IBM Culture of Service

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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Strong Values Are Essential to Sustained Leadership

In my remarks during the International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) at the United Nations on August 16, I illustrated how IBM’s culture of values enables not only the company’s culture of service, but also the transformations that have kept IBM at the forefront of industry for more than 100 years. You can view the text of […]

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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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IBM Consultants Donate Time and Expertise in Service to Others

Since I joined IBM a few weeks ago, I have been in a hot debate with “Son #1” (of three) about who works for the coolest company. After two years in banking, he joined an AI startup last year and enjoys irritating me with pointless reasons why a bunch of Russian programmers (and he) are […]

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Earthquake, Floods, and an Urgent Migrant Crisis

Around the globe, IBM has continually engaged in response to disaster crises in the communities in which we live, work and do business. Last year was no different. Today, our responses integrate advanced technologies with the expertise of IBMers around the world who have the desire and training to serve. We deliver essential components of […]

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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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Giving From the Heart

In 2015, contributions through the IBM’s U.S. Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign (ECCC) surpassed the $1 billion mark. Though primarily a fundraising campaign, ECCC also encourages volunteerism through the IBM On Demand Community, through which active and retired IBMers can contribute money and expertise to a growing list of nonprofit organizations and causes. In her observations […]

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IBM Employees Help to Save and Improve Lives

In 2015, contributions through the IBM’s U.S. Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign (ECCC) surpassed the $1 billion mark. Though primarily a fundraising campaign, ECCC also encourages volunteerism through the IBM On Demand Community. Active and retired IBMers contribute money and expertise to a growing list of nonprofit beneficiaries in just one example of IBM’s Culture of […]

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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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Corporate Volunteering for Sustainable Development: The New Global Reality

Corporate volunteering has long fostered the active engagement of employees in their communities, providing a platform for them to take charge and help address critical issues affecting the lives of others. Today, we have greater access to information and that information is inspiring us more than ever to contribute our time, talent and service to […]

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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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The P-TECH Story

As Brooklyn P-TECH – IBM’s first P-TECH school – celebrates the graduation of six students with their high school diplomas and college degrees two years ahead of schedule, we reflect on what makes P-TECH so special, and look ahead to the model’s expansion across the U.S. and abroad. Stanley S. Litow is IBM’s Vice President […]

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Challenging What’s Possible in Pro Bono Service

At the height of last year’s Ebola outbreak, the citizen engagement team at IBM Connections in Sierra Leone put their talents in technology to work, creating a way for citizens to report Ebola-related issues and concerns via text or voice calls. The people behind the project – which provided real-time insight to the government and […]

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Volunteer Excellence Awards Honor IBM’s Culture of Service

Each year, IBM bestows the Volunteer Excellence Award – the company’s highest form of volunteer recognition (our CEO level recognition) – on those individuals or teams who best personify IBM’s Culture of Service. This award is highly competitive. Winners are selected from more than 265,000 IBM volunteers in 120 countries. The award underscores our commitment […]

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