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  • Blog Post: Innovating toward greater sustainability - Earth Day 2014

    This week marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day: a good time to celebrate the environmental efforts underway in so many parts of Microsoft and to continue to challenge ourselves to take further strides on this journey. Below are just a few of the many things that are happening around the company, and...
  • Blog Post: This Week in Sustainability: Smart Cities of the Future

    This week, GreenBiz outlined five predictions for how the smart grid and smart city industries will evolve by 2020. Top predictions in the article include an increase in grid resiliency and government grid regulation, especially in this era of increasing natural disasters. The article’s author...
  • Blog Post: This Week in Sustainability: Energy 3.0 and Wisdom of Crowds for Future Smart Cities

    This week The Guardian added to the conversation of how harnessing Big Data can lead to more efficient, sustainable cities. Author Rudy Provoost, president of the Rexel Foundation, which aims to improve access to energy efficiency, looked at the intersection of digital technology and energy, which he...
  • Blog Post: The Opportunities in Tackling Climate Change

    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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Advances Energy-Smart Cities with CityNext

    Today more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and it’s predicted that by 2050, 76 percent of the global population will live in urban areas. This ongoing population shift has created unprecedented challenges for our cities, and leaders must meet growing citizen demands for...
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