IBM Impact Grants

How Citizenship and Service Build Corporate Brands

Whether you call it corporate citizenship or corporate social responsibility (CSR), when a company fosters a Culture of Service everyone benefits. At IBM, our corporate citizenship efforts center on what’s been called “real change, not spare change.” Instead of just writing checks to charities that mirror our interests, we deploy our best technologies and top […]

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Connecting the Dots to Fight Modern Day Slavery

How do investigators assemble clues from complex crime rings that stretch around the globe? And how can technology assist law enforcement when those criminal enterprises involve modern slavery – often called “human trafficking”? Trafficking people for profit is the world’s fastest growing crime. Perpetrators usually recruit victims under false pretenses and transport them across international […]

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Collaborating to Battle Mental Health Conditions

At Mental Health America (MHA), we are committed to making certain that public officials, the media, and the public understand that mental health conditions are concerns for public health – not public safety. For more than a century, we have promoted prevention for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, and integrated health […]

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Economic Education: The Missing Link in K-12 Schools

A record-high number of Americans are facing challenging financial circumstances in large measure because of poor or non-existent economic education. Whether it’s the basics of individual or family budgeting, borrowing for education or planning for retirement, lack of economic education can lead to dire (and unnecessary) results. At the North Carolina Council on Economic Education […]

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Fighting Hunger in the Carolinas

Despite improvements in the North Carolina economy since the Great Recession, nearly 1.8 million of our residents lack sufficient food each month. That’s nearly one in six of our neighbors! Even worse, this is true for nearly one in four children under the age of five. North Carolina’s Association of Feeding America Food Banks fights […]

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Rising on Atlanta’s Westside: IBM Invests in Community-Wide Solutions

Joining with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, IBM has become a major partner in Momentum: Westside – the latest in a series of initiatives propelling nonprofit development and networks in communities across Georgia. Launched in April 2015, Momentum: Westside has been building capacity and velocity for the […]

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How IBM and Stop the Traffik Are Taking on the Traffickers with Technology

On International Human Rights Day, Mark Wakefield, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM UK explains how the company has been helping to prevent human trafficking through its support of Stop the Traffik. No matter their size, sector, location or scope, no business can ignore human rights. Their scope is wide, covering everything from the […]

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Re-Thinking Aging Through IBM Design Thinking

Aging is a growing concern in Singapore. According to the Ministry of Health, in 2030, one in four Singaporeans will be above the age of 65. That is equivalent to 900,000 seniors, or approximately double of the 440,000 seniors today. As part of IBM’s way to contribute back to the society, IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs – […]

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Understanding the Importance of Small Businesses to Low-Income Communities

America’s small businesses are critical components of the national economy. The jobs, wealth, and social and cultural capital they create are essential to thriving communities and sustained economic development. That’s why communities and the broader economy suffer when small businesses in low-income and distressed neighborhoods are unable to obtain the capital they need to grow […]

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IBM Impact Grant Helps Strengthen “ToolBank Nation”

Launched 25 years ago in Atlanta, ToolBank has a singular mission – to help ensure that volunteers had the needed tools (rakes, shovels, drills, tables, chairs) to do their jobs. ToolBank has replicated this model in eight additional cities around the country, and also has added a ToolBank Disaster Services trailer (a “ToolBank on Wheels”). […]

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Intelligence Will Win the War on Human Trafficking

We are in the battle but we are not winning the war. People trafficking is the world’s fastest growing crime. This global criminal business creates huge profits for all those who invest their time and energy to buy and sell people on a scale that is unprecedented, seriously organized and operates across every border.

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IBM and Shaw University: An EPIC Partnership

Strategic planning is a key element for growth in any industry. But in higher education, the efficacy of campuses can be changed almost instantly by the industries we serve. Institutions are adjusting to new realities in technology, student profiles and funding with a greater emphasis on securing and maintaining corporate partnerships, and Shaw University is […]

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IBM Grant Helps Stop Hunger Now Develop Strategic IT Vision

Engaging people in the effort to end hunger is absolutely critical to achieving Stop Hunger Now’s mission of ending hunger in our lifetime. It’s not just about Stop Hunger Now providing meals or other aid to people in need – it’s about creating a movement to end hunger. “It’s one thing to give a grant […]

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IBM Watson Helps Tackle Youth Unemployment in Belgium

Youth unemployment is a major concern in many European countries. For young people leaving school and entering the labor market it is especially important that they can rely on support from their employment agency for a good quality offer of employment, continued education, an apprenticeship or a traineeship. Equally important is that the service is […]

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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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