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.
Putting smart to work towards achieving the UN SDGs
November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - IBM is leveraging its technology, expertise and commitment to global service and sustainability to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recognized IBM with its “Best Commitment to Education Program” award at the 19th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards. The Chamber Foundation’s “Best Commitment to Education Program” award recognizes IBM’s P-TECH model as a strategic initiative focused on improving educational outcomes for students with demonstrated measurable results.
DENVER, Co., September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics today announced that it is joining the Call for Code initiative with Founding Partner IBM, an effort designed to inspire new technology to address pressing social challenges. IBM’s five-year, $30 million USD commitment to the initiative is focusing its efforts this year on encouraging software developers around the world to create applications for natural disaster preparedness and relief.
Stan Litow’s new book, The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward published by John Wiley & Sons, presents a fact-based assessment of the role that corporations have played in society both historically and currently and perhaps most important, offers a road map for a more promising future.
As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we share insights on leveraging the “human factor” to improve resilience from extreme weather events. These insights are based on a joint IBM-Bechtel field project Puerto Rico.
SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Washington, D.C., August 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ – John Holm, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, represented PYXERA Global at the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) Sustainability Management Conference in Providence, RI, from July 30–August 1. The NAEM Sustainability Management Conference brought together leaders from the private sector, public sector, and academia to discuss the latest trends in sustainability as well as progress on the ways companies operationalize the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The pursuit of e-Governance in Belgrade receives a pro bono assist from IBM
Let’s time-travel to Serbia, circa 1999: it was a time before smartphones or Wi-Fi. The largest hard disk available had a 340MB capacity and cost USD$499. Meanwhile, the volume of printed paper generated for record-keeping and the demands of the modern age was reaching new heights with each passing day.
With the 2018 hurricane season underway, Bechtel and IBM have partnered up to share lessons learned from last year’s devastating Category 5 storm in Puerto Rico and mapping their work to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The two corporations’ commitment to improving long-term recovery from natural disasters led to the Disaster Resiliency Webinar, hosted by 3BL Media.