It’s a second we’ve been constructing towards — new capabilities from Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability that can allow sooner, broader transformation for organizations at various phases of their sustainability journey. We’re happy to announce the overall availability of Cloud for Sustainability on June 1.
Now, a rising set of ESG (environmental, social and governance) capabilities from Microsoft and our world ecosystem of companions will give organizations the chance to speed up their progress and enterprise progress.
Turning sustainability commitments into motion with higher information intelligence
To stabilize our future and construct extra rapidly towards a worldwide net-zero carbon economic system, organizations of every type, sizes and sectors are dealing with the necessity to remodel frequent practices. This contains extra successfully managing their environmental footprint, embedding sustainability by means of their organizations and worth chains, and making strategic enterprise investments that drive worth. And this begins with fixing an information drawback.
Organizations want extra accessible, centralized information intelligence to make the high-stakes selections which might be required proper now to deal with complicated points, weighing each enterprise and ESG standards to direct capital towards funding alternatives that stability progress and impression.
Wherever organizations are of their sustainability journey, collectively, we will speed up progress to succeed in our collective targets.
Microsoft is energized about serving to our clients speed up their progress. Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability options will present the intelligence and information administration capabilities organizations want to answer modifications with agility and confidence.
Constructing on greater than a decade of labor on sustainability
Our personal sustainability journey started after we set our first carbon objective greater than a decade in the past. This led us to raised manage our information and realign our firm’s imaginative and prescient and technique with our sustainability targets. We proceed to construct on our commitments to innovate and spend money on applied sciences that handle environmental sustainability and to transparently share our achievements and setbacks in order that we will all study collectively. We’re additionally contemplating learn how to ship on our ESG commitments whereas persevering with to develop our enterprise and drive shareholder worth — not a straightforward problem!
Now, with the discharge of Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, we’re bringing collectively highly effective capabilities delivered by Microsoft and our companions to assist organizations:
Unify information intelligence. To successfully drive sustainability reporting, sustainability efforts, and enterprise transformation, organizations want higher visibility into actions throughout their enterprise and worth chain. Gathering and connecting IoT information from gadgets utilizing sensors — mixed with wealthy providers on the edge or within the cloud — offers the idea to observe and measure actions at scale. And now, Microsoft Sustainability Supervisor will empower organizations to extra simply report, report and scale back their environmental impression by means of more and more automated information connections that ship actionable insights.
This extensible Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability answer centralizes beforehand disparate information in a standard information format and provides organizations an more and more complete view into the emissions impression of their total operations and worth chain.
Sustainability Supervisor is obtainable for a free take a look at drive or to buy June 1.
Construct extra enduring IT infrastructures. Organizations can scale back their environmental impression and improve enterprise worth after they change instruments, methods, or actions with extra environment friendly choices. Transferring workloads to the cloud, for instance, can improve each carbon and power efficiencies. Emissions Impression Dashboard functions present Microsoft clients with transparency into emissions produced from their use of Microsoft cloud providers. Gadgets additionally contribute to a company’s environmental footprint. Floor gadgets maximize sustainability of supplies and lengthen product life whereas minimizing product carbon footprint and power consumption.
Cut back the environmental impression of operations. With digital options delivered by means of Microsoft and our rising accomplice ecosystem, we’re already serving to organizations maximize asset and manufacturing efficiencies, scale back the environmental impression of their buildings and areas, and advance their transition to wash power.
Create extra sustainable worth chains. Digital applied sciences are additionally serving to organizations facilitate larger transparency and accountability by means of their worth chain, from uncooked supplies to product creation to distribution. An information-first method may help organizations obtain information integrity and acquire the visibility they should drive efficiencies, scale back emissions and design out waste.
Study extra about how we’re serving to organizations obtain optimistic impression on Microsoft.com/sustainability.
International companions, a crucial piece to extending impression
A lot of this vital work is being achieved by means of collaboration with our world ecosystem of companions who’ve helped us land our ambitions and remodel our enterprise. At the moment, they’re additionally pivotal to serving to clients advance sustainability by means of sturdy, modern options powered by the Microsoft Cloud.
Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability accomplice options span industries, from transportation to actual property to manufacturing, akin to these early options which might be already in market:
There are lots of extra options coming. Our sustainability accomplice ecosystem additionally contains trusted advisers like these, who’re actively serving to organizations plan, design and implement methods to allow sustainable progress:
Study extra about breakthrough work being completed by our sustainability companions on Microsoft AppSource.