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The Results Are In - How The Giving Landscape and Strategic Initiatives Have Changed During COVID-19

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If the pandemic has shown us anything, it's that to survive and thrive, we need to be prepared for the unpredictable. While that sounds daunting and even impossible, it’s the job. Corporate giving is sound in its meaning and purpose. But if it is ineffective in a time of crisis, what good is it? Your corporate giving strategy is more important now than ever.

Hundreds of Built Environment Experts Join Forces In Statement to WHO Urging Enhanced Guidance on Role of Buildings In Addressing COVID-19

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NEW YORK – August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ --  More than 680 built environment experts from 51 countries have come together in a statement urging public health leaders to adopt and advance indoor environment best practices proven to help protect building occupants worldwide from the spread of COVID-19. 

SCS Offers Verification of GHG Projects that Achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

SCS Achieves Accreditation for SD VISta Standard
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) is proud to announce its recent accreditation to verify projects against the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta).

Schneider Electric Sustainability Report 2019 - 2020: Ethics Impact and SDGs

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We advance the following SDGs in support of ethical business practices and human rights — not just within our company, but for suppliers and partners worldwide.

ESG 1: No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Solidifying uncompromised values

Gilead and the Morehouse School of Medicine Partner to Study Racial Health Inequities Associated with COVID-19

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Gilead and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine announced a new partnership to develop a real-time, public-facing and comprehensive health equity data platform to help address the impact of COVID-19 and other diseases on communities of color.

The Path to Zero Hunger Includes Empowering Women

Empowering Women Can Reduce Global Hunger
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Women make up 60% of the 821 million people who are food insecure globally. The reasons why women suffer more acutely from hunger are rooted in several complex and often interwoven issues, including culture, gender inequity, access to resources, education and more.

By focusing on solutions that include gender equity and women empowerment, greater impact can be made to reduce malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger. By ensuring women have access to critical resources, global rates of hunger can be significantly reduced by up to 150 million people. 

Shoebox Satellites and Pocket Computers: The Future of the Farm

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When computing met the Internet. That’s the moment historians may say it all changed. The digital revolution has shaved years off of research and development, and transported the most analog effort on Earth— agriculture—onto the cutting edge. It’s connected consumers and producers like never before, and led to an information overload with the potential to change every aspect of our lives for the better. In this episode, we’ll learn how it touches, well everything. 

Unusual Donation of Redfish Feeds Hungry in Florida

How Duke Energy’s Crystal River Mariculture Center pitched in to help families struggling through COVID-19
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Even though the Citrus County Family Resource Center in Florida has more people to feed because of the pandemic, families will get something special this summer. Duke Energy donated 500 pounds of redfish fillets from its Crystal River Mariculture Center to help feed about 1,500 people. 

During the summer, the nonprofit has more families to feed and fewer donors because snowbirds have returned home – and the pandemic’s economic hardships have made conditions worse.

“We’ve had a lot more people who have never asked for help before,” said Ginger West, the center’s director.

Medtronic: Critical Philanthropic Support at a Critical Time

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, we are providing resources to help partners strengthen healthcare response and support underserved communities.
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A global pandemic creates a massive ripple effect. Medical equipment shortages. Job loss. Food insecurity. Economic hardship. Those hit hardest are frontline healthcare workers and underserved patients and communities. Current data also suggests a disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups.

Bayer Partners with Prospera Technologies Inc. to Develop Integrated Digital Solutions for Vegetable Greenhouse Growers

Strategic collaboration to create transformational tool based on data insights and AI / Initial roll-out to begin in Mexico vegetable greenhouses in July 2020
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MONHEIM/TEL AVIV, Israel, July 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As part of its commitment to helping growers sustainably meet increasing global needs through digital solutions, Bayer has entered a strategic partnership with Prospera Technologies Inc., a leading AI data analytics company, specializing in machine learning.

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