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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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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Applications: the Missing Link in Data Center Efficiency

Most IT energy efficiency efforts have traditionally focused on physical infrastructure—deploying more energy-efficient computer hardware and cooling systems, using operating system power management…
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How Thinking of IT as a Utility Can Improve Efficiency

Server underutilization is a major barrier to energy efficiency. Most large IT departments have been trying to improve server utilization for some years,…
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Data Storage and the Environmental Benefits of the Cloud

Two major trends in today’s world: concern about energy consumption and the ever-increasing use of computing power were bound to collide and indeed…
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The Pattern of Overbuilding: Server Utilization and Energy Productivity for Green IT

In the previous post, we made the analogy between computational equipment and home furnaces, both of which tend to be overdesigned in light…
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At Microsoft, Collaboration Goes Far Beyond CSR

At Microsoft, CSR is a horizontal function, not a series of vertical tasks, according to Dan Bross. The result is improved and increased…
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Is One-way Corporate Responsibility Reporting Dead?

Last week I attended my first Ethical Corporation conference — their first Responsible Business Summit in New York.  Since most Ethical Corporation conferences are…
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What BP Could Teach Bill Gates About Sustainability

About 10 years ago, I wrote an article about the role brands could play in driving social responsibility. My argument was that social…
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Microsoft HQ Switches to 100% PCR Recycled Paper

Microsoft announced yesterday that it will purchase only 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) paper for its offices in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, including…
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Can Apple’s Employees Drive Better CSR?

The following is part of a series by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and corporate social responsibility…