Bain & Company

Commercial and Professional Services

Corporate Bias Rating

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Rating - Danger
High Risk


Bain & Co 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, Bain & Company (Bain) 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. Bain 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. Bain & Company provides unconscious bias and inclusion training in all of its global and local programs. The company supports the Equality Act. Bain denounced various states’ legislative efforts to protect election integrity and security. The company has signed the OneTen pledge to further emphasize race in hiring. Bain's CEO is a member of the Business Roundtable but has not supported ideological initiatives. The company’s CEO, Manny Maceda, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. The company pledged over $100 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes. For these reasons, Bain & Company receives a High Risk rating.

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