TJ DiCaprio

TJ DiCaprio
Meet TJ
TJ is the Chief Architect of Microsoft’s carbon neutral fee. TJ manages the implementation of the portfolio of investments to drive accountability and fund sustainability initiatives that accelerate low-carbon economic development. In 2015 the carbon neutral fee was awarded the United Nations Momentum for Change Finance award and TJ was awarded an Aspen Institute First Movers Fellowship. In 2014 TJ was awarded the C.K. Prahalad award for Business Sustainability Leadership. In 2013 TJ was recognized by Congress for receiving the U.S. EPA Individual Leadership award.

Advancing Sustainable Development through an Internal Price on Carbon — Microsoft’s Approach to Harnessing Tech and Innovation to Advance the SDGs

This week, the U.N. hosted a great event in New York exploring how science, technology and innovation can advance the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The theme, ‘Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world’, aligns closely with Microsoft’s mission to help every person and organization on the planet achieve more, and we were […]

Our Commitment to A Carbon-Neutral Future

This week, I attended the 22nd session of the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP 22) in Marrakesh, Morocco, where I was proud to speak about Microsoft’s actions to work towards a more sustainable, low-carbon future at several events and with representatives from around the world. One of the common themes has been the role of […]

On Location: How Microsoft’s Carbon Fee is Empowering Communities in Africa

While climate change has become an increasingly critical and highly-discussed topic in first world nations, many developing nations are facing the most immediate impacts of extreme and changing weather patterns. These countries are facing severe challenges such as agricultural damage and displacement due to floods and widespread drought. As many living in these countries are […]

How Microsoft is Empowering a Modern, Sustainable Workplace

Since joining Microsoft in 1991, the only constant for Bev Hess has been a remote workstyle. Bev started her career as an account rep based in St. Louis, often logging thousands of miles in the car or flying to client sites or meeting with customers over the telephone. She’s held a number of roles in […]

How a Voluntary Carbon Fee is Helping Microsoft and the Planet

Microsoft’s global operations have been 100 percent carbon neutral since July 2012—a significant accomplishment made possible by holding ourselves accountable through a voluntary internal carbon fee. This month, in an editorial column for Huffington Post’s What’s Working series, I discussed how we implement the carbon fee at Microsoft and invest the funds collected to achieve […]

Microsoft’s Carbon Fee Highlighted by UNFCCC at Paris Climate Talks

Today I had the honor of sharing Microsoft’s innovative carbon fee and three years of impact on a panel at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris. In October, Microsoft announced that we’d been honored as a 2015 Lighthouse Activity winner by the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Momentum for Change initiative for […]

Microsoft’s Carbon Fee, 3 Years Later

We’re just under a week away from Earth Day! This is a great time to reflect on the challenges we face and the advancements we’ve made. Today, Microsoft released a whitepaper describing the progress made with our carbon fee since its inception in the hope to inspire other organizations to take similar action. Back in […]

A Look Inside: Enabling Forest Protection and Education through Microsoft’s Offset Investments

As part of Microsoft’s commitment to carbon neutrality, we have selected a carbon offset portfolio which enables us to not only reduce our direct carbon emissions, but also delivers a range of benefits from biodiversity protection, to health and well-being improvements for families, to food security and job creation.  In this blog we consider how […]

CDP Recognizes Microsoft as a Leader in Addressing Sustainability, Climate Change

Today,the CDP, a not-for-profit organization providing a global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information, released the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014. This year, Microsoft scored 99 (A) out of 100, an improvement from our 2013 score of 96 (A). In the Climate Performance Leadership index, […]

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 […]