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.

Get involved

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:
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
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:
Congratulations @JustinaNixon for being named executive of the month by @CultureShiftLab for your dedication to creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive future! 🌟

Check it out here ➡️
@EdunetF Way to go 🎉 Keep rocking it!
“We deliberately choose to work with organizations—such as the @AdvanceTheDream—that provide the capacity, expertise, and track record to serve people that are often vulnerable, underrepresented, or underresourced.” - @LydLogan

Read more:
Agriculture is the main source of income for many families around the world 🌎 and supporting farmers to bridge the digital divide is key to a sustainable living income.

Elizabeth from @Heifer shares how ⬇️

Learn more:
We're extremely proud to be included on @TIME's list of the 100 Most Influential Companies of 2022 for our work helping organizations around the world 🌎 navigate and fight the climate crisis through #tech.

Check it out:
Join @LydLogan and a group of inspiring leaders as they discuss equitable access to future jobs at the #ASUGSVSummit

🗓️ Save your spot:
RT @IBMNews The idea of corporate responsibility has to go beyond charitable donations and one-off events to raise awareness. See how IBM’s Sustainability Accelerator program is empowering communities to develop and support their own solutions via @thenextweb:
@EdunetF Congratulations on this amazing achievement! We love to see it 😍
RT @csrboxorg Ms. Tina Yadav, Assistant Professor at Sunder Deep College of Engineering and Technology, Noida, Uttar Pradesh shares her experience of the IBM SkillsBuild Offline Job Readiness Session.
#ibmskillsbuild #skillsbuild #skilldevelopment #jobreadiness #sessions
@IBMorg @bhomikjain
@_REACHA Congratulations! We love to see it 🤩
Sustainable agriculture is key 🔑 when it comes to fighting climate change.

Together with our partners @fundacionplan21 @heifer @nature_org we'll provide farmers around the world 🌎with the right resources to adapt and grow in a greener way🌱

Learn how:
Sometimes all we need is someone to encourage us 🚀

This is particularly important for young women who feel empowered by seeing other women succeed—especially in #tech.

See what inspires @JustinaNixon ➡️
We're honored to be recognized by @ethisphere as one of the #WorldsMostEthicalCompanies for the 4th time!

This is only possible because of IBMers, who continuously show their dedication to our mission and commitment to business integrity.

Read more:
Continuing with our history of sustainability efforts, we're committed to helping empower a greener future with innovation ➕ #tech 💚

Here's how ⬇️
@EdunetF Congrats on this great achievement, Ananya 🎉Keep rocking it!
@ErdmengerJoerg Great to see IBMers and partners bringing #GoodTech to life 💡
Lake Sembakkam has suffered from pollution as a result of climate change. Its watersheds and wildlife were severely damaged, threatening the future of the region.

We've partnered with the @nature_org to address this challenge with #IoT 💡

Read how:
While female representation in STEM has been growing in the past decades, the numbers are still far from ideal.

The solution? Initiatives that make it engaging, accessible and encourage women of all ages and stages ✨

Learn more:
Agriculture plays a big role in climate change and #tech can help make it more sustainable 💡

With amazing partners like the @fundacionplan21, we can bring key resources to farmers around the world 🌎 and make a change towards a greener future 🌱

Good #design makes experiences more delightful. From colors and shapes to full customer journeys, Shelley has designed it all!

Dive into design principles for free:
Envizi, a leading data and analytics software provider for #environmental performance management, is helping organizations accelerate #sustainability initiatives and get to net zero.

Learn more:
Taking a moment to listen and learn is the first step towards change. By sharing knowledge, we can break down barriers and work towards a more equitable world 🌎 for everyone.

Break the system and help create a better tomorrow ➡️
We're happy that our IBM Sustainability Accelerator program, as the newest Innovation Sprint Partner at #AIM4C, will provide participating organizations #tech ➕ expertise to accelerate climate-smart agriculture solutions across the world 🌎

Here's how:
Hear @JustinaNixon on how the power of putting science, technology and innovation in the hands of communities can help tackle environmental threats:
RT @IBMNews IBM just announced the launch of its Sustainability Accelerator. How will this initiative help combat climate change? What does this mean for nonprofit and government organizations? All this and more answered via @axios ⬇️
RT @caro_milanesi Globally, disasters related to weather, climate or water hazard caused 2m deaths & US$ 3.64T in losses between the 1970s & 2019 disproportionally impacting underserved communities @IBM launched the Sustainability Accelerator to help combat this @ForbesTech
Today we launched the IBM Sustainability Accelerator—supporting communities vulnerable to environmental threats.

We're happy to have these amazing partners @fundacionplan21 @heifer @nature_org in the 2021 projects and excited for the 2022 RFP!

Explore ➡️
We're honored that SkillsBuild is part of the Silver Winner for the Anthem Awards in the DE&I category for both Partnership or Collaboration and Community Engagement 🏆

Explore SkillsBuild today:
This report highlights how organizations can dismantle the systemic inequality facing Black women in the workforce.

Find out how you can help create a more equitable, inclusive, and #diverse workplace:
RT @ITU_AIForGood Let's accelerate sustainability 🌍🌳

Join #AIforGood to discover how #AI is driving sustainability with @IBM and partners.

🌐Register here:
🗓️Wednesday 23 February 14:00 CET
“Over time, I decided to drive the change I was seeking, and dedicate myself to rewriting the rulebook.” - @JustinaNixon

From students to professionals, everyone can play a part in empowering #WomenInSTEM 🌟

Get inspired by Justina's story:
@EdisonAwards So honored to have SkillsBuild recognized for experiential learning!
The issues of gender and racial equity go hand in hand. Intervention during the education process is key 🔑 as people’s career choices are being considered.

Check what @JustinaNixon has to say about this:
#WomenInScience #WomenInSTEM
I am visual.
I am social.
I am analytical.

Sound like you?

If so - meet Sam and learn more about a career in #design:
On this #HigherEdRewired podcast of @USC, @JustinaNixon discusses growth of employee diversity, credentialing options for aspiring professionals, and providing access to skills for jobs in tech through our collaboration with HBCUs and @OneTen initiative:
In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, we're celebrating the stories of Black IBMers and their impact in the community and at work—now and into the future.
Good #design can improve people's lives. IBM experts share how.

Lauren focuses on designing for accessibility for all ⬇️

Learn design basics with this free Adobe course:
RT @IBMpolicy Cyber attacks threaten & disrupt our society, critical infrastructure & economy. @IBM is proud to partner w/@CISAGov as an Alliance Partner in the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative #JCDC. This public-private partnership will help us continue to combat cyber threats to our nation
Mentees are promoted 5 times more often than those without a #mentor according to a study by Gartner 📈

In part 2 of this series, @LydLogan shares how mentors can be helpful to peers and colleagues, as well as to aspiring professionals seeking new jobs ⬇️
How can a mentor help you grow? 🚀
👤 Personally
📚 Academically
💼 Professionally

Read what @LydLogan has to say about these life-changing relationships in this two-part series 👀
Standing out in our digital world can be tough. We've partnered with @Adobe to help you unlock your creativity through #design 🎨

Start for free:
How to inspire the next-generation workforce?
1️⃣ Access to education and in-demand tech roles
2️⃣ Free digital learning
3️⃣ Public-private partnerships

@ccsinsight explains our approach through #SkillsBuild and #PTECH programs:
The right career path may not be what people expect you to follow.

🌟 Success comes in different ways and learning more about career trajectories can help you figure out what's best for you.

Explore more ⬇️
We're honored to be ranked #1 in the computer services industry and #19 overall by @justcapital_ for our efforts toward sustainability, community service, privacy for customers, and attracting workers.

Learn more ⬇️
"Design thinking is all about problem-solving, and we all are problem solvers."

🎧 Listen to Marcsene Torchon of @IBMDesign on designing our own future:
This year, you can develop #digital skills at your own pace and for free!

Get ready for a tech job you’ll love 💛
Let’s play on #TriviaDay! Across how many countries 🌎 are learners using SkillsBuild?
Are you...
Data-driven? 👩‍💻
Critical thinker? 💭
Analytical? 🧐

Take a stab at learning about what it's like to be a #data analyst—one of the growing career fields in 2022.
Do you know the top 5️⃣ growing careers in 2022?

IT 💻 and Supply Chain Management 🍽 are among them according to Forbes 📖

Start your new career here:
Cybersecurity is a field of unlimited growth 🚀

Try #cybersecurity 🔐 learning before registering on #SkillsBuild!

Free and exclusive resources just for you 🎁
@ITU_AIForGood So proud to be a part of this! Here's to leveraging technology to mitigate the impact of #climatechange
By now you already know that the demand for #technology skills is growing rapidly 📈

But how do you prepare for tech skills-based hiring?

Start here ➡️
Lake Sembakkam is one of the most polluted wetlands in India 🇮🇳

IBM volunteers ➕ @nature_org India team came up with ways to use #IoT, #AI to help restore the lake's water quality 🧊 and biodiversity.

Read about their story ⬇️
Get a strong start to a new tech career 🏃‍♂️ with this exclusive guest experience on SkillsBuild.

Try out our courses for free here:
Project management skills can get you ahead in the job market.

But what does it take to be a successful project manager?

Find out:
"Let’s create an equitable future, together!" 💬

We're with you, Rodney—expanding access to #digital skills for everyone, everywhere. THIS is #Skills2030

Start here ➡️
In the digital era, making sense of data is key 🔑 to business intelligence.

Learn to be the data analyst the job market demands:
From accessibility in India 🇮🇳, to blockchain for good in Pakistan 🇵🇰, to mental health in Lebanon 🇱🇧 — we're using tech ➕ talent to drive social impact.

This #InternationalVolunteerDay, get inspired with these stories
WOW! Yen-Hsiang showed that is possible to earn 9 badges in just 2 months 🎉

Here's how he did it 👀

This is #Skills2030
Don't you just love having delightful experiences with a product or a service? ✨ The people behind these experiences are true champions of client advocacy.

Develop the core skills you need to become a client advocate for free:
Providing access to the skills needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow is a lifelong learning play.

@LydLogan talked to @uschamber about how companies are stepping up: