Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability will be generally available from 1 June 2022.
The platform will enable enterprises and public sector organisations to leverage a growing number of environmental, social and governance (ESG) capabilities from Microsoft and its global ecosystem of partners, helping them accelerate sustainability progress and business growth.
These partners include ABB, Accenture, Bentley systems, Blue Yonder, Capgemini, EcoVaids, EY, Honeywell, ICONICS, Johnson Controls, PwC, Tata Consultancy Services and Transparency-One.
“Organisations need more accessible, centralised data intelligence to make the high-stakes decisions that are required right now to address complex issues, weighing both business and ESG criteria to direct capital toward investment opportunities that balance growth and impact,” said Microsoft, in a recent blog post. “Microsoft is energised about helping our customers accelerate their progress. Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability solutions will provide the intelligence and data management capabilities organisations need to respond to changes with agility and confidence.”
The new ESG capabilities available can help businesses to unify data intelligence, build more enduring IT infrastructures, reduce the environmental impact of operations, and create more sustainable value chains.