Raising the Next Billion for Nonprofits with Enhanced Microsoft Employee Giving Program

By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs (From left to right) Microsoft employees Vatsala Isaac, Kendall McElliott, Rachel Ash, and Gilmere Vieira at the company’s 5K Run/Walk, an annual Employee Giving Campaign tradition In a post on the Official Microsoft Blog today, Chief People Officer Lisa Brummel reflects upon the energy and passion Microsoft…


Office 365 for Nonprofits: Free Webinar Tuesday, October 29

By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs Back in September, we took a new step forward to help nonprofits more easily harness the power of technology for good by donating Office 365 to nonprofits worldwide. We are keen to ensure you have the knowledge you need to get Office 365 for your nonprofit and to…


Making the UN Guiding Principles Real for Corporate Lawyers

Editor’s note: 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. It was originally published on Microsoft on the Issues. Several thousand lawyers, in formal…


Ministry of Youth and Sports & Microsoft Malaysia Partner to Nurture Future of Malaysia’s Youth

By Kari Sherrodd, senior PR manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs At the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Microsoft Malaysia and the Ministry of Youth and Sports announced an intent to partner through Microsoft YouthSpark to address the opportunity divide facing young people in Malaysia — a gap between those who have the access, skills, and opportunities…


Microsoft Joins Code.org “Hour of Code” Initiative

By Dan Sytman, senior manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs In a post on The Official Microsoft Blog, Microsoft General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs Brad Smith announced today that Microsoft has joined Code.org in a nationwide campaign encouraging schools, teachers and parents to participate in the “Hour of Code” Initiative….


Making Strides Toward Environmentally Sustainable Practices

By Dan Sytman, senior manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs As part of our annual Citizenship Report, we highlight progress made toward our environmental sustainability practices. In FY13, we implemented new technologies and practices to be more efficient and leaner in our operations, while reducing our impact on the environment. For more details on the progress we…


2013 Microsoft Citizenship Report Now Available

Today we released our 2013 Citizenship Report which provides an overview of our Citizenship work over the past fiscal year – July 2012 to June 2013. As Lori Forte Harnick notes in a post over on the Official Microsoft Blog: “The Corporate Citizenship initiatives and results described in this report are a reflection of the…


Microsoft Employee Giving: October Magic

By Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs October is a very special month at Microsoft. It’s one of my favorite times of the year because in this month every year – without fail – magic happens… Microsoft employees dedicate October to giving back to the community through the Employee Giving Campaign. Though…


Coming Together to Spark Change

Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager, Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs Last week in New York, I had the privilege of hosting an incredible group of young international men and women in a discussion which examined the gritty challenges facing young people around the world.  The convening of the Microsoft YouthSpark Advisors coincided with the Clinton…


Youth lead the charge at TEDxRedmond

By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft Hundreds of fired up, amazing young people came to Microsoft Campus last Saturday. Local middle and high school students, who were accompanied by parents, educators and civic leaders, made up an audience of 600 who attended TEDxRedmond. TEDx events are independently organized to promote…