Overall impact
C (54)

Commentary

IBM is an average overall performer. With a 'C' rating of 54.3 for overall impact (50th percentile compared to all companies), IBM ranks 10th out of 14 industry peers, behind Apple, Alphabet, SAP and 6 others, and ahead of Samsung, Meta, Oracle and 1 other. On top material causes for IBM's industry (Software & Services), IBM performs well in Reduced Waste (95.6 score), Conflict Free Mineral Production (96.2), Quality Lifelong Education (87.7) and 1 other cause where it received an 'A' score and performs poorly in Reduced Inequality (0.0 score), Improved Mental Health (25.1), Fair Labor Practices (3.5) and 3 other causes where it received a 'D' or 'F' score.
Screens
Advertising
Alcohol
Animal treatment
Anti-abortion support
Anti-personnel mines
Antisemitism
Arctic drilling
Biological and chemical weapons
Cannabis
Carbon emissions intensity
Child safety
Cluster munitions
Coal
Contraceptives
Controversial weapons
Deforestation - financing
Depleted uranium
Discrimination controversies
Environmental controversies
EU sanctions list
Factory farming
Fast food
Firearms
For-profit health care
Fossil fuel
Fur
Gambling
Genetic engineering
Health-related controversies
Human rights controversies
Human trafficking
ILO Conventions
Interest-based products
Interest-bearing debt
Interest-bearing securities
Iran
Military contracting
Misleading communication
Music
Myanmar
Non-sustainable palm oil
Norges Bank exclusion list
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
North Korea
No SBTI commitment
Nuclear
OECD Guidelines
Oil and gas
Opioid controversies
Oppressive governments
Palestinian human rights
Pharma controversies
Pork
Pornography
Predatory lending
Prison involvement
Privacy breaches
Pro-life
Russia
Single-use plastic
Stem cell research
Sudan
Sugar
Syria
Tar sands
Thermal coal
Tobacco
UK sanctions list
Undermining US elections
UN Global Compact
UN Guiding Principles
US OFAC sanctions list
Weapons
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Screens
Advertising
Alcohol
Animal treatment
Anti-abortion support
Anti-personnel mines
Antisemitism
Arctic drilling
Biological and chemical weapons
Cannabis
Carbon emissions intensity
Child safety
Cluster munitions
Coal
Contraceptives
Controversial weapons
Deforestation - financing
Depleted uranium
Discrimination controversies
Environmental controversies
EU sanctions list
Factory farming
Fast food
Firearms
For-profit health care
Fossil fuel
Fur
Gambling
Genetic engineering
Health-related controversies
Human rights controversies
Human trafficking
ILO Conventions
Interest-based products
Interest-bearing debt
Interest-bearing securities
Iran
Military contracting
Misleading communication
Music
Myanmar
Non-sustainable palm oil
Norges Bank exclusion list
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
North Korea
No SBTI commitment
Nuclear
OECD Guidelines
Oil and gas
Opioid controversies
Oppressive governments
Palestinian human rights
Pharma controversies
Pork
Pornography
Predatory lending
Prison involvement
Privacy breaches
Pro-life
Russia
Single-use plastic
Stem cell research
Sudan
Sugar
Syria
Tar sands
Thermal coal
Tobacco
UK sanctions list
Undermining US elections
UN Global Compact
UN Guiding Principles
US OFAC sanctions list
Weapons
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IBM Price
$185.81
Last available end-of-day price. Full disclosure
Revenue
$61.86 billion
Market cap
$172.53 billion
Public/private
Public
Hypothetical historical growth of $10,000
Historical performance
Founded
1911
Employees
282,200
Sector
Information Technology
Industry
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals
Sub-industry
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals
SASB industry
Software & IT Services
Headquarters
New York, United States
Share classes
IBM
Mission
To lead in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics.
Description
International Business Machines Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated solutions and services worldwide. The company operates through Software, Consulting, Infrastructure, and Financing segments. The Software segment offers a hybrid cloud and AI platforms that allows clients to realize their digital and AI transformations across the applications, data, and environments in which they operate. The Consulting segment focuses on skills integration for strategy, experience, technology, and operations by domain and industry. The Infrastructure segment provides on-premises and cloud based server, and storage solutions, as well as life-cycle services for hybrid cloud infrastructure deployment. The Financing segment offers client and commercial financing, facilitates IBM clients' acquisition of hardware, software, and services. The company has a strategic partnership to various companies including hyperscalers, service providers, global system integrators, and software and hardware vendors that includes Adobe, Amazon Web services, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, Samsung Electronics and SAP, and others. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. International Business Machines Corporation was incorporated in 1911 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York.
Material causes
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