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"Dividiendo por Colombia"

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2 August 2006

"Dividiendo por Colombia"

Author: Dividiendo por Colombia

[Original website in Spanish. Following summary of the website's key points provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.] Dividiendo por Colombia is a foundation created by a group of business people to put into practice their commitment to social responsibility, by supporting education projects for the poor. Dividiendo gathers financial contributions from over 7500 employees, who individually decide how much they want to contribute, and from over 70 companies, which usually contribute an amount matching the employee contributions. There is an underlying belief that quality education is the best way to help the poor, create opportunities for a decent standard of living, and to make the country more competitive. During 2005 Dividiendo supported programs involving poor boys and girls in Bogotá, Cali, and Medellín. [Companies include: Aercol, Almacenar, Almacenes Éxito, Alusud Embalajes, American Airlines, AFP Santander [part of Santander], Aon Group, Aviatur, Banco GNB Sudameris, Banco Santander, Bancolombia, Belstar, Bolsa de Valores de Colombia, Brigard & Urrutia, Cárdenas & Cárdenas, Coca-Cola FEMSA, Coca-Cola de Colombia, Coodesco, Colfondos, Colcorp [part of Bancolombia], Comisionista de Colombia, Corferias, Coservicios, CPT [part of Bancolombia], Credibanco Visa, Chubb de Colombia [part of Chubb Group], Davivienda, Deceval, Deloitte, Dinámica IPS, Dupont de Colombia, Electronic Data Systems, EPM Bogotá, Fabricato-Tejicóndor, Fanalca, Febanc, Fiduciaria Davivienda, Fiducolombia, Fiduciaria Tequendama, FritoLay, Fundación Suramericana, GM Colmotores, GMAC, Hay Management Consult, IBM, Mckinsey & Company, Michelín, Impsat, Industrias Philips, Invista, Kellogg, Leasing Colombia [now Leasing Bancolombia], Lewin & Wills, Mccann-Erickson, Mattel, Meals, Megaplan, MTP Comunicaciones, Multienlace, Nexsys de Colombia, Parra, Rodríguez & Cavelier, Procter & Gamble, Profesalud, Protabaco, Protección S.A., Punto De Salud, Rohm & Haas, Seguros Bolívar, Sodexho Colombia, Subocol, Suma Corredores, Suramericana, Suratep, Susalud, Suvalor [now Valores Bancolombia], Transportes M&S, Willis Colombia, 3M]

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