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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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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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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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IBM Impact Grant Supports First Australia/New Zealand Lymphoedema Registry

The Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) recently launched the first-ever National Lymphoedema Registry for Australia and New Zealand, with help from an IBM Impact Grant. In her remarks below, ALA President Helen Mackie details the significance of this new development in the quest to improve care for lymphoedema sufferers. ______________________________________ Often described as cancer’s hidden aftermath, […]

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Celebrating Women Engineers and Entrepreneurs

March is an exciting month for women in technology. Last week, the United Nations held a plenary session on Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in the Global Economy in commemoration of International Women’s Day. And this week is Global Marathon – a free, online event for women in engineering and technology worldwide that coincides with International Women’s […]

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Finding a Cure for Ebola

There are no reliable treatments or vaccines for the Ebola virus – the significant global health threat behind the growing humanitarian crisis in West Africa. That’s why IBM’s World Community Grid – the virtual supercomputer for humanitarian research – is launching Outsmart Ebola Together to help find a cure. The research project will be directed […]

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IBM Corporate Citizenship Drives Humanitarian Efforts to Fight Ebola

Since the latest outbreak of Ebola in sub-Saharan Africa, thousands of people have died from the disease by official count, and the true death toll may be much higher. While Ebola is difficult to contract unless one is exposed to the bodily fluids of a person in the latter stages of the illness, poverty and […]

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2013 Corporate Responsibility Report Captures IBM’s Moment of Transformation

Cloud computing. Data analytics. Mobile computing. Social business. Evolving individually, any one of these developments would be a disruption in the way individuals, societies and businesses relate to each other. Taken together, Cloud, Big Data, Mobile and Social are affecting nothing less than a global transformation of the way organizations operate. But IBM’s commitment to […]

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Supplier Connection & Supplier Pay Help Strengthen Small Businesses

IBM Supplier Connection helps America’s small businesses gain access to large company supply chain spending so they can grow and create new jobs. This free service offering small businesses “one-stop shopping” is powered by the IBM SmartCloud and streamlines the procurement process for both buyers and suppliers. More than 3,500 small companies already are connected […]

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Saving Ghana’s Next Generation from HIV

At roughly 15 percent, Ghana’s high mother-to-child HIV transmission rate makes this sub-Saharan African nation among the world’s 22 countries with the highest incidence of HIV infection in pregnant women. The Ghanaian Ministry of Health is working with IBM, the Yale School of Medicine and other global partners to reduce Ghana’s mother-to-child HIV transmission rate […]

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IBM and North Carolina Technology Association Hit the Links for Cognitive Computing

For the first time ever, the U.S. Open Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships were held back-to-back at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, and IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs (IBM CCCA) played an important role behind the scenes. IBM CCCA and the nonprofit North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) worked together to introduce business leaders and venture […]

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Service and the New Dimension of Leadership

It’s been years since we learned that the world is “flat” and that all enterprises – whether commercial, governmental or non-profit – are globally connected. But what we’re still learning in this era of global integration is how to prepare the next generation of leaders to realize what we characterize as the triple benefit – […]

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Using Cloud and Mobile Technologies to Rebuild After India’s Cyclone Phailin

Those unused to the devastating power of natural disasters may have difficulty visualizing what it means to lose everything in one fell swoop. We’ve seen the images on television, and been numbed by the sheer scale of the statistics – especially when there’s massive loss of life – but until you’ve been there, you can’t […]

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IBM SmartCloud Helps New York State Connect Education to Jobs

In 16 school districts across New York State, teachers and administrators have just begun the hard work of reinventing American education. All are winners of the statewide competition announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the New York State Education Department (NYSED)  and The State University of New York to replicate the Pathways in Technology Early […]

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Can Technology Help Transform Agriculture in Ethiopia?

I grew up on a farm in Germany where my family raised cattle, horses and sheep, but I had never seen anything like the scene I recently witnessed at a cattle market in Adama, Ethiopia. The market was a sprawling collection of huts and outdoor pens crawling with all manner of livestock. Farmers, traders and […]

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