Microsoft is a U.S. based software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. As an international charity, it is vital that Earthwatch makes effective use of information technology to develop its worldwide network of volunteers, staff, and scientists.
In 2011, Earthwatch was delighted to receive the support of Microsoft, which donated substantial amounts of software that has enabled Earthwatch to upgrade its global information technology and communications systems. With guidance from expert consultants from Microsoft, Earthwatch is now able to improve links among its seven international offices and develop innovative communication tools to connect its supporters and stakeholders around the world.
Delivering innovation and communication tools.
Participants agreed or strongly agreed that the program had increased their motivation to contribute to sustainability within Microsoft.
In 2012, Microsoft joined Earthwatch for a couple of two-day sustainability workshops in the U.K., bringing together the science of climate change and its relevance to Microsoft business activities and sustainability objectives. These were successful programs, with very positive feedback received.
All participants agreed or strongly agreed that the program had increased their motivation to contribute to sustainability within Microsoft.
Employees learnt about the science of climate change and its relevance to Microsoft business activities and sustainability objectives.
The two-day sustainability workshops in the U.K. were successful programs, with very positive feedback received.
“The impact was great – the location, the presentation, the trees – all very impactful.”
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