Microsoft Commits to Being Carbon Neutral


Microsoft has today announced that we plan to be carbon neutral across all our direct operations beginning on July 1st 2012 – the beginning of our next financial year.

Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist at Microsoft commented on the software enabled earth blog:

CR Magazine Announces 2012 Best Corporate Citizens List


By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft

Corporate Responsibility Magazine has announced that Microsoft was named among the Top 3 Best Corporate Citizens for 2012.

Putting A Spotlight On The Opportunity Divide For Youth Around The World


Today the International Youth Foundation has released a report that looks at the growing education and social challenges facing youth around the world.

At a time when we have more young people – 1.2 billion – than at any time in the planet’s history, there’s an urgent need to provide them with the education, skills and employment opportunities they need to succeed in today’s rapidly changing global economy.

Microsoft Spotlights Opportunity Divide for Youth

New report from the International Youth Foundation outlines actions to better prepare the 1.2 billion global youth entering the 21st century workforce.
Press Release

(3BL Media) Redmond, WA - March 27, 2012 - Microsoft Corp. today announced a commissioned report from the International Youth Foundation, Opportunity for Action, which documents the growing economic and social challenges facing youth around the world and the urgent need to provide the education, skills and employment opportunities required for them to succeed in today’s rapidly changing global economy.

Who are the World’s Most Ethical Companies?


The Ethisphere Institute, an international think-tank focused on the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability has published their 6th annual list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Ethisphere evaluated 5,000 global companies, including all members of the Standard & Poor's 500 index, on reputation, corporate citizenship, culture and other qualities.

Recognize Others for Exemplary Nonprofit Commitment

Nominate a Microsoft alumnus for the Microsoft Alumni Foundation 2012 Integral Fellows Program
Press Release

(3BL Media) March 13, 2012 - Nominations are now open for the 2012 Microsoft Alumni Foundation Integral Fellows awards program.

The Integral Fellows Award recognizes and supports a Microsoft alumnus who has made a meaningful difference in the lives of others by using his/her talents, time and resources to contribute to the world. Their impact may be local, regional, national, or international.

Telling a Good Employee Philanthropist Story: A Lesson from Microsoft


My colleague Katya Andresen shared this bit of inspiration amidst the doom and gloom economic news of late: Microsoft reports that 2011 was their most successful year in employee giving ever. Microsoft employees raised more than $100 million and logged more than 400,000 volunteer hours for more than 18,000 organizations globally.

How Microsoft Employees are Helping the Community


Jon Fine – CEO United Way of King County

Bill Gates once said “It takes more than great products to make a great company.” It’s clear to pretty much everybody by now that Microsoft has that ”more” that Bill was talking about. Having been a partner with Microsoft for 30 years, United Way of King County has seen it first-hand. Our communities have benefited from Microsoft’s great vision, great passion, great generosity and most importantly, Microsoft’s great employees. After all, it is you who make it all happen.

How Pink Flamingos Helped Raise $100 million for Nonprofits


by Brad Smith, Executive Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft Employees Give Back in Record Fashion

Microsoft’s U.S.-based employees helped raise over US$100 million for thousands of nonprofits during the 2011 Microsoft Giving Campaign, the largest total in company history.

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Redmond, WA – February 8, 2012 – Microsoft employees raised a record-breaking US$100.5 million in 2011, topping last year’s total with donations to more than 18,000 community organizations across the United States and around the world.

Giving was up across the board in 2011—more employees participated, donating more time and money than ever before, which surprised some after 2010’s record year.


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