Climate Change

Microsoft

Brands and Associated Companies Xbox Bing Skype Windows
InfluenceMap Score
C+
Performance Band
84%
Organisation Score
40%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Information Technology
Head​quarters:
Redmond, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Xbox, Bing, Skype, Windows

Microsoft seem to have limited engagement with climate change related regulation. They appear to support the UN Climate Treaty, signing up to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. They have also stated support for the transition of the energy mix and posts on twitter suggest they also support US government internal renewable energy targets. However, a senior executive is a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers and they are a direct member of Business Europe, both of which appear to be obstructing climate policy.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 1 -1 NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance 1 1 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support NS 1 NA NS 2 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 0 NA NS NA NA NA NS 2
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 0 1 NS 2 NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 1 NS NS 2 NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 1 NS 2 2 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NS -1 NA NA NA NS 1
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
16%
 
56%
 
29%
 
70%
 
50%
 
27%
 
50%

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.