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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Anti-Piracy Enforcement and NGOs

Posted by Brad SmithSenior Vice President and Microsoft General Counsel (Cross-posted from the Official Microsoft Blog) A story in yesterday’s New York Times reports on anti-piracy enforcement actions in Russia that have been used for more nefarious purposes than protecting intellectual property rights.  As General Counsel for Microsoft, it was not the type of story…

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Microsoft Helps Create the UNESCO KINL (Knowledge and Innovations Network for Literacy) Portal

Posted by Owen LinderholmDirector, Microsoft on the Issues The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced that in conjunction with International Literacy Day it is launching a new portal for supporting and promoting literacy efforts globally. Microsoft shares the global concern with literacy – both for children and adults. It is estimated…


Telecentre.Org Launches to Bring Internet Access to the Next Billion

Posted by Akhtar Badshah Senior Director, Global Community Affairs Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Global Community Affairs A milestone event took place last week in Manila, whereTelecentre.org Foundation was officially launched as an independent organization. Celebrating with our hosts in the Philippines and colleagues from around the world, I reflected on this culmination of nearly six years of effort…


Technology at the Margins – Social Innovators and Innovations

Posted by Akhtar Badshah Senior Director, Global Community Affairs Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Global Community Affairs Can technology be used to create positive social change, and if so, how? This was the focus of a talk I gave recently to a class on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia University. The class discussion was very illuminating and…


Changing the World, One Community at a Time

  Posted by Akhtar Badshah Senior Director, Global Community Affairs Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Global Community Affairs We’ve been extremely pleased and inspired by the tremendous response to our online competition, 7 Ways to Change the World, which we launched last October along with Microsoft Windows 7. The competition asked people to share their ideas on how personal…


A Childhood for Every Child

Posted by Ernie AllenPresident & CEO, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children For most of us, the word “childhood” conjures up thoughts of innocence and security. But for thousands of children, it is shrouded by darkness and pain, because of the vilest kind of sexual abuse and exploitation. And when that abuse is recorded and…