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Supporting Texas Small Businesses Through Retail Revival

Now, more than ever, we remain committed to helping small businesses sustain and grow.
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Small businesses are the fabric of our local communities. They create jobs for our neighbors and bring our Main Streets to life. 

As the world struggles to cope with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in particular are facing difficult and unprecedented challenges. Now, more than ever, eBay remains committed to helping our small business communities to sustain and grow during this time.

Mini Stories: How eBay Sellers are Supporting Their Communities Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

During these challenging and extraordinary times, eBay sellers worldwide are paying it forward to their neighbors, local businesses and community.
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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through May, we’ll share a story every week about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through May, we’ll share a story every week about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

How Koch is Fighting COVID-19

Koch Industries, our companies, and our communities are standing together to help create certainty in these uncertain times. Here are some of the ways Koch is helping fight COVID-19.
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Schneider Electric Reinforces its Sustainability Commitments as it Responds to the Covid-19 Crisis

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Rueil-Malmaison, France, April 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Schneider Electric is recognized around the globe as an essential business providing service continuity to critical infrastructure such as hospitals, data centers, IT networks, the temperature-controlled food supply chain, energy, transportation, water treatment and vital industries.

Cox Enterprises Announces New Vice President of Environmental Sustainability

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ATLANTA, April 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Cox Enterprises has appointed Ira G. Pearl to assume the role of vice president of environmental sustainability. In this role, he will lead Cox’s efforts to tackle sustainability challenges while driving its goals to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2024 and become water and carbon neutral by 2044.

Pearl brings more than 25 years of experience to the role and has spent his career developing and executing sustainable strategies in the areas of renewable energy, climate change and environmental remediation.

Five Ways to Engage the Private Sector in the SDGs

Greater corporate input needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals
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April 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With the clock ticking on the deadline to complete the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), governments need to up the pace of progress – and do more to harness participation from both the public and private sectors.

GRI has set out recommendations to help policymakers work with companies to capture their contributions as part of national SDGs strategies. This includes the Voluntary National Reviews, the annual SDGs status updates from individual countries, which offer a platform for the partnerships needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

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

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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.

eBay Launches Up & Running To Immediately Bring Small Businesses Online

With a new accelerator program that waives selling fees, eBay pledges up to $100 million in support of small business over the next three months.
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As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, brick-and-mortar retailers are closing their physical doors, and economic data shows that half have only enough cash to survive for 27 days without new money coming in. In light of this situation, people everywhere are searching for ways to support the businesses in their community and beyond.

Merck earns 2020 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

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Merck received the 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. Merck has been named a Partner of the Year for 15 years in a row, and in Sustained Excellence for 13 years.

Companies receiving the award were selected for demonstrating how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.

Dow's Industry in the Time of Coronavirus

Amid COVID-19, as industry leaders we must remember our long-term commitments to ALL our stakeholders.
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I continue to be inspired by those on the frontline – the first responders, everyone on Team Dow and all our partners – who continue to keep us safe, keep us informed, and keep us moving forward through this COVID-19 crisis. I applaud you.

I also want to share a heartfelt thank you to my colleagues in our industry.

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