Celebrating the World’s Volunteers

On United Nations International Volunteer Day (IVD), we celebrate the global community of individuals and groups who put themselves on the line – often in harm’s way – in service to others. IVD 2018 (#IVD2018) focuses on “local community volunteers… who contribute to making their communities more resilient against natural disasters, economic stresses and political […]

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Contributing Towards the Achievement of the UN SDGs

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at building a sustainable and inclusive world by the year 2030. These goals were unanimously committed to by 193 nations. In response, governments, businesses, civil society and the UN are mobilizing and working together to contribute towards the achievement […]

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IBM Responds to California Fires

Editor’s Note: This article was published on November 15, 2018 and updated on November 17, 2018. Please consult the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection website or major news media outlets for the latest developments. At the time of this writing, the death toll from California’s deadliest wildfires stands at 71 – with more than […]

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Why I Serve

My name is Frank Johnson. I am a veteran, and a IBMer who works for veterans. If all I had was one sentence to communicate what I feel and do every day, that sentence is it. I spent eight years active duty in the Air Force, and two more in the Virginia National Guard. The […]

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Helping Hurricane Survivors Recover and Rebuild

Following the devastation of Hurricane’s Florence and Michael, IBM employees throughout North Carolina – many of whom had been affected by the storms themselves – sprang into action. In Wilmington, IBM volunteers provided the people power behind a collaboration with local nonprofit Convoy of Hope. Teams of IBM employees deployed to some of the hardest-hit […]

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Using AI to Combat Human Trafficking

After serving as Deputy Director of Intelligence for the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency – similar to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation – I found that “retiring” really wasn’t an option for me. I couldn’t walk away from the fight against human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery. It’s just too important. And […]

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Helping to Enable Resilience For All

As we observe the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) each October 13th, we remember the heavy human and economic losses caused by natural disasters, and recommit ourselves to disaster preparedness and recovery. As this article publishes, the death toll from the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has exceeded 2,000, with as […]

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Register for October 16th Call for Code – Hurricane Florence Event in RTP

IBM and IBMers are responding to Hurricane Florence in a variety of ways – from immediate volunteer action while the storm was still underway, to a series of shorter and longer-term initiatives to help the Carolinas and other affected areas recover and rebuild. As part of these efforts, IBM – in coordination with the American Red […]

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IBM Responds to Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas on Thursday, and already (at the time of this publication) has claimed at least 42 lives, left more than one million people without power, and caused record-breaking floods. Though now downgraded to a tropical storm, Florence’s progress has slowed – which means it continues to saturate already-flooded areas […]

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Preparing for Disasters, Service and Recovery

In the United States, September is National Preparedness Month – a time to remind  ourselves to be prepared for disasters and emergencies in our homes, businesses and communities. Last year’s devastating hurricanes and wildfires are still in mind for many. As you read this, wildfires are still burning in California and the Pacific Northwest, while […]

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Sharing the Lessons of Responsible Stewardship

What does leadership development have to do with Responsible Stewardship? As a global citizen operating in 170 countries with more than 300,000 employees, IBM has a unique opportunity, and responsibility, to innovate at the intersection of business & society. One of the most important ways to leverage our leadership position as a globally integrated enterprise […]

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Paying Tribute to Humanitarians Who Risk Their Lives in Service

On World Humanitarian Day each August 19, we pay tribute to those who have put themselves in harm’s way in service to others, and rally support for those who endure and survive humanitarian crises around the world. When natural disasters and other humanitarian crises occur, a wide variety of governmental and nonprofit organizations provide aid […]

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IBM Calls on Developers to Answer the CALL FOR CODE

Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, from devastating hurricanes to historic wildfires and flooding. Mitigating the impact of natural disasters is one of the world’s greatest challenges today. The advancement of technologies like AI, blockchain, IoT and cloud can vastly improve preparedness, response time, and long-term support in hard-hit […]

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Modernized Perkins Act Finally Passes!

Across the country families are completing their annual back-to-school rituals. Binders and backpacks are flying off the shelves and students are returning to the familiar flow of the classroom. But this year something big has changed, something that will have an immediate and positive impact on American education. This week the modernized Carl D. Perkins […]

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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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