Optimy’s clients contribute to the global COVID-19 response
Donation of artificial respirators, financial resources, and products: the fight of companies for different parts of the world against the new coronavirus comes in several forms. The mobilisation aims to collaborate with teams that are on the front lines – such as nurses, doctors and security and cleaning professionals -, hospitals, people in situations of social vulnerability and small businesses.
We’re proud to work with some of these organisations that have been stepping up and giving back to society in such difficult times. Here are some examples of what they are doing to help the world to overcome this moment:
Known as the leading banking group in Italy, Intesa Sanpaolo has signed a collaboration protocol with the Department of Civil Protection and the Extraordinary Commissioner for the Coronavirus emergency to regulate the donation of € 100 million by the Bank to support activities aimed at containing and overcoming the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The fund should increase by 2,500 intensive care beds as well as help with the preparation of new infrastructures.
This science and technology company has been working in the healthcare industry for many years, so it was no surprise when they started putting extra effort to fight COVID-19. They contribute to the global response by providing solutions for scientists, supplying medicine for those who are the most vulnerable, and by producing electronic materials that help people stay connected without leaving their homes. Merck also supported with an award a team of researchers looking for a cure to COVID-19.
The generics and biosimilars division of Novartis, a global healthcare company that recently donated 20,000 doses of hydroxychloroquine to the University of Washington for a COVID-19 PEP clinical trial. The Sandoz division will play an essential role in the donation that aims to discover an effective and safe treatment for COVID-19.
Engineers and developers from Alstom have been coordinating and implementing several initiatives to produce new solutions for hospitals. The team is working in coordination with the 3Dcovid19.org network to manufacture visors for face shields and ventilators valves, that are being delivered to different hospitals.
The asset management company took action based on three pillars. Firstly, managing its clients’ investment as usual, with 90% of their staff working remotely. Amundi has also been working on bringing advice to their clients during the market turbulence.
Coca-cola Hellenic Bottling Company
The multi-international corporation has announced that wherever possible, all staff members are working from home as a way to avoid the virus from spreading. They are also increasing the support they give to communities in the form of financial aid to organisations such as the Red Cross and product donation to those medical and hospital professionals on the very front-line.