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The Value of Giving Back: Honoring IBM Volunteers Around the World

By Patrice Key-Rhone
Blog

IBM’s Volunteer Excellence Awards have been presented annually by our Chairman and CEO since 2005. Today, I’m honored to announce the 15 winners of the 2021 IBM Volunteer Excellence Awards and the impact of their accomplishments. This is the first year I’ve worked on this remarkable program and I’m so excited to recognize these IBMers who exemplify our shared values through their volunteer efforts.

Intentionality and Humility Drive Connections in the Intergenerational Workplace

By Stephanie Cain
Article

Today, it’s no surprise to see a 75-year-old veteran of an industry working alongside a 22-year-old college graduate. As five generations now find themselves working together in various professional environments, it begs the question: With disparate differences, how do we create more collaborative and inclusive cultures?

'Tear the Paper Ceiling': A New Campaign Wants Companies To Ditch 4-Year Degree Requirements

Job applicants without a college degree have a much harder time getting hired—particularly in jobs with upward mobility. Opportunity@Work is trying to change that.
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By Talib Visram

Various companies are already championing the campaign. Some have their own in-house training, like Accenture’s Apprenticeship Program and IBM’s free SkillsBuild program; IBM also has pledged to remove the four-year degree requirement for half of their U.S. job listings. Businesses could probably afford to eliminate requirements for even more jobs, Villota says. “But it does mean that they’re committed to raising awareness of this issue.”

How IBM Is Helping Bridge the Digital Divide

Through free technology training and education partnerships, the company plans to skill 30 million people by 2030.
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Talent shortages in the U.S.

The Private Sector Is in a Position To Make a Sustainable Future Possible. IBM Has the Resources To Help.

By Justina Nixon-Saintil, IBM VP of ESG and corporate social responsibility
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With climate emergencies and disasters on the rise across the globe, private sector companies — particularly large companies with global reach — are in a unique position to make a difference in our collective fight to help build a more sustainable and equitable future.

IBM CEO Arvind Krishna on COP27 and Helping Clients Achieve Sustainability Goals

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IBM Chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna recently sat down with Forbes Middle East to discuss, among other topics, how the company is helping clients advance their sustainability agendas.

IBM Teams Up To Help Accelerate Clean Energy Transition for Vulnerable Populations

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  • The initiative will support organizations such as United Nations Development Programme, Sustainable Energy for All, Net Zero Atlantic, Miyakojima City Government, and Environment Without Borders Foundation for this IBM Sustainability Accelerator environmental cohort
  • IBM will donate $30M worth of services by 2023 through the IBM Sustainability Accelerator program
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  • The initiative will support organizations such as United Nations Development Programme, Sustainable Energy for All, Net Zero Atlantic, Miyakojima City Government, and Environment Without Borders Foundation for this IBM Sustainability Accelerator environmental cohort
  • IBM will donate $30M worth of services by 2023 through the IBM Sustainability Accelerator program

Corporate Executives Call for Action-Based Approach at COP27

Companies are increasingly partnering to back startups pitching climate solutions
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By Dieter Holger and Rochelle Toplensky

At the UN climate meeting in Egypt, business executives are calling for specific efforts to tackle climate change and requesting clearer policies from governments to support such initiatives. Sheri Hinish, Global Leader for Sustainability Services, Alliances and Strategy at IBM Consulting, said, “I expect at COP27 we will see business leaders not willing to wait to drive progress and looking at many avenues to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.”

How an Energy Company Leveraged Tech Partnerships To Deliver Digital Services to Millions of Customers

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When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Argentinian energy company Ecogas to suspend in-person services for its 1.4 million natural gas customers spread across a distribution network of almost 30,000 kilometers, the company had to act fast to prepare for a surge in demand for its digital channels.

IBM, Hispanic Heritage Foundation Providing Free SkillsBuild Tech Courses to Latino Students

By Kate Lucariello
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The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has partnered with IBM Education to provide IBM's SkillsBuild education program to Latino high school students free of charge, giving them skills they need to meet workforce demands.

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