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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Business Community’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage Pivotal in 2012 Elections

Business may have played a significant role in defeating the Minnesota ballot measure to create a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. The…
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Microsoft Citizenship: Community Work on a Global Scale

Microsoft's most recent corporate social responsibility report highlights its citizenship efforts on the environment, human rights and community work.
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GoldieBlox is More Than an Engineering Toy for Girls

GoldieBlox is more than an engineering toy for girls, founder Debbie Sterling believes it will build role models, start conversations, inspire girls to…
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Are Big Companies More Innovative Than Startups?

Startups are normally seen as much more innovative than big companies - but Raz Godelnik investigates whether this is true for companies in…
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Microsoft’s YouthSpark Commits $500M To Employ 300M Youth Worldwide

Microsoft announced the launch of YouthSpark, a worldwide program that closes the “opportunity gap” that is disenfranchising young people across the world.
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Nokia Releases 2011 Sustainability Report and New Company Strategy

Nokia's 2011 corporate social responsibility report unveiled a new company focus and reported solid CSR results.
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Video Interview: Debbie Altham, Sustainable Dynamics

Since most companies run ERP software already, it made sense to make collecting GRI compliant data easier and faster by simply building an…
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Corporate Philanthropy: The Benefits of Volunteer Grant Programs

By Adam Weinger Has your company considered instituting a volunteer grant program? These charitable programs, which are also known as Dollars for Doers…
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The Brilliant Nigerian Email Business Model

Those Nigeria email scammers are not as dumb as you think.
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5 Lessons from the Fiasco of Toshiba’s No-Print Day Campaign

Toshiba's first annual National No-Print Day was supposed to be “a nationwide campaign to encourage, educate and challenge individuals and companies to commit…
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Four Top Corporate Giving Programs

Did you know that thousands of companies offer corporate employee giving programs? These charitable programs are setup by corporations as a way to…
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Microsoft’s Dispatch from Rio+20

Over the weekend we participated in the UN Global Compact Corporate Sustainability Forum, the main private sector convening forum at Rio+20.
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Heartland Institute Works Hard to Keep the War on Climate Alive at Chicago Conference

The Heartland Institute’s 7th International Conference on Climate Change is taking place this week at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. To be fair, it’s…
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CSR Reporting Leaders in the Pacific Northwest

Several of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic companies are leaders in disclosing information related to environmental, social and governance performance. Learn more at…
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Microsoft Commits to Carbon Neutrality

Microsoft has committed to become carbon neutral beginning on July 1, the start of the company’s new fiscal year. Employees within at all…