Melanie Nakagawa, the director of sustainability for Microsoft, believes that sustainability is crucial for businesses to thrive in the long term. She emphasizes that companies must take a holistic approach to sustainability, incorporating environmental, social, and governance considerations into their operations and decision-making processes.

Nakagawa believes that technology can be a powerful tool in the fight against climate change and that companies like Microsoft can leverage their expertise and resources to drive progress toward a more sustainable future.

Under Nakagawa’s leadership, Microsoft has committed to becoming carbon negative by 2030 and removing all the carbon it has emitted since its founding in 1975 by 2050. The company is investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency and exploring innovative solutions such as carbon capture and storage.