May 2012

This Week In Sustainability – Week of May 28

As we’ve outlined in previous posts, the ways in which information technology can improve energy efficiency are abundant. A story in Smart Planet this week describes how EnerTIC, an energy management and consumption platform and consultancy firm, is helping Spain use information technology to unlock energy savings and efficiencies. The effort is at the heart […]

Microsoft Ireland Recognized for Sustainable Supply Chain

Earlier this spring Microsoft Ireland and our European Operations Center was the proud recipient of the “2012 Green Mover Award” at the 2012 Irish Logistics and Transport Award reception. Microsoft’s Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Information and Services—which supports the fulfillment and processing of Microsoft’s commercial business in EMEA —was recognized for an outstanding achievement in reducing […]

Microsoft Ireland Recognized for Sustainable Supply Chain

Earlier this spring Microsoft Ireland and our European Operations Center was the proud recipient of the “2012 Green Mover Award” at the 2012 Irish Logistics and Transport Award reception. Microsoft’s Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Information and Services—which supports the fulfillment and processing of Microsoft’s commercial business in EMEA —was recognized for an outstanding achievement in reducing […]

This Week In Sustainability – Week of May 21

GreenBiz reported this week on the results of a survey conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group about corporate sustainability efforts. One of the biggest takeaways from the survey is that while sustainability is increasingly becoming a part of a company’s permanent agenda, it ranks eighth in importance among other management agenda […]

Looking Ahead to RIO+20

Last week I was in London speaking at an event hosted by the Aldersgate Group exploring the practical outcomes that business leaders would like to see governments agree to at RIO+20. The Aldersgate Group invited nine major businesses across a range of sectors to pitch one such idea (in 100 seconds) to an audience of […]

Looking Ahead to RIO+20

Last week I was in London speaking at an event hosted by the Aldersgate Group exploring the practical outcomes that business leaders would like to see governments agree to at RIO+20. The Aldersgate Group invited nine major businesses across a range of sectors to pitch one such idea (in 100 seconds) to an audience of […]

Microsoft Upgrades Compostable Flatware at Redmond Campus

At Microsoft, we are committed to finding new approaches and strategies that bring us closer to meeting our goal of creating less waste. We are equally steadfast in ensuring these changes provide the best experience for our employees. This is why we recently updated all of the compostable utensils used in the cafes and kitchenettes […]

Microsoft Upgrades Compostable Flatware at Redmond Campus

At Microsoft, we are committed to finding new approaches and strategies that bring us closer to meeting our goal of creating less waste. We are equally steadfast in ensuring these changes provide the best experience for our employees. This is why we recently updated all of the compostable utensils used in the cafes and kitchenettes […]

This Week in Sustainability – Week of May 7

Streamlining a company’s operational footprint is key to improving the environmental sustainability of a business. But focusing on the sustainable practices and policies of its suppliers is just as important. A column in Environmental Leader by David Schatsky, a principal analyst at Green Research, asserts that some of the world’s largest companies will need to influence […]

Going Carbon Neutral and Putting an Internal Price on Carbon

Over the past three years, my team and I have worked to drive the types of changes that would consistently improve Microsoft’s carbon footprint and reduce our impact on the environment. As I noted in my previous blog, we have made some great progress. However, when we looked at our progress in the face of […]