Addressing social and economic issues in Asia

There are three fairly standard reactions I receive when I am telling people about the work Microsoft is undertaking with Governments and community partners to improve lives and drive national competitiveness and first up is usually surprise! I find people are generally unaware of the breadth and depth of work we are doing at a…

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Employee volunteering program protects children online in Belgium

  Laurence Verriest, Community Affairs Lead, Microsoft Belgium. Child Focus is a Belgian NGO that has been working tirelessly to protect children online for many years. Microsoft has collaborated with Child Focus for the last four years and has been training children and teachers in schools around Belgium on internet safety. As one of the…


A Mouse, 500 Employees, and the Commitment to Build a Strong Community

Jon Fine, CEO, United Way of King County In 1983, Microsoft introduced the first version of Microsoft Word, a product that would go on to revolutionize word processing and software interface. The same year, came the Microsoft Mouse, a device we all take for granted now, that changed the way we interacted with our PC’s…


2010 was the biggest year of employee giving so far…

When you visit a Microsoft office and discover that it’s been transformed from a place of work to an amphitheater for a keenly contested rock-paper-scissors contest, or when you overhear people discussing an ongoing bidding war for the world’s best baloney sandwich, then chances are you’re witnessing Microsoft’s employee giving at first hand. Each year…


Preparing Today’s Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Microsoft Education Note: Cross posted from the Microsoft on the Issues blog. This week, people from around the world will gather at two education events in London – the Education World Forum (EWF) and the BETT trade show – to discuss how technology can help improve the state of education…


Rebuilding Haiti, One Story At a Time

Frank Schott, Global Program Director, NetHope One year later, another chance to reflect upon the international humanitarian response to the earthquake’s devastation in Haiti. There are many stories to tell; some that are filled with inspiration and courage and others that are filled with disappointment and failure. Though there will undoubtedly be a great deal…


Top five Microsoft Citizenship posts of 2010

As the year comes to an end it’s a great opportunity to both look forward to the coming year and review what’s happened over the past twelve months. We thought it would be interesting to highlight the top stories on the blog for 2010 as voted by our readers through their visits. It presents an…


Cultivating the future of CSR, MBA students debate the issues with Microsoft

One of the great things about my job is that I get to regularly talk with students across the country about Corporate Citizenship.  Recently I had the opportunity to talk with students a little closer to home when I was at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business to work with a few classes…

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Technology to help giving

Like our colleagues in other countries the work we do in local communities is very important to us and as we move closer to Christmas it’s great to be able to tell you about something that Microsoft UK is doing to help the vulnerable and underprivileged children in our communities this festive season. For ten…


The Truly Global Nature of Washington State

Is it our location on the fringe of the lower 48, our bustling ports, our proximity to Asia, or our inspiring natural surroundings that give the state of Washington such an orientation toward global development issues? I don’t really know, but there is no denying that something is in motion here. Last week, we sponsored…

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