CarbonCapture Inc. to Supply Microsoft Carbon Removal Credits Based on Direct Air Capture Technology

CarbonCapture Inc. (CarbonCapture), a U.S. climate tech company that develops direct air capture (DAC) systems based on a groundbreaking modular open systems architecture, today announced an agreement with Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) (Microsoft) to provide engineered carbon removal credits. “We’re thrilled to help Microsoft move toward its commitment to be carbon negative by 2030 and to remove all of its historic CO2 emissions by 2050,” said Adrian Corless, CEO and CTO, CarbonCapture, Inc. “Validation of CarbonCapture’s scalable approach to DAC from a forward-thinking company like Microsoft is an important signal…

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Microsoft: 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Report: Driving progress through greater accountability and transparency

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre – Chief Diversity Officer, Microsoft has posted about their new Diversity and Inclusion report as below: Today I am sharing Microsoft’s 2022 Global Diversity & Inclusion Report, our fourth annual report and our ninth year of releasing our global workforce demographic data. This year’s data shows that globally we are a more diverse Microsoft overall today than we have ever been, with the highest year-over-year representation progress of the past five-year period for many employee communities. We’re motivated by our ongoing progress, and this year’s growth feels particularly…

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Haleon and Microsoft use AI to enhance health product accessibility for people who are blind or partially sighted

Haleon, a global leader in consumer health, and Microsoft Corp. have announced a new collaboration to make everyday health more accessible for people who are blind, have low vision or have difficulty reading product labels due to low literacy. Together, the companies are expanding functionality in the Microsoft Seeing AI app to provide consumers with more detailed labelling information for over 1,500 Haleon products across the U.S. and U.K. Seeing AI is a free mobile app designed to help people who have trouble seeing by narrating the world around them.…

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“Be You” Campaign aims to raise awareness of how technology can help people with Dyslexia and other learning differences

Microsoft has developed a campaign to raise awareness of how technology supports the daily, lived experience of people with dyslexia, lower levels of functional literacy and other learning differences. “Be You” will be available from Dyslexia Week, which runs from 3 October, and seeks to empower people with Dyslexia and dispel popular misconceptions and stigmas associated with the world’s most common learning disability. The campaign will highlight how a range of Microsoft digital tools can make everyday life more accessible for people with Dyslexia, whether attending a university lecture, writing…

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Microsoft, Planet and The Nature Conservancy launch the Global Renewables Watch

Microsoft Corp., Planet Labs PBC and The Nature Conservancy recently announced its plans to launch the Global Renewables Watch (GRW), a first-of-its-kind living atlas intended to map and measure all utility-scale solar and wind installations on Earth using artificial intelligence (AI) and satellite imagery, allowing users to evaluate clean energy transition progress and track trends over time. With initial mapping of solar and wind energy installations in Germany and India, as well as solar installations in Brazil and Egypt completed, the GRW is being built to serve as a publicly…

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