Associated Bank


Corporate Bias Rating

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Rating - Danger
High Risk


Associated Bank scored a 100 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, Associated Bank 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-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Associated Bank 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. Associated Bank does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. The company supports the Equality Act and requires employees attend unconscious bias trainings. For these reasons, Associated Bank receives a High Risk rating.

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