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Welcome to Our Microsoft 2010 Citizenship Report

The Microsoft Corporate Citizenship strategy supports the company's mission to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential.
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The 2010 Microsoft Citizenship Report offers insight on our approach and outlook on economic, social, and environmental issues, as well as reporting on progress. How we conduct ourselves and our business is as important as delivering quality products and services. Our Citizenship goals and performance are a reflection of how we hold ourselves accountable as a global corporate citizen.

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The 2010 Microsoft Citizenship Report offers insight on our approach and outlook on economic, social, and environmental issues, as well as reporting on progress. How we conduct ourselves and our business is as important as delivering quality products and services. Our Citizenship goals and performance are a reflection of how we hold ourselves accountable as a global corporate citizen.

CGI: Accelerating 21st Century Education in Kenya

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Last year at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, the Government of Kenya and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a collaborative project focused on improving education in up to 60 primary and secondary schools in Kenya. This was an incredible announcement for a number of reasons, including the fact that students and teachers in that region would now finally have access to relevant and engaging education technology and content.

CGI: Teachers are the key to providing children with quality education

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In 2008, we announced a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to train 10 million teachers by 2015. We undertook this goal, because we believe that every child has the right to a quality education. Throughout the course of a child’s education, there is perhaps no more important influence than the teachers that guide, nurture, and inspire learning.

CGI: Helping Girls in Kenya to Give Back

by Linda Lockhart, Managing Director, Global Give Back Circle
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Imagine you are a disadvantaged girl in Kenya, categorized as coming from the bottom of the economic pyramid. Imagine you grew up sleeping in a hut made from mud and dung, and next to you, in another hut your grandparents kept a cow, some chickens and maybe a goat. Imagine that you lost both parents, within a 12-month period, when you were just five.

CGI: Supporting Skills, Content and Context in Local Communities

by Akhtar Badshah
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A major focus of our global programs is about providing individuals around the world with access to information and communications technology (ICT) – what some still call digital inclusion or “closing the digital divide.” We aren’t a hardware infrastructure provider, so achieving the goal of increasing access requires deep partnerships. It goes beyond the nuts and bolts (or wires and airwaves) to skills, content and context.

CGI: Guest Post: Accelerating Social Change at This Year’s Clinton Global Initiative

by Beverly Schwartz, Vice-President of Global Marketing at Ashoka.
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Each year at this time, world leaders from every sector private, nongovernmental, academic, and everywhere in between—convene in New York City at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting.

Clinton Global Initiative Week: Turning Ideas Into Actions That Address Social and Economic Issues

by Tom Murphy
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Founded in 2005 by President Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative was created to turn ideas into action creating a more integrated global community with shared benefits, responsibilities, and values. It brings together people from around the world, and channels the capacities of individuals and organizations to realize social and economic change. It focuses on practical solutions to global issues through the development of specific and measurable Commitments to Action.

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