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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and ‘stay at home’ regulations, domestic violence and online bullying and harassment are expected to rise. What can companies do to support employees internally? What can they do to harness their core business strategies including marketing and innovation as well as philanthropy to respond to the increase in violence?
COVID-19 has implications for all workers. Two huge groups of vulnerable workers are those whose health is at risk due to exposure to the virus, and those whose livelihood is at risk because they depend on export sectors that have ground to a halt. How can businesses support the most vulnerable workers in their value chains?
In countries with seriously constrained national budgets, weaker social protection systems and/or a large informal economy, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are particularly vulnerable. Even a temporary disruption to cash flow could prove catastrophic for these businesses. How can businesses support MSMEs in their value chains, communities and beyond?
Until a vaccine is developed and comprehensive testing systems are in place, personal behaviors and hygiene will be essential to stop the spread of the virus. This includes maintaining hand hygiene, social distancing and other measures. How can businesses help raise awareness of these preventative measures?
Many NGOs are responding to a complex set of operational and business continuity stresses arising from the pandemic and from the efforts to contain it. The demands on many NGOs are increasing, just as their capacity to respond to those demands is being undermined. How can businesses support their NGO partners through the impact of COVID-19?
As the COVID-19 crisis-hit countries around the world, national business-led collaborative platforms have been instrumental in mobilising emergency assistance, reliable information, resources, coordination, and public advocacy to support citizens and governments in the fight against the pandemic. This toolkit, deep-dives into the some of the initial good practices and lessons learned from the National Business Compact on Coronavirus in Kenya.
With the coronavirus pandemic spreading rapidly around the world, the response has needed to be equally fast and innovation has been required at many levels. Private sector partnerships have been playing an important role in generating creative solutions. This Toolkit provides guidance on how companies can rapidly innovate solutions in partnership with others.
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On May 7th we hosted this webinar on how we can Respond and Rebuild Better. Hear directly from the Action Toolkit authors regarding the resources available in the response centre. A summary of the online written discussion on May 14th is opening up the conversation to a wider audience and will be available soon.
30 April, 2020
This online written discussion looked at how we can bring together businesses, networks and civil society behind governments' efforts to curb the pandemic and what can we learn from efforts already under way, including in Kenya.
This webinar with UNDP, McKinsey, the Connecting Business Initiative and Harvard Kennedy School sets out the expected impacts of the pandemic, and the role of business in supporting the most vulnerable.
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