Local Tech Giants & Climate Leadership

Four adult humans sit on a stage dressed in business attire in front of a Microsoft backdrop.
From left, Brad Smith, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, CEO Satya Nadella, CRO Amy Hood, and Chairman John Thompson, listen to audience members during a question and answer session at the annual Microsoft Corp. shareholders meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Bellevue, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


SMEA Director and Stan and Alta Barer Professor in Sustainability Science, Nives Dolsak co-authored a piece for Forbes alongside Aseem Prakash, the Walker Family Professor and the Director of the Center for Environmental Politics here at the University of Washington. According to Dolsak and Prakash, Microsoft has set ambitious targets, which if reached, would mean the company might become “Carbon Negative”. This is one of several times Dolsak and Prakash have been featured for their work and calls for a focus on reduction of carbon emissions and less reliance on fossil fuels.

Read the full piece here.