Global Pro Bono Program is a Game Changer for IBM and Partner USAID

I’ve recently learned about a terrific example of the benefits of companies using corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies to solve problems abroad—IBM’s Corporate Service Corps. For background, you can read my posts about CSR and international development on this blog and through the Truman Project.

How the program works: IBM sends 10-15 employees, ranging in skillsets and national origin, to a developing market for four-week assignments that are pre-scoped by NGO partners such as PYXERA Global.  At the intersection of business, technology, and society, IBMers work with and within communities to solve economic development problems.

Since 2008, the company has already sent more than 1,500 IBMers to participate in the Corps.

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