Microsoft will be making a major announcement on Thursday, September 20th, and it's not about new devices or software for the first time we can remember. Instead, it's about how the company impacts the world for good.
Microsoft's news page reveals that the company's CEO Steve Ballmer and its Executive Vice President Brad Smith will both be participating in a streaming video event starting at 11:30 am Eastern time (8:30 am Pacific time). At the moment, all Microsoft is saying that Ballmer and Smith will "launch a new global Microsoft Citizenship initiative" during the webcast.
The company's Corporate Citizenship page lists some of the many ways that Microsoft has tried to be a force for good in the world. It includes efforts to reduce energy in its facilities, along with helping improve education access and participating in a number of non-profit efforts around the world.
The same page also goes over Microsoft's efforts to improve online and software security and how it has become more accountable in terms of using third party suppliers. Microsoft has not offered any information on if any of the subjects that will be discussed in its webcast on Thursday.
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