IBM Problem Solving in Communities

Leveraging IBM's technology and expertise to help the world work smarter.

No single commercial or nonprofit entity or industry sector can solve the world's biggest challenges alone. It is only through essential partnerships that businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations are able to develop the perspectives they need to address the complexities of our changing world. Interrelated issues of environmental sustainability and resource management, global health and healthcare delivery, and education and economic development — to name a few — make “going it alone” ineffective in the pursuit of positive change. That is why IBM works with nations, cities and nonprofit organizations as a trusted partner. With global problem-solving expertise and the innovative technologies required to manage rapidly expanding volumes of data, IBM is uniquely positioned to help make the world a smarter place.

  • Inspired by the Peace Corps, IBM's Corporate Service Corps anchors our commitment to citizen diplomacy — deploying global teams of experts to work with governments and nonprofit organizations in emerging economies to solve their toughest problems.


  • By focusing the talents of 700 IBM experts to help 116 cities around the world since 2010, the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge employs a global problem-solving perspective to help cities and urban regions regroup, revitalize and become better places for people to live, work and visit.


  • Enhancing the capabilities of nonprofit and educational organizations to serve their constituencies with greater agility and effectiveness, IBM Impact Grants facilitate delivery of our global operational expertise and innovative cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security technologies in more than 70 countries.


Learn more in our 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report. 

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Leveraging Partnerships, Technology, and Design To Enhance Water Quality Through the Inaugural Aquality App
Together with IBM, Deltares is working to enhance and expand the reach of its Aquality app, formerly called the Nitrate app. The tool can help farmers improve water quality, protect biodiversity, save on fertilizer costs and make farming practices more sustainable.

Innovation & Technology

How an Energy Company Leveraged Tech Partnerships To Deliver Digital Services to Millions of Customers
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Argentinian energy company Ecogas to suspend in-person services for its 1.4 million natural gas customers, the company had to act fast to prepare for a surge in demand for its digital channels.

Health & Healthcare

Majid Al Futtaim Taps IBM Food Trust to Deliver Food Traceability Across Carrefour Stores Using Blockchain Technology
Strategic collaboration offers Carrefour customers the benefit of end-to-end product visibility-promoting food quality, credibility and safety

Innovation & Technology

IBM Helping to Transform Careers for Veterans
The career field of Data Analytics is growing so fast that industry experts anticipate a shortage of at least 200,000 data analysts to fill corporate data analyst jobs by 2018. That’s one of the reasons IBM and our partners Corporate America Supports You and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network are working together to help returning veterans capitalize on their technical aptitude and professional experience by transitioning to corporate employment as Advanced Data Analysts.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Peace Corps and IBM Corporate Service Corps Team Up to Help Communities Around the World Thrive
IBM and the Peace Corps have entered a landmark public-private partnership that will combine the strengths of both organizations to benefit communities around the world. Through this partnership, IBM Corporate Service Corps participants will serve in short-term, high-impact pro bono consulting assignments through the Peace Corps Response program. The partnership's combination of grassroots networks with multinational reach will help speed essential assistance to where it's needed most.

Health & Healthcare

IBM World Community Grid Pioneering New Techniques in the Fight Against HIV
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.

Innovation & Technology

IBM Bringing Analytic Capability to Non-profits in Italy
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.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

IBM and Covenant House: Lifetime Partners in Service to Homeless Youth

Innovation & Technology

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Smarter Cities Challenge Winners

Diversity & Inclusion

Taking Action on Global Women's Issues

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