Corporate Service Corps

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May 2, 2016 IBM Uses the Corporate Service Corps to Attract, Develop and Retain Talent - Gina L. Tesla

Throughout its eight year history, the CSC Program has proven to be an effective method for attracting, developing, and retaining talent. The program draws in millennials by giving them cause-based projects and appeals to more experienced IBMers by contributing to IBM’s reputation. It develops and retains talent by providing participants with a transformative experience to develop their skills while also deepening participants’ connection to IBM.
April 27, 2016 Ghana is Only the Beginning of New IBM and Peace Corps Collaboration - Gina L. Tesla

Ghana has long been a launch pad for groundbreaking international collaboration. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy sent the very first group of Peace Corps volunteers to Ghana. Eight years ago, the inaugural IBM Corporate Service Corps team, which brings IBM consultants, services, and talent to the world pro bono, also traveled to Ghana. For both organizations, it seemed logical to launch the first IBM Corporate Service Corps partnership project with the Peace Corps in Ghana.
Spring 2016 Big Blue Volunteers - Sarah Murray, Stanford Social Innovation Review

From Mumbai, India, to Mérida, Mexico, IBM employees are applying their professional skills to a wide range of social challenges.Elizabeth Transier remembers arriving in Mumbai, India, and being swept up in “a tidal wave of sights, sounds, and experiences.” She saw cows wandering in the streets, right alongside auto-rickshaws, cars, and throngs of people. “There’s this vibrancy that is incredible,” she says. Transier wasn’t on vacation. She was on assignment with the Corporate Service Corps (CSC), a program in which teams of volunteers from IBM Corp. travel around the world to work with nonprofit and... - See more at: http://ssir.org/articles/entry/big_blue_volunteers#sthash.5SKnFNzv.dpuf
January 29, 2016 Australian Business Volunteers on partnering for change with IBM. - Shared Value Project

As we anticipate the dynamic discussions at the upcoming Shared Value Forum around the year’s theme ‘Business: Partnering for Change’ – learn how IBM and not-for-profit international development organisation Australian Business Volunteers have partnered to create shared value in the region and changed the nature of traditional corporate volunteering.
January 14, 2016 Owosso woman travels to Ghana to improve education among girls. - Tim Rath

OWOSSO — Louise Hemond-Wilson was a student at Owosso Junior High School in 1977 when she entered a math competition — and was told by another child’s father that as a girl, she had no place in the competition.
December 15, 2015 IBM recommends Innovation Hub for Limpopo. - IT Online

A team of IBM experts have completed a pro bono consulting assignment with the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET), recommending that the province establish an Innovation Hub. The hub would act as a vehicle to drive the province’s transition from being resource-based to a more inclusive knowledge economy.
December 3, 2015 Peace Corps to Send IBM Experts Overseas On Short-Term Consultancies. - Davis Weddi

The Peace Corps and IBM are launching an innovative public-private partnership to allow highly skilled corporate professionals to serve overseas in short-term, high-impact pro bono consulting assignments through the Peace Corps Response program.
November 6, 2015 Local woman counsels inclusion to Colombian nonprofit. - Antje Borstel man

When Mara Jekosch comes into telling, it is hard to slow down. Then begin their cheeks to glow, her eyes light up. As part of an operational talent the Lilienthalerin was four weeks Colombia and advised a social institution for inclusion. And this experience has obviously left deep marks on her. "We are privileged to have had the good fortune to have been born in Germany," sums up the 34-year-old in one sentence, what they brought with from their use in Latin America home.
November, 2015 Putting people at the centre of the SDGs - Ethical Performance

Stakeholders from across the spectrum are looking to find better ways to work together to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Dr Phillip Goodwin, ceo of VSO, the world’s leading people-centred development organisation and Stanley S. Litow, president of IBM’s Foundation, who deliver the world largest pro bono consultancy programme, share their thoughts on revitalizing the global partnership through corporate skills sharing.
October 30, 2015 Huge potential for corporate volunteering to be future of development in India - India CSR

Corporate employee engagement enables sustainable solutions to community issues and has a lasting impact on the business, according to delegates meeting in New Delhi today at the ‘Unearthing the true value of CSR through skills-based volunteering’ event.
September 25, 2015 Overcoming adversity in India - By Salvador Segura-Ortega in VSO Newsletter

Salvador Segura-Ortega is part of IBM’s global HR team, located in Mexico City. Taking part in CSC, supporting people with disabilities, had an extra special meaning for Salvador, as he too has a physical disability.
September 25, 2015 Closing Africa's Skills Gap and Fostering Innovation Through TechnologyAA - Huntington Post

Africa -- the world's most youthful continent -- is bursting with the energy, creativity and ingenuity of some 200 million young people between ages 15 and 24. Young people in Africa are better educated than previous generations. And they have greater access to technology and other world-class resources than ever before in history.
September 21, 2015 IBM makes recommendations on SMART Rwanda - BiztechAfrica

Consistent with the country's ambitious SMART Rwanda agenda, the IBM's report emphasized ways in which information technologies such as data analytics could help the nation reach it's goals.
September 9, 2015 The 'ready, willing and able' test for corporate volunteering - Paul Phillips, VSO, Civil Society

For some time now, the nature of corporate volunteering programs has been slowly moving beyond painting walls to programs that are closer to the heart of business. This has been prompted by the millennial generation wanting to play a more meaningful part in the social responsibility agenda of their companies through use of their core skills.
September 8, 2015 Social impact in business: No longer an anomaly - William D. Eggers, Nate Wong, & Kate Cooney, Deloitte University Press

As employees increasingly look for meaning and social impact in their corporate jobs, companies are seeking—and finding—ways to link talent development and rewarding, purpose-driven work, for both employee engagement and competitive advantage.
August 13, 2015 Purpose-Driven Transformation’ and IBM’s Culture of Service - Bill DiBenedetto, Triple Pundit

IBM’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report talks about how “purpose-driven transformation” embraces a culture of service that dates to the company’s founding more than 100 years ago. This includes working to improve education, revitalize cities, address the challenges of economic growth, respond to disasters, and develop sustainable strategies for energy use and environmental protection.
Summer 2015 Global Health Diplomacy

Over the last year, the world has watched as weak health systems and a fragmented global health agenda battled Ebola in Western Africa.
April 24, 2015 Global corporates creating social service program that doubles up as a leadership development program - Dibeyendu Ganguly, Economic Times

In a globalized economy, one of the more valuable skills a leader can have is the ability to work with people of varied cultures and nationalities. Being located in a different country as part of a diverse team working towards a common goal is an experience guaranteed to open minds, and many global corporates have tried to incorporate it into their leadership development programmes
March 16, 2015 IBM Helps Angola Develop Smarter Healthcare and Education Capabilities - Yahoo Finance

A team of IBM specialists has presented recommendations to Angolan authorities on a range of issues aimed at supporting Angola's drive for economic and social transformation. These include academic training, technical skills development, and healthcare management strategies.The team's month-long, pro bono consulting assignment in the capital of Luanda saw them working on several projects at the country's Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Higher Education and other agencies responsible for healthcare delivery, academic accreditation, vocational training, and education standards monitoring.
February 13, 2015 Corporate citizenship is linked to business success, says Stanley Litow, IBM Foundation - The Economic Times

IBM's corporate citizenship programmes, driven significantly by employees, address issues focusing on the environment, communities, economic development and health. Stanley Litow, vice president - corporate citizenship and corporate affairs, and president, IBM Foundation, spoke to ET about the importance of employee volunteerism in corporate citizenship and how it has evolved from a cheque-book philanthropic model to providing sustainable, measurable reforms and even curbing attrition.
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