Social Impact

At Microsoft we believe technology should benefit everyone, not just the fortunate few. We consider it our responsibility to create and implement technology that serves the broader good. We focus our actions and investments where we can make the biggest impact, and support those who are addressing our world’s biggest problems.

For instance, we have made a long-term commitment to working with government agencies, nonprofits and other private sector companies to provide aid to victims of humanitarian crises, and help them lead better lives. We believe technology can be a powerful force for empowering nonprofits to achieve their mission.

How technology enables the Red Cross to achieve more

A natural disaster has a significant impact on people’s lives. Aid such as medicine, food and water are essential and scarce during times of need. However, the need for aid changes rapidly: refugees, victims and missing persons increasingly need technological help to communicate and find family members. Furthermore, relief organizations … Read more »

Technology transforms migrants’ lives in Italy

Today, on World Refugee Day, we join the world in focusing on the global refugee crisis, sharing stories to help raise awareness of the challenges facing millions of people around the world – people like Mohamed, a refugee from Sierra Leone, who has been living in Italy for one and … Read more »

How technology can help reduce our impact on the planet

On this World Environment Day, we can see our planet is changing. All around the globe, people are facing the question of how to grow and thrive with fewer resources. Urban population growth is a major factor, as it’s estimated that by 2030 almost 60 percent of our global population … Read more »