Organizations have long been using Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a PR tool and/or cost of doing business. IT facilitates organizational changes such...
Author - Stanley S. Litow
Stanley Litow is IBM's Vice President for Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President of its Foundation. He heads global corporate citizenship efforts and corporate social responsibility at IBM across over 170 countries.
Under his leadership, IBM has developed innovative voice recognition technology to help non literate children and adults learn to read, automatic language translation and bi lingual email, open source technology to help people with disabilities access the web, a humanitarian grid to power research on Cancer and AIDS and new digital imaging technology to improve water quality. He conceived Reinventing Education, a program serving over 100,000 teachers and 10 million children globally and helped devise IBM's Global Citizen's Portfolio consisting of matching accounts for learning and a corporate version of the Peace Corps called the Corporate Services Corps to train 600 future IBM leaders.
IBM's efforts in education have raised student achievement and won the company two Ron Brown Award's presented by the President. IBM contributes over $160 million annually and has over 110,000 employee volunteers providing nearly 7 million hours of service globally. Before joining IBM, he served as the Deputy Chancellor of Schools for New York City, the nation's largest school system, and prior to that he founded and ran Interface, the non profit "think tank" and served as an aide to both the Mayor and Governor of New York. Stanley's articles and essays have appeared in numerous books and publications including the Yale Law Review, Annual Survey of American Law, Brookings Papers, the American Academy of Sciences, the Journal for the Center for National Policy, Education Week, the Urban School's Journal as well as the New York Times and Newsday.
Stanley is a recipient of the Council on Foundation's prestigious Scrivner Award for creative philanthropy and awards from the Anne Frank Center, Martin Luther King Commission, Manhattanville College, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Coro Foundation, Helen Keller Services to the Blind, and the Women's City Club. He has taught at New School University, the City University of New York and Long Island University. He chairs the Global Leadership Network and serves on the board of Harvard Business School's Social Enterprise Initiative, Independent Sector, Citizen's Budget Commission, and the After School Corporation.