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Microsoft's Elevate America helps U.S. veterans to find employment

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The US elections are just over and the major concern and worry we all share is the economy and the future of our jobs. With the overall unemployment numbers still very high this anxiety is real. Often when I speak with colleagues about training programs they roll their eyes and ask me why start another training program when there are no jobs available.

Microsoft Deploys New Programs to Help Veterans Get Jobs

Company awards grants to six organizations and boosts efforts to train and support employment of veterans.
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This morning at the USO of Metropolitan New York, Microsoft launched the Elevate America veterans initiative and announced $2 million in cash grants and up to $6 million in software and IT skills-training curriculum grants to several non-profits across the country (list below). The program is focused on providing technology skills training, job placement, career counseling and other support services such as childcare, transportation and housing to give veterans and their spouses the support they need to successfully transition to civilian careers.

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This morning at the USO of Metropolitan New York, Microsoft launched the Elevate America veterans initiative and announced $2 million in cash grants and up to $6 million in software and IT skills-training curriculum grants to several non-profits across the country (list below). The program is focused on providing technology skills training, job placement, career counseling and other support services such as childcare, transportation and housing to give veterans and their spouses the support they need to successfully transition to civilian careers.

U.S. Chamber BCLC Partnership Award - Three Voting Days Remain

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The Partnership Award is the corporate citizenship field's people's choice honor. The winner is selected by online voting between Sept. 15 and Nov. 5, 2010. As a incentive to support the five leading business-nonprofit partnerships (the candidates) by voting, you can become eligible for prize giveaways from JetBlue and Wegmans.   (Need help? How to Vote)

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The Partnership Award is the corporate citizenship field's people's choice honor. The winner is selected by online voting between Sept. 15 and Nov. 5, 2010. As a incentive to support the five leading business-nonprofit partnerships (the candidates) by voting, you can become eligible for prize giveaways from JetBlue and Wegmans.   (Need help? How to Vote)

Your Vote Determines Partnership Award Winner - Vote before 11/5

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The Partnership Award is a people's choice award - the winner is selected by online public voting between Sept. 15 and Nov. 5, 2010. Be part of the judging team now! (Need help? How to Vote)

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The Partnership Award is a people's choice award - the winner is selected by online public voting between Sept. 15 and Nov. 5, 2010. Be part of the judging team now! (Need help? How to Vote)

ReportAlert.info - Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) publishes 2010 Citizenship Report

The report incorporates input from nearly 100 internal subject matter experts across the company
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) October 21, 2010 - Microsoft has announced its 2010 Citizenship Report, which is available online at http://www.reportalert.info/ra/profiles/Microsoft/2010/?ID=30831. This is Microsoft’s most comprehensive report to date incorporating input from nearly 100 internal subject matter experts across the company.

AngelPoints Speaking at Net Impact Conference

Transparency 2.0: The Impact of Social Media on CSR
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Nowadays, every company utilizes social media to communicate with stakeholders, but it isn’t the prevalence of companies experimenting with new forums of social media that’s indicative of innovation. The companies that are leading the way to CSR 2.0 are using social media to authentically engage their stakeholders, rather than just presenting information and hoping it scores transparency points. Panelists will explain the rationale for taking this approach, and discuss the implications for larger-scale sustainability progress.

Speakers:

Justin Higgs, Public Affairs, Chevron 
Tom Murphy, Director, Corporate Citizenship Communications, Microsoft 
Courtland Smith, Senior Marketing Manager, Angelpoints 
Nick Aster, Founder & Publisher, TriplePundit (moderator)

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Transparency 2.0: The Impact of Social Media on CSR

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Nowadays, every company utilizes social media to communicate with stakeholders, but it isn’t the prevalence of companies experimenting with new forums of social media that’s indicative of innovation. The companies that are leading the way to CSR 2.0 are using social media to authentically engage their stakeholders, rather than just presenting information and hoping it scores transparency points. Panelists will explain the rationale for taking this approach, and discuss the implications for larger-scale sustainability progress.

Speakers:

Justin Higgs, Public Affairs, Chevron 
Tom Murphy, Director, Corporate Citizenship Communications, Microsoft 
Courtland Smith, Senior Marketing Manager, Angelpoints 
Nick Aster, Founder & Publisher, TriplePundit (moderator)

Register for Net Impact Conference

Transparency 2.0: The Impact of Social Media on CSR

AP9851

Microsoft Donates $3 Million to Kids in Need of Legal Defense

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Posted by Brad Smith
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Microsoft is very pleased to announce another $3 million, three-year donation to Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), just two years after we helped establish the organization with a similar investment.

Welcome to Our Microsoft 2010 Citizenship Report

The Microsoft Corporate Citizenship strategy supports the company's mission to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential.
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The 2010 Microsoft Citizenship Report offers insight on our approach and outlook on economic, social, and environmental issues, as well as reporting on progress. How we conduct ourselves and our business is as important as delivering quality products and services. Our Citizenship goals and performance are a reflection of how we hold ourselves accountable as a global corporate citizen.

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The 2010 Microsoft Citizenship Report offers insight on our approach and outlook on economic, social, and environmental issues, as well as reporting on progress. How we conduct ourselves and our business is as important as delivering quality products and services. Our Citizenship goals and performance are a reflection of how we hold ourselves accountable as a global corporate citizen.

CGI: Accelerating 21st Century Education in Kenya

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Last year at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, the Government of Kenya and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a collaborative project focused on improving education in up to 60 primary and secondary schools in Kenya. This was an incredible announcement for a number of reasons, including the fact that students and teachers in that region would now finally have access to relevant and engaging education technology and content.

Microsoft works with Demi and Ashton in new initiative to protect children

Today, at the Clinton Global Initiative, Microsoft joins the DNA Foundation to announce their partnership in combating child sex trafficking online.
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The Department of Justice estimates that between 150,000 and 300,000 children are being trafficked today in the U.S. alone; since 2003, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has reviewed and analyzed approximately 30 million images of child sexual abuse.

At today’s press conference, Pamela Passman, corporate vice president for  Global Corporate Affairs, Microsoft, stood up with the DNA Foundation to unveil Microsoft’s participation in the technology task force, a group of leading technology companies that have come together to work on ways to put technology to work fighting those terrible statistics.

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The Department of Justice estimates that between 150,000 and 300,000 children are being trafficked today in the U.S. alone; since 2003, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has reviewed and analyzed approximately 30 million images of child sexual abuse.

At today’s press conference, Pamela Passman, corporate vice president for  Global Corporate Affairs, Microsoft, stood up with the DNA Foundation to unveil Microsoft’s participation in the technology task force, a group of leading technology companies that have come together to work on ways to put technology to work fighting those terrible statistics.

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