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Pandemics and Perpetuity

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What if foundations were to open up their endowments entirely and put a time stamp on their payout? To do that, many foundations will need to have tough conversations about whether or not they exist in perpetuity.

Keys to Accelerating Your COVID-19 Drug Campaign

As SARS-CoV-2 moves fast through our global population, the pharmaceutical industry faces tremendous pressure to move even faster.
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March, 2020 - /3BL Media/ - Industry leaders are jousting with questions of how to quickly evaluate new and repurposed drugs while simultaneously readying their operations for rapid transformation. Novel partnerships between private R&D teams and public health agencies are emerging to address the “discovery” half of that equation, which leaves company leaders to grapple with the other half: how can they prepare their operations for commercial-scale manufacturing of a therapy that hasn’t yet been identified or approved? 

American Express Is Matching Donations to Feeding America up to $1M to Feed Communities Impacted by COVID-19 when Card Members Use Membership Rewards® Points Toward Their Donations

New Program is Part of Company’s $5 Million Commitment to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts
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NEW YORK, March 24, 2020 /3BL Media/  American Express is continuing its support of organizations combatting COVID-19 with the launch of a donation matching program to help feed local communities impacted in the U.S. When U.S.

Foundations: Use Your Balance Sheet to Help!

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If foundations cannot step up to fulfill their mission in times of crisis, who else will save the social sector?  

During this massive economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, much attention has been focused on businesses, financial markets, and the economy, but the impact on our nonprofit sector will be worse. What can be done to avert the double whammy of a crisis of need at the same time as a drop in contributions?

One often-overlooked resource is the collateral in foundation endowments.

UPS Longitudes | In the 'Decade to Deliver,' It's Time for Responsible Leadership

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As we enter a new decade and 2030 appears on the horizon, the world as we know it is at a crucial juncture. Faced with unparalleled challenges including a climate emergency, economic dislocation, increasing social inequity and the unintended consequences of rapid-paced technological disruption, there has never been a more urgent moment for collaborative, progressive action from global leaders.

In this, the “decade to deliver,” society at large will hold leaders from across all sectors to account for the actions and choices they make.

Ambition Is Not a Simple Thing – a Conversation With The New York Women’s Foundation’s Ana Oliveira

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On March 8th, individuals around the world – of all genders – will come together to celebrate International Women’s Day. Since the first gathering, held over a century ago, leaders have made great progress in driving gender equality. But, we still have work to do to continue advocating for women’s advancement around the world.

Companies Commemorate International Women’s Day 2020

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This Sunday (March 8) marks International Women’s Day - a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Qualcomm's Own Angela Baker Will be Speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 10th Annual International Women’s Day Forum

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2020 is an important year for the fulfillment of women’s economic empowerment and gender equality. One hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment guaranteed women’s constitutional right to vote in America. Forty-five years ago, the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day on March 8. Twenty-five years ago, 189 national governments negotiated a global agreement, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, to achieve greater opportunity for women.

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.

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