Discover Financial (DFS)

Decent, safe work
B (75)
Screens
Advertising
Alcohol
Animal treatment
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Cannabis
Carbon emissions intensity
Coal
Contraceptives
Deforestation - financing
Deforestation - supply chain
Discrimination controversies
Environmental controversies
Factory farming
Fast food
Firearms
For-profit health care
Fossil fuel
Fur
Gambling
Genetic engineering
Health-related controversies
Human rights controversies
Human trafficking
Iran
Military contracting
Music
Myanmar
Norges Bank exclusion list
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
North Korea
Nuclear
Oil and gas
Opioid controversies
Oppressive governments
Pharma controveries
Pork
Pornography
Predatory lending
Prison involvement
Privacy breaches
Pro-life
Russia
Single-use plastic
Stem cell research
Sudan
Sugar
Syria
Tobacco
Undermining US elections
Weapons
Impact

Cause DFS
Peer rank
Decent, safe work

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Screens
Advertising
Alcohol
Animal treatment
Anti-abortion support
Cannabis
Carbon emissions intensity
Coal
Contraceptives
Deforestation - financing
Deforestation - supply chain
Discrimination controversies
Environmental controversies
Factory farming
Fast food
Firearms
For-profit health care
Fossil fuel
Fur
Gambling
Genetic engineering
Health-related controversies
Human rights controversies
Human trafficking
Iran
Military contracting
Music
Myanmar
Norges Bank exclusion list
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
North Korea
Nuclear
Oil and gas
Opioid controversies
Oppressive governments
Pharma controveries
Pork
Pornography
Predatory lending
Prison involvement
Privacy breaches
Pro-life
Russia
Single-use plastic
Stem cell research
Sudan
Sugar
Syria
Tobacco
Undermining US elections
Weapons
Top metrics
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Controversies
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Discover Card
Credit card brand issued primarily in the United States.
Credit Cards
DFS Price
$108.73
Last available end-of-day price. Full disclosure
Revenue
$10.80 billion
Market cap
$27.28 billion
Public/private
Public
Hypothetical historical growth of $10,000
Historical performance
Company
Founded
1985
Employees
16,700
Sector
Financial
Industry
Financial Services
Peer group
Credit Services
Headquarters
Illinois, United States
Share classes
DFS
Mission
To be the leading direct bank and payments partner.
Description
Discover Financial Services, through its subsidiaries, provides digital banking products and services, and payment services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Digital Banking and Payment Services. The Digital Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; private student loans, personal loans, home loans, and other consumer lending; and direct-to-consumer deposit products comprising savings accounts, certificates of deposit, money market accounts, IRA certificates of deposit, IRA savings accounts and checking accounts, and sweep accounts. The Payment Services segment operates the PULSE, an automated teller machine, debit, and electronic funds transfer network; and Diners Club International, a payments network that issues Diners Club branded charge cards and/or provides card acceptance services, as well as offers payment transaction processing and settlement services. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.
Material causes
Ethos considers the following causes material for Discover Financial, based on its industry peer group Credit Services. Learn more about material causes in our methodology overview.

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