For one reason or the next, some companies are in position to better the world, such as through “green” projects, but decide against it. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is not one of those companies.
From Steve Ballmer to Bill Gates at the top all the way down to new employees, most realize the importance of keeping the world a great place to live. This is due in large part to the types of projects the company takes part in.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced a series of investments in 14 carbon offset projects located in countries throughout the world.
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In a recent blog post by the company, Chief Environmental Strategist Rob Bernard talks about his excitement for these projects. He said, “In 2012, in an effort to further our commitment to reducing Microsoft’s carbon impact, Microsoft pledged to become carbon neutral. To achieve our goal, we have implemented an internal carbon fee which we charge to business groups based on their output of carbon, primarily through electricity and air travel.”
It is nice to see a company set a goal, such as this, and then do whatever it takes to make it reality without much of a delay.
Even more exciting is the fact that the carbon offset project investments touch on a variety of countries, including: the United States, Turkey, Cambodia, Kenya, Brazil, India, Peru, Guatemala, Mongolia, and China.
If you make your way to the Microsoft Green Blog, you can stay current with everything the company is doing in this area of its business. Recently, the blog discussed some of the companies projects including: Brazil’s Acre state, Mt. Kenya, and those in Mongolia and China.
With each project, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares the goal of making the world a better place. For example, its Brazil’s Acre state project is meant to provide local communities with alternative development methods to ensure that the forests are kept intact.
As you can see, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is putting its money where its mouth is. A lot of companies talk about doing big things, such as helping save the environment, but MSFT is actually doing so.
The company continues to invest in green projects, and there is no reason to believe this will change in the near future.
The following hedge fund managers continue to invest in Microsoft and have to be proud of what they are seeing from the company: William Duhamel, James Litinsky, Jeffrey Ubben, Kelly Cardwell, and Sandy Nairn.