COVID Crisis Champions (Large Organisation)


Unilever & FCDO: The Hygiene and Behaviour Change Coalition (HBCC)

The Hygiene and Behaviour Change Coalition (HBCC) was created by Unilever and the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to mount a rapid response to limit the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries. The HBCC is novel in its combination of government funding with in-kind support and management from a private sector partner and represents a £100m contribution to COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The HBCC is formed of 21 NGO and UN partners running 78 projects across 37 countries, with the aim of improving hygiene for 1 billion people living in vulnerable settings.


Aviva: With you today for a better tomorrow

If there was ever any doubt about the importance of Aviva’s purpose, 2020 provided the answer. Being there for people when it really matters is why we exist, and the past year truly put that to the test. Our new corporate purpose launched late 2019 based on insight from customers, employees and wider stakeholders. Little did we know that just months later, being ‘with you today for a better tomorrow’ would take on a new resonance, as we acted, fast, to support our colleagues, customers and communities during the pandemic.


GLG: Global pro bono COVID-19 response

GLG, the world’s insight network, mobilized its substantial resources to support organizations on the frontlines of COVID-19. We provided pro bono support to more than 135 organizations in over 40 countries, which collectively reach more than 100M people. GLG’s services helped nonprofit and government organizations protect temperature-sensitive vaccine supply chains, manufacture and distribute PPE, conduct contact tracing in countries with less-developed health systems, and more. GLG also helped the business community safely and smartly navigate the pandemic by hosting more than 3,000 virtual expert events on practically every topic. We did this without layoffs, salary reductions, or furloughs for employees.