Microsoft formalizes policy on responsible materials sourcing

Posted by Brian TobeyCorporate Vice President, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Information Services, Microsoft As the company moves forward as One Microsoft, we must do an extraordinary job of overcoming complex social and environmental challenges throughout our packaging and hardware supply chain. Recently, we formalized our values and approach around upstream responsible sourcing through “Microsoft’s Responsible…

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UN-HABITAT partners with Microsoft CityNext to address the challenge of 60 million new residents moving to cities each year

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN-Habitat. Cities around the world are growing at a rapid pace with no sign of slowing down. More than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, which is estimated to increase to 70 percent of the global population,…

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Which state will be next to recognize computer science as a math or science credit in high school?

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Yesterday, Washington took an important step in helping create new opportunities for our state’s children and our economy. At Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, I had the opportunity to stand with Governor Jay Inslee as he signed into law SHB…


Why Cloud Computing Is Efficient Computing

Posted by Josh HenretigDirector, Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft Over the weekend, the New York Times began publishing a series that looks at the environmental and local economic impacts of cloud computing. We’ve posted our perspective on these issues on the Global Foundation Services blog. We may not agree with all of the conclusions that the Times…

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Reporting In from the Corporate Sustainability Forum at RIO+20

Posted by Rob BernardChief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft Over the weekend, we participated in the UN Global Compact Corporate Sustainability Forum, the main private sector convening forum at Rio+20. The forum kicked off on Friday with a video message and welcome from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he declared that “corporate sustainability is an idea whose…


Look For Us at Rio+20

Posted by Josh HenretigDirector, Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, otherwise known as Rio+20, will kick off this week from June 12 to June 22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The objective of Rio+20 is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development from political and business leaders across the globe….


Microsoft Recognized by EPA as Leading Green Power Purchaser

Posted by Rob BernardChief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft Last week, in my “Earth Day 2012: A progress report” blog post, I was happy to report that, through a combination of energy efficiency measures and an investment in high-quality externally verified renewable energy and carbon reduction projects, Microsoft met its goal of reducing our carbon emissions by…

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Earth Day 2012: A Progress Report

Posted by Rob BernardChief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft Three years ago, Microsoft adopted a broad environmental strategy that included commitments both to reduce the impact of our operations and products and to accelerate the use of information technology in addressing serious environmental issues. Our CEO sent out a company-wide e-mail detailing our strategy, and highlighted some…

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Microsoft Shares Perspective on Climate Change Policy

Posted by Rob BernardChief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft As I recently blogged, Microsoft has a delegation participating in the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, otherwise known as COP17. With those negotiations ongoing, we thought it was a good time to pull together the perspectives we’ve shared over the past several years on climate…

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Microsoft at COP17: Working Together to Organize Environmental Data

Posted by Rob BernardChief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft Microsoft is in Durban, South Africa, this week for the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, otherwise known as COP17. This year, Microsoft is teaming up with a number of organizations to demonstrate how data visualization tools can help transform our understanding of the world. I…

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