IBM Corporate Service Corps

A triple benefit

Communities have their problems solved.
IBMers receive leadership training and development.
IBM develops new markets and global leaders.

Atlas Corps

Atlas Corps is a global network of social change leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s critical social issue. Atlas Corps engages international leaders committed to social change in 12 to 18 month, professional fellowships in the United States at organizations (like IBM, CARE, PYXERA Global, and American Red Cross) to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers. Our network includes a growing network of more than 600 leaders from 90 countries and 220 Host Organizations.

The Atlas Corps and IBM partnership initiated in 2016 when IBM engaged two Atlas Corps Fellows as part of the IBM Citizenship team. In 2018, Atlas Corps was chosen to implement the San Francisco and New York pilots of the Corporate Service Corps expansion to the United States.

Atlas Corps

PYXERA Global

For a quarter century, PYXERA Global has been working to improve lives and build capacity of individuals and institutions in more than 90 countries. Leveraging the strengths of corporations, governments, social enterprises, educational institutions, and individuals, PYXERA Global enhances the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals.

PYXERA Global has partnered with a range of corporations in designing and implementing successful Global Pro Bono programs, also known as skills-based volunteerism, resulting in over 200 Global Pro Bono teams with thousands of participants and local client organizations in over 50 countries. PYXERA Global's partnerships include a range of corporations including IBM, PepsiCo, FedEx, Walmart, John Deere, Dow Chemical, and Pfizer.

Since 2008 PYXERA Global has partnered with IBM to implement its Corporate Service Corps and Smarter Cities Challenge initiatives in over 25 countries.

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Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)

DOT is an international social enterprise, headquartered in Canada and launched in 2001, built on a vision of an impactful model -- to bring together private, public, and civil sectors to support youth and women to become changemakers -- impacting their communities with digital skills, life skills, and entrepreneurship training. Fifteen years on, with offices in 9 countries and operations in 25, DOT has worked with 6,000 youth and over 1,000 private sector staff to transform the lives of more than a million people – a model that we are currently transforming into a movement of daring young social innovators.

DOT is a long-standing strategic implementation partner of IBM and has helped set IBM’s corporate responsibilities programs as the global standard for global corporate community development. DOT’s partnership with IBM as a Corporate Service Corps (CSC) NGO Implementation Partner commenced in Turkey in 2009 and has since expanded to encompass 17 countries: Angola, Argentina, Chile, China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey & the United Arab Emirates. DOT is also IBM’s implementing partner for their Smarter Cities Challenge (SCC) program in Chile, China, Ghana, Kenya, Peru & Mexico and the Health Corps (HC) program in Panama.

DOT’s local expertise and networks in Africa, Latin America, and Europe; are leveraged in targeting communities and creating innovative, high-impact, and meaningful IBM-CSC deployments that address local socio-economic priorities. Under DOT’s guidance, CSC programs have been designed to support National and Regional Development Plans and emphasize the potential of technology to drive social and economic transformation. IBM leaders have provided pro-bono strategic advice to decision-makers in projects that operate at the intersection of technology, business, and society.

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Australian Business Volunteers (ABV)

Australian Business Volunteers began in 1981 when the Australian Government sought to use the business expertise of retired executives on international development projects. Over the decades ABV has developed into a unique international development not-for-profit with a vision of poverty alleviation through inclusive growth through Asia and the Pacific region. Key to ABV’s model is a partner-driven approach involving local government, business, community leaders and the non-profit sectors in project design and assessment. Our people, whether corporate employees or retired professionals, provide effective skills transfer, thought leadership and mentoring.

ABV has partnered with IBM to successfully implement the Corporate Service Corps since its inception in 2008 across Southeast Asia, China and India. The Corporate Service Corps complements other programs ABV delivers in the region by drawing on IBM’s unique technological and business acumen to address critical challenges facing local communities such as increasing access to drinking water, improving tertiary education outcomes, helping to prevent the exploitation of migrant works, or furthering environmental protections.

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Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

VSO is the leading international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We currently work in 23 countries, with 600 volunteers and 595 partners in four thematic areas: education; health, social accountability and livelihoods. These are supported by our cross-cutting themes of gender, disability, and climate change. Our national and international volunteers work with education professionals, health practitioners, entrepreneurs, community leaders, policy makers and activists. By combining volunteers’ diverse skills and ideas with local knowledge and expertise, we identify and implement innovative solutions to development challenges and campaign for change.

VSO works in partnership with the private sector and leading international development organizations to enable new collaborations around development issues. Our partnerships with IBM, Accenture, Citibank, Mondelēz, Randstad, Shell and Syngenta bring innovation through applying corporate skills to development programs, ensuring a lasting impact on both international development and business goals.

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Global FoodBanking Network

The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is an international non-profit organization that alleviates global hunger by collaborating to develop food banks in communities where they are needed and by supporting food banks where they exist. GFN currently works in more than 30 countries, home to more than one-fourth of the world’s nearly 800 million undernourished people.

By connecting member food banks with good corporate citizens who want to engage on a local level, GFN helps food banks get more food to more people. Since 2013, IBM Corporate Service Corps teams have supported GFN network food banks throughout Latin America, already making a substantial impact in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador by helping food networks to distribute more food funded by more donors to more organizations, ultimately feeding more people throughout the region.

Global FoodBanking Network

USAID

In 2011, IBM, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and PYXERA Global announced a partnership to encourage corporate volunteerism with a goal of improving global relations via a “citizen diplomacy” model. IBM donated the services of 100 IBM employees to work on community based projects in areas such as healthcare, women's enablement, municipal governance and citizen services in countries like Ghana, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal and the Ukraine. IBM also shared materials and consulted on operational details of their Corporate Service Corps program to aid the alliance's longer term goal of expanding the number of companies and volunteers who assist developing countries, providing benefits for sponsoring companies, employees, and the local customers in emerging markets.

USAID

Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch Institute is an international nonprofit organization that connects people with scientists to improve the health and sustainability of the planet. Since its founding in 1971, Earthwatch has empowered more than 100,000 participants to join action-oriented research expeditions that tackle critical environmental challenges, including climate change, urban resilience, ocean health, and human-wildlife conflict. Earthwatch works with all sectors of society, including corporations, teachers, students, community leaders, and the general public. Earthwatch believes in the power of field research for corporations and its ability to push employees out of their comfort zones, unleash their creativity, and accelerate the exchange of bold ideas, while finding solutions to some of the most significant environmental challenges. Earthwatch’s corporate partners include IBM, HSBC, EY, UPS, Alcoa, National Grid, and Eastern Bank. In 2018, Earthwatch piloted the first United States Corporate Service Corps team in Chicago to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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