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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

Green Data Centers: Is It Worth Running a “Losing” Race?

Explosive growth in mobile computing and cloud services has industry players, public and private sector organizations focused on greening the data center. But…

Bill Gates Pushes UN on Food Productivity

Last week, Bill Gates gave a speech in Rome, calling for UN agencies to adapt a more corporate-like management style by setting targets…

Bill Gates Supports Controversial Climate Change Plan

With the help of a group of very wealthy and well known individuals, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Chairman of the Virgin…

Greenpeace Ranks Best Companies in ICT

Following on the heels of the Green Electronics Ranking, today Greenpeace released the fifth version of its Cool IT Leaderboard. This ranks and evaluates…

Google’s Green Czar Leaves for Facebook

In November 2011, Bill Weihl, left his post as the Green Czar at Google. Weihl oversaw much of Google’s $700M investments in clean…

Microsoft to Require Vendors to Submit Sustainability Reports

Microsoft says it “aspires to be more than just a good company—it aspires to be a great company.” The company’s latest step in…

Trick or Tag for UNICEF

Last week, UNICEF’s Kelli Peterson and Microsoft’s Robin Lanahan described their mobile tagging and cause marketing journey at PSFK’s San Francisco Conference.

Corporate Philanthropy: The Business Case

Is there a business case for corporate philanthropy? The Conference Board’s Matteo Tonello, in an academic article also posted on Harvard Law School’s…

Reducing Energy Waste Over a Computer’s Full Lifespan

Turning computers off, or configuring them to sleep when inactive, can be a very simple way to reduce energy use. But because the…