Microsoft Corporation 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.
Microsoft Corp. is a technology company long known for its Windows computers, Xbox consoles, and software that includes Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office, and the web browser Edge. Microsoft provides digital tools and a medium for businesses, educational institutions, and other organizations around the world to connect.
(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)
Our research recognizes the large share of the e-mail space served by Microsoft, which is a net positive for society. Microsoft also derives value from its role in providing free internet search. This represents a lot of value beyond profit and helps make Microsoft a net-positive Humankind Value company. The greatest contributors to this positive outcome are Email ($160.3 B), Internet Search ($98.6 B), and Economic Value ($38.6 B). Microsoft is among the top ten companies that contribute to Email and Internet Search out of the companies we have analyzed. The company 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. However, there’s room for improvement with respect to Data Harvesting (-$4.5 B) and Workplace Injuries (-$1.2 B). Email, Internet Search, Economic Value, Data Harvesting, and Workplace Injuries are attached to this company because of its direct business activities.