Interesting to see how leading tech companies take their social responsibility in global development:

Corporate philanthropy or corporate social responsibility has traditionally been defined by monetary donations targeting a specific cause. In the fast-moving technology industry, however, the world’s largest companies have found other creative ways to make an impact. While continuing to give millions of dollars in grants to some long-term development projects, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief, today top technology firms are donating more products–hardware and software–as well as their time and expertise to developing markets and the organizations that serve them.

Of the American Technology companies, Google and Microsoft are leading the league.


Some interesting observations from the article in Devex Impact:
  • Companies are moving away from developing countries to emerging economies.
  • Apple, the richest technology company at the moment, is absent. Even rumoured projects are not aimed at global development but focus on local US initiatives.