Climework’s solution is part of Microsoft’s plan to reach negative emissions

Climeworks is pleased to announce that its carbon dioxide removal solution has been selected as part of Microsoft’s carbon removal portfolio to help reach negative emissions by 2030 and remove the company’s historic emissions by 2050. In addition to emissions reduction efforts, which prevent new CO₂ from entering the atmosphere, climate scientists agree that removing historic and unavoidable emissions from air is crucial to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Businesses play a key role in the mitigation of global warming and are starting to address their current, past and unavoidable carbon…

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IFC and Microsoft partner to foster female entrepreneurship and opportunities for forcibly displaced populations in Brazil

Microsoft Participações is joining the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets and a member of the World Bank Group, to boost female entrepreneurship and training and employability for forcibly displaced populations in Brazil. The partnership involves three complementary efforts: a public workshop to discuss how to address Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) concepts in technology companies and startups at an early stage; a technical training program for female entrepreneurs, and the promotion of technological qualifications for forcibly displaced populations, aiming…

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CBI and Microsoft call for digital skills boost to help UK

The UK must seize the opportunity to become a leader in the use of technology to drive better business outcomes and create inclusive workplaces that support employees’ mental wellbeing, by accelerating investments in digital skills. That’s according to the CBI/Microsoft Tech Tracker 2020. Amid the ongoing uncertainty around Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic, the report celebrates companies’ efforts to rapidly accelerate technology adoption. Addressing digital skills gaps is key to building on this momentum and enhancing competitiveness, enabling organisations to harness the value of their data. Firms innovated at pace…

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Vattenfall to deliver renewable energy 24/7 to Microsoft´s Swedish datacenters

Vattenfall and Microsoft in Sweden piloted 24/7 Matching solution last year and are now intensifying the partnership as energy partners. The 24/7 Matching solution will be used in the new Microsoft datacenters in Sweden to measure renewable energy consumption per hour. Vattenfall will also deliver EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) labelled hydro and wind power 24/7 to the three datacenters in 2021. Microsoft globally has made a commitment to use 100 percent renewable energy in their buildings and datacenters by 2025. Vattenfall has a clear strategy to enable a fossil free…

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Unilever, Microsoft, Brooks, Neste, and ITV Are Among 13 More Companies to Join The Climate Pledge

Amazon and Global Optimism announced that 13 new signatories—Atos, Brooks, Canary Wharf Group, Coca-Cola European Partners, ERM, Groupe SEB France, Harbour Air, ITV, Microsoft, Neste, Rubicon, Unilever, and Vaude—have joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050. Signatories to The Climate Pledge agree to: Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis; Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions,…

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