Charter Communications Inc.

Charter Communications Inc. is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.

Charter Communications is an American telecommunications and mass media company with services branded as Spectrum. It is the second-largest cable operator in the United States by subscribers, with over 26 million customers in 41 states, and the third-largest pay TV operator.

Ticker: CHTR

Humankind Value: $23.6 B

Revenue: $48.7 B

Market Cap: $71.9 B

(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)

The modern technology sector features many companies that provide free services that users find valuable. In our current world, access to internet search, maps, messaging, and digital media are essentially positive byproducts. This represents a lot of value beyond profit. Charter Communications, Inc. is responsible for some of this positive Humankind Value. The company’s greatest contributions to this positive outcome are Internet Search ($11.1 B), Economic Value ($10.3 B), and Medical Services ($1.5 B). It produces economic value by offering to consumers goods and services that they value, paying employees for their labor in producing these goods and services, and providing value for shareholders. The Humankind Value of this company can improve with reductions in Biofuel Production (-$571.6 M) and Greenhouse Gases (-$549.5 M). Internet Search, Medical Services, Biofuel Production, and Greenhouse Gases are mostly or entirely a result of supply-chain relationships.

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We take a quantitative, data-driven approach to estimating the economic impact that companies have on investors, customers, employees, and society at large, rolling social responsibility into a single dollar value that we use to represent what a company is contributing to humanity. As far as we can tell, we're the first ones doing it this way.

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