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Can Food Supply Chains Cope with COVID-19?

The complex global systems that bring food from fields to forks are overcoming many hurdles to keep us fed.
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It’s a luxury easily taken for granted in the developed world – that we can expect diverse, healthy and safe food on our supermarket shelves. But this is only possible thanks to the complex global supply chains capable of rapidly and safely growing, processing, and transporting food by land, sea and air from fields around the world.

International WELL Building Institute Launches WELL Health-Safety Rating for all Building and Facility Types

Expertise and insights from IWBI’s COVID-19 Task Force applied to the WELL Health-Safety Rating and other initiatives of the world’s leading certification body for healthy buildings
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NEW YORK, June 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced today the launch of the WELL Health-Safety Rating for all building and facility types, an evidence-based, third-party verified rating focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols and design strategies to address a post COVID-19 environment.

Whoa Nellie Farm - Making Regenerative Agriculture Work for All

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by Woody Tasch, founder, Slow Money 

Just as I was about to head from the kitchen to the office to write an article about Slow Money for this issue of the GreenMoney Journal, a story appeared on CNN about Whoa Nellie Farm in Acme, Pennsylvania. I had no choice but to start here.

Why Building Design Matters in Response to Coronavirus

By Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, Senior Vice President, Research, International WELL Building Institute and Sarah Welton, Vice President, Commercial, International WELL Building Institute
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Webinar: Building an Employee Relief Program

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As the global pandemic has affirmed, it's more important than ever for companies to have a support system for employees impacted by a disaster or personal hardship. Truist Foundation President Lynette Bell and E4E Relief CEO Holly Welch Stubbing will share their insights on establishing a charitable employee relief fund program.

Republic Services Announces National Nonprofit Partners for $3 Million Small Business Revitalization Effort

Charitable Foundation to Provide Grants to Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity International, NeighborWorks America to Help Local Businesses Survive and Thrive
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Medtronic: Leaning Into Change

It took a pandemic to break down barriers to innovation. Is this wave of ingenuity here to stay?
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No individual, industry, or country was ready for coronavirus. Traditional systems continue to buckle under the strains of disruption, forcing years of change in a matter of months. Every day, doctors and nurses don their armor of latex, plexiglass, and cotton. They're backed by supporters big and small: from manufacturing and healthcare companies to parents-turned-mask-makers, and 3D printing entrepreneurs.

A Legacy of Helping to Address Viral Pandemics

By John Sayre, Senior Vice President of Development Operations at Gilead
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When I was in college, I learned about the Spanish Flu in a class on the history of medicine. I found the pandemic so fascinating that I reached out to my grandmother Cordelia to ask her about it. She was about 80 by then but still remembered it vividly. She described driving through a neighborhood in Akron, Ohio at the age of 15 and seeing people throwing furniture out of an attic window. Everyone in the house had died, and they were burning everything inside to kill the germs.

What Can We Learn from the Current Covid-19 Crisis on Shaping the Dialogue Between Science and Society?

By Monika Lessl, PhD, Vice President, Corporate Innovation, R&D and Societal Engagement and Executive Director Bayer Foundation
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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted how we work, live, and behave. As the pandemic was expanding, so was the importance of science. Suddenly, I saw researchers and medical experts in the spotlight and playing crucial roles in political decision-making. 

Inaugural WELL Conference Cancelled for 2020

Rescheduled from March 2020 to August 2020, the inaugural event now cancelled for 2020 due to coronavirus considerations.
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NEW YORK -- May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - After continuous monitoring and careful consideration of the most recent information provided about the coronavirus (COVID-19) by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, The WELL Conference has been cancelled for 2020. The inaugural event was originally planned for March 2020, then rescheduled to August 16-19, 2020, at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

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