Microsoft partners with USAID to help end extreme poverty by 2030

Posted by Anthony SalcitoVice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft On Thursday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will announce that Microsoft is one of 30 inaugural Cornerstone Partners chosen to advance a science and technology-based approach to economic development. The Global Development Lab’s mission is to help end the extreme poverty that affects 1.2 billion…

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New evidence to spark the national education conversation

Posted by Anthony SalcitoVice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft A new study sponsored by Microsoft Partners in Learning and the Pearson Foundation provides clear evidence linking 21st century skills and student engagement in school with higher quality of work later in life. This study, conducted by Gallup among 18 to 35 year old Americans, validates Microsoft’s…


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…


Creating Opportunities for Women in Latin America

Posted by Angela CamachoAssociate General Counsel, Microsoft Latin America For the second year in a row, Women and Social Inclusion is a key topic area we’ll be discussing over the next two days at Microsoft’s annual Government Leaders Forum – Latin America and Caribbean in Rio de Janeiro. The event brings together government leaders and…

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From The Citizenship Blog: Microsoft & GOOD Team Up on Give For Youth Challenge

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Microsoft and GOOD have teamed up to give you the opportunity to help your favorite youth-focused nonprofit. Today, we are announcing the Microsoft Give For Youth Challenge, a contest where you nominate and vote for nonprofits who support young people around the United States. The Corporate Citizenship…

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Reputation Institute’s 2012 CSR RepTrak™ 100 Report Ranks Microsoft #1 for Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Today, the Reputation Institute, one of the world’s leading reputation management consultant firms, released its 2012 CSR RepTrak™ 100 report naming the companies with the best reputations for corporate social responsibility around the world. The study surveyed people around the world to measure their perceptions of companies’…


Digital Access in the Developing World Becomes a Reality Through Partnerships

Posted by Anthony SalcitoVice President of Worldwide Education, Microsoft One of the profound privileges of my job is that, every year around this same time, we host the Partners in Learning Global forum – this is the Olympics of innovative education. All of the participants (nearly 500 educators from more than 80 countries) are remarkable,…


Microsoft Announces Imagine Cup Grant Winners

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues At the Social Innovation Summit today, Microsoft announced the winners of the second annual Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program that provides students with funding and support to help transform their projects into social enterprises or nonprofits that will address a…


Pulse on Citizenship: Microsoft Reports on its Citizenship Work Across the Globe

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a monthly series from Microsoft’s Citizenship team that appears on the second Wednesday of every month. Pulse on Citizenship provides insight and commentary on topics and trends in corporate citizenship. Posted by Lori HarnickGeneral Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft Today, we are releasing our annual Citizenship Report,…

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Experts Respond to New Microsoft Proposal for a National Talent Strategy

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Yesterday, Microsoft released a white paper highlighting a key challenge facing the U.S. economy – the critical and growing shortage of skilled workers able to fill the new high-skilled jobs that are being created. The white paper outlines ideas for a National Talent Strategy, including reforms in…

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