Vice President and Global Head, IBM Corporate Citizenship

IBM awards its second $50,000 Open Source Community Grant to internship and mentorship program Outreachy

Written by Todd Moore and Guille Miranda | April 3, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility

Last October, the open source community at IBM awarded a first-of-its-kind quarterly grant to promote nonprofits that are dedicated to education, inclusiveness, and skill-building for women, underrepresented minorities, and underserved communities in the open source world. Our Open Source Community Grant identifies and rewards future developers and open source leaders and creates new tech opportunities ...read more


Driven By Purpose

Written by Guillermo Miranda | February 27, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility, P-TECH

Historically, it was thought that a company’s primary responsibility was to its investors and to “shareholder value” or “shareholder return.” Last summer, the Business Roundtable issued new guidance on corporate governance indicating that to be successful companies should not only focus on short-term profit margins, but also on long-term relationships with their customers, hometown communities, employees, suppliers, ...read more


IBM named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

Written by Guillermo Miranda | February 25, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility

IBM today was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the second year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization devoted to defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices across the globe. The list distinguishes companies that influence the business community and societies around the world in order to ...read more


Girls Who Code Awarded Inaugural $50,000 IBM Open Source Community Grant

Written by Guillermo Miranda and Todd Moore | October 14, 2019 | Corporate Responsibility

It’s time to make the open source world a little more open. While IBM has a long tradition of supporting diversity and inclusion in open source communities, we’ve now taken it an important step further. In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today, that number has dropped to only 24%, with further slips anticipated ...read more


When Profit and Purpose Intersect

Written by Guillermo Miranda | August 19, 2019 | Corporate Responsibility

Can businesses pursue both profit and social purpose? It’s a question that I get often, and the answer may be found in Fortune’s latest Change the World issue, which lists companies that do well by doing good.   It’s not trivial; there is a crisis of confidence in the tech sector’s ethics. People want to work for purpose-driven businesses. So, my answer is always the ...read more


Trust and responsibility. Earned and practiced daily.

Written by Guillermo Miranda | June 27, 2019 | Corporate Responsibility

Corporate responsibility is smart business.  Each day at IBM we demonstrate leadership and accountability on critical areas such as environmental conservation, employee well being, skills and education, corporate governance, research and development, as well as the ethical development and use of technology.  These are among the most complex issues of our day, and they cannot ...read more


Celebrating Volunteer Excellence and #goodtechIBM

Written by Guillermo Miranda | April 23, 2019 | IBM Volunteers

This week, five IBMers and ten IBM teams across 13 countries are being recognized with the 2018 Volunteer Excellence Awards. This award recognizes IBM employees and teams for what they do best – developing and applying IBM technologies to making the world better – in service of their local communities. This year’s winners hail from ...read more