Microsoft

InfluenceMap Score
C+
Performance Band
85%
Organisation Score
42%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Information Technology
Head​quarters:
Redmond, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Xbox, Bing, Skype, Windows

Microsoft appears to be positively engaged on climate policy globally but retains membership of various trade associations that, in contrast, are opposing ambitious climate policy. Microsoft has supported the UN Climate Treaty, signing up to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge in 2015. The company has since publically supported a move to a low-carbon energy sector. In 2016, Microsoft joined legal action in the US in support of the Clean Power Plan and its role in boosting renewable energy. In 2017, Microsoft supported increasing the ambition of the EU's renewable energy target to 35% and, in Japan, signed a proposal supporting policy for the promotion renewable energy in the Japanese corporate sector. Despite this, a senior Microsoft executive is a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers and Microsoft has direct membership of Business Europe, the US Chamber of Commerce and the Business Council of Australia, all of whom have consistently obstructed ambitious climate policy in their respective jurisdictions, including renewable energy 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 1 NS NS NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation 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 NA
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 2 NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 1 NS 2 1 NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 1 NS 2 2 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NS -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
16%
 
16%
 
56%
 
56%
 
17%
 
17%
 
32%
 
32%
 
96%
 
96%
 
42%
 
42%
 
41%
 
41%
 
50%
 
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.