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WBCSD Member Companies Launch New Project to Advance Global Health and Wellbeing

New project focuses on the intersection of health, equity, climate and prosperity, among other issues
Press Release

GENEVA, Switzerland, 21 April 2021 /3BL Media/ - As the issue of health continues to rise up the global agenda in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, member companies from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have come together to launch a new project to advance global health and wellbeing.

New Project to Help Community Health Clinics Address Climate Risks Launched by Biogen, Americares and Harvard Chan C-CHANGE

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Across the United States, more than 2,800 community health clinics provide free and low-cost healthcare to more than 32 million people. Many of these patients have household incomes near or below the federal poverty level and are located in areas facing climate-related burdens, such as exposure to air pollution, dangerous heat waves, and extreme weather events. The climate crisis is increasingly viewed a global health crisis that disproportionately impacts low-income communities.

Saturday Volunteer Event Caps Three-Year 'Fueling Good, Rebuilding Lives' CITGO/Rebuilding Together Partnership

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Saturday, April 17 marks the culmination of the three-year Fueling Good, Rebuilding Lives charitable partnership between CITGO and Rebuilding Together Houston. Appropriately, TeamCITGO volunteers will gather to repaint a local residence in the Independence Heights community.

Launched to help Houston-area communities in need recover from 2017's Hurricane Harvey, the program has done enormous good in the community, supporting the renovation of more than 186 homes for those in need in the Independence Heights community and surrounding areas.

Mondelēz International and Olam Food Ingredients Announce Partnership in Asia To Create World's Largest Sustainable Commercial Cocoa Farm

Summary: 
  • World’s leading chocolate maker and largest cocoa supplier aim to strengthen sustainable cocoa sourcing in Indonesia
  • 2,000-hectare cocoa farming model of the future to restore environmental productivity, improve farmer livelihoods and empower local communities
Press Release
  • World’s leading chocolate maker and largest cocoa supplier aim to strengthen sustainable cocoa sourcing in Indonesia
  • 2,000-hectare cocoa farming model of the future to restore environmental productivity, improve farmer livelihoods and empower local communities

Parks Project Recognized With First-Ever National Park Defender Award

National Parks Conservation Association honors partner for contributions to national park protection
Press Release

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Today, in recognition of their outstanding track record of advocating for national parks, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is honoring Parks Project with its inaugural National Park Defender award. The news comes during National Park Week – an annual celebration that invites people to learn about, discover and visit America’s 423 national parks.

Planet Water Foundation and The Starbucks Foundation Extend Partnership to Deliver Clean Water Access to Communities Across Eight Countries

2021 commitment marks 11th year of partnership
Press Release

May 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Planet Water Foundation, a leading non-profit organization in the fight against global water poverty, has announced the extension of its partnership with The Starbucks Foundation.

With the partnership entering its 11th year, the two organizations have committed to deliver community-level clean water projects across eight countries in 2021 – reaching a combined total of 18,000 people in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

MTV Tees Up 200 Businesses, Non-Profits For Inaugural Mental Health Action Day

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As America’s mental health crisis spirals and pounds particularly hard on Black and BIPOC communities, and members of Gen Z, more than 200 businesses and nonprofits are uniting for the inaugural Mental Health Action Day on Thursday, May 20. Their emphasis is on the word action.

KeyBank Is Committed to Helping Communities Thrive

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KeyBank recently announced that they are extending and expanding their community commitments to invest more than $40 billion in the communities they serve, including Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

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State Farm to Help Forests and Communities Recover Through Partnership With the Arbor Day Foundation

Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., April 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ – State Farm, America’s largest auto and home insurer, is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to help restore areas that have been devastated by natural disasters across the country. These efforts will range from restoring natural forests that were affected by wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, to helping plant and distribute trees around local communities where natural disasters have created local challenges such as urban heat islands.

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