The IBM Corporate Service Corps is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative that is integrated into IBM's global business strategy and delivered in partnership with Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT).
The program empowers high achieving IBM employees to perform community-driven economic development projects in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, working at the intersection of business, technology and society. IBM selects top management prospects and then trains and dispatches these leaders to emerging markets around the world. Participants spend four weeks in groups of 10 to 15 to help solve economic and social problems of their selected communality. Teams work collaboratively with their government and community counterparts to understand how to implement socially responsible business practices with measurable results in a global context.
The DOT-IBM Corporate Service Corps program focuses on several priority issues:
- Economic Development and Innovation
- Access to ICT
- Raising Global Standards in Education
- Broadening Cultural Awareness
- Promoting Openness and Transparency
For more information about the IBM Corporate Service Corps, please visit IBM's CSR website