The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.
During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the issue of food security for vulnerable communities and frontline responders has taken on increased relevance and importance. There are hundreds of nonprofit organizations that are working in this critical area around the world, and their efforts are to be congratulated, appreciated and supported by all of us. Here are five organizations that are responding in herculean ways to combat food insecurity and help those most in need during this health crisis:
Corrugated boxes are essential to food banks’ ability to distribute food during this time of unprecedented demand, Company calls on others to #HelpFillTheBoxes.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 20, 2020/3BL Media/– Food banks around the world are experiencing dramatic increases in demand for food assistance driven by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, food banks need support. International Paper (NYSE: IP) is responding with one of its essential products – corrugated boxes. The company has committed to donating two million corrugated boxes to hunger-relief organizations.
COVID-19 is having the largest impact on the poor and displaced, who have few resources to cope with disease or the global economic downturn.
To aid humanitarian relief in the US and around the world, the Kimberly-Clark Foundation donated $2.5 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the American Red Cross. The international network of 14 million volunteers has mobilized to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, provide basic aid and deliver lifesaving information to people in desperate need.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 8, 2020/3BL Media/ International Paper (NYSE: IP), daha önce benzeri görülmemiş KOVİD-19 pandemisinde açlıkla başa çıkmak ve toplulukların kritik öneme sahip ihtiyaçlarını karşılamak için harekete geçiyor. Dünyanın önde gelen yenilenebilir, lif bazlı ambalaj, kâğıt hamuru ve kâğıt üreticisi, dünyanın en savunmasız topluluklarında açlıkla başa çıkmak için Global FoodBanking Network'e (GFN - Küresel Gıda Bankası Ağı) yüz binlerce temel kullanım amaçlı oluklu kutu bağışlamayı taahhüt etti.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 8, 2020/3BL Media/ International Paper (NYSE: IP) is taking action to address hunger and meet critical community needs during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. The world’s leading producer of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper has committed to donating hundreds of thousands of essential corrugated boxes to The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) to address hunger in the most vulnerable communities around the world.
Companies around the world are taking steps to act responsibly in their reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic, and non-profit organizations are no exception.
Indeed, non-profits in healthcare, food access, humanitarian relief, kids/youth and those serving the creative community have all rallied around making a difference during the pandemic. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the non-profits that have programs specific to COVID-19, and how you can help.
This Thursday, we will host Day 1 of the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID‐19, which will take an in-depth look at how the pandemic is accelerating the transformation of business as a force for good. Conversations will highlight the actions of brands like L.L. Bean, Ben & Jerry’s, Georgetown University’s Business for Impact initiative, among others; insights from our extensive, ongoing research; and useful perspectives from Porter Novelli leaders.
NEW YORK, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re proud to recognize and support the heroic efforts of organizations, essential workers and others who are putting in countless hours to care for and provide relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the start of this crisis, American Express mobilized quickly to back nonprofits leading the charge to provide protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers, research and develop vaccines and treatments, and feed communities impacted by COVID-19.