Posted by Marbenz Antonio on January 12, 2022
Looking ahead, companies like Microsoft have the potential and duty to promote development while taking appropriate action in critical areas that benefit society and the planet. We believe in doing good while doing great at Microsoft.
Last week’s edition of Microsoft Envision, co-hosted by Accenture and Avanade, detailed Microsoft’s efforts in four critical areas – confidence in technology, inclusive economic development, human rights, and sustainability – that businesses of all sizes should think about for long-term success.
Microsoft Envision is a digital series that brings together top executives from across the world to discuss their company’s most important concerns and gather ideas that might help them improve as leaders. It is now in its second season.
The second episode focuses on what it means to be a responsible company. Lucas Joppa, Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Officer, discussed Microsoft’s activities to become a carbon negative, zero waste, and water hopeful company by 2030, as well as learnings from COP26 and a road map for other businesses to meet their own sustainability goals, including the role that technology can play.
Nellie Borrero, Managing Director of Global Inclusion & Diversity at Accenture, discussed how encoding diversity and inclusion techniques through most of the organization can benefit employees and drive innovation with Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law.
John Downes, Director of Engineering and Innovation at SSE Renewables, spoke with Avanade Global Advisory Lead Jillian Moore about how SSE is utilizing AI and machine learning to conserve puffin populations on Scotland’s Isle of May. Mohamed A. El-Erian, President of Queens College, Cambridge University, also spoke on the dangers of economic disparity and what leaders can do to improve opportunity.
Tennis star Billie Jean King sat down with Accenture Senior Managing Director Christie Smith to discuss the ongoing fight for equality, how technology is being utilized to better the game of tennis, and why it’s so crucial to be your true self at the end of the broadcast.