How technology is powering sustainability 

Unlocking data is critical for organizations striving to achieve sustainability goals. Many businesses see challenges in how to effectively record, report, and analyze the data they need to reduce their environmental impact.  Read more

How technology enables sustainable smart cities 

According to United Nations projections, sixty-eight percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. The migration to urban centers is accelerating the need for digital transformation as government and city leaders face increasing pressure to make cities safer, accessible, sustainable, and prosperous. Read more

Enabling sustainable supply chains with data 

Customers and shareholders increasingly expect manufacturers to be proactive on sustainability and social responsibility—and to be transparent about those results. PwC reports in their “ESG Reporting: Getting Started” report, published in January 2022, that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is trending toward increasing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting. Read more

Sustainability for smart business 

Like all businesses, commercial businesses should pursue sustainability strategies because they enable them to respond to rapidly growing market interests. It’s not just the right thing to do, it’s smart business. The future of our planet, our society, and our people depend on all of us being good stewards of our environment. There are five Read more

Corporate performance improvement aligns with ESG metric tracking 

More and more, businesses are recognizing that incorporating Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance, or ESG, into their products and services directly correlates to financial results. Doing good is no longer at the expense of doing well. For both stakeholders and customers, ESG represents another point in their decision making. As allocators of capital, financial services Read more

Inside leading energy firms’ plans for the future 

Energy markets are not exempt from the impact of digital change in the global economy. Recently, I attended a panel discussion hosted by Risk.net and Beacon Platform that explored what drives energy firms like Shell, NRG, and BP as they plan for the future, and how technology companies like Microsoft and Machina Automation support their Read more

Investing in resiliency: Q&A with a finance industry thought leader 

In the wake of COVID-19, finance organizations across all industries have been working to move from crisis management mode into building resiliency for the future. Mat McBride, finance leader for Microsoft’s Cloud and Gross Margin, recently sat down with us for a virtual conversation. We asked him about the challenges currently faced by CFOs, CPOs, Read more

Department of Energy announces the First Five Consortium 

When disaster hits or the unexpected befalls a community, First Responders are on the frontlines of compassionate, strategic response. Now, a new federal consortium aims to support First Responders in doing the highly valuable work they do to protect and repair lands and communities experiencing a crisis. Microsoft is proud to help lead this innovative Read more

Reflecting on Microsoft’s Oil & Gas Leadership Summit 

On Tuesday, Microsoft hosted the inaugural Oil and Gas Leadership Summit in Houston, Texas. We were honored to have distinguished guests from EY, EgonZehnder, Chesapeake Energy, and the McChrystal Group join us. Digitization is transforming the oil and gas industry. The opportunity for top line growth and operating profit expansion is breathtaking, and the future Read more