This week Microsoft published its 2015 Citizenship Report, which covers the company’s commitments to ethical business conduct and governance, its people, empowering communities, human rights, responsible sourcing and manufacturing, and environmental sustainability.
Intelligent, connected, adaptable cities offer solutions for a growing and shifting population.
While there are always a litany of disquieting world events happening at any given time, I find myself particularly troubled by two recent headlines: the uncontrolled wildfires raging throughout California and the refugee crisis in Europe. While both of these tragic situations are devastating in and of themselves, I’m deeply distraught by the striking reality that furious fires and mass refugee migrations are going to become common occurrences in our future.
On Tuesday, September 15, 20th Century Fox and Microsoft announced the Hacking Mars Design Challenge, a unique online science and technology competition developed exclusively around the upcoming Fox film The Martian to drive interest in STEM subjects. The winning team will collect a $25,000 grand prize and travel to Microsoft to experience the company's HoloLens technology.
September 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Are you accountable for your company’s employee engagement, corporate responsibility, or philanthropy program? Then join us on Thursday, September 24 at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View and hear from leading experts about the trends and opportunities available to drive greater ROI from your charitable and employee engagement programs. Participate in a business and society hackathon to achieve greater impact.
Can companies with “do good” strategies also generate good profits? That ongoing question from investors continues to get positive answers. Three companies with robust CSR practices—Google, Microsoft, and Disney—have gotten a “thumbs up” from investment advisory The Motley Fool for the huge free cash flow they generate.
Guest post by Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation
Atypical children choose to mow the lawn before dad offers payment. As with any person with a job, kids want their hard work to amount to more than inherent byproducts, such as a green field with a proverbial buzz cut.
Thankfully, most nonprofit volunteers truly want to help, but a corporate incentive to volunteer regularly can enhance the value an individual can bring to his or her community.
Throughout October, tens of thousands of Microsoft people passionately participated in the annual Employee Giving Campaign – a month-long, employee-led effort in the U.S. which raises money to enable nonprofits better serve their beneficiaries at home and around the world.
The report covers the company's commitments to serving communities, business conduct and governance, its people, human rights, responsible sourcing, and environmental sustainability
October 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - This week Microsoft published its 2014 Citizenship Report and an accompanying Global Reporting Initiative G4 Index. The report details the progress Microsoft is making serving communities, such as Microsoft YouthSpark, a company-wide initiative to create opportunities for 300 million youth through technology, training and experiences.
If you had visited Microsoft’s Redmond HQ last Friday, you would have seen hundreds of people chatting and laughing along the roads surrounding main campus. That was the 5K Run/Walk – a highlight of our annual Employee Giving Campaign which kicked off last week.