Building Better Businesses and a Better World

By Steve Lippman, Director, Corporate Citizenship One of the great benefits of working for Microsoft is the wide range of authors, researchers, and policymakers who come to our campus to speak. This week we had the opportunity to hear from Alice Korngold, a well-known blogger and author who writes on topics of sustainability, corporate social…


Celebrating UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day

By Kari Sherrodd, Senior Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs Today we celebrate UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day by announcing the release of the Language Toolbox, a collection of free tools and resources related to Microsoft language technologies, and the addition of Welsh to our Microsoft Translator family. Microsoft has a longstanding commitment to using technology…


Generosity Rising: Microsoft’s Employees Raise Record-Breaking $113 Million for Nonprofits in 2013

By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs 2013 was a year of record-breaking fundraising and volunteer work by Microsoft employees to support more than 19,000 nonprofit organizations seeking a cure for cancer, feeding and educating children around the world, providing job training, responding to devastating humanitarian and natural disasters, and much more. In all,…


Empowering Youth to Change Their World

By Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs Microsoft is very proud to announce our support for Free The Children, a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring young people to help others in local communities near and far. As part of our company-wide YouthSpark initiative to empowering youth through technology, we’re launching a three-year…


Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change Contest Is Back!

By Kari Sherrodd, Senior Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change is back for a second year! Are you up for the challenge? When it comes to social change, launching entrepreneurial ventures, and coming up with the next generation of big ideas, we know that nothing matches the creativity and passion of…