Our guest contributor today is Gena Goh, Partner Advisory & Inclusive Growth, Senior Strategy Lead.   

As partners innovate and grow in this era of AI, we’re excited for the new business models and opportunities that will emerge as they bring new impactful solutions to market.  

At Microsoft Inspire, we engaged as a global community to learn about how to enable inclusive growth and deliver customer value through:   

  • Driving accessible digital transformation and innovation 
  • Innovating solutions that create social value and bringing impactful solutions to market 
  • Leveraging community partnerships for go-to-market 
  • Nurturing inclusive leadership, diverse representation and allyship within organizations  

Catch up on Inspire sessions now on-demand.  

Elevate reach and impact 

Partners can differentiate themselves by highlighting their innovations and the positive impact they’re making with customers and communities all around the world.  

According to a recent study conducted by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture, 98% of CEOs agree that sustainability is core to their role and 54% are strengthening visibility into the social impact of their company’s value chain. 

A study conducted by Microsoft on the voice and attitudes of small and medium business (SMB), found that 82% of early adopters of technology have annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) / Environmental Social Governance (ESG) – specific reporting.  

#BuildFor2030: Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact accelerator applications open 

The Microsoft #BuildFor2030 Initiative is a call to action for our global partner community to drive changemaking, innovation, and collective impact, to help advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  

We’re excited to invite Microsoft partners – startups, ISVs, and digital natives – building new solutions that directly support the UN SDGs to apply for the upcoming cohort of the Microsoft Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact accelerator and get support to scale their technology:   

  • Dedicated support from the Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact global team 
  • Enablement support to publish partner impact solution on the commercial marketplace 
  • A dedicated senior coach (Microsoft leader) for one-on-one coaching for 9 months 
  • Feature opportunities with Microsoft and third-party impact organization 
  • Access to the Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact online community and global network

Apply for Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact Accelerator* 

*Nomination deadline has been extended to September 8, 2023. The accelerator runs from October 2023 – September 2024 and eligibility criteria is outlined in FAQs on the #BuildFor2030 landing page.    

Innovate changemaking solutions

Be inspired by partners featured in our Tech Trailblazer series, and their AI-enabled solutions across industries driving positive impact: 

  • Stemuli – bringing together gaming, education and workforce development 
  • Signly – enabling sign language translations for websites to improve accessibility  
  • Elastacloud – delivering ESG scoring and climate risk analytics 
  • XOPA AI – making recruitment more efficient and bias-free  

We’re proud to support and showcase changemaking role models, business leadership and innovative solutions, and look forward to receiving your nominations. 

Nominate for #BuildFor2030 feature opportunities


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