We have an enormous opportunity and responsibility to ensure the technology we create benefits everyone on the planet, as well as the planet itself.
Support inclusive economic growth
We believe economic growth should be inclusive—for every person, organization, community, and country. This starts with increasing access to digital skills and opportunity and extends to closing the data divide and supporting public health.
Protect fundamental rights
We unequivocally support the fundamental rights of people, from defending democracy and protecting human rights, to addressing racial injustice and inequity, to ensuring access to broadband and accessible technology—without which people lack access to education, jobs, healthcare, and more.
Create a sustainable future
Climate change is the defining issue of our generation, and addressing it requires swift, collective action and technical innovation. We’ve outlined ambitious commitments and detailed plans to achieve them, and we’re helping others set and achieve their own climate goals.
At Microsoft, we’re optimistic about the benefits of technology, yet clear about the challenges. To drive positive impact with technology, people need to be able to trust the technologies they use and the companies behind them.
Trained 4.6M people in 2022 with in-demand digital skills and connected them to opportunities in the digital economy
Helped more than 50 million people in unserved rural communities globally gain access to affordable broadband since 2017
In FY21 and FY22, successfully contracted to remove 2.5 million metric tons of carbon, meeting our cumulative two-year goal
43 trillion security signals are processed daily, and the insights are used to inform increased protections
“Now is the time for urgent action. Those of us that can do more, should do more. But the challenges we face are complex, and no one company, sector, or country can solve them alone.”
Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President of Microsoft
Empowering young people for the digital economy
A digital skills partnership is helping young people in South Africa get on a digital career path and connect to career opportunities.
Driving connectivity, innovation, and economic recovery
We’re helping artisans in South America bring their handicrafts to the world and build their livelihoods through connectivity.
Harnessing data to cope with disasters
See how Microsoft's Planetary Computer is helping Pacific Islands use AI to make decisions and become more resilient to crises.
Using Azure to improve healthcare
The UK’s NHS (National Health Service) is using responsible AI tools to empower patients and doctors to mitigate risk
Partnering for greater impact
We activate resources from across our business and our ecosystem to drive progress faster and farther than we could on our own.
Leading with transparency
Our Reports Hub provides a single, consolidated view of key reports and resources related to our programs and progress.
Understanding the issues
Read the recent news and perspectives on today's pressing societal and tech issues from Microsoft.