Climate Change

IBM

Brands and Associated Companies Lotus Notes Tivoli Software WebSphere
InfluenceMap Score
C-
Performance Band
72%
Organisation Score
38%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Information Technology
Head​quarters:
Armonk, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Lotus Notes, Tivoli Software, WebSphere
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

IBM appear to have little engagement with climate change. It is unclear if they support the action demanded by the IPCC. In their CDP disclosure there is a lack of clarity regarding support of energy efficiency standards, although they state support for investment in energy grids to allow transition of the energy mix. IBM failed to disclose to CDP information on roles in, and influence over, trade associations and the funding it provides to research organizations. A senior executive is on the board of the US Chamber of Commerce, which appears to be negatively impacting climate regulation in the United States. IBM are also a direct member of Business Europe and the Business Roundtable, which again appear to be opposing areas of climate regulation.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance 1 1 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support NS 2 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -2 NA 1 NA NA NA NS 2
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS 0 NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS NS 1 NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 1 1 NS NS NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 1 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships -2 NS -2 NA NA NA NS 1
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
12%
 
16%
 
35%
 
29%
 
40%
 
30%
 
54%
 
70%
 
50%

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.