Baillie Gifford

United Kingdom
Diversified Financials

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Baillie Gifford does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees but has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs. The company integrates ESG and DEI into all of its business practices, using its reputation to promote LGBTQ causes. Baillie Gifford does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used corporate funds for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Baillie Gifford receives a Lower Risk rating.

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Risk Level
Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

Risk Level
Rationale

Baillie Gifford has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

Baillie Gifford does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1)(2). Baillie Gifford does not publish charitable giving guidelines.

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Baillie Gifford does not publish a nondiscrimination policy.

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Baillie Gifford uses its reputation to promote LGBT causes (1)(2). Baillie Gifford integrates DEI into all of its business practices (3). Baillie Gifford integrates ESG into all of its business practices and has grown its “headcount of ESG specialists sixfold since 2010” (4).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Baillie Gifford has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1)(2).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Baillie Gifford does not operate a PAC or engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2)(3).

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October 4, 2023

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