Microsoft announced today the general availability of Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability as of June 1, offering digital solutions aimed at helping organizations accelerate their sustainability processes and initiatives, and deliver ESG insights and transparency.
Microsoft initially unveiled its Cloud for Sustainability in July 2021, showcasing the offering’s ability to enable companies to more easily and effectively to record, report, reduce and replace their emissions through its Software as a Service (SaaS) tools that connect to real-time data sources to provide accurate carbon accounting, performance measurement, and action-oriented insights.
With the new announcement of the tool’s general availability, Microsoft said that it will also add new capabilities to Cloud for Sustainability, and integrate it with Sustainability Manager, a new extensible solution unifying data intelligence, and offering organizations an increasingly automated view into the emissions impact of their entire operations and value chain.
Microsoft also highlighted additional sustainability features, including reducing the environmental impact of IT infrastructure with tools such as its recently released Emissions Impact Dashboard, digital solutions to help companies reduce the environmental impact of operations and buildings, and advance their transition to clean energy, and facilitate greater transparency and accountability through value chains.
In a blog post announcing Cloud for Sustainability’s general availability, Alysa Taylor, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, Industry, Apps, and Data Marketing, and Elisabeth Brinton, Corporate Vice President, Sustainability, said:
“Microsoft is energized about helping our customers accelerate their progress. Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability solutions will provide the intelligence and data management capabilities organizations need to respond to changes with agility and confidence.”