Board of Directors & ESG
Interview with Microsoft Board Member Hugh Johnston
Hugh Johnston discusses his approach to leadership, provides an inside look to the boardroom, and highlights how the Board considers shareholder value creation and the differentiating opportunity Microsoft has in ESG (environmental, social, and governance).
At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Earning the trust of our shareholders, employees, customers, partners, and other stakeholders is a foundation of our business success and fundamental to achieving our mission.
Long-term thinking guides everything we do to sustain Microsoft's success and create value for shareholders, now and
for the future. Strong corporate governance, informed by active engagement with shareholders encourages accountability
and transparency and promotes good decision-making to support our business over decades.
Learn more about Corporate Governance, our Board of Directors, Board Committees, and Policies and Guidelines.
Environmental and Social Responsibility
With our commitments to
Corporate Social Responsibility, Microsoft works to conduct business in ways that are principled, transparent, and accountable to key stakeholders. We invite you to explore the wide range of Microsoft Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) reporting and data available at
As a reflection of the importance we place on advancing environmental and social progress, we assign oversight responsibility for environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility to the Regulatory and Public Policy Committee of the Board, who works with management to review our policies, programs, and performance. Learn more about our Board Committees.
ESG and Director Video Series
This ongoing video series provides shareholders the opportunity to hear from Microsoft’s Board and leaders across our business on ESG topics of common interest, including governance, environmental sustainability, culture and workplace issues. Learn more.