AmCham CARES 2018 Weekly Recipient Highlight: Technology
For more than 230 years, BNY Mellon and its employees have supported their global communities by contributing solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. BNY Mellon is committed to helping countries, institutions and communities advance the financial well-being of people around the world by addressing specific economic and development challenges, as well as investing in developing the workforce of the future by building the next-generation business and technology skills to contribute to society in a digital world.
Edwards Lifesciences’ commitment to corporate citizenship begins with their Credo, which guides their values, spirit, and conscience in everything they do. Edwards is driven by a passion to help patients, partnering with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring. Also in Singapore more than 85% of their 2,200 employees foster a Total Wellness Outreach Program, and 100% of employees participate in at least one charitable event every year.
Happi is a participation-driven donation platform so that charities, community groups, student groups, and individuals may leverage Happi as a fun, free, easy way for supporters to win prizes and drive money to their cause by responding to 5-question surveys. Clients pay Happi for the responses to the questions they provide, and Happi uses portions of this revenue to pay for the prizes people win and the donations to the charities, groups, and causes they support. To date, Happi has driven over $250,000 in donations to beneficiary organizations.
In addition to creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere, HP and its employees are committed beyond innovation of devices, solutions, and services. HP’s Social Impact Committee works closely with the South West Community Development Council and beneficiaries around Singapore to create volunteer opportunities which benefit the elderly, persons with special needs, and low-income families. Some of the events include gatherings for the elderly, home cleaning for low income families, encouraging reuse and recycling of PCs, laptops and monitors, and supporting IT literacy for communities.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The mission of Hewlett Packard Enterprise‘s Social Impact Committee is to instill community and volunteerism spirit among HPE employees, with the objectives of benefiting the needy and enabling our employees to grow in character, but at the same time, build mutually beneficial partnerships with charitable organizations to provide assistance to the less privileged in the communities. Their focus continues to be in the areas of reaching out to the elderly/seniors, providing IT training/education, as well as playing their part in conserving our environment.
Microsoft invests in enabling digital transformation for the non-profit sector in Singapore through technology donations to over 400 non-profit organizations. With a mission to bridge the digital divide for people with disabilities, they also continue to build inclusive technologies as well as innovations with communities such as the Enabling Village and Special Olympics. Microsoft also increases access to computer science education and opportunities for youths to acquire skills for the future by collaborating with various non-profit organizations.
TATA Consultancy Services
At Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Singapore, TCS chooses to focus P4L efforts in education — in order to build the STEM education pipeline, they partner with secondary schools to host impactful GoIT programs to drive students’ interest in the STEM industry. Additionally, to enable Singapore’s transition into a Smart Nation, TCS Singapore plays their part to build a closer community through technology via collaborations with IMDA for Silver IT Festival and PA for Project We Care Enrich. They conduct IT courses to empower the elderly and over 10,000 underprivileged residents to apply their newly acquired skills in their daily lives.
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