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Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

Northern Trust Corporate Philanthropy: Broadening the Opportunity

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Northern Trust is committed to creating more equitable opportunities to achieve long-term financial success for those who too often face unfair hurdles because of their race, ethnicity, gender, geography or socio-economic conditions.

Our approach to corporate philanthropy addresses four key areas: Education, Food, Healthcare and Housing. In the coming weeks and months, we will highlight why we are focused on each vital aspect of enriching our communities.

Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit Tackles COVID-19, Racism

The Movement Fights Back by Inspiring Community Resilience Around the Major Events of 2020, Continuing the Goals Outlined in the Southern Nevada Plan to End Youth Homelessness
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LAS VEGAS, Sept. 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) today announced that the fourth annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit will take place as a two-day virtual conference series with live events on Friday, November 13 and Friday, November 20. Themed “The Movement Fights Back,” Summit 2020 will address the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable youth and the role racism plays in perpetuating youth homelessness. 

PayPal Announces Recipients of $5 Million Community Partner Grants to Support and Sustain Black Businesses and Communities

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SAN JOSE, Calif. September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - PayPal Holdings, Inc. today named 20 nonprofit community partners that will receive grants and contributions totaling $5 million to support Black-owned businesses across the U.S. in their recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wells Fargo Funds Legal Assistance for Renters at Risk of Eviction

Wells Fargo Foundation donates $5.4 million to 15 organizations to help keep people affected by COVID-19 housed
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SAN FRANCISCO, September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Up to 40 million U.S. renters impacted by the COVID-19-related economic downturn could face eviction once federal rental protections end, according to research from the Aspen Institute and the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project.

Make Your Voice Heard

By Brett J. Hart
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Your voice matters. Voting is one of the most influential civic activities we can engage in as Americans. At United, our mission is to connect people and unite the world — and one of the most important ways to do that is to engage in the democratic process. That's why we've long provided our employees with resources to help them get registered to vote.

HP Inc. and the Arbor Day Foundation Team Up to Plant One Million Trees by the End of 2020

During Climate Week, HP continues to showcase its commitment to a low-carbon, circular economy through protecting, restoring, and promoting sustainable forests while setting goals and intentions to reduce consumption in operations over the next 5 years.
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Highlights:

  • HP takes next step in realizing a forest-positive future by pledging one million trees to support Arbor Day Foundation  
  • Since announcing its forest-positive vision for printing in 2019, HP has donated more than $12 million to NGO partnerships to protect forests, improve responsible forest management, and develop science-based targets for forests. Its expanded commitment to the Foundation will drive high-impact tree planting initiatives, including the restoration of California forests devastated by the 2018 Carr and Camp wildfires.
  • HP to speak about the importance of a forest-positive future during an Arbor Day Foundation panel at Climate Week on September 24
  • HP pledges to reduce potable water consumption in global operations by 35% by 2025
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Highlights:

  • HP takes next step in realizing a forest-positive future by pledging one million trees to support Arbor Day Foundation  
  • Since announcing its forest-positive vision for printing in 2019, HP has donated more than $12 million to NGO partnerships to protect forests, improve responsible forest management, and develop science-based targets for forests. Its expanded commitment to the Foundation will drive high-impact tree planting initiatives, including the restoration of California forests devastated by the 2018 Carr and Camp wildfires.
  • HP to speak about the importance of a forest-positive future during an Arbor Day Foundation panel at Climate Week on September 24
  • HP pledges to reduce potable water consumption in global operations by 35% by 2025

Bringing Healing and Justice to Portland's Black Community

By Cameron Whitten, Founder and CEO of Brown Hope
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It’s been just over three months since George Floyd was murdered. When I first heard of his death,  I honestly didn’t expect much to happen. As a longtime Black Lives Matter activist, I anticipated the usual hashtags, maybe a rally or two, and plenty of thoughts and prayers. 

Instead, we’ve seen George’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna’s words come true. “Daddy changed the world.”

Los Angeles Becomes the Largest “Fair Trade City” in North America

City Council Passed Resolution Promoting Fair Trade Availability, Growth and Education, Making it the 46th Fair Trade City in the Country
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OAKLAND, Calif., September 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA® is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles City Council has voted to become an official Fair Trade City, celebrate World Fair Trade Day every year on the second Saturday in May, and take the necessary steps to include Fair Trade principles in City purchasing.

Fifth Third Presents Chicago Tonight: Black Voices

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On Sunday, September 13, WTTW News will launch CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES, an additional new program to bring to the forefront the diverse voices of Chicago’s Black community. Fifth Third Bank is proud to be the presenting sponsor of CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES which will air every Sunday night at 6pm.

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