Flipgrid partner Hope in a Box helps schools celebrate differences and honor Pride

To honor Pride month and to continue Microsoft’s commitment to lifting up LGBTQI+ voices throughout the year, Microsoft Education is excited to highlight the great work of Flipgrid partner Hope in a Box. With a mission to help rural public schools cultivate empathy and fight prejudice by representing LGBTQI+ people, stories, and history in schools, Hope in a Box believes that every student deserves to feel safe, welcome, and included. Hope in a Box also reflects and delivers on Microsoft Education’s commitments to diversity and inclusion.  “At Microsoft, we believe…

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Microsoft partners with UK government and SeeAbility to support people with disabilities to find jobs, skill up support workers and tackle social isolation

Microsoft is partnering with the UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to help jobseekers with disabilities get support and guidance when looking for employment. The technology company will train 26,000 DWP work coaches in accessibility fundamentals and how to use Microsoft tools such as immersive reader, magnifier and automated captions. This will enable coaches to create accessible experiences for jobseekers and show them how they can use those free tools at home to get support with the use of technology in the recruitment process and the increasingly digital workplace. The Accessibility Fundamentals training will be offered…

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Accenture and Microsoft collaborate to help accelerate UK’s transition to net-zero carbon emissions

Microsoft and professional services company Accenture have unveiled a five-point plan that aims to speed up the UK’s mission to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In conjunction with their joint venture, Avanade, Microsoft and Accenture will work together to help utility and energy companies transform the energy system and lower the cost of decarbonising the supply and demand of electricity in the UK. This will be underpinned by open data, artificial intelligence (AI) and a workforce equipped with digital skills. The UK is the first G7 country to legislate…

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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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