Microsoft
Green Blog

The Official Blog of Microsoft's
Environmental Sustainability Team

September, 2013

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    Microsoft’s Carbon Offset Strategy: Making a Difference One Project at a Time

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    One of the great joys of my job, and something that motivates me to come to work every day, is the idea that our work can make a difference.  In the past year, our team, along with NGO partners and carbon offset companies, have spent a tremendous amount of time trying to decide how best to leverage Microsoft’s carbon neutral funds. Today, I am pleased to share with you some of the projects we are funding.

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    The Opportunities in Tackling Climate Change

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    Climate change is a serious challenge for our society and for businesses around the world. As a company, we are focused not only on ways for us to reduce the environmental impact of our business, but also on the important business opportunity climate change presents. We believe that climate change is and will continue to drive significant changes in business and society;  this is why last week Microsoft joined the growing number of companies who have signed on to the Climate Declaration, a nonpartisan statement from the business community that “tackling climate change is one of America’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st Century.”

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    CDP Names Microsoft to Climate Performance Leadership Index

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    clip_image002Today the CDP issued its annual climate change report and included Microsoft for the first time ever in the Global 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) for the company’s commitment to climate change action and transparency in disclosing our carbon emissions. We’re honored that Microsoft is one of many companies recognized for its leadership in responding to climate change.

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    This Week in Sustainability: Using Big Data to Improve Accessibility to Water

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    clip_image002As programs like FLOW-AID, profiled recently in this blog post, work on issues around agricultural water conservation, the sustainable use of water has emerged as a major point of discussion among sustainability influencers. Water is one of earth’s most precious resources, and new technology is beginning to reveal ways to help us better protect bodies of water worldwide while utilizing their value. Read on to learn more about how data modeling is assisting in protecting natural areas receiving significant use, while scientists on the other side of the world are finding new ways to harness the ocean for energy with little environmental impact.

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    This Week in Sustainability: Technology Unearths Vast Water Source in Kenya and Engaging Employees Through Sustainability

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    clip_image002Technology is playing an increasingly central role in providing access to water for people in developing countries. Recently profiled here on the Microsoft Green Blog, new technology in India is helping to combat water-borne diseases, while in Australia desalinization technology is advancing. Meanwhile in the developed world, corporate social responsibility (CSR) leaders are learning more about the positive impact sustainability efforts are having on their employees and, surprisingly, sometimes their bottom line. Read on to learn more.

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