Corporate Service Corps

Transforming Lives on International Women’s Day

As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, we call upon ourselves and others to to #BeBoldForChange by helping to forge a better and more inclusive gender-equal world. This year’s theme – Be Bold for Change – could serve as a mantra for all of us looking to make an impact on our careers, our communities and […]

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Making a Difference, Not Just a Living

If you know IBM, the scope and depth of the initiatives detailed in our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report will not surprise you. IBM undertakes actions at scale, and because corporate responsibility is fully integrated with our overall business strategy, our CSR programs are global in reach as they seek to enable fundamental transformations of societal […]

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Ghana Is Only the Beginning of New IBM and Peace Corps Collaboration

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 […]

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IBM Corporate Service Corps: Building Meaningful Experiences

IBM Corporate Services Corps (CSC) program gives IBMers the unique opportunity to develop their leadership skills by going on a community-based assignment in an emerging market to help communities around the world solve critical problems. The CSC program brings IBM consultants, services and talent to the world pro bono. As the program helps global communities solve problems, IBMers […]

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Supporting Persons with Disabilities in India

In India – where the population of persons with disabilities is estimated to be greater than the overall population of the UK – people with disabilities (PwD) often are considered liabilities. Despite the 1995 Persons with Disabilities Act, which was revised in 2015 to guarantee jobs to persons with disabilities, more than two-thirds of that […]

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A Profile in Corporate Citizenship

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has just bestowed its “Best Corporate Steward” award for large business – the Citizens Award – on IBM. The Chamber Foundation’s Best Corporate Steward award recognizes businesses that serve as powerful forces for good around the world. Companies and chambers of commerce from around the globe compete for Citizens awards […]

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Responses to Global Crises

Over the last 30 years, International Medical Corps has provided more than $2 billion in lifesaving humanitarian relief and training to communities devastated by disaster and conflict. From the Nepal earthquake, to the war in Syria, to the Ebola outbreak, we respond rapidly to emergencies and remain in affected communities throughout their recovery to help […]

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Corporate Citizenship and Purpose-Driven Transformation

IBM’s technology and talent have the power to help transform governments, institutions, communities and the quality of life for people around the world. We work to improve education, revitalize cities, address the challenges of economic growth, respond to disasters, and develop sustainable strategies for energy use and environmental protection. As part of a tradition that dates to the […]

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Strengthening Turkey’s Innovation Agenda

At nearly 19 percent, Turkey’s youth unemployment rate hovers nine points above the average for the general unemployment rate of the nation. Among the reasons for the high rate among youth is the disconnect between young people’s skills and Turkey’s labor market. Thus it is an urgent need to increase youth employment rates and improve […]

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Taking Action on Global Women’s Issues

International Women’s Day – March 8th – is just the beginning of an ongoing recognition, call to awareness and cause for celebration of women and women’s issues around the world. But the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day goes beyond more recognition of issues. This year’s theme is encouraging action, speaking out and stepping […]

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Making a Difference: A How-To Guide

Anyone looking for inspiration about how the public, private and not-for-profit sectors can collaborate need not look much further than a new book authored by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Titled A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, this remarkable book describes how individuals and organizations can make a difference in the lives of […]

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Incorporating Service Into Leadership Development

On International Volunteer Day 2014, we reflect on the interdependence of service and leadership. __________________________ The word “volunteer” has lost some of its luster in recent years, and that’s unfortunate. In a world where nearly every culture celebrates selflessness and caring for others, it seems only fitting that influential organizations should incorporate service into leadership […]

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The Nature Conservancy’s Latin American Strategy: Food, Water and Infrastructure

Joe Keenan, executive vice president of The Nature Conservancy’s Latin America region, leads a staff of more than 320 people based in sixteen countries. Under Keenan’s direction, the Conservancy designs innovative strategies focusing on water, food, and infrastructure: collaborates with indigenous communities to help protect their rivers and forests; and establishes partnerships with the private […]

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A Technology for Preserving the Rain Forest

In 2008, when 36 Amazon municipalities were put on the Brazilian government’s blacklist as the country’s worst deforesters, they didn’t just have a reputational problem. The government also curtailed the ability of farmers and ranchers in those municipalities to sell their products. The Nature Conservancy’s Amazon team had already started working on a solution. It’s […]

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How IBM’s Corporate Service Corps Is Helping TNC Save the Rainforest

With its warm, wet climate and vast expanse of 2.7 million square miles of land, the Amazon River basin has the potential to become one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions — essential for feeding a global population that’s fast approaching eight billion. Yet, at the same time, the Amazon rainforest is an invaluable […]

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