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A Day of Celebration, a Year of Social Impact

By Mercedes Escala
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Volunteers are at the forefront of every major conflict, natural disaster and other acute shock. Less visibly, every day and everywhere, [volunteers] tackle stresses that test their resilience, such as poor education, ill health and poverty…Volunteering [is] a fundamental survival strategy, because it enables collective strategies for managing risk. – 2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report,  UN Volunteers

 
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Volunteers are at the forefront of every major conflict, natural disaster and other acute shock. Less visibly, every day and everywhere, [volunteers] tackle stresses that test their resilience, such as poor education, ill health and poverty…Volunteering [is] a fundamental survival strategy, because it enables collective strategies for managing risk. – 2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report,  UN Volunteers

 

How IBM Is Investing in STEM Education and Skills

Our social responsibility work mirrors our business — innovation, expertise and a dedication to the success of organizations that build stronger communities.
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AI and intelligent automation could lead to 120 million workers in need of new skills over the next few years, according to recent IBM research. At the same time, new collar opportunities are growing and many IT skills are in high demand — cybersecurity could have 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021, for example. Our initiatives are intended to help address these challenges by promoting STEM skills to kids, supporting new collar skills education, and collaborating to create new paths into the tech workforce.

Building on Our Inclusive Heritage: How IBM Advocates for Diversity

We are dedicated to the success of all IBMers worldwide, through an inclusive workplace experience that supports their growth and well-being.
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Diversity of thought, experience and personal identity among IBMers improves our company’s innovation, agility, performance and engagement. This principle drives our efforts to have all IBMers feel safe and confident being their full selves at work — and to advocate for inclusion outside our company.

Making Tech for Good: Project OWL

The winner of the first Call for Code Global Challenge keeps people connected after disasters.
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Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico with enormous force in 2017, killing thousands of citizens and leaving ruined infrastructure across the island. According to Nazario Lugo, president of Puerto Rico’s Association of Emergency Managers, one of the biggest crises in the storm’s wake was communication. Telephone service was down; the island depended on one working radio station and a lot of improvisation.

Food Transparency and Traceability

With the IBM Food Trust, suppliers and retailers can trace food across the global supply chain.
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Leafy greens can be traced on the blockchain. As can mashed potatoes, mangoes and most recently, shrimp. They are just some of the products farmers, food producers and retailers worldwide are tracing using IBM Food Trust, the leading blockchain solution for transparency and traceability within the global food supply chain. More than 50 companies have signed on to work with the trust.

Mentoring New Collar Students

Danille Jager is helping P-TECH students thrive in Newburgh, New York.
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“My teachers raised me,” recalls Danille Jager, an Education Program Manager at IBM. “I grew up in a single-parent household, raised by my dad who worked nonstop to keep food on the table. School was my escape, my safe place, and my freedom.”

Building Trust Into AI

AI Fairness 360 is a comprehensive open source toolkit to help researchers and developers detect, understand, and mitigate unwanted algorithmic bias in data sets and machine learning models throughout the AI application lifecycle.
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Artificial intelligence and machine learning are becoming foundational technologies used to inform decisions that make a big difference in the world. As a result, addressing issues of bias and fairness in these systems and applications is essential. “AI is now being used in many different consequential applications, from natural language interaction to flagging compliance challenges.

Blackbaud Named a Leader on AnitaB.org’s 2019 Top Companies for Women Technologists List

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For the second consecutive year, Blackbaud has been recognized by AnitaB.org as a Top Company for Women Technologists. Blackbaud joins a list of high-profile organizations including Bank of America, IBM, and Accenture. Blackbaud was included as a “Leader” in the Technical Workforce of 1,000-10,000 category. AnitaB.org’s annual Top Companies for Women Technologists program is the only industry benchmark based on statistical analysis of employer data that measures technical employees using a standardized definition of the technical workforce.

Trust and Responsibility: The IBM Chairman's Letter

By Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM
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We have seen, for more than a century, that when we apply science to real-world problems, we can create a tomorrow that is better than today. More sustainable. More equitable. More secure.

In fact, we have never known a time when science and technology had more potential to benefit society than right now.

INFOGRAPHIC | How IBM Contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals

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Adopted in 2015, the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) establish a framework to build an inclusive and sustainable world and provide an opportunity for IBM to build upon its collaboration with stakeholders from a cross section of communities, governments, and the social sector.

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