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Boosting the Impact of Social Purpose Leaders

Nonprofit organization GRAVIS receives this year's American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award in recognition of its work in India's Thar Desert
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To continue backing the communities we serve around the world, including the nonprofit leaders who are helping drive positive change, American Express today announced the recipient of the 2020 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award: Prakash Tyagi, executive director of the India-based NGO, GRAVIS. The organization works to expand access to clean water, food, education and healthcare in rural communities in the Thar Desert.

Announcing eBay's 2019 Impact Report

Our annual Impact Report explores our progress across our environmental, social and governance work throughout 2019.
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When Pierre Omidyar founded eBay in 1995, he built our platform with the belief that people are inherently good and capable. He set out to create an honest, inclusive and vibrant space of connections, where anyone could find exactly what they were looking for and where anyone could make their own living.

Now, as we approach our 25th anniversary, the world looks different from when that first sale was made of a laser pointer on eBay, but the core of who we are remains the same. Our mission always has been to empower people and to create economic opportunity for all. 

Intel Launches First Global Challenges, Marks a New Era of Shared Corporate Responsibility

Company Targets Industry-wide Collaborations in Health and Safety, Pandemic Preparedness, Tech Inclusion and Carbon-Neutral Computing
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, Intel released its annual Corporate Responsibility Report. The report builds on Intel’s decades of transparency in corporate responsibility and details progress Intel has made in the past decade to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, restore billions of gallons of water to local communities and achieve gender pay equity across its global workforce, among other milestones.

Charity: Food

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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:

On #GivingTuesdayNow, American Express is Expanding Its Global Support in the Fight Against COVID-19

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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. 

American Express, Hilton and World Central Kitchen Partner to Support Frontline Healthcare Workers with Daily Meals

Program feeds frontline healthcare professionals staying for free in rooms donated by Hilton and American Express and enables some furloughed restaurant staff to return to work in Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C.
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May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE:AXP) and Hilton (NYSE:HLT) recently teamed up to donate up to 1 million hotel room nights to medical professionals on the frontlines fighting COVID-19. Since April, hundreds of thousands of room nights have been booked.

Creative, Fun & Free: 3 Design Challenge Activities for Families

By Megan Skipworth, Chapin High School, El Paso Independent School District
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As schools and districts make the shift to remote instruction, students and their families need access to quality resources that are both engaging and fun – design challenges are a great example.

Design thinking helps learners solve real-world problems using creativity and critical thinking skills. 

To help your family stay busy during the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve compiled three design challenge activities from TGR EDU: Explore that will allow your student to explore, design and test solutions at home. 

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Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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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.

American Express Launches ‘Stand for Small’ Coalition to Support U.S. Small Businesses

New digital platform brings together more than 40 companies across multiple industries to provide meaningful support to small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery efforts through 2020
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April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE: AXP) today announced it has established ‘Stand for Small,’ a coalition of more than 40 companies across media, technology, consumer goods, professional services, and many other industries, that have come together to provide meaningful support to small businesses as they navigate the impacts of Covid-19.

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