June 2014

Microsoft Voted Best Corporate Offset Programme

Today, Environmental Finance magazine published the results of its fifth annual Voluntary Carbon Market survey and recognized Microsoft for Best Corporate Offset Programme (registration required to access). In this survey, more than 720 companies nominated leading service providers active in the voluntary carbon markets. In light of the market’s growing maturity, Environmental Finance decided to include questions this year […]

Microsoft’s First Annual Sustainable Subsidiary of the Year Award Goes to Microsoft Finland

Today, we are pleased to announce Microsoft Finland as the winner of our first annual Sustainable Subsidiary of the Year Award! This award was created to recognize Microsoft subsidiaries that are embedding sustainable business practices into their everyday operations and are producing exceptional results. In Finland, the local sustainability lead, Stella Diesen drove the sustainability […]

Microsoft, Others Partner on Fuel Cell Research with $5 Million Awarded by ARPA-E

Microsoft is once again partnering with others to further fuel cell innovations, with the goal of developing a very efficient, low-cost fuel cell system. Microsoft, Redox Power Systems LLC, the University of Maryland and Trans-Tech Inc. were recently awarded $5 million by the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to develop transformational fuel cells. This research is being funded through the Reliable […]

TJ DiCaprio Awarded C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership

Yesterday, the Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) awarded our colleague Tamara “TJ” DiCaprio with the 2014 C.K. Prahalad Award. The award, presented at the Corporate Eco Forum’s fifth annual C.K. Prahalad Awards ceremony, recognized winners for demonstrating “globally significant private sector action that exemplifies the fundamental connection between sustainability, innovation and long-term business success in a globalizing world.” […]

Microsoft Joins R2 Leader Program, Furthers Commitment to Responsible Electronics Recycling

Earlier this week Microsoft, along with organizations like Goodwill Industries, Xerox and Sony America, were announced as founding members of R2 Leaders. R2 Leaders are organisations that encourage use of the R2 Standard and have demonstrated a commitment to the safe, sensible and sustainable repair and recycling of used electronics. This reflects Microsoft’s commitment to support the development of standards for […]

A Look Inside: Microsoft’s Impact on Households through Offset Investments

As a direct result of our internal carbon fee and Microsoft’s commitment to carbon neutrality, our carbon offset strategy is not only reducing GHG emissions, but it is also helping us reach nearly 3 million people through projects which improve health, protect ecosystems and provide income and employment to local communities. As you saw here on the Microsoft […]