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FACTSHEET: National Black Chamber of Commerce, NBCC

DETAILS

1350 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 825 Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 466-6888
Fax: (202) 466-4918

Founded in 1993, the National Black Chamber of Commerce is on the "leading edge of educating and training Black communities on the need to participate vigorously in this great capitalistic society known as America." The NBCC has 95,000 black owned business members.

NBCC's position on the Kyoto Protocol cites "continued scientific uncertainties" and high economic costs associated with "radical" changes in emission policies. (http://www.nationalbcc.org/issues/default.asp?id=1303) NBCC's Public Policy Council works with the board of directors to "formulate positions on the Global Warming Treaty, Tax Reform, National Air Ambient Quality, OSHA Laws, etc." Membership on this council requires a $25,000 donation. Current Public Policy Council members include General Motors, Texaco, Caterpillar, Sprint, Daimler Chrysler, and Columbia/HCA. (http://www.nationalbcc.org/membership/categories.asp)

KEY QUOTES

"In December 1997, the 186 signatories to the Framework Convention on Climate Change met in Kyoto, Japan, to conclude an agreement that addresses concerns that increased concentration levels of greenhouse gases within the Earth's atmosphere will lead to climatic disruptions- the global warming theory. Despite continued scientific uncertainties related to this theory, the countries agreed in principle to the Kyoto Protocol-legally binding commitments by 38 industrialized nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to specific levels by specific dates. This treaty would have a significant impact on domestic and international economies, as participating nations adopt radical changes to existing energy policies in order to meet the Protocol's requirements."
Source: NBCC website 4/04

KEY DEEDS

Published a study entitled "Potential Economic Impacts on the Kyoto Climate Change Protocol on Blacks and Hispanics in the U.S."
Source: NBCC website 4/04

4 June, 1998
NBCC President Harry Alford testified before the House Small Business Committee that US ratification of the Kyoto Protocol would be detrimental to minority-owned small businesses.
Source: Transcript, Harry Alford's testimony before House Small Business Committee 6/4/98

FUNDING

National Black Chamber of Commerce has received $800,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.


$50,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$40,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$50,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$60,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

2007
$75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

2008
$75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: EXXON FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING 2008

2009
$75,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments

2010
$100,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2010 Worldwide Giving Report

2011
$150,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil corporate funding 2011, public policy

2012
$125,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil corporate funding 2012, public policy

KEY PEOPLE

Harry C. Alford
President, CEO & Co-founder
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

PEOPLE

Kay DeBow
Executive Vice President & Co-founder
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Frederick E. Jordan
Chairman, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Doris Carson Williams
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Richard Bowles
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Jim Chitty
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Thomas Crosby
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Eugene Franklin
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Sherrie Gilchrist
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Reginald Daniel
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Larry Ivory
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Felix Jackson
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Dorothy Leavell
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Mike Little
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Shannon Reeves
Member, Board of Director
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Nathaniel Rido
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Myron Stewart
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Leroy Tombs
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

Jerry Mitchell
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

John Harmon
Member, Board of Directors
Source: National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04

SOURCES

ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4389

NBCC website 4/04
http://www.nationalbcc.org

National Black Chamber of Commerce website 4/04
http://www.nationalbcc.org

Transcript, Harry Alford's testimony before House Small Business Committee 6/4/98

ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report
2004 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4380

ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4387

ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research downloaded from Exxon website
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4381

ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=download&d=4586

EXXON FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING 2008
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/community_contributions_report.aspx

ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
Exxon Mobil Corporation 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/files/gcr_contributions_pub-policy09.pdf

ExxonMobil 2010 Worldwide Giving Report
http://exxonmobil.com/Corporate/Files/gcr_contributions_pubpolicy-2010.pdf

ExxonMobil corporate funding 2011, public policy
http://www.webcitation.org/68w7Tt51X

ExxonMobil corporate funding 2012, public policy
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/Files/gcr_contributions_publicpolicy12.pdf