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Microsoft (MSFT): Human Rights issues, like housing affordability, emerge as material to large cap tech valuations

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Criticism growing of the impact of large cap tech operations on local communities due to increased housing costs

Respecting human rights and improving community relations have moved beyond archetypical Corporate Social Responsibility activities. Now, they are inherently tied to building goodwill and trust—which are positive contributors to enterprise value.

In this research brief, timely ESG data is used to examine:

  • Growing criticism of the impact large cap tech operations have on local communities due to increased housing costs
  • Drivers of Microsoft’s positive ESG momentum
  • How Microsoft’s strong performance on community relations and human rights have coincided with outsized growth in relative valuation
  • How other tech firms are responding or not

Download Truvalue Labs’ research brief to learn how companies like Microsoft, Salesforce, Facebook, Amazon, and Alphabet are reacting to negative externalities in their local communities.