Rob Bernard is the chief environmental strategist for Microsoft and is responsible for defining and implementing the global strategy for the company's environmental efforts. In this role, he oversees the company's environmental impact at all levels, including: working with product groups to create technology innovations in software and hardware that can help enable customers to minimize their impact on the environment, helping accelerate scientific breakthroughs on environmental issues, assuring responsible business practices that work to reduce the company's direct and indirect environmental impact, and working with partners in industry, government, and non-government to engage on global environmental issues.
Under Rob's leadership, Microsoft has set its first carbon reduction goal and rolled out a global campaign to engage with customers, partners, and governments on ways to use information technology to reduce environmental impacts. Rob is a passionate speaker on the role technology can play in enabling energy efficiency, democratizing access to environmental information, and advancing scientific breakthroughs. He has spoken on those topics at numerous events, ranging from the Clinton Global Initiative to the United Nations COP15 Climate Change Conference to the Wall Street Journal's ECO:Nomics event.
Rob has held various positions during his 17-year career at Microsoft. He's served in leadership roles ranging from marketing to business and technical management.
Prior to his career at Microsoft, Rob spent nearly 10 years in the construction and building management industry, where he built and managed industrial and office properties. He attended the Wharton School of Business, where he earned his MBA.