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Thank you to everyone supporting the global efforts against COVID-19. We have created ‘Support Global’ to help share some of the initiatives.

Google ties up with 30 publishers to start news platform in COVID-ravaged India

Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google on Tuesday launched its Showcase news platform in India with 30 domestic news publishers, at a time when the country is trying to weed out misinformation surrounding a ferocious second COVID-19 wave.
Indians have become increasingly reliant on social media platforms like Twitter (TWTR.N), Facebook (FB.O) and Instagram for information related to the crisis amid a shortage of critical medical supplies. Google will pay the partnering publishers for their online content and allow them to curate it, while allowing users limited access to paywalled stories.
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The Estée Lauder Companies Contributes to Global COVID-19 Relief Support

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., its brands, and its corporate foundation, The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation (ELCCF), have provided various donations to a number of non-profit organizations around the world.

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As the world is faced with the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) stands with the global community to help limit the spread of the virus and ease the related economic hardships faced by the communities in which we live and work. Guided by its family values and a spirit of giving, the company has made contributions to support the well-being of our global communities, including monetary and in-kind donations, hand sanitizer produced at the company’s facilities and the establishment of the ELC Cares Employee Relief Fund.
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Amazon India to offer Covid-19 financial support for frontline teams and eligible staff.
Amazon India on Monday said it has launched a Covid-19 Relief Scheme (CRS) under which it will provide financial assistance to frontline teams of associates hired through staffing agencies and other eligible employees with a Covid-19 allowance.
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Microsoft mobilizing resources to help Covid response in India
Over the past month, Microsoft Philanthropies has been in close contact with nonprofit partners and government organizations leading the relief efforts in India to understand how we can best assist in the response.
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Zalando Launches New Summer Campaign, Activists of Optimism
Zalando, launches its new campaign 'Activists of Optimism' celebrating people who are igniting positivity. Following a year of global lockdowns, the campaign aims to celebrate and spread optimism through the simple act of making people smile.
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FedEx delivers $600K to climate change nonprofits as part of sustainability push

Continuing its sustainability push, FedEx has delivered $600,000 in grants to organizations addressing climate challenges. FedEx Cares, the company’s community engagement program, announced the grants on May 24 as part of its Priority Earth Global Grants initiative.


“Our planet needs new solutions, innovation, and technology to build a sustainable future,” said Mitch Jackson, FedEx’s chief sustainability officer, in a press release. “This global grant program is an extension of our ongoing commitment to investing in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) making the world move more sustainably. Each of them is driving real change by developing sustainable solutions that will benefit the environment and our Earth — the address we all share.”
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KnowBe4 Launches New Program to Help Underserved and Underrepresented Communities
KnowBe4 announced a new Jumpstart Technical Support program that aims to help underserved and underrepresented communities get technical support experience.
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€36m Cork investment by Merck to help combat Covid-19
Merck said its Carrigtwohill facility is in the final stages of a €36m expansion in Cork to meet global demand for its lateral flow membrane, which has significantly increased since the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The Road to 70 Percent: Free Vaccination Rides Begin Today
Uber announced with the White House that Uber would offer free rides to all Americans going to get vaccinated. Beginning today, four free rides (up to $25 off each) are available in your Uber app through July 4.
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Spotify pledges $10m to struggling musicians hit by COVID-19 outbreak. The music streaming giant will also match each donation made by the public through its COVID-19 Music Relief page.
The company says it is launching a tool which will allow artists to link out of the app to alternative donation pages. Some of the service's creator tool features will now also be free.
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Nike and Crisis Text Line Are Teaming Up To Empower People To Ask for Mental Health Support
Nike and Crisis Text Line have partnered together to provide free, 24/7 mental health support via text messaging for people based in the U.S.
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Salesforce CEO Announces To Send Medical Supplies To India

Marc Benioff, founder of Salesforce announced that the company will be loading a Boeing 787 with medical supplies and will land it in India within the first week of May. Benioff took to Twitter to share the initiative.


Marc Benioff, founder of Salesforce announced that the company will be loading a Boeing 787 with medical supplies and will land it in India within the first week of May. Benioff took to Twitter to share the initiative. The founder stated in a tweet, “Salesforce is loading a 787 with medical supplies and will land it in India next week. All of our hearts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters in India. May they all be protected, healed, & blessed.”
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Ford pilot bespoke Transit van to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations to all communities for NHS
The NHS in Essex has teamed up with Ford and local community health leaders to roll out a vital initiative across Mid and South Essex, delivering COVID-19 vaccines to communities who are vulnerable to COVID-19.
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GE Foundation grants $600,000 aid for covid-19 relief efforts in India
GE Foundation, an independent charitable organization funded by GE has announced $600,000 in covid-19 Community Response Grants, which will provide critical funds to enable treatment of patients with covid-19, the company said today.
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Snapchat Outlines Progress on Social Good Initiatives in New CitizenSnap Report
Snapchat has published the latest version of its CitizenSnap report, which outlines the company’s various efforts to address environmental, social, and other governance concerns.
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wedish-owned homeware giant IKEA has renewed its partnership with the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) until 2025 in a bid to drive forward action to reduce biodiversity loss.

People are at the heart of the IKEA business.

The partnership reaffirms a joint commitment to protect, manage and restore key landscapes, and to enable a nature and climate positive value chain which also upholds the rights and needs of people. Since 2002, WWF and IKEA have worked together to protect and improve management of forests and fight illegal logging, as well as to reduce water and pesticide use and improve livelihoods in cotton farming.
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Twitter announces employees will be allowed to work from home ‘forever’
“We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere,” the company said in a blogpost.
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Walgreens announces partnership with Adobe to launch Covid-19 vaccine portal
On Wednesday, Walgreens announced a partnership with Adobe to release its Covid-19 vaccine portal and an updated version of its myWalgreens app. Using the online portal, customers can get vaccine information, check their eligibility, register for appointments, receive reminders and more.
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Medtronic and Medtronic Foundation Partner to Address COVID-19 Surges with Focus on Equity
Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation announced an additional $3M USD for COVID-19 relief efforts – a combination of financial resources, personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, and Medtronic employee engagement.
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Zoom has provided free services and technical support to NGOs to assist with disaster relief efforts.
Doctors from more than 1,000 public hospitals in China are using Zoom’s high-definition video meetings to conduct online consultations, remotely diagnose patients, and provide treatment during the coronavirus epidemic.
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Novartis commits to addressing racial disparities in breast cancer screening, treatment and care
Novartis will enlist multidisciplinary experts in breast cancer and health policy to identify the most pressing issues facing Black women in breast cancer and collaborate to build solutions
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Hilton rolling out work-from-hotel program
Hilton is tapping into the remote-work movement with the debut of WorkSpaces by Hilton, a portfoliowide work-from-hotel pilot program rolling out across the U.S. and the U.K.
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Three years of removing barriers. Slack’s Next Chapter program reaches a new milestone with 11 participating companies
Slack worked with The Last Mile, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and FREEAMERICA to launch Next Chapter, a program that could accelerate this shift and have a lasting impact
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