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Teva Becomes First Pharmaceutical Company to Execute Sustainability-Linked Bond Tied to Both Climate and Access to Medicine Targets

$5 billion bond is the largest of its kind from any sector and the first issued by a generic medicines company
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  • $5 billion bond is the largest of its kind from any sector and the first issued by a generic medicines company
  • The bond is tied to targets that include improving access to medicines in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
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  • $5 billion bond is the largest of its kind from any sector and the first issued by a generic medicines company
  • The bond is tied to targets that include improving access to medicines in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

Pucks for PPE: Project Northern Lights and RESOLVE Canada Announce New NHL and CDC Foundation-Supported Initiative to Provide PPE to 7 NHL Cities

“Pucks for PPE” is a new initiative to provide PPE to marginalized populations in seven Canadian cities.
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June 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Project Northern Lights (PNL) and RESOLVE Canada are excited to announce our most recent collaboration: Pucks for PPE. Funded by the CDC Foundation and the National Hockey League (NHL), Pucks for PPE is a project that aims to deliver protective equipment and other supplies to a range of marginalized populations in each Canadian city with an NHL team.

VisionSpring Raises $1.5 Million for India COVID-19 Response and Will Deliver More Than 1,000 Oxygen Concentrators to Expand Care

Social Enterprise Deploys Global Team to Procure Personal Protective Equipment and Oxygen Concentrators in Race to Meet Medical Needs in India
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NEW DELHI, INDIA, May 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - VisionSpring (www.visionspring.org), the pioneering social enterprise, has secured an initial $1.5 million in emergency response commitments for the COVID-19 crisis in India and will deliver more than 1,000 oxygen concentrators and other COVID-19 care and safety supplies to frontline health workers.

Benevity Sees Exponential Surge in Searches for Nonprofits Providing COVID-19 Support in India

More companies activate relief campaigns on Benevity’s platform for the crisis in India, expected to peak in mid-May
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CALGARY, Alberta, May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/-- Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced a surge in activity on its platform from companies and their people looking to support COVID-19 relief for India. Seven of the top 10 searches on the platform in April 2021 were directly related to the COVID-19 crisis in India, indicating a strong desire for companies and their people to find and support trusted nonprofit organizations that are providing relief.

Industry Snapshot: Q&A with Aflac's Stephanie Shields

We talked to Stephanie Shields, senior vice president of Broker Sales at Aflac, about the pandemic's impact on the industry, trends to watch for…
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1. In your opinion, what are the top areas of focus for our industry in 2021 and beyond?

Four Viruses, One Swab, One Report

Abbott’s assay received FDA EUA to detect COVID-19, flu A and B, and RSV with one swab, easing the testing process.
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Waking up with a runny nose wouldn't be cause for alarm in "normal times." However, that's all changed thanks to COVID-19. Now the slightest runny nose or cough can cause alarm. Is it COVID-19? Is it just a cold? The flu? Amid this pandemic, distinguishing one respiratory illness from another has never been so important.

Bridgestone Americas Announces $100 Vaccine Support Payment for U.S. Employees

Summary: 
  • Payment will be available to the company’s more than 33,000 U.S. employees.
  • Bridgestone is providing the $100 support payment to remove barriers for employees who choose to get the vaccine, such as missing work, child care, transportation costs, or other potential obstacles.
  • The company is also exploring options to offer comparable programs to employees in Canada and Latin America.

 

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  • Payment will be available to the company’s more than 33,000 U.S. employees.
  • Bridgestone is providing the $100 support payment to remove barriers for employees who choose to get the vaccine, such as missing work, child care, transportation costs, or other potential obstacles.
  • The company is also exploring options to offer comparable programs to employees in Canada and Latin America.

 

How Nestlé Is Helping Feed the Hungry During the Pandemic

We're keeping factories open, donating food and money, and being there for the world
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Pilar Bustamante felt the devastating effects of the pandemic this spring when she lost both of her parents to COVID-19.

In spite of this tragedy, Bustamante, a medical assistant at Nestlé-Spain, continued to work every day, answering questions from factory workers about how they could continue to produce food in a way that was safe for workers and consumers. Even through her grief, she knew the work was critical, not just for her coworkers, but for people around the world counting on Nestlé to provide the food they rely on.

Mobile Money Ensures Continued Success Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis in Uganda

by Village Enterprise staff and Whole Planet Foundation's Senior Digital Fundraising Specialist Olivia Hayden
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For three entrepreneurial women business partners in Uganda, the emerging COVID-19 crisis posed an immediate threat to their newly started business. Pictured above, the three entrepreneurs, Nancy, Lilly, and Irene stand on their business premises in Patira East Village.

5 Tips for a Green Halloween

Halloween can be a sweet holiday, as well as a frightfully wasteful one. But at Keep America Beautiful, we know it doesn't have to be that way.
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We know Halloween can be a sweet holiday, as well as a frightfully wasteful one with all of the disposable decorations, packaging, and costumes that come with the season. But at Keep America Beautiful®, we know it doesn’t have to be that way!

While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to pose unique challenges to us all, Halloween can still be fun and safe, as well as sustainable and eco-friendly. Here are 5 tips to help you add some green to your Halloween festivities.

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