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Companies Continue Steps to Address Racial Inequality; Celebrate Juneteenth


Over the past few weeks, we have reported on how companies are addressing the growing demand for social justice through communications and, more importantly, action. Americans are making it loud and clear that now is the time for change.

Comerica Bank and National Business League Announce $1 Million Commitment to Support Black-Owned Small Businesses

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DALLAS, June 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Comerica Bank today announced its $1 million commitment over four years to the National Business League as part of a national partnership that will launch the Black Capital Access Program (BCAP), an access to capital initiative to assist Black businesses across the country.

PNC Commits More Than $1 Billion To Help End Systemic Racism and Support Economic Empowerment of African Americans and Low- And Moderate-Income Communities

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PITTSBURGH, June 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) today announced a commitment of more than $1 billion to help end systemic racism and support economic empowerment of African Americans and low- and moderate-income communities.

Ideagen TV Presents a New Series With Mary Millben, Award Winning Singer, Actress & Songwriter

Ideagen TV "Where Global Leaders Convene" Presents, "Impact Now" with Mary Millben
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WASHINGTON, D.C.,  June 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Ideagen® - “Where Global Leaders Convene”

Ideagen® is dedicated to providing a global platform to foster cross-sector collaboration by the world’s leading Brands, Companies, NGOs and Public Sector to create innovative solutions via collaboration at scale while creating awareness of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Extra Federal Funds Available to Help with Utility Bills

Crisis Assistance Ministry wants Mecklenburg County, N.C., residents to apply for extra federal funding available through June 26

Carol Hardison wants people in need to know they don’t have to wait to get help paying utility bills.

Hardison’s agency, Crisis Assistance Ministry, has an extra $1.2 million in special federal funding to help Mecklenburg County, N.C., residents pay their utility bills through June 26. An applicant does not need to have a disconnect notice to receive assistance as they normally would.

Smithfield Foods Donates Face Shields to Support Healthcare Workers Across America

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SMITHFIELD, Va., June 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As healthcare workers across the country continue to face shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), Smithfield Foods, Inc. is supporting local communities by donating excess face shields to healthcare workers at nursing homes and local hospitals as part of their COVID-19 relief efforts.

T. Rowe Price Commits $2 Million to Support Organizations in the Fight Against Racial Injustice

The donation represents a continuation of the firm’s effort to support causes that address challenges related to racial inequality
Press Release

BALTIMORE, June 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - T. Rowe Price and its Foundation announced today a $2 million commitment to organizations working to fight racial injustice. The donation is a continuation of the firm’s commitment to racial equity, which became a stronger focus following the 2015 Baltimore unrest resulting from the death of Freddie Gray. The Foundation will work closely with an advisory committee that will include representation from the firm’s associates to determine the recipients of this donation.

Funding the Transition to a Sustainable Future

Global Standards Fund to drive ambition for the GRI Standards
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A global fundraising initiative has been launched to safeguard and increase GRI’s ability to deliver the leading sustainability standards that encourage organizations to embrace responsible business practices.

The Global Standards Fund will bring together an international coalition of like-minded foundations, governments, private sector organizations and individuals who all want to see companies integrate transparency at the core of their operations.

A Human Rights-Based Approach to COVID-19 Decision-Making


By: Ouida Chichester, Associate Director, BSR; Rosa Kusbiantoro, Associate Director, BSR; Salah Husseini, Associate Director, Human Rights, BSR; Jenny Vaughan, Human Rights Director, BSR; and

Rebuilding Together, Wells Fargo Launch Efforts to Rebuild Homes

Wells Fargo funding for Rebuilding Together to provide critical reports to neighbors
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WASHINGTON, June 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ Rebuilding Together, a leading national non-profit organization that provides critical home repairs to individuals in need at no cost to them and revitalizes communities throughout the country, announced today a national collaboration with Wells Fargo. Through grants provided by Wells Fargo, Rebuilding Together affiliates will repair homes for people in need throughout the country.


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