The Corporate Service Corp was launched in 2008 to help provide IBMers with high quality leadership development training while delivering high quality problem solving for communities and organizations in emerging markets. More than 3,000 IBMers from 57 countries have become global citizens with their leadership in over 1000 projects in 37 countries—all developing nations. In 2014 the program includes over 35 locations with 450 plus team members with the assistance of the Global Corporate Citizenship support staffs. Our journey will begin with 12 individuals with various professional and technical skills from 8 different countries that will arrive in an emerging market country, in our assignment India, for a four-week community-based assignment. During the assignment, the team we will undertake several community-driven economic development projects.
This program increases IBM’s understanding and appreciation of growth markets while creating global leaders who are culturally aware and possess advanced teaching skills. Teams work collaboratively with the local government and community counterparts to understand how to implement socially responsible business practices with measurable results in a global context.