Congratulations to 2023 Social Impact Partner of the Year Award winners!
Published Jul 05 2023 12:18 PM 12.7K Views
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Congratulations to the winners and finalists for the 2023 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards!

 

The Social Impact category highlights partners that are using business to drive change, accelerating innovation and our collective impact across the globe. We're excited to honor winning partners for the inclusion changemaker, sustainability changemaker and community response awards

 

POTYA Community Response winner: nVisionIT LTD (Mauritius)

The Community Response Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner organization that is providing innovative and unique services or solutions based on Microsoft technologies, helping solve challenges faced by communities and making a significant social impact during unprecedented times.

 

nVisionIT is a software development and Cloud Solutions Provider delivering solutions and technologies across various industry verticals for over 20 years. Partnering with the Government of Mauritius and international non-governmental organization stakeholders, nVision developed a rapid response system called ‘Lespwar,’ which means "hope" in Mauritian creole, to allow users to alert the local police and receive quicker assistance and other support services in cases of domestic violence.  The Lespwar application has seen thousands of downloads, with hundreds of police cases being filed in response to requests for help. It has connected users of the app and survivors with follow-up support, enabling increased safety, expanded access for social and legal services, and job creation. nVisionIT is growing this by adapting this system to a new application to support older adults in need.

 

POTYA Inclusion Changemaker winner: WPP plc (United Kingdom)

The Inclusion Changemaker Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner organization that excels at providing innovative and unique services or solutions based on Microsoft technologies that help customers solve challenges of diverse representation, economic access, digital inclusion, and/or accessibility.

 

WPP plc is a British multinational company focused on communications, advertising, public relations, technology, and commerce. More than 2 billion people who are visually impaired in the world may have difficulty accessing vital healthcare information because they aren’t able to read the information on product labels. WPP partnered with a leading consumer healthcare company to enhance the functionality of the Microsoft Seeing AI app – leveraging its barcode reader – to integrate 1,500 product SKUs to the app. This enables people with low vision or blindness to scan the barcode and have information on the product packaging, such as ingredients, warnings, dosage, and legal information, be read out loud to them. Starting with the UK and US, this effort is being expanded to other regions to increase access for millions of users.

 

POTYA Sustainability Changemaker winner: EY (United States)

The Sustainability Changemaker Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner organization that excels at providing innovative and unique services or solutions based on Microsoft technologies that help customers solve challenges of sustainable digital transformation.

 

Environmental, social, and government (ESG) issues need cross-disciplinary teams to address them. Emphasizing decarbonization and the economy through energy production and consumption is essential for achieving environmental stability. These teams need to be informed by data from a variety of internal and external sources in order to address organizational sustainability issues. Recognizing this need, EY teams developed an ESG data hub on Azure that supports with net zero planning, decarbonization and product footprint management. The solution helps enable a multinational manufacturer with ESG data aggregation and cleansing prior to disclosure and a large materials company with measuring sustainable material flows in its products. The solution can be further supported by AI agents that support with emissions calculation and analysis. Data can also be validated, tokenized and exchanged as a representative digital twin of a sustainable product attribute that can be passed through the value chain. In addition to EY teams innovative work in ESG data management, they have also supported with ongoing delivery of Sustainability Manager instances, guiding and informing the enhancement of Microsoft's ESG solutions.

 

Congratulations also to our Partner of the Year Award Social Impact finalists!

 

POTYA Community Response

POTYA Inclusion Changemaker

POTYA Sustainability Changemaker

Join us at Microsoft Inspire 2023 (July 18-19, 2023) to celebrate the outstanding achievements of these partners and explore sessions on how we can enable inclusive growth together.    

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