The Path to Carbon Zero and Navigating Scope 3 Emission

  • Making a plan to reduce and ultimately remove Microsoft’s carbon footprint emitted either directly or by electrical consumption since the company was founded
  • Grounding in science and math to invest in new carbon reduction and removal technology that will help achieve Carbon Negative status
  • Expanding internal carbon tax to “scope 3 emissions” and understanding why it’s necessary for our journey to being Carbon Negative
  • Empowering customers and suppliers around the world and ensuring effective transparency and communication

Brandon Middaugh
Director, Climate Innovation Fund

Brandon is Director of Microsoft’s Climate Innovation Fund program, a $1 billion capital investment initiative to accelerate technology development and deployment of new climate innovations. She works to advance climate solutions and innovative technologies through sustainable investments including venture capital and project finance. Previously, Brandon led Microsoft’s global distributed energy strategy for the Cloud Energy & Sustainability team. Prior to joining Microsoft, Brandon was a Vice President at SunEdison. Brandon holds an MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business and environmental science degrees from Yale University. Brandon also serves on the boards of two environmental nonprofit organizations, Climate Solutions and the Washington State Parks Foundation.