Silicon Valley Gives crowdfunds to support hundreds of nonprofits

Posted by Dan'l LewinCorporate Vice President, Technology & Civic Engagement, Microsoft One of my passions is looking at ways technology can help solve real problems and create new opportunities for people. I oversee Microsoft’s Silicon Valley operations. Our 2,800 employees in the area have helped to define our strong presence in the community since the…


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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Microsoft on World’s Most Ethical Companies list 4 years in a row

Posted by Dan BrossSenior Director, Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft We are proud to be included in the 2014 list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, which was released by the Ethisphere Institute on Thursday. Ethical and responsible business practices are the bedrock of our corporate governance practices. These practices are designed to promote the interests of…

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Microsoft Translator expanded, Language Toolbox launched in celebration of Mother Language Day

Posted by Carla HurdMicrosoft Local Language Program On Friday, Microsoft announced the expansion of Microsoft Translator with the addition of Welsh and the launch of Language Toolbox, both in celebration of UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day. Language Toolbox is a collection of free tools and resources related to Microsoft language technologies. Also on Friday, Microsoft…

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Microsoft focuses on employing and training our nation’s veterans

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues How can the private sector best help our nation’s veterans successfully transition from the military to civilian employment? On Tuesday, leading experts and veterans gathered at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. to focus on answering these questions and to explore best practices. The…

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Microsoft Employee Giving Campaign enhanced to raise next billion for nonprofits

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Last year, Microsoft marked a significant moment for the Employee Giving Program. It was the 30th Employee Giving Campaign and the company reached a milestone of $1 billion raised for more than 31,000 nonprofits over those three decades (inclusive of corporate match). However – as Microsoft Chief…

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Making the UN Guiding Principles real for corporate lawyers

The following is a guest post from John G. Ruggie, Chair of Shift, Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, and Affiliated Professor in International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. Several thousand lawyers, in formal business attire and carrying briefcases, descended upon Boston’s Copley Square for…

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IDC study reveals skills today’s students need to succeed in tomorrow’s unimagined world

Posted by Cameron EvansU.S. Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Education On Tuesday, Microsoft released findings from an IDC study we commissioned to gain a better understanding of how we can contribute towards well-prepared students. The study identifies the skills and competencies that will be highly valued by employers now and through the year 2020. I often…

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Microsoft forms new 4Afrika Advisory Council

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Oct. 4, Microsoft announced the formation of a new 4Afrika Advisory Council in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The new council’s main mission is to ensure that the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative always remains relevant for Africans and does in fact help the continent become and remain globally…

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Microsoft releases Annual Citizenship report for fiscal year 2013

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Monday, Microsoft released the 2013 Citizenship Report, which describes our citizenship work in support of our company’s mission during the last fiscal year and shares our vision for what’s to come. Together with our annual financial report, which was also released Monday, it provides a full…

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