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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - November 2016



Energy-Efficient Operations Save GM $73M in 2016
Global efforts to increase energy efficiency play a significant part in GM’s goal of meeting the electricity needs of its worldwide operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. Sixteen GM facilities recently earned ENERGY STAR recognition for continued efforts to increase energy efficiency.
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GM Foundation, Rainbow PUSH Award 30 Scholarships

Program develops leadership potential and encourages social justice and change
Press Release

DETROIT, October 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Thirty college students were awarded Rainbow PUSH Excel Scholarships at the 17th Annual Rainbow PUSH Automotive Summit held in Detroit. The conference brings together automotive, business and community thought leaders to advance diversity initiatives within the automotive industry.

GM Foundation Invests $100,000 to Evaluate STEM Gains

Press Release

DENVER, August 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ The GM Foundation is supporting Earth Force, Inc. with a $100,000 investment to further advance the GM Global River Environmental Education Network (GM GREEN).

The grant will support professional development for the educators that facilitate GM GREEN programs, such as online learning videos reinforcing the organization’s Community Action and Problem-Solving Process. The funds also enable Earth Force to build on its decades-long evaluation program by focusing on STEM education impact and alignment with GM sustainability goals.

GM Rochester Plant Launches Solar Array

GM Foundation to Give Generous Gift to Local Charities
Press Release

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - While some may think the sun doesn’t shine very much in Upstate New York, promoters of solar energy know differently.  General Motors added a 466-kilowatt solar array at its Rochester Operations plant on Lexington Avenue to leverage the sun’s energy to help power the plant. The plant showcased the array at an event with community leaders, public officials, employees and the media on Friday, July 15.

GM Foundation Awards $2.8 Million to Higher Education

University/Organization Partner Program grants total $16 million since 2011
Press Release

DETROIT, December 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The General Motors Foundation today announced grants totaling more than $2.8 million in 2015 to support 31 universities and organizations across the country through its University/Organization Partner Program.

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GM Outlines Plans to Capitalize on Future of Personal Mobility

General Motors CEO Mary Barra and her leadership team last month outlined the company’s plans to capitalize on the future of personal mobility by owning the customer relationship beyond the vehicle, building upon nearly two decades of connectivity leadership.

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GM, United Way Celebrate ‘Network of Excellence’ Success

Graduation rates at target high schools rise from 50 percent to nearly 80 percent
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DETROIT, June 3, 2015 /3BL Media/  – A $27.1 million grant from the GM Foundation to the United Way for Southeast Michigan five years ago to improve graduation rates at seven Detroit-area high schools has helped raise graduation rates from around 50 percent to nearly 80 percent.

GM’s Greg Martin Inspired by Company’s Passion to Leave the World a Better Place

Executive director of sustainability relies on diverse background to drive continued progress

With nearly two decades at General Motors, much of it as the company’s corporate spokesperson, Greg Martin has worked with many different people across business functions to explain the company’s actions and priorities.

Scholarship America Honors General Motors Foundation

‘From Dreams to Degrees’ recognizes impacts in higher education
Press Release

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Scholarship America honored the General Motors Foundation with its Social Responsibility award for making a college education more accessible and affordable through the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program.

The organization’s inaugural From Dreams to Degrees event was held Tuesday evening at the National Press Club.


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