Corporate Responsibility

Open P-TECH Mindfulness Course Helped Me Find Clarity in Chaos

Written by Julia Turek | May 21, 2020 | Education and Skills, P-TECH

I am one of the nearly 1.4 billion learners impacted by the global scale of the educational disruption from COVID-19, and while learning online at home with a new baby in our family, I’m also a part-time babysitter. Like many students now engaged in online learning at home, retaining my focus in a house full more

World Community Grid joins in the fight against COVID-19

Written by Juan Hindo | May 14, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility

Challenging times can bring out the best in people, and these past few weeks are proof-positive. Amid a great deal of uncertainty, anxiety and frustration caused by COVID-19, it is heartening to see communities coming together (while standing six feet apart, of course) to address the pandemic. There’s so much to be done. One easy more

Using Tech for Good Where it Matters Most in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas

Written by Guillermo Miranda | April 28, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility

Making the world a better place is a guiding principle embedded in IBM’s core values. As COVID-19 continues to present unprecedented, global challenges for individuals, communities and organizations across the globe, we continue to take a stand and do what’s right to reestablish health and safety across the globe. I’m constantly in awe with the more

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 more

Turning the tide — World Water Day 2020

Written by Allison Guidetti and Michael Jacobs | March 22, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility

Try to imagine a world without clean water. It’s uncomfortable at best, terrifying at worst because we must have water to live and to exist. Yet, despite the apparent ease in many parts of the world of getting fresh and potable water from a faucet, water for human use is not an infinite resource. According more

IBM extends its digital education resources to all for free

Written by Joel Mangan | March 16, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility, P-TECH

IBM has extended its online education resources to all for free:  IBM Skills  Open P-TECH  IBM AI Education series for teachers The global scale and speed of disruption in education from the COVID-19 pandemic is “unparalleled” according to the United Nations with an estimated 290 million students impacted globally and growing as several schools and 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, 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 more

IBM makes an impact in Montreal

Written by Sabine Atallah and others | February 14, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility

A few years ago, under the initiative of young consultants, IBM Canada partnered with local university students to help OxFam expanding their reach within the Anglophone community in Montréal. What started as a one-time consulting gig, grew into a wonderful mentoring program called IBM ProBono that is helping students throughout Montréal hone their knowledge and more