IBM Releases 2023 IBM Impact Report

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IBM released its 2023 Impact report highlighting ESG initiatives and investments. Key achievements include AI governance tools, technology ethics training, environmental efforts, and community skill-building. The report showcases IBM's commitment to positive impact through innovation and technology.
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NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / April 11, 2024 / IBM announced the release of its 2023 IBM Impact report. The report summarizes the company's ESG initiatives, partnerships and investments in 2023, making a lasting positive impact.

Over the last year, the world experienced widespread adoption of AI and other emerging technologies. IBMers have leveraged these technologies, creating new ways to address rising ethical challenges, empowering communities with skills, and protecting our environment while supporting our clients.

A few highlights from the 2023 IBM Impact report include:

  • Released watsonx.governance, a component of watsonx designed to accelerate responsible, transparent and explainable AI workflows, and leading the creation of the AI Alliance, an open community to accelerate responsible AI innovation.
  • Trained more than 600 suppliers in technology ethics, which is on track to meet our commitment to train 1,000 technology suppliers in technology ethics by 2025.
  • Engaged over 11 million learners with free IBM training content through our combined education initiatives since 2021, which is on track to meet our commitment to skill 30 million people by 2030.
  • Invested over $100 million towards apprenticeships and new-collar programs, since 2022.
  • Reduced operational greenhouse gas emissions by 68.5% against base year 2010, ahead of our goal of 2025 and on track to meet our operational net zero emissions goal by 2030.
  • Completed, since 2021, 2,130 energy conservation projects, avoiding an estimated 256,000 MWh of energy consumption.

"At IBM, we believe that technology is a catalyst to unlock new and more powerful ways to make a positive impact. Innovation can address evolving demands and create a better future as new ethical, societal, and environmental challenges arise," said Justina Nixon-Saintil, Vice President and Chief Impact Officer, IBM. "We continue to focus on making a lasting impact by using the power of technology, such as AI."

IBM leverages its resources and expertise to live its purpose of being a catalyst that makes the world work better. We have a long-standing commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, and service, in which technology and innovation play a critical role in taking our positive impact further.

The IBM Impact Report 2023 report can be accessed here.

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Carmen San Segundo
Global Marketing and Communications Director for ESG and CSR at IBM

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What are some highlights from IBM's 2023 Impact report?

Highlights include the release of AI governance tools, training 600 technology suppliers in ethics, engaging 11 million learners with free training content, investing in apprenticeships, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 68.5%, and completing 2,130 energy conservation projects.

What is IBM's commitment regarding technology ethics training?

IBM is committed to training 1,000 technology suppliers in technology ethics by 2025, with over 600 suppliers already trained.

How much has IBM invested in apprenticeships and new-collar programs?

IBM has invested over $100 million towards apprenticeships and new-collar programs since 2022.

What is IBM's goal for operational net zero emissions?

IBM aims to achieve operational net zero emissions by 2030.

Who is IBM's Vice President and Chief Impact Officer mentioned in the report?

Justina Nixon-Saintil is the Vice President and Chief Impact Officer at IBM.

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