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Innovation and Partnership Deliver 29,600 Masks for Kenya

By LeeAnne Lang, Bechtel Group Foundation operations manager
Blog

In Kenya, a partnership between business leaders and a local social enterprise organization is creating affordable, re-useable masks for the country’s fight against COVID-19.

The Kenyan government began requiring face coverings in April, but the high cost of masks was a hurdle for many in the East African nation. In addition, most masks were designed for one-time use, an approach that didn’t mesh with the country’s sustainability goals. 

Keeping 6,000 Families in Homes During Hard Times

By LeeAnne Lang, Bechtel Group Foundation operations manager
Blog

There’s no place like home for sheltering in place, but the economic upheaval from the global pandemic is making it harder to hold onto those homes.

“A short-term loss of income can turn into a long-term catastrophe if a family loses their housing,” says Annie Cacheiro, executive director of Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC). The nonprofit currently serves two counties in eastern Tennessee, an area with a history of economic hardship.

Diaper Need: A Growing Problem During a Global Pandemic

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Since the coronavirus pandemic began, people have been loading their pantries with household staples like toilet paper, paper towels, wipes, diapers and hand sanitizer. This panic buying — sometimes even hoarding — has depleted store shelves and disrupted supply chains. It’s also exacerbated a growing problem in the United States: diaper need.

CSRHub and Intrinio Announce Partnership

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CSRHub, a leading provider of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) consensus ratings, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Intrinio, a financial data marketplace that provides fintech data and applications for developers and investors. ESG data is becoming an important component of investment decision processes. Intrinio has partnered with CSRHub to help combine signals about corporate ESG / sustainability performance with the many other data sets it has curated for its system.

Moody's Analytics Offers Free Online Portal for Processing PPP Loan Forgiveness Requests

Press Release

June 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Moody’s Analytics has added new capabilities to its small business loan application and lending portal to help banks process loan forgiveness applications under the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

A Note From Moody's CEO and Leadership: Our Commitment to Supporting Equal Justice

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Like so many across the country, we are angered and saddened by the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others. Our Black community is hurting. Our employees and their families are hurting. Our customers and partners are hurting. It should not and does not need to be this way. We all have a responsibility to do better and to build a more just society that serves everyone equally.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E14: Lacy Caruthers, Google.org

Unexpected Benefits of Skills-Based Volunteering
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Google.org Director of Global Employee Programs Lacy Caruthers joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to share how her organization leverages funding, technology, products and expertise to support under-served communities and solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Empower Your Employees to Support Justice and Equity for Black People

10 actions to help people stand up against racism and social injustice
Blog

Recent events involving racial inequity and injustice have shown us that racism is still very much alive. Change starts with each of us and we can play a role in addressing the far-too-prevalent discrimination against Black individuals—both now and in the future, forever.

Some companies are helping their people take action. And many are looking to strengthen their existing diversity and inclusion programs to create long-term, collective impact.

LA Galaxy and East Side Riders Bike Club Come Together to Serve More Than 1,000 Meals in Watts, Los Angeles

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AEG’s LA Galaxy and East Side Riders Bike Club recently joined forces to feed more than 1,000 members of the Watts community at the Councilman Office - Watts District Office in Los Angeles on June 16.

In addition to LA Galaxy staff, club legend and former LA Galaxy goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, prepared and served tacos alongside East Side Riders Bike Club staff and distributed team apparel to community members.

Keep Ghana Beautiful Becomes First African Community Improvement Nonprofit to Affiliate with Keep America Beautiful

Keep Ghana Beautiful Becomes Sixth International Affiliate of National Nonprofit
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., June 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the certification of Keep Ghana Beautiful, which becomes Africa’s first affiliated organization with Keep America Beautiful. Keep Ghana Beautiful joins more than 650 Keep America Beautiful domestic affiliates and five other international affiliates that are in Canada, Bermuda, and the Bahamas.

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