Today, to address the sustainability challenges around the globe, Microsoft is announcing that it will nearly double its internal carbon fee to $15 per metric ton on all carbon emissions. The funds from this higher fee will both maintain Microsoft’s carbon neutrality and help it take a tech-first approach that will put sustainability at the core of every part of its business and technology to work for sustainable outcomes.
Speaking on this development, Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, shares the new steps the company is taking in four areas:
- Building sustainable campuses and data centers
- Accelerating research through data science
- Helping our customers build sustainable solutions
- Advocating for environmental policy change
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For those who are new to sustainability:
Sustainability is one the newest degree subjects that attempts to bridge social science with civic engineering and environmental science with the technology of the future. When we hear the word “sustainability” we tend to think of renewable fuel sources, reducing carbon emissions, protecting environments and a way of keeping the delicate ecosystems of our planet in balance. In short, sustainability looks to protect our natural environment, human and ecological health, while driving innovation and not compromising our way of life.
Let us all save our planet!