As global issues such as energy, climate change and health become more urgent, copper plays an important role in almost every industry. The International Copper Association, Ltd. (ICA), its 43 members and the alliance of national and regional associations responsible for program development and implementation with the ICA’s more than 500 current program partners around the world defend and grow markets for copper based on its superior technical performance and its contribution to a higher quality of life worldwide.
Deere & Company, founded in 1837 (collectively called John Deere), has grown from a one-man blacksmith shop into a corporation that today does business around the world and employs more than 50,000 people. The company continues to be guided, as it has been since its beginning, by the core values exhibited by its founder: integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation.
Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The more than 200 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employ approximately 122,000 men and women and sell products throughout the world.
JCI is a worldwide network of nearly a quarter of a million members (young leaders in their 20s and 30s) in over one hundred countries and territories. Through various local, national and international projects and events, JCI members meet, learn and grow. JCI also has millions of alumni, many of whom provide support to active members.
Lutheran World Relief, an international nonprofit organization, works to end poverty and injustice by empowering some of the world's most impoverished communities to help themselves. With partners in 35 countries, LWR seeks to promote sustainable development with justice and dignity by helping communities bring about change for healthy, safe and secure lives; engage in Fair Trade; promote peace and reconciliation; and respond to emergencies. LWR is headquartered in Baltimore, Md. and has worked in international development and relief since 1945.
The MAC AIDS Fund, the "heart and soul" of MAC cosmetics, provides vital support to men, women and children with HIV/AIDS. Since 1994, MAC has raised over $41 million primarily through VIVA GLAM lipstick, from which 100% percent of sales go directly to organizations worldwide that provide direct care services and essentials to those affected, as well as education, and prevention programs to support the elimination of prejudice and discrimination against HIV/AIDS-affected individuals.
Malaria No More is an inclusive, grassroots movement to control malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that kills more than one million people annually, especially in Africa, where one child dies from malaria every 45 seconds. Leading non-governmental organizations created Malaria No More in 2006 to give individuals and private and non-profit organizations the opportunity to support a comprehensive approach in the fight against malaria, and to help coordinate those efforts with governments, and the multilateral and international organizations at the forefront of this fight.
Mark Gordon believes that every human life has value and by empowering those less fortunate we can begin to shape a true global community. The Mark J. Gordon Foundation seeks to leverage socially responsible partnerships with the goal of increasing child survival, reducing and eventually ending extreme poverty, and bringing opportunity to the disadvantaged, while strengthening the bond of families.
The Measles Initiative is a partnership committed to reducing measles deaths globally. Launched in 2001, the Initiative led by the American Red Cross, the United Nations Foundation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF and the World Health Organization provides technical and financial support to governments and communities on vaccination campaigns and disease surveillance worldwide.
MLS W.O.R.K.S. is Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues affecting young people. Areas of focus include health and wellness, education, respect, fair play, leadership, human rights, and diversity with an emphasis directed at school-aged children.