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GM China Releases 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Report details vision and efforts of GM and its joint ventures in China for sustainability
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General Motors China has issued its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report to provide an update on its CSR efforts and commitment in the areas of safety, sustainability, education and the community. The report also provides an update to its stakeholders about the actions taken by the company and its joint ventures in China to help achieve GM’s global vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

Highlights from the report include:

Whole Kids Foundation Offers Grant Funding for School Gardens & Bee Programs: Grant Applications Window Open from Sept. 1 – Oct. 15, 2019

Grants valued at $2,000 available for K-12 schools and nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada
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WHO: Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit focused on children’s nutrition and wellness, invites K–12 schools and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada to apply for 2020 Garden Grants and Beehive Grants valued at $2,000.

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Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Interns Learning From Comerica Bank

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Getting a head start can help you gain better position, and that’s what the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program and Comerica Bank are doing for several students this summer.

Young professionals from the GDYT program joined the team at Comerica as interns to learn different aspects of the banking industry. The group of talented young men and women work with staff to build their professional portfolios.

Orbis Delivers Sight to a Child in Jamaica

By Jason Baker
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When Trevorn was 8 years old, he found himself in the midst of an absolute living nightmare.

At his primary school in Jamaica, one of his classmates made a catapult that fired a pencil which struck Trevorn without warning, squarely in the eye. After two emergency surgeries the pencil was removed and the lens was replaced, but his vision was severely damaged.

Can Organized Philanthropy Learn To Learn?

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Since posting Is There A Role For Philanthropy In Renewing Democracy a month ago, several colleagues have suggested that organized philanthropy (i.e., foundations and funds) need to get their own houses in order before they worry about such issues as renewing democracy. In fact, one writer suggested that I write about what democracy can do to renew philanthropy!

An Udderly Amazing STEM Day at ON Semiconductor

by Billie Johnson
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How does a herd of tech professionals and engineers divide 290 students for an on-site field trip?

With a Cow-culator.

Or at ON Semiconductor in June, with five Cowculators. Three engineers, an operations manager and an administrative assistant donned cow suits to welcome an unprecedented number of students to the Pocatello, Idaho factory for an extensive day of STEM investigation and discovery.

Why the cows you may ask?

Innovation As A Value, Not An Assignment

By: David Wilson, Chief Innovation Officer
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When innovation is truly adopted as a value everyone in the organization will be encouraged to take ownership and an active interest in its evolution.

At Bechtel, innovation is clearly captured in in our Vision, Values, and Covenants, and like safety, quality, integrity, diversity, and inclusivity, it is widely regarded within our organization as everyone’s responsibility.

Building Internal Capacity For Infrastructure

By: Catherine Irvin, Communications Specialist
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Contributing Authors: Vincent NougaredeCatherine McKalip-Thompson and Carlos Alarco Proano

Sappi Awards Girl Scouts of Maine With Unique Paper Scientist Patch

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To encourage girls to pursue fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), several Sappi employees worked with the Girl Scouts of Maine to develop a first-of-its-kind Girl Scout Paper Scientist Patch. It was awarded to 15 Girl Scouts from Troop 574 in Westbrook, Maine and Troop 2070 in Gorham, Maine.

Future Lineworkers Earn Scholarships

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MARSHALL — The Consumers Energy Foundation is assisting three individuals training to become electric lineworkers with scholarships honoring two fallen company linemen.

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