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  • An important step toward peace and security in the digital world

    Today, French President Emmanuel Macron launched a global effort among governments, businesses and civil society to protect and defend against threats to the digital infrastructure that runs our daily lives. We’re proud to be one of the 370 signatories of The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. This includes 51 governments from around... The post An important step toward peace and security in the digital world appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues. […]

  • Microsoft hosts tech industry hackathon to combat child online grooming

    On Nov. 7 and 8, Microsoft hosted an event to unveil and discuss new efforts led by the technology industry and others in combatting child sexual exploitation online. Co-sponsored by the WePROTECT Global Alliance in conjunction with the Child Dignity Alliance, the program titled, “Preventing online child grooming: Working together for maximum impact,” took place... The post Microsoft hosts tech industry hackathon to combat child online grooming appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues. […]

  • New Dynamics 365 Nonprofit Accelerator supports organizations with end-to-end solutions

    Over the past year, Microsoft’s Tech for Social Impact team has worked to deliver innovation to help advance the missions and impact of nonprofits around the world.  While we’ve made progress, too many nonprofits are struggling to efficiently deliver their mission and to measure and communicate their impact. This is a critical challenge in an... The post New Dynamics 365 Nonprofit Accelerator supports organizations with end-to-end solutions appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues. […]

  • Microsoft’s Board of Director Video Series: An interview with board member Teri List-Stoll

    Microsoft’s board of directors wants our shareholders, customers, partners and employees to have the chance to get to know the board and hear how it operates. Our board of directors video series helps achieve this through informal interviews that provide deeper insights into board members’ backgrounds, their perspectives on board service and insights into the... The post Microsoft’s Board of Director Video Series: An interview with board member Teri List-Stoll appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues. […]

  • Technology and the US military

    Over the last few months there has been a debate in our industry about when and how technology companies should work with the government, and specifically whether companies should supply digital technology to the military, including here in the United States. Yesterday, Satya Nadella and I addressed this issue in a conversation with our employees... The post Technology and the US military appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues. […]

  • Microsoft releases biannual digital trust reports

    Microsoft has released its latest biannual digital trust reports on the Microsoft Reports Hub. These reports consist of the Law Enforcement Requests Report, U.S. National Security Orders Report and Content Removal Request Reports. The post Microsoft releases biannual digital trust reports appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues. […]

  • Buying renewable energy should be easy — here’s one way to make it less complex

    By Brian Janous, Microsoft General Manager of Energy and Sustainability; Kenneth Davies, Microsoft Director of Innovation for Energy Strategy & Research; and Lee Taylor, cofounder and CEO, REsurety It would be difficult to overestimate the impact that corporate procurement of renewable energy, primarily through power purchase agreements (PPAs), has had on the overall renewable market.... The post Buying renewable energy should be easy — here’s one way to make it less complex appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues. […]

  • Microsoft supports I-1631

    This November, Washington state voters will decide whether to approve Initiative 1631, which would establish a fee on carbon emissions aimed at curbing pollution. The post Microsoft supports I-1631 appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues. […]

  • Ensuring more Americans can benefit from the digital economy

    Advancements in technology like cloud computing and artificial intelligence are transforming our economy and reshaping the future of work as profoundly as the Industrial Revolution did a century ago. Technology is creating a new digital economy, full of new economic opportunities, but for too many people, those opportunities remain out of reach because they lack the skills these jobs require. Earlier this year, an... The post Ensuring more Americans can benefit from the digital economy appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues. […]

  • ‘Power of Zero’ campaign promotes healthy online behaviors from early ages

    Microsoft is proud to support today’s announcement of the Power of Zero, where zero means zero violence, zero hate and zero bullying from age zero. The campaign is driven by NoBully and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), in collaboration with global partners to encourage young people to stand up for one another... The post ‘Power of Zero’ campaign promotes healthy online behaviors from early ages appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues. […]