Amazon’s actions to help employees, communities, and customers affected by COVID-19

A roundup of actions Amazon has taken to reduce the spread of the coronavirus while supporting those directly and indirectly impacted by COVID-19.

Launching the Amazon Small Business Accelerator – a boost for small businesses in the UK

The programme will help 200,000 small businesses and startups through new online learning, an intensive week-long bootcamp to help 1,000 offline businesses get online, and access to free services, credits, training and support.
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New research highlights impact of child hunger on learning during COVID-19

Amazon charity partner Magic Breakfast has published a new survey highlighting the impact of hunger on children’s learning as pupils return to school following the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in schools in disadvantaged areas.

How AWS helped the NHS accelerate its COVID-19 response

Amazon Web Services cloud computing is helping to enable a range of NHS initiatives, including improvements to patient contact and faster, more accurate testing.

The Climate Pledge and We Mean Business partner to reduce carbon emissions worldwide

Amazon's partnership establishes the largest effort to date to mobilise the private sector to reach net zero carbon by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.

Want to hear winners from the 500 Words children’s writing competition? Just ask Alexa!

Say “Alexa, read me a 500 Words story” to hear Nicole Kidman, David Tennant, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and many others read finalists' stories from the 500 Words: Black Lives Matter competition.

How INEOS TEAM UK is targeting America’s Cup success with AWS

The elite America’s Cup sailing team is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) high performance computing to build and test the UK’s most advanced sailing boat.

The innovative partnership that’s helping firms operate safely in the 'new normal'

Amazon and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) are helping to kick-start the economy as lockdown restrictions ease.

Imperial College London to launch COVID-19 ‘infodemic’ knowledge platform using AWS

The knowledge platform will help the healthcare community ‘cut through the noise’ to find the best possible treatments for COVID-19 patients.

LGBTQ+ authors and allies #ReadWithPride: Part Two

A stellar literary line-up of LGBTQ+ authors and stories share their stories for Pride.

LGBTQ+ authors and allies #ReadWithPride

Author and YouTuber Lucy Powrie joins a stellar literary line-up to read short clips of their works and celebrate LGBTQ+ visibility for Pride.

“Writing a book about lockdown helped me cope with the crisis.”

As the Covid-19 pandemic hit, bestselling KDP author Suzy K. Quinn turned to writing to deal with her own feelings of anxiety and helplessness. She channelled those feelings into her new novel, and found it helped her cope with the new normal.

We are all in on The Climate Pledge: net zero carbon by 2040

Climate change is accelerating, and so are we—in our mission to help slow the crisis.

A future in voice: introducing the Alexa Incubator Programme

Thanks to the new programme, businesses creating unique experiences with Alexa or advancing voice technology will be able to access the resources they need to grow.
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