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UPS Longitudes | Taking the Pulse of SMBs During the Coronavirus Crisis

Chris Byrne @ UPS
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The COVID-19 pandemic is having a historic impact on the U.S. economy. To better understand how businesses are weathering this storm, UPS has launched a weekly survey to gauge the “pulse” of small and medium-sized businesses across the country.

The first survey went to 1,200 U.S.-based respondents between March 24 and March 30. More than six in 10 of the responding businesses have fewer than 10 employees — the survey includes responses from all industries.

Initial results show the pandemic is already having far-reaching effects.

Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

Press Release

Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.

Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

Blackbaud Announces New Measures to Support Customers and Global Community in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

CEO of social good software leader voluntarily forgoes paycheck; releases free resources to customers; gives donation to fight virus; expands employee matching gift program
Press Release

Charleston, S.C. (March 31, 2020) /3BL Media/ — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, announced new measures to support its customers and the broader social economy as many organizations are thrown into crisis mode in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pushing Beyond the Ordinary in Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe that over the next 10 years, effective CSR initiatives of purpose-driven companies will be characterized by three principles: business alignment, user-centricity and co-creation.
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Corporate social responsibility—the practice of companies holding themselves accountable to serve a social purpose and make a positive impact—was not always the main focus of business leaders. Channel some profits into philanthropy, it was thought, and you’ve checked the CSR box.

Those days are long gone.

Insights From Goodness Matters: 5 Ways to Engage Employees for the Greater Good

Blog

This week, more than 400 companies and nonprofits gathered at Benevity’s annual Goodness Matters conference in Palm Springs, California to share insights and best pract

UPS Longitudes | Innovation and Entrepreneurship Can Cut Waste and Fuel the Circular Economy

Antonia Gawel | World Economic Forum
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It's time for a system reboot. The trends are clear. We have moved toward an economy of disposability where the valuable resources we extract are going to waste and causing harm to people and planet.

UPS Tired of Waiting for Electric Vehicles, Decides to Make Its Own

by Tina Casey
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Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the new partnership is Arrival’s unique manufacturing model.

Instead of relying on large, centralized factories, the company plans to establish a number of “micro-factories.”

Depending on where and how the new factories are sited, the arrangement could provide UPS with an opportunity to bring new jobs into communities that need them, rather than encouraging workers to uproot and follow jobs to remote locations.

How to Power Inclusive Growth From the Ground Up

By Shamina Singh, President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard
Blog

Over the past three decades it has become increasingly clear that neighbourhoods play a key role in shaping economic prospects. A long body of research shows that where we live determines many of our life opportunities—from access to good schools to decent jobs and the transportation that connects us to those jobs.

Fair Trade USA Names Nathalie Marin-Gest Head of Fresh Goods to Focus on Evolution and Growth

Marin-Gest to oversee produce, floral, seafood and continue to expand non-profit’s work on North American farms
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OAKLAND, Calif., January 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has named Nathalie Marin-Gest as Head of Fresh Goods, overseeing the Fair Trade Certified™ produce, floral, and seafood product categories.

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