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.

Microsoft Makes Diversity Financially Rewarding for Execs

Software giant plans to link diversity stats to executive bonuses. Will it be enough to ensure diversity targets actually translate to greater multiculturalism…

Microsoft Tallies the Global Impact of Its Internal Carbon Price

At the COP22 climate talks in Morocco, Microsoft released a white paper that makes a strong business case for an internal carbon fee.…

Child Labor in Cobalt Mines is a Stain on the Global Electronics Industry

Congo provides about half the world's supply of cobalt, but this conflict mineral has ties to human rights abuses and child labor.

Carbon Pricing Delivers Results, But Much Work Lies Ahead

In a survey conducted by CDP, 1 in 5 large firms now set an internal carbon price -- up 23 percent from 2015.

How a Simple Idea Could Make Data Centers 25 Percent More Efficient

Computer scientists led by Microsoft figured out a way to improve the efficiency of data centers by 25 percent. The trick? They tweaked…

Will Digital Voice Assistants Bring AI to Everyday Life?

Digital voice assistants like Apple’s Siri and Microsoft's Cortana bring artificial intelligence into the palm of our hands. And a new AI platform…

How Microsoft’s AI Turned Into a Racist Jerk with Zero Chill

In less than 24 hours of living inside the Twittersphere, Microsoft’s newest artificial-intelligence experiment quickly devolved into a hateful, misogynistic, racist jerk.

How ‘Siri’ and AI Tech Are Failing Us In Times of Crisis

A recent study commissioned by Stanford University and the University of California concluded that several smartphone AIs from Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft…

Your Smartphone May Be Linked to Child Labor

Amnesty International found child labor in the supply chains of 16 multinational tech companies, including Apple, Samsung, Daimler and Microsoft.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

‘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…