LGBTQ equality
B (72)
Screens
Advertising
No
Alcohol
No
Animal treatment
No
Anti-abortion support
Yes
Cannabis
No
Carbon emissions intensity
No
Coal
No
Contraceptives
No
Deforestation - financing
No
Deforestation - supply chain
No
Discrimination controversies
No
Environmental controversies
No
Factory farming
No
Fast food
No
Firearms
No
For-profit health care
No
Fossil fuel
No
Fur
No
Gambling
No
Genetic engineering
No
Health-related controversies
No
Human rights controversies
No
Human trafficking
No
Interest-based products
No
Interest-bearing debt
No
Interest-bearing securities
No
Iran
Yes
Military contracting
Yes
Misleading communication
No
Music
No
Myanmar
Yes
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
No
North Korea
No
No SBTI commitment
No
Nuclear
No
Oil and gas
No
Opioid controversies
No
Oppressive governments
No
Pharma controversies
No
Pork
No
Pornography
No
Predatory lending
No
Prison involvement
Yes
Privacy breaches
No
Pro-life
No
Russia
Yes
Single-use plastic
No
Stem cell research
No
Sudan
No
Sugar
No
Syria
No
Tobacco
No
Undermining US elections
No
Weapons
No
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LGBTQ equality

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Screens
Advertising
No
Alcohol
No
Animal treatment
No
Anti-abortion support
Yes
Cannabis
No
Carbon emissions intensity
No
Coal
No
Contraceptives
No
Deforestation - financing
No
Deforestation - supply chain
No
Discrimination controversies
No
Environmental controversies
No
Factory farming
No
Fast food
No
Firearms
No
For-profit health care
No
Fossil fuel
No
Fur
No
Gambling
No
Genetic engineering
No
Health-related controversies
No
Human rights controversies
No
Human trafficking
No
Interest-based products
No
Interest-bearing debt
No
Interest-bearing securities
No
Iran
Yes
Military contracting
Yes
Misleading communication
No
Music
No
Myanmar
Yes
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
No
North Korea
No
No SBTI commitment
No
Nuclear
No
Oil and gas
No
Opioid controversies
No
Oppressive governments
No
Pharma controversies
No
Pork
No
Pornography
No
Predatory lending
No
Prison involvement
Yes
Privacy breaches
No
Pro-life
No
Russia
Yes
Single-use plastic
No
Stem cell research
No
Sudan
No
Sugar
No
Syria
No
Tobacco
No
Undermining US elections
No
Weapons
No
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Controversies
Controversies associated with Microsoft. Click on a controversy for more info
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Surface
Series of touchscreen-based personal computers and interactive whiteboards.
Tablets
Bing
Web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft.
Search Engines
Internet Explorer
Web browser developed by Microsoft first released in 1995.
Browsers
Microsoft Azure
Cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers.
Cloud Computing
Microsoft Edge
Web browser developed by Microsoft.
Browsers
Microsoft Office
Family of client software, server software, and services developed by Microsoft.
Business Software
Microsoft Teams
Unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration.
Video Conferencing
Outlook
Personal information manager web app from Microsoft consisting of webmail, calendaring, contacts, and tasks services.
Email
Skype
Telecommunications application that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches over the Internet.
Video Conferencing
MSFT Price
$282.91
Last available end-of-day price. Full disclosure
Revenue
$184.90 billion
Market cap
$2,266.90 billion
Public/private
Public
Hypothetical growth of $10,000
Historical performance
Company
Founded
1975
Employees
221,000
Sector
Technology & Communications
Industry
Software & Services
Peer group
Big Tech - Major Diversified
Headquarters
Wa, United States
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Mission
To empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
Description
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Security and Compliance, Microsoft Viva, and Skype for Business; Skype, Outlook.com, OneDrive, and LinkedIn; and Dynamics 365, a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for organizations and enterprise divisions. The Intelligent Cloud segment licenses SQL, Windows Servers, Visual Studio, System Center, and related Client Access Licenses; GitHub that provides a collaboration platform and code hosting service for developers; Nuance provides healthcare and enterprise AI solutions; and Azure, a cloud platform. It also offers enterprise support, Microsoft consulting, and nuance professional services to assist customers in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions; and training and certification on Microsoft products. The More Personal Computing segment provides Windows original equipment manufacturer (OEM) licensing and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system; Windows Commercial, such as volume licensing of the Windows operating system, Windows cloud services, and other Windows commercial offerings; patent licensing; and Windows Internet of Things. It also offers Surface, PC accessories, PCs, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, and other devices; Gaming, including Xbox hardware, and Xbox content and services; video games and third-party video game royalties; and Search, including Bing and Microsoft advertising. The company sells its products through OEMs, distributors, and resellers; and directly through digital marketplaces, online stores, and retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
Material causes
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