BSR Report 2013-2014 Case Study | Microsoft: Embedding Human Rights Across 
a Global Technology Company


As outlined in a case study from the BSR Report 2013-14, BSR helped Microsoft develop a global human rights strategy that ensures human rights are considered in all major business decisions.

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Microsoft's Annual Employee Giving Campaign Reaches New High

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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. - Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Publishes 2014 Citizenship Report

The report covers the company's commitments to serving communities, business conduct and governance, its people, human rights, responsible sourcing, and environmental sustainability
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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.

Employee Giving Campaign: Millennial Employees Help Keep Traditions Alive


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.

Top 7 CSR and Employee Volunteering Trends & Challenges

By Angela Parker

Corporate volunteering and giving programs promise inspiring global impacts, but the short-term can be wrought with challenges. One of those challenges is simply a sense that you’re out there on your own. The following list is not only intended to assure you that you’re in good company, it’s also meant to serve as an invitation to join a problem-solving session with like-minded companies in your area. Scroll to the end for more information.

How Microsoft is Expanding Technology Education to Turn the Tide of Rising Youth Unemployment


Despite pockets of recovery in the global economy, worldwide unemployment continues to rise, particularly among youth between the ages of 15 and 24. In the 2014 Global Employment Trends report, “Risks of a Jobless Recovery,” the International Labour Organization states that the global youth unemployment rate rose to 13.1 percent in 2013, resulting in 74.5 million unemployed young people around the world.

One Carbon Fee Program to Rule them All

Practical carbon pricing models are materializing in unexpected places.

In our ever-evolving global economy, it’s becoming crystal clear that only the countries and companies that successfully merge sustainability with profitability will succeed in a resource constrained world. In the future, if organizations and governments divorce sustainability from financial growth, they’ll simply put themselves out of business.

Corporations That Care, Part 3: The Tech Sector -The Minute

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The annual survey of corporate giving by the Chronicle of Philanthropy lists several tech corporations as among the most generous of all U.S. companies. The corporations that scored high donated between .02 percent of their pre-tax profit, recorded by IBM, and 1.4 percent, recorded by AT&T. AT&T donated $95 million to arts and culture, health, the United Way, education, and community development. Verizon gave $56 million for health and education issues and programs.

Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change Finalists – Vote Today!

Meet the 20 finalists and vote once a day through April 22 to select five grand prize winners

After reviewing impressive entries from more than 50 countries, our judging panel for this year’s Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change contest has finished the tough task of selecting 20 finalists. Now we’re asking you to make five of these inspiring change-makers our grand prize winners and our newest YouthSpark Ambassadors.

3M, Accenture, Visa, UPS, Ford, Microsoft, Cisco, Google Among the World's Most Ethical Companies

by Vikas Vij

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Ethisphere Institute has come out with its annual list of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies.” The list includes 144 winners, with companies ranging from Ford Motor, Kellogg and Microsoft in the U.S. to IHCC, a Saudi hospital construction company, All Good Organics, a food company in New Zealand, and PKN Orlen, a Polish oil refining company.


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