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[WEBINAR] Taking Action on Racial Justice and Equity Through CSR

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Recent events have shown us that racism is still very much alive, and that people are hungry to make a difference — but many are unsure how. And employees, consumers and communities are looking to companies to lead the way and go beyond performative measures to drive change. So, how can companies take concrete action to address racism?

Join Benevity and Mortenson to find out:

Impossible Foods and Colin Kaepernick Fight Food Insecurity and Racial Injustice

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As COVID-19 tears throughout the U.S., the coronavirus may not be the deadliest part of the pandemic. CNN reports that the resulting hunger crisis could kill more people than the disease itself, especially minorities.

[Webinar]: Creating a Disaster Response Action Plan

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Strategies from the CDP, Google, IRC and Microsoft to ensure your CSR program is ready to move fast when it matters.

The global health crisis has forced companies to evaluate how prepared they are to respond to disasters and crises. How can you use what you've learned to prepare for future events like hurricanes, floods or humanitarian crises, and ensure you're ready to help with quick relief, as well as long-term community recovery — whatever the future brings?

Ecolab's 2030 Impact Goals Advance Sustainable and Productive Operations to Help Industry Achieve Greater Purpose

New goals will drive further ambitious progress on water, carbon, food safety and public health
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ST. PAUL, Minn., July 15, 2020  /3BL Media/ – By 2030, there will be an additional billion people in the world, placing greater demand on natural resources. To help companies sustainably address growing demand, Ecolab Inc. has launched its ambitious 2030 Impact Goals to significantly increase the company’s positive impact within its own operations and through its work with customers.

NRG Energy Supports Houston Area Urban League Toward Combatting Racial Inequities, Injustice and Related Violence

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July 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ On June 30th, the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) announced that it will be the recipient of a $25,000 donation from NRG Energy, parent company to Reliant and part of a $1 million donation toward organizations and initiatives such as HAUL that combat racial inequalities, injustice and related violence.

How Corporations and Community Organizations Amplify Happiness Through Emotional Learning

By: Beth Meyer, Vice President of Corporate and Community Partnerships at Discovery Education
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Stress is a biological reaction that negatively impacts social relations, grades, mental health, and has long-lasting impacts. Nearly 70% of young people and adults report being in a state of mental distress due to stressors of work, necessary social change, health uncertainties, and monetary challenges.

'Global Goal: Unite for Our Future,' Global Citizen and the European Commission Mobilize $1.5 Billion in Cash Grants, and $5.4 Billion in Loans and Guarantees to Combat the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Communities

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  • Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert Broadcast Special Aired Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit 
  • $1.5 Billion to Address Both the Health-Related Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the Broader Effects of the Pandemic on Those Living In Poverty; $5.4 Billion in Loans and Guarantees Committed by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank to Support the World’s Most Fragile Economies; 250 Million Vaccine Doses to be Made Available to the World's Poorest Countries
  • Financial and Political Support From 40 Governments, Including all G7 Member States and key Intergovernmental Bodies – European Union, United Nations, the African Union and ECOWAS – to Promote Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Tests, Treatments and Vaccines Worldwide
  • Hosted by Dwayne Johnson Global Goal: ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Performances from Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, For Love Choir, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, J’Nai Bridges with Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic & YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), Justin Bieber and Quavo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and select members of the Original Broadway Production of HAMILTON with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher and Yemi Alade
  • ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Appearances by Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Naomi Campbell, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman, Opal Tometi, Salma Hayek Pinault and more
  • Campaign Supported by Foundation Partners Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Corporate Partners Citi, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Verizon and Vodafone
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  • Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert Broadcast Special Aired Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit 
  • $1.5 Billion to Address Both the Health-Related Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the Broader Effects of the Pandemic on Those Living In Poverty; $5.4 Billion in Loans and Guarantees Committed by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank to Support the World’s Most Fragile Economies; 250 Million Vaccine Doses to be Made Available to the World's Poorest Countries
  • Financial and Political Support From 40 Governments, Including all G7 Member States and key Intergovernmental Bodies – European Union, United Nations, the African Union and ECOWAS – to Promote Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Tests, Treatments and Vaccines Worldwide
  • Hosted by Dwayne Johnson Global Goal: ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Performances from Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, For Love Choir, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, J’Nai Bridges with Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic & YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), Justin Bieber and Quavo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and select members of the Original Broadway Production of HAMILTON with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher and Yemi Alade
  • ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Appearances by Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Naomi Campbell, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman, Opal Tometi, Salma Hayek Pinault and more
  • Campaign Supported by Foundation Partners Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Corporate Partners Citi, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Verizon and Vodafone

Black Lives Matter: 9 Organizations to Donate to Today

Key social justice, education, legal reform, and youth empowerment groups that need your support.
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After weeks of protests and swift reform on the part of lawmakers and police, the Black Lives Matter movement is rocking the pillars that uphold institutional racism and to date has swept some 2,000 cities in the U.S. and reached 60 other countries.

Following Emergency Pandemic Response, the Tomorrow Rising Fund by the Schneider Electric Foundation Focuses Support on Recovery and Resiliency

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  • Schneider Electric Foundation launched the Tomorrow Rising Fund to help vulnerable communities respond, recover and become more resilient in the wake of Covid-19
  • Schneider Electric’s people and partners across +60 countries have joined in by fundraising and volunteering to contribute to 65 projects which benefit +800,000 people
  • Following the initial emergency response, the fund continues to support education and professional training to secure the best future for young people and their communities
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  • Schneider Electric Foundation launched the Tomorrow Rising Fund to help vulnerable communities respond, recover and become more resilient in the wake of Covid-19
  • Schneider Electric’s people and partners across +60 countries have joined in by fundraising and volunteering to contribute to 65 projects which benefit +800,000 people
  • Following the initial emergency response, the fund continues to support education and professional training to secure the best future for young people and their communities

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