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America's Charities Coronavirus Response Fund

America's Charities Partners with Feeding America and PATH to meet immediate needs in the US and prevent/prepare for future disease outbreaks
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Why the COVID-19 Pandemic is Not a Surprise

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To combat COVID-19’s impact on communities now, and prevent and prepare for similar outbreaks in the future, America’s Charities has partnered with Feeding America and PATH. This guest post from PATH (originally published here) demonstrates some of the ways PATH is responding to COVID-19 and learning from it to prevent similar outbreaks from happening again. Learn more about PATH’s work at www.PATH.org.

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To combat COVID-19’s impact on communities now, and prevent and prepare for similar outbreaks in the future, America’s Charities has partnered with Feeding America and PATH. This guest post from PATH (originally published here) demonstrates some of the ways PATH is responding to COVID-19 and learning from it to prevent similar outbreaks from happening again. Learn more about PATH’s work at www.PATH.org.

Media Advisory: New Leadership For A Global Crisis

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The UN Global Compact has shared a special appeal for a corporate response to the COVID-19 pandemic: for all companies to take collective action to stem the outbreak through implementing our Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Businesses are also being called upon to stand together to facilitate business continuity for a fast recovery. Effectively addressing this crisis requires an active response from governments, business and the whole of society. 

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.

Building a Sustainable Mung Bean Farming System in Bangladesh

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Grameen euglena provides farmers in Bangladesh with opportunities for increased income and contributes to increased food security of Rohingya people through a mung bean distribution initiative in collaboration with the World Food Programme.

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Grameen euglena provides farmers in Bangladesh with opportunities for increased income and contributes to increased food security of Rohingya people through a mung bean distribution initiative in collaboration with the World Food Programme.

Bayer Employees Volunteer to Conduct SARS-CoV-2 Tests in Newly Established Berlin Laboratory

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Our newly established testing laboratory in Berlin which supports the fight against the Corona virus is already running: In the lab, our employees – more than 140 have volunteered – are able to conduct up to 1,000 additional SARS-CoV-2 tests per day. This helps to slow down the spread of the virus as fewer infections remain undetected and infection chains can be better reconstructed.

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An Open Letter from our Chairman and CEO

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Daniel O'Day
 

When the news of the coronavirus first emerged, Gilead immediately began to investigate the potential of remdesivir, a medicine we had been studying for many years as part of our extensive research in antivirals. Remdesivir had never been approved for use but based on what we had learned to date, we knew it might have potential with the novel coronavirus. Since then, we have been working with the greatest sense of urgency and responsibility to determine whether remdesivir does indeed work against COVID-19.

Announcing Ceres 2020 Digital Program for April and May!

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Earlier in March, we announced that the Ceres 2020 in New York in-person event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, we’ve been working hard to reimagine how we can deliver the content we planned that aims to address the challenges investors, companies and policymakers alike face when it comes to sustainability.

We launched our Ceres 2020 digital program last week with three successful sessions, and are excited now to announce the following sessions for April.

A Commitment That’s About More Than Chocolate -- It’s About Saving Our Forests

BEATRICE MOULIANITAKI, Head of Sustainable Sourcing
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The world loves chocolate. But the world needs trees – now more than ever. The challenge is that trees are disappearing at alarming rates and sometimes that is due to the production of cocoa to make chocolate. In the past 60 years, 90% of Côte d’Ivoire’s forests have disappeared according to NGO Mighty Earth.

It’s a situation that strikes home for me having grown up around trees on the island of Crete. I take this issue seriously, and for me, it’s personal. 

The Urgency of a New Social Contract

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By: Dunstan Allison-Hope, Vice President, BSR and Katie Abbott, Manager, Inclusive Economy, BSR

The COVID-19 crisis makes one thing abundantly clear: the social contract between government, business, employees, and people is not working as it should.   

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