Environmental Commitment, Action and Results

IBM has released its 28th annual Corporate Environmental Report. We believe that corporate environmental leadership and responsibility is an imperative that requires a sustained focus on actions and results. Our latest Environmental Report details our actions and results from 2017, and includes details on our accomplishments related to energy conservation and climate protection, materials conservation […]

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Disaster Volunteering in the Modern Era

In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm, made landfall near Houston. Its effects were catastrophic. FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) designated 41 counties in southeast Texas and 20 parishes in Louisiana as federal disaster areas. The agency received more than 888,000 individual assistance applications in Texas alone. USD$8.73 billion in federal […]

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Training Canadian Veterans for New Collar Opportunities

For many Canadian military veterans, transitioning from service into the civilian workforce can be challenging; as such, they are often looking for different ways to apply their expertise and skills to new careers. At IBM, we have recognized this challenge and have created a program to engage and assist those who have served by creating […]

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Building Resilience for the Global Community

IBM’s commitment to resilient communities takes many forms, including direct action in response to natural disasters, developing medical and social services solutions in times of political upheaval, and the regular contributions of time and financial and physical resources by IBMers. We contribute tens of thousands of hours of volunteer service each year through IBM Volunteers. […]

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“Ever Upward” for Excelsior Academy’s First Graduates

Excelsior – the motto of New York State – means “ever upward,” and signifies New Yorkers’ desire to achieve. I can think of no better name for our P-TECH school within Newburgh Free Academy than “Excelsior Academy” – the school I lead, in partnership with IBM and the Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange). Excelsior Academy is a […]

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Norwalk Early College Academy Mints Its First Graduates

After just four years, Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) is proud to honor the first graduates of our “six-year” P-TECH program. Our partnership with Norwalk Community College and IBM enable us to provide rigorous high school and college coursework leading to a no-cost associate degree in software engineering, web development or mobile programming, and the […]

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Welcoming the Next Generation to the New Collar Workforce

How many young people earn their college degrees before their high school diplomas? How many achieve that goal two years ahead of schedule, often as the first in their families to earn a degree? And how many young people from low-income families earn a degree with zero student loan debt? The answers to all of […]

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Supercharging Climate Change Research with IBM Data and Technology

Every year, a growing number of companies celebrate Earth Day with environmentally friendly programs that reflect the strengths of their business models and corporate missions. For example, earlier this week Lyft committed to make all its rides carbon-neutral, while General Mills announced it is close to doubling its organic acreage. At the IBM Foundation, our Earth […]

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Creating a New Model for Autism Screening in Turkey

Autism, currently known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a lifelong neuropsychiatric disorder that starts before three years of age. ASD can be detected in children when they are about 18 months old. Early intervention on children identified before age 2 notably improves prognosis. The participation of the health system in order to early diagnose […]

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Leveraging Project Management Skills in Japan After the World’s Costliest Natural Disaster

In recognition of the pro bono project management contributions that increased the capacities of NGOs to help Japan recover from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) honored IBM and Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities (ETIC) with its 2017 Community Advancement Through Project Management Award. Below – in English and […]

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Celebrating Three Decades of IBM Leadership on Climate Change

In March 2018, IBM was awarded its sixth Climate Leadership Award in the program’s seven-year history – the first and only company to achieve such a distinction. At the 2018 Climate Leadership Conference – hosted by The Climate Registry, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and the Bloomberg Philanthropies – IBM Vice President for […]

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Remembering A Life of Service

Today, I reflect upon and celebrate the life of Barbara Bush – our former First Lady. Mrs. Bush lived a life of service to others, and deeply instilled those values in her family and in the American consciousness. She was a role model who positively impacted millions of lives, including my own. I am exceptionally […]

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Celebrating IBM Volunteers

This week is National Volunteer Week in both the United States and Canada. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers and thousands of volunteer projects are deployed for mass impact. Take a look at what’s planned for the United States by Points of Light and in Canada by Volunteer Canada. And for IBM Volunteers, check out the […]

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“Keeping It Real” on International Women’s Day

The tech industry has a lot to answer for these days. It is no longer is acceptable to create social platforms without overseeing their use, to capture data without protecting privacy, or to ignore cultural diversity when developing new tools “for all.” IBM takes its stewardship of innovation, technology and their consequences seriously. And we […]

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Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

We’re all familiar with the gender gap that persists in the STEM fields. Only 30 percent of the world’s researchers are female, and women receive only about 20 percent of bachelor’s degrees awarded in computer science and engineering. But this week, in celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re not […]

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