AES Corporation

Ipalco Enterprises, AES Indiana
Virginia
Energy

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

AES scored a 90 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, AES increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity. AES forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company requires all its employees to complete unconscious bias training. The AES Corporation CEO, Andes Gluski, is a member of the Business Roundtable and signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers. The company’s CEO, Andres Gluski, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. The AES Corporation lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, AES receives a High Risk rating.

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