Microsoft plans to become “carbon negative” by 2030 by using both natural and technological solutions.
The company recently shared a big picture view of its commitment to sustainability efforts. Microsoft plans to reach zero emissions across its entire supply chain. The global network of data centers operated by Microsoft will be operated in the future by renewable energy.
- Bill Gates-Backed Carbon Capture Plant Does The Work Of 40 Million Trees (CNBC, June 22, 2019)
- Explainer: Understanding the Math Behind Microsoft’s Commitment to Become Carbon Negative by 2030 (Microsoft, January 16, 2020)
This post is based on the CBS News article, Microsoft plans to erase its entire carbon footprint since 1975 founding, by Irina Ivanova, January 16, 2020, and the YouTube videos in the Video Spotlight above. Image source: Shutterstock / Toa55.
1. How can Microsoft force supply chain partners to be carbon free? Will this be possible by 2030? Why or why not?
Guidance: Students should perform a quick internet search related to these questions. Answers will vary, but consider the need for electric vehicles as one stumbling block at this time. Carbon free means trucking will have Continue reading