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These 7 companies stood #WithRefugees though unique efforts grounded in compassion for #WorldRefugeeDay http://bit.ly/2t32GnC
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:30pm

CAMPAIGN: 2017 Cone Communications CSR Study

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In recent years, the refugee crisis has expanded to unprecedented levels, with nearly 1 in 100 people worldwide displaced from their homes. Amidst a widespread perception of federal inaction, companies and NGOs have seen an increasing demand from consumers to step up and do their part to make a difference. In fact, more than two-thirds of consumers cited immigration as a top priority for companies to take the lead on.

On World Refugee Day, June 20, 2017, these companies showed a willingness to be at the forefront of much-needed change through unique efforts grounded in compassion:

  • Ben & Jerry’s*: A leader in standing up for social justice issues, the ice cream maker teamed up with the International Rescue Committee to launch its ‘Together for Refugees’ campaign in the U.K. Through a short video bringing awareness to the issue, the campaign rallies consumers to write to their local representatives, asking them to support legislation to help refugees resettle safely in Europe.
  • Airbnb: In early June, Airbnb launched its innovative Open Homes platform, designed to connect seven nonprofit organizations with available rooms for refugees, building on its 2016 #WithRefugees commitment. Through the platform, Airbnb users volunteer to host refugees, evacuees, and others in times of need, for free, helping the company meet its five-year goal to provide free short-term housing to 100,000 people.
  • Starbucks: The coffee company originally announced in January it would commit to hiring 10,000 refugees at Starbucks locations around the globe by 2022. Expanding on this initial worldwide pledge, Starbucks confirmed an additional goal on World Refugee Day to hire 2,500 refugees within five years to work in its stores across Europe. 

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CAMPAIGN: 2017 Cone Communications CSR Study

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