Microsoft and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
In September 2015, the UN General Assembly agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to reach by 2030. The goals and specific targets under the goals seek to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.
Microsoft's mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more aligns strongly to the UN SDGs. To better understand how we and other information technology companies can advance the goals, Microsoft was a lead sponsor of a report by the Global E-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Accenture called "#SystemTransformation." The report found that digital technology can help put all the SDGs within reach by enabling a broad range of economic and social opportunities worldwide.
In September 2017 we produced a white paper to identify ways in which Microsoft contributes to the global effort to achieve the SDGs. (Read the report here.)
As we continue to advance our thinking and work to address the SDGs, we’ll update this page with further information.