June 17

Future Returns: Stop the Spread Joins ImpactAssets to Battle COVID-19

By Abby Schultz

In the early days of the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S., Kenneth Chenault, the former chief executive of American Express, and Rachel Romer Carlson, the CEO of Guild Education, wrote an opinion piece calling on the nation’s business leaders to directly address the widespread, critical needs raised by the crisis.

In a March 18 New York Times opinion piece, Chenault and Carlson laid the groundwork for an organization they founded called Stop the Spread, a group that today has more than 1,300 CEO and corporate executive volunteers—from companies large and small—who have focused on creating partnerships to produce critical supplies, and to devise innovative solutions for personal protective equipment (PPE), testing, and tracing related to the Covid-19 crisis.

Photo courtesy of Elishia Jayye.

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corporate social responsibility, food security