The 4 Most Charitable Tech Firms in 2020
Our current economic climate maintains a system where the rich are only getting richer; and well the poor will remain poor, and since Bernie lost it looks like this situation is only going to get worse. This wealth gap does create quite the moral quandary for some tech firms; how can they feel morally sound and ethical if they know that they could do something to lessen this divide. I will quickly include for any corporations reading that simply put charity is good for publicity. So, use Revotas to get the word of your good deeds out there; there is no harm in championing the good you may do. Anyway, this passage will detail the four most charitable tech firms.
Microsoft is a tech company that has its fingers in so many pies; developing software, mobile phones, personal computers and so much more. Microsoft is also one of the most generous tech companies in the world. Microsoft actually has a pledge to give 1% of their profits away every year. This meant in 2019 they gave away a massive 231 million dollars. Through their companies philanthropy line, the tech giant works with over 200 000 NPO’s; which has led to donations of nearly 2 billion dollars; this is in both cash grants and tech for less fortunate countries. Microsoft’s founder and CEO Bill Gates is one of the worlds most renowned philanthropists and is even attempting to fund a cure for the coronavirus at the time of writing.
Look I do not need to give any context to the corporation of Google; if you do not know what Google is then just Google it. Google is one of, if not the richest tech companies in the world, and in 2017 they announced their plans to give away 1 billion dollars in grants to charities and non-profit organisations throughout the world. Like Microsoft, Google has pledged to donate 1% of its yearly profits meaning they actually donated 225 million dollars this past financial year.
Though Amazon is known for its shady business practices the company has actually done its fair share in its work for charity. Amazons biggest contribution to charity has been AmazonSmile; which is a website operated just like Amazon; and everything about it is the exact same; same products, same prices; all the thrills. The one major difference is when you buy a product through AmazonSmile 0.5% of the purchase will be donated to a charity of the consumers choice. The charity has donated over 100 million dollars to date. The founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos also donated 100 million dollars of his own wealth to various charities near the end of 2019; probably not a lot for the worlds richest man but a high donation none the less.
Finally, let us explore Apple’s donations to charity. A little nugget for you, Apple is surprisingly not as big a corporation as you would think with it only owning 19% of the mobile phone market share. This has not stopped Apple from being an extremely charitable corporation. Apple claims that its donation programmes have raised over 365 million dollars for non-profit organisations since 2012. Apple also has a programme where the company will match any donation that an employee chooses to make. This led to a donation total of 125 million dollars through this programme in 2018 alone.
Say what you will about these gargantuan corporations; they do their very best to give back to the world that they have plundered. The companies and their owners have played an instrumental role in the development of third world countries and really levelled the global playing field.