Barnes & Thornburg
Corprate Bias Ratings
Barnes & Thornburg does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company offers implicit bias training for its employees and advocates for the integration of ESG and DEI into crisis management planning. Its Racial and Social Justice Foundation has donated $750,000 to various social justice organizations including the Social Justice Learning Institute. It sponsored an LGBTQ Pride event and has donated to the Equality PAC. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Barnes & Thornburg receives a Medium Risk rating.
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.
Barnes & Thornburg has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Barnes & Thornburg’s HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company has a Racial and Social Justice Foundation that “is committed to promoting, advocating, and effecting racial and social justice”. It has donated $750,000 to 15 organizations over the past 3 years (3)(4). In 2022, it donated $50,000 to Zora’s House (5). In 2020, it donated $50,000 to the Social Justice Learning Institute (6). It has also sponsored an LGBTQ Pride event in Indiana (7)(8).
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November 20, 2023
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