Senior Director, Sustainability Solutions & Partnerships, Microsoft
Josh Henretig is the Sr. Director of Sustainability Solutions & Partnerships for Microsoft and is responsible for defining and executing the company’s strategy for corporate water stewardship, as well as for technology-based solutions that address key environmental challenges. As part of this effort, Microsoft and its growing ecosystem of partners are developing solutions that span energy, water, agriculture, transportation and building efficiency. These solutions leverage the power of the cloud, data analytics, machine learning, distributed sensor networks, and mobile devices to knit together a highly integrated, energy-smart landscape that maximizes efficiency and performance in a resource-constrained world.
Josh has been working on sustainability @ Microsoft for more than 10 years and has helped design and execute the company’s global energy, water and environmental strategy. Over the years, he has worked on many aspects of Microsoft’s environmental strategy - from developing partnerships that deliver technology innovations that enable cities to minimize their impact on the environment, to helping accelerate scientific breakthroughs on environmental issues, to implementing responsible business practices that have led to the company’s commitment to become carbon neutral and to be powered by 100% renewable energy through an internal price on carbon.
About the Worldwide Environmental Sustainability Team
The role of the Environmental Sustainability Team is to define and implement the energy and environmental strategy for the company. The ES team ensures that Microsoft has the optimal strategy and governance models in place, and that there is alignment and accountability across the company for investing in and meeting the company’s sustainability goals.
Water scarcity and your business: How to assess the impact and make informed decisions
In much of the world, water is undervalued and underpriced. Therefore, businesses often overlook its actual value to operations. Real and potential risks ranging from rationing and price increases to insufficient quality and increasing regulations can disrupt operations, threaten product quality, increase the cost of doing business and curtail growth.