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IBM Recognized for Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy

  • IBM Recognized for Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy

    IBM Recognized for Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy

    Date added: 25 Feb 2013

    On February 25 in New York City, IBM was recognized by CECP with its Excellence Award for corporate philanthropy. IBM took top honors in the "Chairman's Award" category of companies with revenues of at least $20 billion for its Smarter Cities Challenge competitive grants program, which provides pro bono consulting services to municipalities worldwide. With the award, IBM became CECP’s first ever two-time Excellence Award recipient, having been previously recognized in 2002. Accepting for IBM was Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. Mrs. Rometty said that the award reinforces IBM's conviction that "this work is not simply an alignment of business and citizenship strategies, but a fusion of the two.” Presenting the award was Douglas R. Conant, Chairman, CECP; Founder and CEO, ConantLeadership; and former CEO & President, Campbell Soup Company. The Excellence Awards provide CECP and its members with case studies of impactful corporate engagement in society. The 13th Annual Excellence Awards in Corporate Philanthropy event took place at the CECP Board of Boards CEO Conference. (Credit: Photographer Paul Morse) Contact: Ari Fishkind 1-914-499-6420