Corporate Service Corps

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IBM’s Corporate Service Corps (CSC) provides IBMers with a high quality leadership development experience while delivering cutting edge problem solving for communities and organizations in emerging markets. The programs empower IBM employees as global citizens by sending teams of individuals from different countries and with a range of skills to emerging growth market to implement community-driven economic development projects working at the intersection of business, technology, and society.

The Corporate Service Corps Impact


Since 2008, IBM’s CSC has provided more than $70 million worth of skilled services.


IBM dispatches approximately 500 CSC participants annually. To date, 3,000 employees have participated on over 275 teams.


To date, over 850 CSC assignments have helped to improve life for at least 140,000 people.


In the past five years, IBMers have completed over 1,000 CSC assignments in 40 countries; 11 countries in Africa alone.

"IBM is proud of how sustainably the Corporate Service Corps program helps governments and businesses across the globe. The program has proved transformational for the skills and satisfaction of our employees, and complements IBM’s core business strategy. "

Stanley Litow
President, IBM Foundation
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, IBM

The Corporate Service Corps was launched in 2008 to help provide IBMers with high quality leadership development while delivering cutting-edge problem solving for communities and organizations in emerging markets. The program empowers IBM employees as global citizens by sending groups of 10 – 15 individuals from different countries with a range of skills to an emerging market for four-week assignments. Working at the intersection of business, technology, and society, participants undertake demand-driven pro bono consulting projects with non-profit organizations, government entities and educational institutions..

The program increases IBM employees’ understanding and appreciation of growth markets while creating global leaders who are culturally aware and possess advanced teaching skills. The Corporate Service Corps offers a triple benefit: leadership development for the IBMers, training and development for local organizations, and greater knowledge and enhanced reputation in the growth markets for IBM.

Since its launch, the Corporate Service Corps has had a positive impact on the lives of more the 140,000 people through skills transfer and capacity building. Many thousands more have been positively impacted through the services of the organizations the Corporate Service Corps has supported. The more than 3,000 participants have come from over 60 countries and have served in Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan , Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam, UAE, and Ukraine. The program continues to expand to new locations each year.

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