IBM and JPMorgan Chase Employees Help Develop Next Generation Workforce
Within five years, The McKinsey Global Institute predicts a global deficit of over 85 million high- and medium-skilled workers and a global surplus of nearly 100 million unskilled workers. In the United States, about two-thirds of companies already find themselves unable to fill positions due to a lack of qualified applicants—the resulting reduction in economic output costs the U.S.
IBM uses energy across its business to deliver products, services and solutions to our clients around the world. In order to be competitive and minimize our environmental impacts, we strive to reduce the energy we consume and the associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions as we deliver innovation that matters to our clients. In 2014, IBM reduced or avoided the consumption of 404,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy and an associated 142,000 metric tons (MT) of CO2 emissions, while saving $37.4 million through the execution of over 2,200 energy conservation projects.
In a decade-long collaboration with over half a million World Community Grid volunteers, The Scripps Research Institute has made significant advances in the fight against HIV. With the virus constantly evolving, the research team is leveraging World Community Grid to pioneer the use of new analysis techniques to more quickly and accurately identify promising anti-HIV drug candidates. These techniques could prove effective for other medical research efforts too.
See how the P-TECH 9-14 school model is transforming high school through the eyes of two students, ShuDon and Xzavyen. This video, created for Ted@IBM, demonstrates how this promising model is changing the life trajectories of some of our nation’s most underserved young people – putting them on the path to college and meaningful careers.
With a network of 40 schools and growing, P-TECH is preparing the diverse and skilled talent needed to fill 21st century jobs.
When CSVNet approached IBM we were already aware of IBM’s On Demand Community program and of the company’s long tradition of commitment to addressing societal issues. So it was quite simple to start a conversation with IBM’s Corporate Citizenship team in Italy in order to set a common framework on which to build a partnership.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has just bestowed its “Best Corporate Steward” award for large business – the Citizens Award – on IBM. The Chamber Foundation’s Best Corporate Steward award recognizes businesses that serve as powerful forces for good around the world. Companies and chambers of commerce from around the globe compete for Citizens awards in several categories, making them among the most coveted opportunities for recognition in corporate citizenship.
New York, N.Y., October 7, 2015 /3BL Media/– Corporations around the world are banding together with IMPACT 2030 and mobilizing their corporate volunteers to help combat the most critical issues that our world faces, including poverty, inequality and climate change.
Any meaningful practice of corporate citizenship acknowledges that the world’s major challenges are larger than any single entity or sector can manage alone. It is only by working together — through contributions of time, technology, expertise, and financial support — IBM helps bring about positive transformations in the quality of people’s lives. Through IBM Impact Grants, we share our capabilities and expertise with nonprofit organizations to help them operate and serve their constituencies more effectively.
In June 2015, six students from the first P-TECH school in Brooklyn completed their program two years early — earning their high-school diplomas and college associate degrees in just four years. Five of the six were the first in their families to graduate college and all six were offered positions with IBM; three will continue their educations with scholarships at four-year colleges and universities.