IBM Impact

IBM Impact
Impacting business ethics, environment, and the communities in which we work and live.


Good Tech means

We help communities take on challenges big and small. IBM brings the power of its technology, resources, and people to help with initiatives around the world, from education to health. We’re making a difference.

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IBM and IBMers are making a difference in communities around the world. Explore how you can get involved in one of our social impact programs.

2020 Impact

IBM increased its contributions, reduced its energy consumption, and grew investments in employee learning — see the details in our environmental, social and governance data.

View 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

2M hrs

Volunteered in 2020 by IBMers


Global corporate contributions of technology, services and cash in 2020

#Good Tech means

We help communities take on challenges big and small. IBM brings the power of its technology, resources, and people to help with initiatives around the world, from education to health. We’re making a difference.

RT @IBM IBM stands with Ukraine. Read the statement from IBM CEO Arvind Krishna:
From studying from home to enabling new ways of teaching—technology impacts our education methodologies in different ways 💻

Explore available learning and find a new passion!

#EducationTechnologyDay #IBMSkillsBuild #EduTech
@fundacionplan21 Thank you @fundacionplan21 for being amazing partners and @pao_simonetti for making an impact!
As part of our ongoing commitment to #DEIB, we're proud to support #TearthePaperCeiling, a new effort to create more equitable opportunities for workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs) rather than a bachelor’s degree.

Learn more at
Building on our pledge to train 150K people in #cybersecurity over 3 years, we'll collaborate with 20 #HBCUs to establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers, giving students and faculty access to @IBMSecurity training, software and certifications at no cost:
Meet IBM volunteer @pao_simonetti who identified an opportunity to leverage IBM technology & expertise to enhance a mobile app that helps smallholder farmers in Latin America manage their crops more sustainably.
See more Sustainability Accelerator stories:
If you're an #IBMSkillsBuild learner wanting to know how digital credentials can support your job search, this event is for you! Join us as we chat with @Credly—the world's largest provider of digital credentials. 👩‍💻

RT @PRMESecretariat The Private sector has to be invested in education and skills for workforce development... The corporate sector needs to come together to work on this.
- @JustinaNixon, CSR Vice President of @IBM
#TransformingEducation #TES
RT @Cop27P The #COP27 Presidency names @IBM as the official Technology Partner.
For more information:
💻 On this #OnlineLearningDay, we're honoring IBMer Bria Whitehead's career readiness journey.

Bria, we're proud to have you as part of the IBM team and happy to see how #IBMSkillsBuild supercharged your career path in technology!

Get inspired:
👀We're on the lookout for all #IBMSkillsBuild learners who want to receive LIVE feedback on their resume when applying for a #cybersecurity job.
Check out our guest speaker @KipBoyle as he offers his expert advice on matching a resume to a cyber job post:
We're honored to be a technology partner in #COP27, where we'll address how technology can help mitigate climate change.

Learn more about how to turn #sustainability ambition into action
IBM volunteers across the world have been sharing their time, energy, and expertise working on projects through the IBM Sustainability Accelerator - tackling agricultural issues ranging from droughts to pollution in water & air 💚

Read their stories 👀
We’re proud to work with our amazing #IBMSkillsBuild implementation partners in India to provide learners with digital literacy opportunities.

Learn more about the program:
RT @ArvindKrishna IBM mourns the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
RT @CommerceGov #NEWS | @CommerceGov launches the #IPEF Upskilling Initiative

Private Sector Commitments Will Provide Digital Skills to Seven Million Women and Girls
Today, we're pledging to train 1 million women and girls across Asia-Pacific. This is another big moment on our path to skill 30 million people globally by 2030.

Learn more about the inspirational work across the region ⬇️
📢 Calling all #SkillsBuild learners who are trying to figure out how to land that #cybersecurity interview! Come chat with our guest speaker @KipBoyle, founder and CEO of CyberRisk Opportunities, as he explains the steps to success! 🙋‍♀️

Reserve your seat:
Why cant learning be mobile ? Taking #SkillsBuild mobile thro 3 Digivans which would go to Uttarakhand promoting Emerging tech skills for young learners in aspirational districts

@JustinaNixon @LydLogan @CortesRomanelli @G_SS_C @DJoyeeta
📚Take a moment during this #BackToSchool and help your students dive into the world of hybrid cloud computing, AI and open source code and how these technologies can open a path to many career opportunities.

Explore the resources we've prepared for you➡️
RT @GoodwillMokan As part of our workforce initiative,#MoKanGoodwill has partnered with IBM SkillsBuild to provide FREE alternative education in technology and career readiness resources for local job seekers entering IT roles! Visit to learn how you can sign up.
@SandipPatel_In @nsitharaman @ArvindKrishna @Rajeev_GoI @ibm_in An amazing highlight of our STEM for Girls Program. 13 states and covering over 350K students. Onwards and Forward with STEM education #GoodTechIBM
@questalliance @YNnagaland @nbsenagaland @dkishorebalaji @G_SS_C @JustinaNixon
Are you an IBM SkillsBuild learner looking to land that cybersecurity interview?

Join us as we chat with @KipBoyle of Cyber Risk Opportunities and Cyber Risk Management Podcast to walk you through how to do just that 🚀

Save your seat ➡️
We're grateful to all IBMers who spend each day working to rebuild communities and educate the next generation of leaders. For World Humanitarian Day, we celebrate the IBM volunteers making a difference for those who need it the most. 💙
IBM volunteers worked across multiple projects to help those impacted by the crisis in Ukraine. Through their #volunteerism, they created a chatbot for an NPO, supported an anti-human trafficking campaign, translated educational content, and mentored individuals.
🌟 As a celebration of #WorldHumanitarianDay, we're honoring IBMers who are creating positive social impact across the globe through volunteerism.

Get inspired by their stories ⬇️
RT @jonathanadashek “It is not just how we grow our presence in the economy, but it is how we grow our presence in the community here as well. Globally, @IBM is going to train 30 million people by 2030”. Learn more in my conversation with @asdafnews:
RT @OECD How can schools help young people plan a path through their studies & into the world of work❓🏫

Learn more on the future of education by listening to @AnthonyMannOECD, analyst at @OECDEduSkills, & @LydLogan, VP of Global Education @IBMorg 👇
RT @ArvindKrishna Today the U.S. Congress came together for the good of the country to pass a bipartisan #CHIPSAct. Read my statement:
📈 The demand for #cybersecurity professionals has been increasing, but the amount of personnel qualified for these positions hasn't.

See how we're working together with @IBMSecurity to help learners develop the skills needed to grow in the cyber field:
How to get free cybersecurity training from @IBM

“As part of IBM’s commitment to skill 30 million people globally by 2030, we are providing free education on key technologies like cybersecurity” @JustinaNixon @FortuneMagazine #goodtechibm
RT @thecarloszavala Excited to hear from Tameshia Bridges Mansfield @jfftweets and Lydia Logan @IBM on investing in the future of work and a skills-first approach. Moderated by the stellar @RamonaWritesLA @WorkingNation #ewa22
🏅 The IBM Sustainability Accelerator initiative with @nature_org has received Salesforce Tableau's 2021 Data for Good Partner Award for the Americas!

Congratulations to everyone involved in this project for all your amazing work 🌟

Learn more:
Hosting the @IBM SA #NelsonMandelaDay event by Goodera. Beautiful people ready to volunteer 💫

Teacher Training: From Teacher to Facilitator #SkillsBuildTH #SkillsBuild #GoodtechIBM
With these young women as inspiration, take a moment this #WorldYouthSkillsDay and begin developing your STEM skills for free today:️
🌟 By the end of 2021, IBM had provided STEM training for 14,000 young Taiwanese women, who also interacted virtually with female peers in other countries who were also learning about careers in STEM fields.
The project introduced fundamental concepts through real world examples. We also brought them to our workplaces and inspired them by introducing the young women to female colleagues.
💡 One way to diversify the STEM workforce is to spark interest and develop skills from a young age. With that in mind, IBM volunteers in Taiwan launched an effort to inspire middle and high school girls to pursue a future in #STEM.
We’re so proud to be recognized by @BlackEngineer as a 2022 Top Supporter of HBCUs and minority-serving institutions! Initiatives, such as the ones we offer in collaboration with @IBMSecurity, helped us earn this recognition.

Learn more:
Today, we join 500 businesses and nonprofits to call for every student in every school to have the opportunity to learn computer science as a basic part of education, as a foundation for every career.

Explore more:
RT @IBMNews 44% of CEOs said they lack the ability to translate sustainability data into insights that help them meet environmental targets. See how companies like @SLGreen are turning to IBM’s AI to make sense of data & operationalize sustainability via @TheAtlantic:
#TBT to design & UX insights from IBMer Shelley Dignum ⬇️

Explore the world of #design and find your passion with this Basic Principles of Design badge 🎨
RT @UNCDFdigital In #Ethiopia UNCDF and partners are meeting next week to discuss how #DigitalLiteracy and #DigitalSkills can impact the future of work.

Through our Digital Futures Initiative UNCDF collaborates with partners like @IBMorg to build resilient workforces
With #Tech advancing more and more, #Cybersecurity has become all the more important, helping minimize crime and harm in the virtual world. 🔒

Begin your career journey in this high-demand field to celebrate National Cybersecurity Education Month ➡️
💡 Social media can be a powerful tool when searching for a job or building your personal brand.

Explore these free job readiness courses to help you enter your next job search with confidence 🔎

#SkillsBuild #SocialMediaDay
Proud to be part of this project under @IBM_in CSR and @nasscomfdn that made this transformation possible. Covering a population of 2.2L in 110 villages, Kurali CHC is now a state of the art medical facility under the leadership of @cmohry
@emailmanjob @ShobhaVMani2 #GoodTechIBM
IBM was recognized by the Philadelphia Foundation as one of the most community-minded companies in Greater Philadelphia 🎉

We're honored by this achievement and will continue to make a positive impact through our work.
#Climatechange has had a huge impact on rainforests 🌳 and #sustainability practices can play a major role in solving this issue.

Take a moment this #WorldRainforestDay and learn about how you too can help create a more sustainable future ➡️
📚 Studying and keeping focus can be difficult for many students, especially for those who already have a hard time learning.

Here are 4️⃣ ways you can make studying more fun and productive💡

Learn more tips and tricks here ➡️
RT @IBMUKI As #VolunteersWeek comes to an end, we're saying a BIG thank you to all our amazing IBMers for the contributions they make through volunteering. They inspire us every day, but what inspires them?

Here's what Senior CICS Tester, Andy Clifton said.

#GoodTechIBM @IBMorg
Partner in success ⁦@cloudchhabra⁩ One of the key people ⁦⁦@MongoDB

Good leads the way !!

#Goodtechibm ⁦⁦@IBMBlockchain⁩ ⁦@IBMIoT⁩ ⁦@IBMDeveloper⁩ ⁦@IBMData⁩ ⁦@IBMStorage⁩ ⁦@IBMZ⁩ ⁦@MongoDB⁩ #mdb #MDBW #linux
Interested in our planet’s oceans and what you can do to protect them? This #WorldOceansDay 🌊 explore all about the oceans and your role in preserving them on #SkillsBuild
Here's what Corporate Social Responsibility Professional, Natalia Kerr said.

#GoodTechIBM @IBMorg
Here's what Junior Management Consultant, Sam Holdsworth said.

#GoodTechIBM @IBMorg
As #VolunteersWeek comes to an end, we're saying a BIG thank you to all our amazing IBMers for the contributions they make through volunteering. They inspire us every day, but what inspires them?

Here's what Senior CICS Tester, Andy Clifton said.

#GoodTechIBM @IBMorg
With talent shortages reaching new heights, the key 🔑 to addressing this dilemma is seeing beyond the old paradigm of skills vs. degrees and move to a #skillsfirst approach 💡

See what @LydLogan has to say about it:
Outlining our commitment to diversity, we've partnered with six HBCUs to provide students with the resources to thrive in the #cybersecurity field, combining skills training with higher education.

Learn more ➡️
Aiming to help veterans looking to pursue a career after completing their service, #SkillsBuild has partnered with the @VAVetBenefits to work as an enhanced resource for transitioning service members seeking job training and credentials.

“Relentless curiosity, collaborative teamwork, & empathy!” ~ Life guidance for @PtechCarver high school students from @IBM Global Government Partner, Paul Dommel! #careeradvice #newcollarjobs #PayItForward #citizenIBM #PTechCarver #PTechNetwork #WeArePTech #GoodTechIBM #ibm
RT @IBM We have #Pride in what defines us. IBM stands by those living boldly in the LGBTQ+ community.

Join us during Pride Month as we highlight the LGBTQ+ perspectives that define IBM.
Together with @spfnd, #SkillsBuild will provide tech and skills training tailored to the needs of neurodivergent individuals across 13 countries, harnessing the talents of autistic persons and those with profiles such ADHD, OCD, and dyslexia.

Learn more➡️
Dr. Derrick Warren spoke with @BRProudNews to discuss the SU System's ongoing partnership with @IBMorg and their new project to bring cybersecurity centers aimed at training underrepresented communities. Learn more at #WeAreSouthern #GoodTechIBM #HBCU
In this year's @DiscoveryEd's #SocialImpact Summit we heard from @LydLogan and incredible speakers across sectors on important topics such as emotional well-being, health equity and paving pathways for all students.

👀 Watch the recorded sessions here:
Diversity is a factor present in all cultures, with cultural holidays and celebrations playing a big role in making everyone feel included, even those from different backgrounds.

Celebrating #AAPIHeritageMonth, IBMer Lisa Chen shares her favorite cultural holiday ⬇️
We're so proud to have @VAVetBenefits as our partner on the journey to help military #veterans pursue customized learning paths and other accelerated, non-traditional job training for high-demand #tech careers through #SkillsBuild.
RT @caro_milanesi 1/ At #Think2022 IBM announced to provide no-cost #STEM job training to U.S. military veterans, neurodivergent learners worldwide, and university students from underrepresented communities in the U.S.
These are the sort of initiatives that make me feel proud to be at @IBMorg. #Veterans #GoodTechIBM
Proud of our partnership with the IBM PTech Program and Industry Partner Gosford Private Hospital. Such wonderful vocational career opportunities for our students. @HKHS #PTECH #WeArePTECH #GoodTechIBM #SkillsBuild
I'm so proud that IBM is announcing our #education initiatives with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Specialisterne Foundation, and 6 HBCUs to provide learners with no-cost #STEM job training.

Explore more:
#GoodTechIBM #SkillsBuild #Cybersecurity
Underscoring our skills commitment, we're excited to announce our partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, @spfnd, and six HBCUs to provide learners with no-cost #STEM job training.

Check out all about it:
RT @NoApp4Pedagogy A recurring theme from the @DiscoveryEd #SocialImpact summit yesterday was that companies need #students who know HOW to learn vs. students who can simply pass classes and retain information.
We're celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month by honoring the many individual cultures of the API community.

IBMer Claudia Matteo highlights the value of #education to her Chinese culture ⬇️
"We create innovations, policies, and practices that prioritize ethics, trust, transparency, and – above all – accountability. " - Christina Montgomery, Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer at IBM

Explore how:
@EdunetF Congrats! We love to see it 🤩
To teachers around the world 🌎,
Thank you for your hard work and dedication in preparing students for a successful future 💙

Check out these ready to use resources we've prepared to make your lives a little easier during this #TeacherAppreciationWeek
Equitable impact can happen in many ways.

Investing in our current workforce, volunteering and helping to close the global skills gap are some of the ways IBM is making a positive impact 💡

Check out what we've achieved and what's still to come:
💡 With access to the right resources and opportunities, young girls like Arcia can start developing the skills needed to begin a successful career in #STEM.

Feeling inspired? Start learning during this #GirlsInICTDay
On this International #GirlsinICT Day, @ITU is creating a discussion around access and #OnlineSafety, focusing on gender stereotypes and workplace environments in #STEM.

Watch @LydLogan and inspiring panelists live ⬇️
RT @IBM Call for Code is back.🧑🏽‍💻 This year, creative thinkers are tasked with tackling the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.

How will you answer the call?
We're honored that #SkillsBuild was named a bronze winner at the 2022 #EdisonAwards for Experiential Learning! Thank you @EdisonAwards for recognizing the importance of expanding access to tech and professional skills 🏆

Learn more:
RT @IBMNews IBM’s research shows consumers are committed to protecting the planet, but they need help from companies to make the most sustainable choices possible. Learn more about how companies can help support those choices: #EarthDay2022
Nobody can tackle climate change alone. We're Creating a Better #Earth by enabling others to also become part of the solution.

Christina Shim from IBM shares how:
"While setting goals is important, executing against them is ultimately what matters most, and this is where IBM has excelled." - Wayne Balta, VP, Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety & Chief Sustainability Officer at IBM.

Learn more:
RT @IBMNews Just announced: IBM’s annual Think conference is returning as a series of in-person experiences in more than a dozen cities around the world. Think starts in-person and virtually in Boston on May 10 & 11 followed by an international Think on Tour:
We're extremely happy to partner with @GoodwillMokan and help provide learners with the opportunities and #skills needed to begin a career in #tech through #SkillsBuild 🌟

Check out all about it ➡️
"It is only through leveraging the collective intelligence of an expanding community that we can hope to address current and future risks." - @JustinaNixon

Understand how corporations can make a change through their ESG practice:
📣 Calling all teachers! We've put together free and fun activities to do with your students leading up to #EarthDay 🌍

Explore #SkillsBuild sustainability resources and help your students be more sustainable in their day-to-day AND future careers.
RT @IBMCanada Women Wednesday: Learn from Leaders, a 📹 series that allow students to realize their future potential.

Check out IBM's Technology Sales Leader, Deb Pimentel, as she shares career tips for youth just starting out in their careers:

#STEM #SkillsBuild
Our ESG Report is live! Our commitments like skilling 30M people, achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2030 and training 1K partners in tech ethics by 2022 are helping us be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Check out these Impact stories:
💡 The IBM Sustainability Accelerator aims to help organizations focused on the sustainable development of communities at risk from climate change and other environmental threats, providing them with the right resources to develop and grow 🚀

See how: