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IBM Launches Teacher Advisor With Watson

by Jen Crozier
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Among the most underserved populations in education is teachers themselves.  IBM takes a giant step towards addressing that with the release of Teacher Advisor With Watson –- a comprehensive, confidential, vetted and totally free cognitive advisor for those who teach K through 5 math. Teacher Advisor With Watson was built with the help of teachers, and is loaded with the lesson plans and proven strategies they need to teach across a variety of elementary grade levels and student abilities.

Corporate Activism Addresses Climate Change, Immigration Reform, LGBTQ Rights

By Dave Armon
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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways.

 
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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways.

 

IBM Study: Advanced Analytics Are Vital for Nonprofits

Written by: Dan Cardinali and Diane Melley
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Major funders of nonprofit organizations are demanding quantified evidence of social impact. These essential stakeholders expect both transparency of operations and an effective digital presence.

IBM and Citizen-Scientists Poised to Contribute Equivalent of up to $200 Million for Climate & Environmental Research

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As climate change accelerates, IBM is galvanizing the global science community with a massive infusion of computing resources, weather data, and cloud services to help researchers examine the effects of climate change, and explore strategies to mitigate its effects. IBM pledges to help direct the equivalent of up to $200 million for up to five climate-related projects judged to offer the greatest potential impact, and will then broadly share the experiments' results.

Reflections on a Smarter City: Memphis, USA

Written by: Jim Strickland
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IBM announces the latest winners of the Smarter Cities Challenge – a pro bono consulting award that partners IBM’s top talent with municipal and regional leaders to help manage tough challenges faced by these areas.

Read what Memphis, USA Mayor Jim Strickland has to say about how an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge team helped identify and address critical issues related to community health and emergency services management.

Why IBM Pays Its Employees To Take Time Off To Tackle The World’s Problems

By Ben Paynter
Article

Currently, only about 10% of cancer patients in sub-Sahara Africa receive chemotherapy treatment. More than a half million people are diagnosed with cancer in the region annually, while nearly the same number die from it each year, too. Without intervention, that toll is expected to double by 2030, partly because as people are otherwise living longer, thanks to better malaria and HIV treatments and prevention. But chemotherapy and related drugs are both expensive and tricky to use because there are so many types and stages of the disease.

IBM Releases 2016 Corporate Responsibly Report

IBM engages social challenges where our innovation and expertise can matter.
Press Release
July 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- At IBM, responsibility is integral to our business and draws us to social challenges where we can matter, where innovation and expertise can improve communities and lives. Our approach involves forging sustained partnerships with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, academia and other companies — allied in purpose, focused on results. Our ongoing work across a range of activities is detailed in our 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report.
 

How Innovation Can Unlock System-level Change for Environmental Progress

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Wayne Balta, Vice President of Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM Corp., describes next horizon in advancing corporate EHS management. To get more insights from EHS and sustainability thought leaders or to register for NAEM's upcoming 2017 Sustainability Management Conference, visit www.naem.org.

Common Impact Expands Board of Directors to Lead New Stage of Growth

Two newly appointed Directors bring expertise in social sector investment and product development.
Press Release

NEW YORK, June 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Common Impact, a nonprofit organization that pioneered corporate skills-based volunteering, has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors: Kevin Cavanaugh, vice president at Smarter Workforce, IBM and Jihye Gyde, a senior associate at Nonprofit Finance Fund. 

Facing a Skills Gap, STEM Companies Take the Lead in Building Future Workforce

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The substantial deficiency of qualified science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and manufacturing workers in the U.S. has created a worrisome gap which will result in serious workforce and pipeline issues for companies in the technology, manufacturing and engineering spaces and beyond. STEM education remains a hot-button issue as the U.S.

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