Corprate Bias Ratings
Berkshire Hathaway Energy is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Berkshire Hathaway has not publicly canceled business relationships due to views or beliefs. Warren Buffett has decided not to use his company, Berkshire Hathaway, to advance his political goals. The company does not use corporate funds for ideological purposes. Berkshire Hathaway has stood strong in the face of cultural pressure, particularly regarding shareholder activist pressure to take ESG stances. For these reasons, Berkshire Hathaway receives a "Lower 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.
There are no known instances of Berkshire Hathaway firing customers, suppliers, or vendors based on religious or political beliefs. The company is willing to work with people of all persuasions.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Berkshire Hathaway no longer has a corporate donation program through its flagship office.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
When pressed to disclose its climate and diversity and inclusion efforts, Berkshire Hathaway stated that it stays out of political causes in business (1). Mr. Buffett signed an open letter opposing any discriminatory legislation that restricts ballot access, but he only signed on behalf of himself and not the company (2).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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November 15, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|5/6/23||Environmental||CalPERS||Report on Climate-Related Transition Planning||Against||26.80%|
|5/6/23||Environmental||As You Sow||Disclose and Reduce GHG Emissions||Against||22.80%|
|5/6/23||Social||Meredith Benton||Greater Disclosure of Material Corporate Diversity||Against||20.90%|
|5/6/23||Environmental||Robeco||Report on Board Oversight of Climate Change||Against||18.00%|
|5/6/23||Governance||National Legal and Policy Center||Require Two Seperate People Hold the Offices of Chairman and CEO||Against||10.90%|
|5/6/23||Governance||American Conservative Values ETF||Avoid Supporting or Taking a Public Position on Any Controversial Social or Political Issues||Against||0.80%|
|4/30/22||Environmental||Brunel Pension Partnership||Annual Report on Climate Risks & Opportunities||Against||26.47%|
|4/30/22||Environmental||Myra K. Young||Report on GHG Emissions Reduction Targets||Against||26.40%|
|4/30/22||Social||As You Sow||Report on Effectivness of Workforce Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Efforts||Against||25.79%|
|4/30/22||Governance||National Legal and Policy Center||Independent Board Chair||Against||10.67%|