Autodesk

California
Software and Services

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

Autodesk scored a 100 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Autodesk increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Autodesk 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. Autodesk opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. The company denounced various states’ legislative efforts to protect election integrity and security. Autodesk CEO, Andrew Anagnost, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. The company supports the Equality Act and is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For these reasons, Autodesk receives a High Risk rating.

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Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
6/18/24GovernanceMyra K. YoungRight of Shareholders to Call Special MeetingsAgainstN/A
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