Microsoft Investor Relations - Corporate Governance Overview

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. To realize that mission requires more than providing products and services that let our customers do great things. It requires us to be accountable to shareholders, customers, employees, business partners, and to be thoughtful about the impact of our own business practices, policies, and investments in communities. 

Corporate Governance

Long-term thinking guides everything we do to sustain Microsoft's success and create value for shareholders, now and for the future. Good corporate governance encourages accountability and transparency, and promotes good decision-making to support our business over decades.

Environmental and Social Responsibility

With our commitments to Corporate Social Responsibility, Microsoft works to conduct business in ways that are principled, transparent, and accountable to key stakeholders. We believe doing so generates long-term value. We focus our efforts where we can have the most positive impact on our business and society, including issues related to environmental sustainability, trust, and culture and human capital. For specific information, we invite you to explore the wide range of Microsoft Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) reporting and data available at

As a reflection of the importance we place on advancing environmental and social progress, we assign oversight responsibility for environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility to the Regulatory and Public Policy Committee of the Board, who works with management to review our policies, programs, and performance. Learn more about our Board committees.