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Microsoft cloud for sustainability gains data & AI capabilities

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🗞️ Driving the news: Microsoft announced new data and AI solutions in its Cloud for Sustainability to help organizations make real progress on their sustainability commitments
• The enhancements include Microsoft Fabric, an end-to-end analytics platform; sustainability data solutions in Microsoft Fabric; Copilot and Intelligent Insights in Microsoft Sustainability Manager; and the ESG Value Chain Solution

🔭 The context: Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability aims to bridge the gap between sustainability pledges and actual progress by offering tools that transform environmental data into actionable insights (read more about the benefits of data for ESG action here!)
• These tools include AI-powered analytics, natural language queries for rapid insight generation, and advanced analytics on supply chain data to identify emissions reduction opportunities

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: These advancements are designed to improve the efficiency and accuracy of sustainability decision-making and reporting
• By providing organizations with the means to deeply integrate sustainability into their operational and strategic frameworks, Microsoft supports the development of new business models and growth opportunities focused on environmental responsibility

⏭️ What's next: Microsoft's new offerings are set to ease the operational burden on enterprises aiming for sustainability, potentially accelerating the global transition towards more sustainable business practices

💬 One quote: "This empowers enterprises to transition from simply making sustainability pledges to delivering actionable progress," (Steve McDowell, Chief Analyst at NAND Research)

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