President, IBM Foundation and Vice President, IBM Corporate Citizenship

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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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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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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“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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Why We Serve

A tradition of service – to our clients, our communities and the world – lies at the core of our purpose as a company and our values as IBMers. It’s also fun.  Today’s launch of IBM Volunteers marks an important expansion of IBM’s legacy of service. Whether you’re a recent arrival or a longstanding member […]

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Doing Well by Doing Good

Communities around the globe face an overwhelming number of intractable problems –from income inequality to climate change, to job creation and the spread of deadly and incurable diseases. No one sector – whether government, business, academia or civil society – can tackle today’s challenges all by itself. All sectors must work together, and all must […]

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IBM Supports UN Goals to Close the Global Skills Gap

As the United Nations General Assembly wrapped up its 72nd Regular Session, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel with several other international corporate representatives to discuss the unique role of global business in advancing the United Nations’ 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While these goals, ranging from ending poverty to protecting our […]

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What’s Next for IBM P-TECH?

In 2010 – in direct response to the skills crisis – IBM designed P-TECH, a grade 9 to 14 school. And from the launch of the first school in 2011, P-TECH has grown to nearly 70 schools across three continents – with more than 300 business partners following IBM’s design. There is only one reason […]

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By Teachers For Teachers: Teacher Advisor With Watson

When it comes to education, data shows that deep knowledge and practical skills in science and math levels the playing field of opportunity for a diverse population of young people, regardless of zip code. Despite the fact that success in math in the elementary grades connects directly to achievement across all subjects, elementary school teachers […]

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Transforming Our World Through Service

IBM has just released our annual Corporate Responsibility Report covering 2016. Our reports – like our citizenship initiatives – are not simply lists of cash contributions to causes that complement our industry. IBM’s approach to corporate citizenship is, and always has been, far more complex, more engaged and more vested in sustainable outcomes than can […]

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Working to End Cancer Treatment Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced two separate, groundbreaking market-access agreements with two major pharmaceutical manufacturers to expand access to 16 essential cancer treatment medications – including chemotherapies in sub-Saharan Africa. In her commentary below, IBM Corporate Citizenship Vice President Jen Crozier details the significance of this development, […]

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New Leadership for IBM Corporate Citizenship

I am honored to begin serving as IBM’s new Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and President of the IBM Foundation, and excited for the work ahead. First, I’d like to congratulate Stan Litow on his retirement and thank him for his inspired leadership. At the onset of his two dozen years leading IBM Citizenship and the […]

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Advancing Smarter Cities with the help of Cognitive Technology

IBM is extending the Smarter Cities Challenge competitive global grant program, through which more than 800 of IBM’s top experts have completed pro bono projects to help over 130 cities improve the quality of life for their residents. Below, IBM Vice President for Global Citizenship Initiatives Jen Crozier reflects on the program’s impact and the […]

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