It takes all nations and all sectors to make progress on the most important and far-reaching international challenges. The UN Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems.
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The United Nations Foundation is dedicated to reducing childhood mortality from disease, advocating for the rights of women and girls, improving disaster relief, creating a clean energy future, and ensuring a strong, well-funded UN.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., (IEEE) is a non-profit, technical professional association of over 380,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others. Through its technical publishing, conferences and consensus-based standards activities, the IEEE produces 30 percent of the world's published literature in electrical and electronics engineering and computer sciences; holds annually more than 300 major conferences; and has nearly 900 active standards with about 700 under development.
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.
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.
NBA Cares is the league's social responsibility program that builds on the NBA's long tradition of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world. In October 2005, NBA Cares set forth goals to be achieved by 2010, with the league, players and teams to contribute $100 million for charity, donate more than 1 million hours of hands-on volunteer service to communities around the world, and build more than 250 places where kids and families can live, learn and play.
The Nike Foundation in 2005 began investing in adolescent girls as powerful agents of change in the developing world. This focus emerged from the company's desire to support the world's developing countries, recognizing the benefits that both Nike's business and consumers derive from emerging economies. Funded by Nike, Inc., the Foundation leverages the brand's drive for innovation and positive change, and its ability to inspire both. We believe that when girls receive support and realize opportunity for their futures, they can become an unexpected and powerful force in transforming their families, communities and the world.
Orkin's Fight the Bite campaign was created to help American homeowners reclaim their yards and save lives in Africa by waging war on mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they can carry. Orkin and its sister pest control companies will donate at least $100,000 in 2008 to Nothing But Nets for 10,000 bed nets! To learn more about the Fight the Bite campaign, please visit nets.orkin.com.
Believing that creativity can motivate new ways of giving, Project Perpetual raises funds through auctions of exceptional artworks. In the process of developing each project, it engages the broader public in causes in vital need of attention. The first mission is to shift the needle for vaccination and halt the vaccine-preventable deaths of young children. This inaugural partnership of art and advocacy is united by the belief that every child deserves a shot at a healthy life, no matter where they live.
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies employing 90,000 people in more than 80 countries and territories. Shell’s aim is to help meet the energy needs of society in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. Its Upstream business explores for and extracts crude oil and natural gas, often in joint ventures with international and national oil and gas companies. Shell’s Downstream business manufactures, supplies and markets oil products and chemicals worldwide. Projects & Technology manages the delivery of Shell’s major projects and drives its research and development program.