RBA allocates $500,000 for direct worker-relief and longer-term CSO projects that support workers
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced a worker fund that will distribute $500,000 over two phases: Phase 1 will immediately and directly assist foreign migrant workers who need urgent support due to negative impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; and Phase 2 will support projects that create longer-term protections for vulnerable workers in international supply chains, including projects that address adverse impacts of the pandemic.
Since start of pandemic, WSP Emergency Management has supported logistical planning, equipment and specialized staff procurement, creation of public testing and vaccination sites.
From nurses, doctors and first responders to people working in grocery stores and distribution centers, essential workers have been the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic, risking viral exposure to help the rest of us emerge from this unprecedented crisis.
Working alongside these heroes are scores of WSP USA’s Emergency Management Division staff and hundreds of contract employees who responded to urgent requests for help from the firm’s state and local government clients over the past 15 months.
Climate-related financial disclosures, the emergence of chief resilience officers and climate adaptation, resilience finance mechanisms are trending post-pandemic.
Note: This is the first article in a series highlighting changes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies we expect to see in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article examines changes to resilience strategies to address volatile markets and supply chains.
In 2020, the year we faced a global pandemic, record-breaking wildfires and political unrest across the U.S., demand for our corporate climate risk, adaptation and resilience services increased by 305 percent.
A cultural and organizational transformation has begun at Clarivate, where every decision and every opportunity is approached with the assumption and mindset that the solution will better connect us through technology.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all industries to some degree over the past year. With offices shut down, and some workforces working remotely, many offices have been left vacant. At the beginning of the pandemic, food and beverage and consumer goods manufacturing facilities were temporarily shut down or production was significantly reduced. Restaurants and retail facilities were closed or transitioned to online ordering and pick-up. Only critically essential services and operations managed to stay open.
World Mask Week (July 12-18) is a global movement to encourage continued masking-wearing to reach the end of the COVID-19 pandemic
SEATTLE, July 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Pandemic Action Network, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the African Union, 3M and over 50 global, regional, and local partner organizations announced today the launch of World Mask Week 2021 (July 12-18) — a global campaign underlining a universal truth: masking in public, in combination with handwashing and physical distancing, is still one of the best ways we can protect ourselves and others against COVID-19, especially our most vulnerable community members as countries race to vaccinate their populations.
With companies preparing their return to the office, new challenges are present as companies are looking to provide confidence of the health and safety of their spaces to their employees, while providing flexibility.
Airline donates cargo flight to deliver vaccines to Guatemala
FORT WORTH, Texas, July 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As part of the White House initiative to share at least 80 million U.S. vaccine doses globally this summer, American Airlines moved 1.5 million coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine doses from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City on a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The shipment departed ORD this morning.
Our mission to help the world move forward from COVID-19 continues: a third donated FedEx charter flight arrived in India over the weekend with additional COVID relief supplies. And with 1.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses arriving in Mexico this week, shown here, FedEx continues to deliver critical healthcare shipments to the communities around the globe where they’re needed most.
Over the course of the past year, we’ve seen disruption across the width and breadth of the business landscape. As entire ecosystems have been upended, the primary focus has been about reacting and responding. But as we begin to think about the future, and the next stage of recovery, we should start to think about how we can proactively reimagine the way we live our lives.
With that in mind, here are five guiding principles I believe will help us navigate the post-COVID era.