Environment

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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Sustaining IBM’s Environmental Leadership

Every year on Earth Day, we stop to celebrate individuals and organizations that are doing their part and more, to protect our planet’s future. While these efforts are worth applauding, they must be sustained to make a difference. IBM has been firmly committed to environmental leadership for over four decades, and we have produced a […]

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Honoring IBM’s Culture of Service

The 2015 winners of the eleventh annual IBM Volunteer Excellence Award have been announced. The IBM Volunteer Excellence Award is recognition from IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty, and is the highest form of global volunteer recognition given by the company to employees. IBM volunteers from 13 countries – nine teams and four individuals – […]

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Data Science for a Better World

  IBM Fellow Saska Mojsilovic, Ph.D., led the creation of the Ebola Open Data Jam in 2014. A community effort which helped to identify, inventory and classify all open data sources related to the Ebola outbreak, it provided governments, aid agencies and researchers with free and open access to valuable open data related to Ebola. […]

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From Seoul to Kathmandu: The Power of Volunteers for Development

On the heels of the U.N.’s adoption in late September of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, an Asia Pacific volunteering alliance recently convened a forum for hundreds of youth and development partners from northeast Asia at the Korea Council on Foreign Relations in Seoul. In his keynote address highlighting the role of volunteers in […]

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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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IBM Wins 2015 Alliance to Save Energy Chairman’s Award

Furthering energy efficiency through conservation and leading edge analytics solutions IBM uses energy across its business to deliver products, services and solutions to our clients around the world. In order to be competitive and minimize our environmental impacts, we strive to reduce the energy we consume and the associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions as we […]

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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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Enhancing Nanotechnology’s Potential to Improve Clean Water Access

According to the World Health Organization, over a million people die every year from diseases caused by unclean water. With population growth and climate change, the problem is expected to get worse. Our team has discovered a phenomenon which could form an important step towards making clean water available to those who need it most. […]

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IBM and HSBC Advise Dublin on Solar Energy Transformation

Dublin City Council has had a long and productive relationship with IBM, including working on innovative projects with the IBM Research Team in Dublin, and we welcomed the opportunity to enter the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge. We were delighted to be selected for the 2014 award. Our chosen topic was the potential for solar power […]

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Why Every Day Is Earth Day at IBM

While today is Earth Day, environmental sustainability is IBM’s guiding principle every day of the year. Last month, I participated in a White House roundtable on greenhouse gas reductions, which highlighted leadership by IBM and other large Federal suppliers committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. IBM has long taken environmental sustainability seriously, and we […]

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IBM “Triples Down” on Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Sets Renewable Energy Target

IBM has long taken environmental sustainability seriously, and we have been making aggressive moves for 25 years to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Today IBM is announcing new goals for the use of renewable energy and for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In the case of greenhouse gas emissions, this marks the company’s third generation goal. […]

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Join the Global Movement to Feed the World and Care for the Earth

As we observe World Food Day on October 16th, more than 800 million people will be hungry. And it’s not just this one day. Every single day, in every corner of the world, one out of every nine people lacks adequate food to eat. At the same time, more than one-third of all food produced […]

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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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