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WBCSD Sustain Newsletter | Concrete Sustainability and Our New CEO Guide to Water

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Water is not only key to the world’s stability, prosperity and peace, but is also essential for business to operate. WBCSD’s new CEO Guide to Water makes the case for executive business action on water and outlines key steps for business to take. The Guide, whose foreword is signed by executives from Olam, Diageo, Firmenich, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Veolia, aims to encourage widespread action by companies across the world, regardless of their sector and size.

WBCSD's Panorama Podcast | Sustainability at Microsoft: IT Innovation, the Future of Work and Moving From a Know-it-all Culture to a Learn-it-all Culture

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Where does sustainability fit in a diverse IT company like Microsoft? For a special edition of Panorama, WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker sits down with Toni Townes-Whitley, Corporate Vice-President for Industry at Microsoft, to discuss the increasing role of information technology in our lives, Microsoft’s vision for the future of work and how business leaders can work to deliver the SDGs.

Minecraft Hour of Code Introduces 85M+ to Computer Science

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“It’s about time!” Maine elementary school teacher and Code.org facilitator Mike Harvey laughs, recalling his reaction when Code.org partnered with Microsoft to launch the first Minecraft activity for the Hour of Code in 2015. An early adopter of Minecraft in the classroom, Mike thinks that it was a natural and logical outcome of what he called the “symbiotic relationship” between Code.org and Microsoft.

Annual Ideagen Global Innovation 2030 Summit

Annual Ideagen Global Innovation 2030 Summit at the Microsoft Reactor - San Francisco
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February 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ideagen together with the world’s leading companies, NGOs, and public sector organizations assembled at the Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco for the Annual Ideagen Global Innovation 2030 Summit.

Ideagen -- Where the world’s leading companies, NGOs, and public sector organizations convene to innovate and collaborate to address the world’s most vexing issues.

A New Window Onto Sustainability: Microsoft Corporation Joins WBCSD

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GENEVA, January 17,2018 /3BL Media/ – Global Cloud IT leader Microsoft Corporation has today joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). 

For the First Time, Technology in the Classroom is Accessible in Nigeria, with the Help of Schneider Electric and Solar Power

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Today, about 1.1 billion people in the world live without electricity. Another billion have unreliable power and 2.8 billion people use coal, wood, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and cleaning. Today, Schneider Electric is transforming the lives of millions of people in Nigeria by partnering with Microsoft and the Lagos State Electricity Board to provide sustainable solar power to over 200 schools and clinics.

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Shorty Social Good Awards Recognize 21CF and National Geographic for Social Media Campaigns That Make a Difference

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21st Century Fox and National Geographic took home top honors at the second annual Shorty Social Good Awards on November 15 for developing social media campaigns that engage audiences on important social issues and empower them to take action.

Microsoft’s Brad Smith Highlights Business Leadership at the BSR Conference 2017

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith highlighted the need for the technology sector to think about embracing technology as a cause to protect people.

“As the first responders of this new era, those of us who are in the business of technology need to think about it as more than a business—we need to think about it as a cause to protect people,” Smith said.

Blackbaud and Microsoft to Strengthen Strategic Partnership to Digitally Transform the Nonprofit Sector

Social good software leader Blackbaud bets big on Microsoft Azure as the two companies plan to go deeper on integrations, innovation and sector leadership to scale global good
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BALTIMORE, Md., October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As part of bbcon 2017, Blackbaud (Nasdaq: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), plan to expand their partnership in support of their mutual goals to digitally transform the nonprofit sector.

USCIB-GAN-CITI Rountable on Apprenticeships Report

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​USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. As the U.S. affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organization of Employers and Business at OECD, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information is available at www.uscib.org.

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About USCIB
​USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. As the U.S. affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organization of Employers and Business at OECD, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information is available at www.uscib.org.

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