IT Industry Must do More to be Green

February 24, 2011 No Comments

It’s been a busy three years for Rob Bernard as Microsoft‘s first chief environmental strategist. But being tasked with driving sustainable innovations at the world’s biggest software firm – with unparalleled reach into homes, businesses, and governments – was never going involve much downtime.

Bernard is on a “flying visit” to London offices before heading to a European conference. But he’s keen to stress that this means train travel where possible, and apologises for the bottled water on the table.

At a corporate level, Bernard has worked to make Microsoft more sustainable as a business. On the ground, his influence can be seen in everything from compostable cutlery and crockery to hybrid campus shuttles and free staff commuter buses at the 39,000-employee global headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

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