Coronavirus (COVID-19): How businesses are responding

We continue to find ourselves in extraordinary circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and while much of the news is relentlessly bleak and scary, one ray of light has been the incredible response from communities, individuals and businesses across the world. Here are some examples of how the Business Avengers, and other businesses, are responding to COVID-19.

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Pret

160 Pret team members have volunteered to help reopen 10 shops in London, located close to hospitals. There will be the 50% discount for NHS workers and 7,000 additional meals per week will be donated to charity partners.

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Arm

Arm has joined forces with the UN Development Program and Hackster.io to launch The COVID-19 Detect & Protect Challenge – partnering with the biggest tech players in the industry to rally 1 million+ developers to create new low-cost and easily transferrable tools to detect virus carriers, and help slow disease transmission in low-resource settings.

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Salesforce

Salesforce.org, thrive health and TRACTION on demand

The Traction Thrive Critical Care Resource Management application enables hospitals and healthcare practitioners to more accurately track and distribute critical medical staff and resources to meet the immediate needs of COVID-19 response teams. The app is currently available for free on the Salesforce AppExchange.

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The Coca-Cola Co.

Coca-Cola has has been redirecting a big part of their marketing spend for community relief programs, medical supplies and equipment during the outbreak phase, as well as developing other actions for the recovery and back-to-normal phases in markets hit hardest by the pandemic. Their total community supports is beyond $120 million.

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NTT Ltd.

Hospitals around the world are coming under repeated attack during the current COVID-19 crisis. In response to this, NTT Ltd. is deploying highly skilled security consultants to offer incident response and remediation services at no cost to hospitals in North America, Europe, the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and Singapore.

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Coronavirus [Covid-19]

How businesses are responding to the Crisis