Microsoft: CSR & Sustainability News

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, United States that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions.

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Big-Time Companies Hop Aboard the Climate Pledge

Thirteen well-known companies have signed President Barack Obama’s climate pledge, each promising to tackle environmental issues in its particular field. Here are their…
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3p Weekend: Six Oddest Corporate Mission Statements

Even the most nefarious corporation thinks highly of itself. After all, it is adding value for someone, somewhere -- even if its operations…
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EPA Helps Companies Make the Business Case for Green Power

The EPA's Green Power Partnership includes more than 1,300 partner organizations using billions of kilowatt-hours of green power each year. Beyond reducing carbon…
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Visions of 2030

How do sustainability thought leaders see the world in 2030? Not surprisingly, they tend to focus on their own corners of the world.
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Data Center Renewables Starting to Have a Ripple Effect

Data center advocacy has moved tech companies to renewable energy at an alarming rate. In some cases, it even helped change laws.
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‘Flourish and Prosper’ Takes Sustainability to the Next Level

This week I had the opportunity to attend the Third Global Forum for Businesses as an Agent of World Benefit at Case Western…
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We Can Absolutely Stop the Spread of Ebola

UNICEF is using its global infrastructure to identify, develop and propagate the best ways to contain and treat Ebola in West Africa.
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CDP Connects Climate Action and Financial Results

The CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is good news for those who see a financial…
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Google, Ford Among Companies Accused of Climate Change Hypocrisy

Companies including Google, UPS, Ford, Microsoft and eBay are accused of climate change hypocrisy in a scathing report. But are those assumptions fair?
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3p Weekend: 7 Companies That Make Employee Volunteering a Priority

To give you a bit of a mental boost this afternoon, we rounded up seven industry-leading companies that are make employee volunteering a…
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Interview: Josh Henretig on Microsoft’s Carbon Fee

Microsoft is one of the largest carbon neutral companies in the world - a feat they accomplished in a mere 2 years using…
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Intel, High-Tech Leaders Rank High On Green Power Partnership Top 100

Proving it's possible to power U.S. industry and commerce with renewable energy, high-tech industry giants rank among the EPA top 10 in U.S.…
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Bing to Put Brazil’s Favelas on the Map

How can you provide social services or start a new business when your city doesn't even show up on a map? That's the…
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‘Goodvertising’ Trashed at Super Bowl XLVIII

At this year’s Super Bowl, "Goodvertising" fared as well as the Broncos – left out in the cold and wondering where it all…
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Balancing Good News and Bad News in Sustainability Reporting

When is a company really being honest about what went down in the reporting year?