PwC to be knowledge advisor to Microsoft on zero-carbon initiative

  • PwC has announced that it's to be a knowledge advisor to Microsoft as it works on its promise of getting carbon emissions down to zero.

    Tech firms and governments around the world have been taking firmer stances on climate change in recent years, with many planning to become carbon-neutral by around 2030. Microsoft came out with an ambitious pledge at the start of this year to actually become carbon negative by 2030 and to actually remove all of the carbon the company has ever emitted from the atmosphere by 2050.

    Microsoft is one of the founding members of the Transform to Net Zero coalition, which aims to give businesses concrete guidance and plans to help them in their transformation to become net zero emission businesses. The group compiles best practices for carbon emission removal in the private sector, advocates for other companies to pledge to be carbon neutral, and conducts ongoing climate research.

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    PwC has announced that it's to be a knowledge advisor to Microsoft on its net zero transformation. Microsoft is joined by other founding companies A P. Moller – Maersk, Danone, Natura &Co, NIKE, Starbucks, Unilever, and Wipro, in addition to nonprofit EDF (Environmental Defense Fund) and with support from BSR.

    Microsoft President Brad Smith commented on the initiative: "No one company can address the climate crisis alone. That’s why leading companies are developing and sharing best practices, research, and learnings to help everyone move forward. Whether a company is just getting started or is well on its path, Transform to Net Zero can help us all turn carbon commitments into real progress toward a net zero future."

    Source: PwC Linkedin

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