By Chris Behme

This is an exciting time as we see more about sustainability in the news and even in daily discourse. IBV research reported 93% of global consumers had their views of sustainability changed during the covid 19 pandemic.

Sustainability is not just a buzzword from my perspective. It has been way of life from birth, growing up in a large family. I have always had an intrinsic interest in the intersection between biology and technology, which lead to advanced degrees with an environmental engineering focus. …


by Alexis Pollitto

I remember the first day of my first corporate internship experience. It was the Tuesday after Memorial Day in 2016 and I arrived at least 40 minutes prior to my expected arrival time. Before me stood a tall, industrial-looking office building that I would call home for the next three months. I waited on a bench outside in the blazing heat of Charlotte, North Carolina so that I wouldn’t embarrass myself by arriving too early, which was a mistake because I still embarrassed myself by showing up a little sweaty. …


by Maria Martinez

As consultants, our greatest contribution to the environment over the past 14 months has been not traveling on a weekly basis to our client’s sites. However, as we nestled into our work-from-home lives, you may have noticed rising energy bills, constant bags of trash and perpetual running of the dishwasher. As our habits continue to shift here are some tips to incorporate sustainability into our new way of working.

Follow the sunshine:

With the sunny summer days approaching, finding a naturally lit workspace will allow you to take advantage of natural light throughout the workday. This will…


by Rachel Liebergall

As the sun shines more than ever, we are all ready and eager to get outside and get away from our computers. The need to unplug is hitting all of us — and with the weather finally turning around, we all deserve and need to embrace our time outside. I especially have taken advantage of this time. Living right by Central Park, I have made it now a daily part of my routine to take a nice “run” (more like walk) and unplug.

Throughout my routine, I have been making constant reflections — feeling beyond grateful and…


by Megan Fawcett and Sophia Sountsova

We first heard about Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ) early in April 2020 from a post in one of our IBM Slack channels. IBM GBS Canada partnered with KCJ to leverage its training material to teach coding workshops. In the Covid world where everything must be done virtually, these online coding workshops were a great learning opportunity for students ages 8 to 16, keeping them engaged for at least an hour while providing parents with some reprieve to tend to other things. …


by Jerry Lewis

2020 was tough. 2021 thus far has been no picnic either. Most of us are still working from home, wondering if wearing masks in public is the new normal, and/or mastering the three ring circus our home full of remote workers, remote learners, and bored pets represents. The memes that showed people raising a glass to 2021 but saying ‘bring on 2022’ were humorous expressions of frustration and exhaustion I’m sure we’ve all felt by now. And while humor may be good for the soul, we all still have to make the best of our remote work…


by Carson Miller

2020 was not kind for many as everyone’s sense of “normal” was disrupted. For women in the workplace, this has been especially true as women’s participation in the labor market hit a 33 year low. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s imperative for each of us — both men and women — to reflect on our own journeys and what we can do to continue to promote women in the workplace. As I reflect on my journey, particularly around International Women’s Day, I think about the following:

Male Allies. One of the most important things in…


by Kallan Lowry

It is difficult to find a job in today’s world. Not only are people worried about making a good first impression in an interview, but they hope to get a first interview as they compete against the other thousands of applicants wanting to be hired to the same position. Let’s use Tom for example. Tom has been searching the job market for six months hoping to get a position as a computer salesman. He has been taking several online computer classes over the course of 3 years but cannot seem to get a second interview. As Tom…


by Jack Hasselmann

I know it’s been a year since we started this COVID, work from home black hole, and many of you have established proven systems to help you navigate this uncertain time.

You may have found the line between work personal life blurring or almost fading away completely. Managers or clients expect you to be available at all times, every minute of your day is scheduled, now you live with your mom and dad, you can’t see your friends, I think we can all relate to at least one aspect mentioned here. …


Giving Back in a Virtual World

by Rachael Grossman

While the path to returning to “normal” ways of working might remain on pause for some time, that does not mean we can’t resume giving back to our communities. The pandemic has taught us that there is always a way to get things done, we just need to be creative. As a result, our CSR Squad has compiled several ways that you can give back — without leaving your home!

· Donate Household Items — find items around your house to donate to organizations like Salvation Army, Goodwill, etc. …

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