IBM and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste to Create Data Platform to Help Track Global Plastic Waste in the Environment

IBM and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance) has announced IBM will join the Alliance as a Supporting Member. The Alliance is a non-profit organization that brings together a community of members from across the plastics value chain to combat the global waste challenge. As part of their work with the organization, IBM will collaborate with the Alliance to design a new data platform hosted on IBM Cloud to help track plastic waste and recovery globally. Called Plastics Recovery Insight and Steering Model (“PRISM”) by the Alliance – the…

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Burberry supports IBM interns to develop prototype system for product traceability

Sustainability is a growing priority for the fashion industry and retailers are doing more to promote ethical supplier practices and responsible consumption. Consumers, policy makers, and NGOs alike are concerned about the environmental and social impacts of retailers and their products. Financial institutions are also demanding more accountability from the companies they invest in.   The theme for this year’s Extreme Blue internship programme was “Sustainability in Fashion”. Partaking students were tasked with designing, developing, and testing an innovative new product for an IBM client. Burberry partnered with the programme…

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Ad Council Launches Workforce Readiness Campaign with Apple, IBM, the White House and Business Leaders

The Ad Council has announced Find Something New, an unprecedented national campaign created in collaboration with Apple, IBM and the White House, with support from more than 200 public, private and nonprofit members of Business Roundtable and the White House’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board (AWPAB). With nearly 18 million Americans out of work amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the new campaign will help people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds develop their skills for the rapidly changing job market. The campaign encourages Americans to “find something new” at FindSomethingNew.org, which…

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IBM and Cisco partner to support remote teaching and charity work across the UK

IBM and Cisco have joined forces to offer teachers in over 24,000 schools and staff in over 185,000 charities across the UK free access to video conferencing through use of the Cisco Webex web conferencing tool. The technology offers simple and intuitive features for online collaboration in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak. To support new users get started IBM and Cisco employees are volunteering their time to help install the video-conferencing technology and provide ongoing guidance to maximise the tools. The pandemic and resulting lockdown pose huge challenges for…

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2020 Call for Code Global Challenge Led by IBM Takes On Climate Change on 75th Anniversary of United Nations

Call for Code Founding Partner IBM and Creator David Clark Cause, in partnership with United Nations Human Rights and the Linux Foundation have announced this year’s Call for Code Global Challenge, inviting the world’s software developers and innovators to help fight climate change with open source-powered technology. On its 75th anniversary, the United Nations is demanding a ‘global reality check’ and has launched the biggest-ever global conversation on how to address the world’s most pressing issues such as climate change. Heeding the UN’s rallying cry to help build the future…

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