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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Provides New Cloud Computing Access to Support Climate Studies

    By Steve Lippman, director, Citizenship and Public Affairs Big Data is becoming an increasingly important tool for helping scientists predict the long-term impacts of climate change, such as the likelihood of extreme rainfall events. In recognition of this and in response to President Barack Obama’s...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Makes Commitment to Manufacturing and Supply Chain Sustainability

    By Dan Sytman, senior manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs In a post today on the Microsoft Green Blog , Director of Environmental Sustainability Josh Henretig reports that Microsoft’s supply chain for hardware and packaging received a certification from the International Organization for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft commits to being carbon neutral

    Microsoft has today announced that we plan to be carbon neutral across all our direct operations beginning on July 1st 2012 – the beginning of our next financial year. Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist at Microsoft commented on the software enabled earth blog : Today, we are announcing that...
  • Blog Post: Earth Day 2011: Cloud Computing…can it help?

    By Rob Bernard Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft The global scale of climate and energy challenges is daunting. As world population approaches the 7 billion mark a growing majority people now live in cities. These billions of new urbanites need energy; energy for lights, for heating, for cooling;...
  • Blog Post: Environmental Sustainability @ Microsoft: A Progress Report

    Over the past few weeks we’ve posted several important public reports on our progress advancing environmental sustainability at Microsoft, including the Environmental Sustainability chapter in our just-released 2011 Citizenship Report and our 7 th annual filing with the independent Carbon Disclosure...
  • Blog Post: Framing the Role of Business in Society

    The United Nations Global Compact and the United National Millennium Development Goals "A great society is a society in which its men of business think greatly of their functions." - Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947) During the 1999 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland...
  • Blog Post: Videos: Innovating to help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues

    As I mentioned in my last post , we wanted to share some of the content from our recent Accelerator Summit event . Our first session was themed around how innovation can help to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. The session was split into two sections. Part 1: PhotoDNA Tim...
  • Blog Post: Earth Day 2012: A progress report

    Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Software Enabled Earth blog . By Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist at Microsoft Corporation Three years ago, Microsoft adopted a broad environmental strategy that included commitments both to reduce the impact of our operations and products...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at COP17: Working together to organize environmental data

    Originally posted on the Software Enabled Earth blog By Robert Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft Microsoft is in Durban, South Africa, this week for the 17 th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, otherwise known as COP17.  This year, Microsoft is teaming up with...
  • Blog Post: Computerworld names Microsoft one of top green IT organizations

    Cross posted from the Software Enabled Earth blog Today IDG’s Computerworld named Microsoft as one of the top green IT organization as part of its annual Top Green-IT Organizations feature. Of the seventy organizations that participated in the ranking, Microsoft was ranked fourth. We’re very pleased...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Brings Smart Buildings to Seattle

    By Dan Sytman, Senior Public Relations Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs Microsoft Senior Director Bill Mitchel has a great post today about using Microsoft technology to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints while making those buildings cost less to operate. Bill, who works in Microsoft’s...

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