Technology Roadmap for Nonprofits

By Jessamine Chin, Director, VMware Foundation
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VMware technology forms a digital foundation for organizations that are changing the world. From virtualization to cloud computing and mobile technology, two decades of innovation have given rise to a more connected planet. Even as new technologies emerge and connect us, the world continues to face complex, interconnected and systemic issues like growing inequality, access to opportunity and education, and climate change.

Rescuing America's Food

Using tech for good, Feeding America rescues the country’s wasted food to provide hunger relief to millions.
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A Broken Food Chain
“While we’re a very prosperous nation, there is a lot of need in this country,” says Steve Carlberg, managing director of infrastructure and security for Feeding America. One grave need in America: food.

How Future Tech is Helping Elephants

Scientists and conservationists are using AI, VR and image-based data to protect the endangered species.
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There’s no arguing with the majesty of elephants. These intelligent, complex and emotional beasts have come to symbolize wildlife conservation efforts around the globe. Across the African continent, they are under threat from encroaching human settlements and continued poaching — in the summer of 2018, an aerial survey in Botswana found 87 elephants had been killed and their tusks cut off for their ivory, the biggest slaughter in recent years.

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