Corporate UNH

Ah, the university. A place for learning. I’ve got a great lesson today: Economics 101.

In today’s class, we’re going to cover something that’s very, very important to the U.S. economy: War.

War has winners and losers. And, “smart” people somehow suppress their conscience enough to make some money off it. Those people or corporations that profit of of war are called war profiteers. Essentially, its any organization that improperly profits from warfare or by selling weapons and other goods to parties at war. (thanks wikipedia).

I’m sure you’re familiar with some of these war profiteers. Corporations such as Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Boeing, and Northrop derive up to 50% of their annual profits from military-related production.

And they have a great sum of money. In our current system, if you want answers on why our food system is whack, why acting against climate change is so difficult, and why we are at war perpetually throughout US history, just do one simple thing.  Follow the money.

Money is power. With money, corporations can essentially decide what countries to invade, and what foreign resources to seize. And it’s not so much true anymore to say that they make profit from war. They have such power that it’s more accurate to say they now make war for profit.

I would hope a swell university like UNH would try not to affiliate with such atrocities, wouldn’t you?

Well, that’s a buzzkill. UNH, as well as many other universities, conduct military-related research.This may be related to the massive donations from many of the stated “war profiteers”. I’ll add a link to the university honor roll for a list of corporate donors, but for now just scroll down a bit to see the list. There are certainly some offending corporate donors- I’ll bold the ones that profit disproportionally from conflict.

Oh yeah, and UNH loves sustainability. Check out the donations from corporations such as Chevron, Exxon-Mobil, BP, and Conocophilips. War has meant record profits and an opportunity to take control of Iraqs oil for them. And, of course, being sustainable in fueling the climate crisis.

Thank you War Resister’s for some great info: http://www.wri-irg.org

Here’s the list, I’m bolding some sketchy banks, war profiteers, and oil companies:

Matching Gift Companies

The 3M Company
Abbott Laboratories
Accenture Foundation, Inc.
Adobe Systems, Inc.
ADP Foundation, Inc.
Advanced Financial Services
Aetna Foundation, Inc.
Alcoa Foundation
American Express Financial Advisors
American International Group, Inc.
Amgen Foundation
Amica Companies Foundation
Analog Devices, Inc.
Anheuser-Busch Foundation
AT&T Foundation
Aviva Charitable Foundation
Bank of America Foundation
The Bank of New York
The Baupost Group, LLC
The Becton Dickinson Foundation
Biogen Idec Foundation, Inc.
The Boeing Company
BP America Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
CA, Inc.
Capital Group International, Inc.
Cardinal Health Company
Caxton Foundation
ChevronTexaco
The Chubb Corporation
CIGNA Foundation
Citigroup Foundation
Citizens Bank
Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Inc.
Computer Associates, Inc.
ConocoPhillips Company
Constellation Energy Group
Cooper Industries Foundation
Corning Incorporated Foundation
C.R. Bard Foundation
Cyro Industries
Datatel
Dell Direct Giving Campaign
Delta Airlines Foundation
Deluxe Corporation Foundation
Dominion Foundation
Dow Chemical Company Foundation
Eastern Mountain Sports, Inc.
Eli Lilly & Company Foundation
Expedia, Inc.
ExxonMobil Foundation
Factory Mutual Global Foundation
Fidelity Foundation
Fluor Foundation
Gartner Group, Inc.
GE Foundation
Genentech, Inc.
General Mills Foundation
Gilbane, Inc.
GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
Goodrich Foundation, Inc.
Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC
Greater Horizons
The Guardian Life Insurance
Company of America
The Hanover Insurance Company
Hartford Insurance Group
Harvey Industries
Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.
IBM Matching Grants Program
Illinois Tool Works Foundation
ING Foundation
Intel Foundation
International Paper Company Foundation
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company
Johnson Controls Foundation
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Juniper Networks
Kaplan, Inc.
Lincoln Financial Foundation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Lubrizol Corporation
Macy’s Foundation
Markem Corporation
Massachusetts Mutual Life
Insurance Company
The Merck Company Foundation
Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc
Metropolitan Life Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
Millipore Foundation
Morgan Stanley Foundation
National Grid USA Service Co.
NCCI Holdings, Inc.
NCR Foundation
Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Inc.
New York Times Company Foundation
NGM Charitable Foundation
Nike, Inc.
Northeast Utilities Foundation
The Northern Trust Company
Charitable Trust
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Novartis US Foundation
Novus International, Inc.
Oracle Corporation
Osram Sylvania, Inc.
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Pepsi Bottling Group Foundation
PepsiAmericas Foundation
Pfizer Foundation
PG&E Corporation
Philips Electronics North America
Corporation
PPG Industries Foundation
PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation
Procter & Gamble Foundation
Prudential Foundation
Qualcomm, Inc.
Raytheon Charitable Foundation
Reebok Human Rights Foundation
Regions Morgan Keegan Trust
Rockwell International Corporation Trust
Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation
Schering-Plough Foundation
Science Applications International
Corporation
Shell Companies Foundation
Spectra Energy Foundation
State Farm Companies Foundation
State Street Bank & Trust Company
Sun Life Financial
SunTrust Bank Atlantic Foundation
Target Software
Textron Charitable Trust
Tomkins Corporation Foundation
Tyco International (US), Inc.
Unilever United States Foundation
Union Bank of Switzerland
United Services Automobile Association
United Technologies
Velcro USA, Inc.
Verizon Foundation
Wachovia Foundation
The Washington Post
Wellington Management Company
Wells Fargo Foundation
The Williams Companies, Inc.
Wyeth
Xerox Foundation

Corporations

Adisseo USA, Inc.

AECOM Environment
AgriEnergy Resources
Airmar Technology
Corporation
Altrushare Securities, LLC
American Express Travel
Related Services
Amoskeag Beverages, Inc.
Appledore Marine
Engineering, Inc.
Aprisma Management
Technologies
Arysta LifeScience
North America
Aurora Organic Dairy
Axl, Inc.
BAE Systems Electronics &
Integrated Solutions

Baker Newman Noyes
BASF Corporation
Bayer CropScience
H.E. Bergeron Engineers, P.A.
Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker
Bottomline Technologies, Inc.
Bronnenberg Logging &
Trucking
A.J. Cameron Sod Farms, Inc
Cell Signaling Technology
Central Metal Fabricators, Inc.
Charter Trust Company
Citizens Bank Foundation
Co-operative Insurance
Companies
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of
Northern New England

Comcast
Culinaire International, Inc.
Cunningham & Cunningham
Livestock Insurance
The Devon Group
Law Office of
Eugene A. Dimariano
D.S. Cole Growers, Inc.
DS Solid Works Corporation
DTC Communications
E.I. Dupont De Nemours
Company
Eminent International
Enterprises Inc.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
ESP, Inc.
ExxonMobil Corporation
Fair Winds Farm, Inc.
Farm Credit of Western
New York
Fidelity Investments
Fine Americas, Inc.
First Colebrook Bank
First Pioneer Farm Credit
FMC Corporation
FPL Seabrook Station
Glacier Anesthesia Services Inc.
Goss International
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Howe, Riley & Howe, PLLC
Impact Community Capital LLC
Ixxat, Inc.
Kingsbury, Inc.
Lamprey Networks, Inc.
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Company
LMK Enterprises, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Lonza Biologics
MacMillan & Donnelly, Inc.
Malthouse Development Corp.
David W. Marden Landscape
Maintenance
Martin’s Point Health Care, Inc.
Mascoma Savings Bank
Measured Progress
Mitsubishi Electric America
Foundation
My Sports Dreams
National Grid USA Service
Company, Inc
Navtronics, LLC
New Hampshire Mailing
Services, Inc.
Newmarket International, Inc.
Next Step Orthotics &
Prosthetics, Inc.
Nichols & Pratt, LLP
Northern Lakes Veterinary Hospital
Norwich Farms
Ocean National Bank
Ocean Properties Limited
Optima Bank & Trust Co.
Organic Valley Family of Farms
Osram Sylvania, Inc.
Peak Performance Sports, Inc.
Phyllom, LLC
PixelMedia Inc.
Pleasant View Gardens, Inc.
Pratt & Whitney
Public Service of New Hampshire
RiverStone Resources, LLC
Schlumberger-Doll Research
The Scotts Company
Spaulding Composites Company
Stewart Property Management
Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
Target
Timberline Log Homes
TJX Companies, Inc.
Traverse CEO LLC
Unitil Corporation
Valent USA Corporation
Vartuli Electric, LLC
Veritas Health Systems Inc.
Wagner Engineering Associates, Inc.
Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc.
Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.
Whittier Health Network
Wire Belt Company of America
Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank
XILINX Inc.
Yankee Farm Credit, ACA
Zinpro Corporation

6 responses to “Corporate UNH

  1. Anonymous

    doesn’t coca cola run unh sustainability?

    • Yes, somewhat. I believed the sustainability program is sponsored by them. Good PR for coke, huh?

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  2. melissa

    Hey – have you read Gen. Smedley Butler’s “War is a Racket” – great pamphlet about what war really is, and the most telling thing: the date it was written.

    Some people think WWII was the last time “real” wars – i.e. between good and evil – happened, and that its a recent (since Eisenhower’s military-industrial complex” speech) that war was all about profit. But it was always like that.. the pamphlet is written in 1937 and he says he spent his career (already over) as a hitman for capitalism. Check it out…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket

  3. dave p

    Very right – here’s a wicked Billy Bragg song the liner notes for which include a quote from the good, retired General.

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