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The Path to a Purpose Led Business

Exploring CSR Strategies for Sustainable Impact in Unprecedented Times
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Over the past several years, a number of industry defining events have occurred, generating action and response from the philanthropy world. As members of this collective community, this is not the first time we have rallied behind disaster relief and response efforts. But this time is different.

Results of Survey on Impact of COVID-19 on Companies

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Business Call to Action (BCtA) in collaboration with SDG AcceleratorImpactAim and Connecting Business Initiative (CBi) organized an online survey for enterprises in the first two weeks of April on how the COVID-19 crisis had impacted their business.

Pandemic Stopped Their Program, but These Kids Adapted

Duke Energy donations helped FIRST North Carolina and 30 other groups during coronavirus outbreak
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What does a program that teaches students to think like engineers do when a pandemic shuts them down? It pivots.

Facing Layoffs and Uncertainty, Floridians Reach Out for Help

Duke Energy donates $1 million to COVID-19 relief in Florida to help pay housing and utility costs
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Like many service organizations, the Heart of Florida United Way has been flooded with an increase in requests for help during the pandemic.

At times their call volumes reached four times the average, said Ashley Blasewitz, SVP of donor and volunteer experiences, as many as 3,000 calls for help in a day.

“Each,” she said, “is a person who is stressed out, anxious, tense and trying to figure out what they’re going to do.”

Truist Doubles its Commitment to COVID-19 Relief Efforts, Totaling $50 Million

Truist helps rebuild underserved communities through small business support and connective technology
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today announced it will commit an additional $25 million philanthropic pledge as part of its Truist Cares initiative, now totaling $50 million. The financial services company launched Truist Cares* earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to meet the immediate and long-term needs of communities, clients and teammates.

data.org Issues an Open Call for $10MM Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge

Challenge Will Reward Scalable and Breakthrough Projects that use Data Science to Support Inclusive Growth and Recovery
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How Farmers Are Keeping Us Fed through the Global Crisis

Around the world, farmers are doing everything they can to prevent the coronavirus crisis becoming a hunger crisis.
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In the space of a few weeks, life around the globe has been upended in the wake of COVID-19. Industries of all kinds have been forced to rapidly change how they work, and agriculture is no different.

Can Air Pollution Exacerbate COVID-19?

By Carolyn Swope, MPH and Regina Vaicekonyte, MS
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Air Pollution and Covid-19: A Potential Link?

JLABS @ Washington, DC: The Unique Innovation Hub That's Poised to Help Protect Us From Future Pandemics

Scientists at the facility, opening in the nation's capital this year, will be focused on advancing breakthrough ideas for safeguarding people around the world from pandemics like Covid-19, infectious diseases and other health threats.
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It was a year ago this month that Johnson & Johnson Innovation first unveiled plans to launch a healthcare innovation facility in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with BARDA—also known as the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, a component of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Digitalization to Advance Health and Well-Being During a Moment of Crisis

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Quarantines and social distancing measures across the globe are driving technology innovations in ways we couldn’t imagine just a couple just a couple months ago. Digital solutions for keeping us connected and safe are evolving rapidly to address new wants and needs. From social platforms to telemedicine, we are dependent on a host of digital solutions to support us through this unprecedented challenge.

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