Brazil Program

Program Name: International Business Corps (IBC)

The Program:

Executives Without Borders leads the implementation of a skills-based volunteer program in Rio de Janeiro through the International Business Corps (IBC), a business-led consortium of major multinational companies dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of non-profits and entrepreneurs in emerging markets.  The IBC was founded by Executives Without Borders, the Dow Chemical Company and the Business Civic Leadership Center. Our work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, supports top non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in their efforts to improve lives, educate children and bring technology to the underserved.  We engage corporations and their employees to meet the operational needs of these NGOs to help improve the organizations’ efficiency, effectiveness and scalability.

 

NGO Partners

Bola Pra Frente

Bola Pra Frente Institute uses the activity and language of soccer to educate children, teenagers and young adults and their families to meet social challenges.

Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI)

The mission of CDI is to transform lives and strengthen low-income communities by empowering people with information and communication technology

Saúde Criança

Saúde Criança works to restructure and promote the self-sufficiency of families with children who are ill and at social risk and referred to the program by public health units.

 

Structure

The IBC takes a multi-company collaborative approach, led by a network of private-sector partners with a focus on skills transfer through pro bono service and technical expertise.  For companies, Brazil is a strategically selected growth market for both social and business impact.Our program is designed to aid communities in need while increasing employee engagement and improving corporate business initiatives. The framework offers both local and international corporate volunteers the ability to contribute their expertise to non-profit organizations while working within their typical business lives, and includes opportunities for both in-person and virtual support.

The IBC is dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of non-profit organizations with a focus on:

  • Increasing access to education
  • Stimulating entrepreneurism
  • Providing vocational training
  • Creating conditions for employment opportunities
 

Current IBC Members:

  • Alcoa , Amadeus, Dow Chemical Company, Greif International, HP, IBM, Merck, Motorola Mobility and Tupperware

 

How You Can Help

Have your company join the IBC, email us at ContactUs@execwb.org.

 

Learn More

ExecWB Brazil Program: Program Guide (PDF)

Video – The IBC “A Peace Corps for Business”

 

Links

FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014

Rio 2016 Olympic Games