Mark Kroese is the General Manager for Sustainability Solutions in Microsoft’s Environmental Sustainability team. His team oversees Microsoft’s sustainability product strategy, customer and partner engagements, and the $1 billion Climate Innovation Fund. Mark is a 22-year Microsoft veteran and believes that technology will play a critical role in the world’s journey to net zero. Outside of Microsoft, Mark has been instrumental in several forest preservation projects, including the creation of the Central Suriname Conservation Corridor and a REDD project in the Orientale Provence of the DRC. Mark is a Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow, and a board advisor to Combient Pure, a Finland-based initiative connecting companies along value chains to create impactful low carbon and circular business opportunities. When he’s not working, Mark enjoys climbing and skiing in our planet’s wildest and most remote places.