December 2012

This Week in Sustainability – Big Data, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Policy

This week, CIO compiled a list of the Top 12 Big Data Stories of 2012, explaining how Big Data emerged into the news cycle with attention to how organizations can use their data assets as a competitive advantage. Big Data is a trend expected to continue to grow and develop in 2013. In addition, GreenBiz […]

This Week in Sustainability – Big Data, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Policy

This week, CIO compiled a list of the Top 12 Big Data Stories of 2012, explaining how Big Data emerged into the news cycle with attention to how organizations can use their data assets as a competitive advantage. Big Data is a trend expected to continue to grow and develop in 2013. In addition, GreenBiz […]

Approaching Zero-Waste in Microsoft Dining Facilities

At Microsoft, we have an opportunity to shift the needle on corporate sustainability practices at many levels due to our size. This extends beyond initiatives such as our carbon neutrality commitment, our work in IT efficiency and our efforts to create green data centers. This is even true in Microsoft’s dining facilities, which recently achieved […]

This Week In Sustainability – Climate Change Predictions and Supply Chain Logistics

This week, Huffington Post posted a piece on a new study published in Nature about climate change predictions from 22 years ago. In 1990, climate scientists predicted a rise in global temperatures of 0.55 degrees C by 2010 and 1.1 degrees C by 2030, and current global temperatures indicate that these predictions were remarkably accurate. […]

Microsoft UK and E2 Win Energy Efficiency Awards

Microsoft is always seeking partnerships to extend energy efficiency in our operations. In 2011 we partnered with E2 Services, an energy consulting leader in the United Kingdom, to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint in our UK headquarters in Reading. The project was such a success that our Microsoft UK team was honored at the […]

Microsoft UK and E2 Win Energy Efficiency Awards

Microsoft is always seeking partnerships to extend energy efficiency in our operations. In 2011 we partnered with E2 Services, an energy consulting leader in the United Kingdom, to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint in our UK headquarters in Reading. The project was such a success that our Microsoft UK team was honored at the […]

This Week In Sustainability – Energy Efficient Data Centers and a Philippine City’s Zero Waste Initiative

This week, GreenBiz discussed data center efficiency, a hot topic across the tech industry as companies seek to reduce their carbon emissions and environmental impact. A global industry group called Green Grid, which is working to improve resource efficient IT and data centers, compiled a five-step list on energy efficiency best practices. Important best practices […]

This Week In Sustainability – Energy Efficient Data Centers and a Philippine City’s Zero Waste Initiative

This week, GreenBiz discussed data center efficiency, a hot topic across the tech industry as companies seek to reduce their carbon emissions and environmental impact. A global industry group called Green Grid, which is working to improve resource efficient IT and data centers, compiled a five-step list on energy efficiency best practices. Important best practices […]

New SMARTer2020 Report: ICT Can Reduce Global Carbon Emissions by 16.5%

At Microsoft, we are reminded daily of our industry’s impact on climate change – both positive and negative – and we are working constantly to reduce our carbon footprint and lead the way for others in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector. In 2008 we supported an independent study by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) […]