+Unidos Social Investment Report

Last Wednesday, November 13th, +Unidos presented its Social Investment Report and you can find it online on the following links:

+Unidos CSR Report

The report includes information on Mais Unidos which is made up of approximately one hundred companies that carry out joint social responsibility activities and every year invest in socio-economic and environmental initiatives. The Group has been implementing projects, sharing good practices and establishing partnerships since 2006. The work is important and unique because it seeks to improve companies’ social investments practices for the betterment of all.

The purpose of this document is to provide a brief overview of Mais Unidos achievements, as well as the main characteristics of each company. The following pages outline projects developed in 2012 by the Group in Brazil and the main social and environmental initiatives undertaken in the same period by 37 of its companies.

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Mais Unidos Group Supports the initiative Designed for Move

As a result of the union of ten organizations, Designed for Move is an initiative which aims for developing programs aimed at creating early, positive experiences for kids in sport and physical activity. Collectively these ten Champion organizations intend to direct up to $16 million in resources over three years to fight the physical inactivity epidemic in Brazil.

Recent studies indicate that Brazil’s kids are the least active in Latin America. If current trends continue, Brazilians will be 34% less active by 2030 than they were in 2002. The human and economic impacts that the inactivity crisis could have on the nation are alarming and unsustainable: shortened lifespans, billions in healthcare costs and productivity losses.*

The two key strategies to achieve the Framework are:

  • Create early, positive experiences for kids in sports, physical education and active play – because active kids become active adults.
  • Integrate physical activity into everyday life – move more overall.
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(Português) Grupo + Unidos & Intel convidam para exibição do filme “Girl Rising” e Painel de discussão

 

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+Unidos presents its Social Investment Report

São Paulo, November 12th of 2013 – The +Unidos Group, formed by American companies established in Brazil, along with US Embassy through USAID (United States Agency for International Development), will publicize in the next November 13th, at AMCHAM’s headquarters in São Paulo, the Social Investment Report of the +Unidos Group.

At the event, will be presented the results of the work developed, beyond the strategic partnerships with Brazilian government. Referent to the year of 2012, the document brings information about the results of the action and social projects of American companies in Brazil that gather efforts for some social responsibility actions. Since 2006 the Group implements projects, share good practices and establish new partnerships, annually investing funds in initiatives of economic, social and environment development. The work differences itself from everything else because of its mission to improve what these companies already do individually to promote the greater good.

The opening will be held by Paulo Cunha, co-president of the +Unidos Group and president of Motorola Solutions Brazil, and the report will be presented by Rosângela Melatto, member of the board of +Unidos and manager for the Social Responsibility at Intel – Latin American. The event will have the participation of CEO’s, VP’s and the following companies executives: Motorola Solutions, PayPal, Qualcomm, Cummins, AMD, Microsoft, Nike, Internal, GE, Citi, Burson-Marsteller, HP, KPMG, Chevron, Cargill, Google, IBM, International paper, P&G, Cisco and others.

“The +Unidos Social Investment Report it’s an important document that presents how and where the social investments are being made, as well as its results and impacts on the lives of millions of Brazilians. We’re happy with the progress of the Group and optimists that we can contribute even more”, says Cunha.

The Group develops partnerships with Brazilian government in the education area, focusing on English teaching. The expectations are that more than 100 thousand ones are benefited in 2014.

About + Unidos

The + Unidos Group is an association between the Diplomatic Mission of United States, through USAID, and American companies established in Brazil. The goal area: I) promote partnerships and benefit the Brazilian society through environmental projects and socioeconomic development; II) promote the share of experiences and good practices in corporate social responsibility (CSR); III) give visibility to the CSR investments done by the participating institutions.

More information about + Unidos is available at: www.maisunidos.org

About USAID

It’s an independent organ of the federal government of the USA and responsible for programs of economic and humanitarian assistance in the entire world. In Brazil, we work to contribute with various goals of economic, social and sustainable development, while it strengthening an essential partnership between Brazil and USA.

More information about USAID/Brazil is available at: http://www.usaid.gov/where-we-work/latin-american-and-caribbean/brazil

Launch:

Date: 11/13/13
Hour: 2h30PM
Local: São Paulo Room/ AMCHAM (Rua da Paz, 1431, Chácara Santo Antônio)
RSVP: vanessa.leao@bm.com

Press information:

Burson-Marsteller Brasil
Alessandra Neris – alessandra.neris@bm.com
Raquel Vitorino – raquel.vitorino@bm.com
Vanessa Leão – vanessa.leao@bm.com

+55 (11) 3094-2259

São Paulo, 12 de novembro de 2013 – O Grupo +Unidos que reúne empresas americanas que atuam no Brasil, em parceria com a Embaixada dos EUA através da USAID (Agência dos EUA para o Desenvolvimento Internacional) divulgará, no próximo dia 13, na sede da Amcham, em São Paulo, o Relatório Grupo +Unidos de Investimento Social.

No evento, serão apresentados os resultados do trabalho desenvolvido pelo Grupo. Além de parcerias estratégicas com o governo brasileiro. O ano base do Relatório é 2012. O documento traz informações sobre os resultados das ações e projetos sociais das empresas americanas no Brasil que realizam esforços conjuntos de responsabilidade social. O Grupo implementa projetos, compartilha boas práticas e estabelece parcerias desde 2006, onde anualmente são investidos recursos em iniciativas de desenvolvimento econômico, social e ambiental.   Tal trabalho se diferencia pelo propósito de aprimorar o que essas empresas já promovem individualmente pelo bem comum.

A abertura do evento será feita por Paulo Cunha, co-presidente do Grupo +Unidos e presidente da Motorola Solutions no Brasil e o Relatório será apresentado por Rosângela Melatto, membro do comitê gestor do Grupo +Unidos e gerente de responsabilidade social corporativa da Intel para a América Latina. O evento contará com a participação de CEOs, VPs e executivos das seguintes empresas: Motorola Solutions, PayPal, Qualcomm, Cummins, AMD, Microsoft, Nike, Intel, GE, Citi, Burson-Marsteller, HP, KPMG, Cummins, Chevron, Cargill, Google, IBM, International Paper, P&G, Cisco, entre outras.

“O Relatório de Investimento Social do Grupo Mais Unidos é um documento importante que apresenta como e onde estão sendo feitos os investimentos sociais assim como também mede resultados e seus impactos na vida de milhões de brasileiras e brasileiros. Estamos contente com o progresso do Grupo e otimistas que podemos contribuir ainda mais.” destaca Cunha.

O Grupo desenvolve parcerias com o governo brasileiro na área de educação com o foco no ensino da língua inglesa. A expectativa é de que mais de 100 mil pessoas sejam beneficiadas em 2014.

Sobre o + Unidos

O grupo + Unidos (Mais Unidos) é uma parceria entre a Missão Diplomática dos Estados Unidos, por meio da Agencia dos EUA para o Desenvolvimento (USAID), e empresas americanas estabelecidas em território brasileiro. Os objetivos do grupo são: I) promover parcerias e beneficiar a sociedade brasileira por meio de projetos ambientais e de desenvolvimento socioeconômico; II) promover a troca de experiências e boas práticas em responsabilidade social corporativa; III) dar visibilidade aos investimentos de responsabilidade social corporativa das instituições participantes.

Mais informações sobre o Mais Unidos estão disponíveis em www.maisunidos.org.

Sobre a USAID

É um órgão independente do governo federal dos EUA e responsável por programas de assistência econômica e humanitária em todo o mundo. No Brasil, trabalha para contribuir em prol de várias metas e objetivos de desenvolvimento econômico, social, sustentável e igualitário, enquanto fortalece uma parceria vital existente entre os povos do Brasil e dos EUA.

Mais informações sobre a USAID/Brasil estão disponíveis em http://www.usaid.gov/where-we-work/latin-american-and-caribbean/brazil

Serviço:

Dia: 13/11/13
Horário: 14 h30
Local:  Sala São Paulo/ Amcham (Rua da Paz, 1431, Chácara Santo Antônio)
RSVP: vanessa.leao@bm.com

Informações para a imprensa

Burson-Marsteller Brasil
Alessandra Neris – alessandra.neris@bm.com
Raquel Vitorino – raquel.vitorino@bm.com
Vanessa Leão – vanessa.leao@bm.com

+55 (11) 3094-2259

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+Unidos Group goes to Colombia to present it`s unique model of performance in Brazil

A Committee formed by U.S. companies participants in the Group and USAID Brazil, meets with representatives of USAID Colombia and the U.S. ambassador of the country.

São Paulo – Wednesday 19th. Leading U.S. companies with operations in Brazil, such as Burson-Marsteller, Citibank, Cummins, Dow Chemical, HP, IBM, Intel, KPMG, Qualcomm and Motorola Solutions, which are part of the + Unidos Group, and representatives of USAID Brazil are in Colombia to meet with the U.S. Ambassador of the country, P. Michael McKinley and members of USAID Colombia. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together and provide U.S. companies with operations in Colombia to USAID, to promote the exchange of experiences between the model and present the model of performance of partnerships of the + Unidos Group.

O +Unidos  has a unique format, bringing together major American companies that invest not only in the development of the Brazilian economy, but also in actions related to human development. In 2012, the Group invested, among other projects, in English courses for young socioeconomically disadvantaged public in public schools of Rio de Janeiro. Nearly a thousand students have benefited from the initiative.

“The meeting with the U.S. Embassy and USAID in Colombia will be a great opportunity to expand and spread this model of partnership between businesses and institutions to promote initiatives aimed at social development and environmental preservation,” said Paulo Cunha, the + Unidos Group Co-Chairman and President of Motorola Solutions in Brazil.

Meeting participants will learn about the social programs developed by USAID Colombia, as well as investments in corporate social responsibility made by American companies in the country. The Brazilian Delegation will present the performance model of the + Unidos Group in Brazil, showing the governance structure and the results of the initiative.

The companies that form the Commission which will form part of the Colombia belongs to the board of directors of + Unidos Group, which brings together American companies established in Brazilian territory in partnership with the Embassy of the United States, through USAID. At the meeting, USAID Brazil will be represented by Lawrence Hardy, Director General, USAID Colombia by director Peter Natiello and 10 other technicals from the institution. Colombian representatives from companies Burson-Marsteller, Citibank, Cummins, Dow Chemical, IBM, Intel, KPMG, Qualcomm and Motorola Solutions will also be present at the meeting.

the +Unidos Group – +Unidos is a partnership between the Diplomatic Mission of the United States through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. companies established in Brazilian territory. The group’s goals are: i) to promote partnerships and benefit Brazilian society through  environmental and socioeconomic development projects; II) promote the exchange of experiences and good practices in corporate social responsibility, III) give visibility to the investment of corporate social responsibility participating institutions.

USAID – is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government and responsible for programs of economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide. In Brazil, working to contribute towards various goals and objectives of economic, social, sustainable and equitable, while strengthening vital partnership between the people of Brazil and the USA. [http://brazil.usaid.gov].

Font: Portal Fator Brasil

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