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.
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.
Continuing our focus on the advancement of women, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 2,300 organizations about gender equality in their leadership, identifying obstacles to change as well as the advantages of establishing gender parity as a formal business priority. In March 2019, we published the study as Women, Leadership, and the Priority Paradox and launched Be Equal — inviting IBMers, clients and society to make #BeEqual pledges of support for gender equality in business leadership.
Corporate responsibility is smart business. Each day at IBM we demonstrate leadership and accountability on critical areas such as environmental conservation, employee well being, skills and education, corporate governance, research and development, as well as the ethical development and use of technology.
VolCat turns waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into a substance ready to be fed directly into new plastic manufacturing.
Used plastic may become the next renewable resource, thanks to a radical new process from IBM Research™ called VolCat.
In lab tests, the process — short for volatile catalyst — turns used plastic bottles into piles of a pure material that can be used to manufacture new plastic products, replacing petroleum-based feedstocks.
The Global Pro Bono Network Summit for Latin America draws diverse participants to discuss social progress through cross-sector collaboration.
Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a common agenda for the public, private, and social sectors in Latin America, and while partnership is recognized as a critical component toward this end, there has been no obvious pathway for cross-sector engagement and collaboration.
At the recent IBM Think 2019 Conference, fascinating artificial intelligence (“AI”) innovations were showcased; these are approaches in development to help meet the needs of global stressed food and water ecosystems.
Forbes’ contributor Lee Bell outlined the work of scientists and developers at IBM’s research unit, telling the story from the conference with a “crop-to-trash” theme. These innovations are:
The Digital Twin – AI helping to accurately forecast crop yields (helping farmers to establish critical data points for arranging farm credit).
IBM and Johnson & Johnson Team up in Santiago to Strengthen Community Resilience
The term “natural disaster” is a misnomer. Natural ecosystems often require disturbances such as fires and floods to remain healthy. They have an inherent resilience to the occasional battering. Crises created by destructive natural events might be more aptly referred to as “social disasters,” because of the toll of life and economic damage left in their wake. Framing such events as social disasters places them in a different light, shifting the burden on all sectors of society to proactively manage the threat.
December 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Forbes and JUST Capital recognize IBM as the leader in the computer services industry for its commitment to workers, communities and the environment. As the industry leader, IBM ranked number 5 in America’s top corporate citizens.