Berkshire Hathaway

Alleghany Corporation, Dairy Queen, Brooks Running, GEICO, BNSF, HomeServices of America, Helzburg Diamonds, TTI Inc. (Techtronic Industries), Kraft Heinz, Duracell, Business Wire, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Jazwares, McLane Company, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, MidAmerican Energy Company, Benjamin Moore Paints, Orange Julius, Pampered Chef, The Fruit of the Loom, Oriental Trading Company, Lubrizol Corporation
Omaha, Nebraska
Diversified Financials

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Summary:

Berkshire Hathaway does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees but has not publicly canceled customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. Berkshire Hathaway has withstood significant shareholder activist pressure to undertake ESG and DEI goals. Berkshire Hathaway Energy is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Otherwise, the company has not used its reputation, corporate funds, or lobbying for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Berkshire Hathaway receives a Lower Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Warren E. Buffett

Warren E. Buffett

Summary:

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Berkshire Hathaway is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Diversified Financials industry. Warren E. Buffett and Warren E. Buffett serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $642,323 to Republican causes and $2,330,290 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Berkshire Hathaway currently holds a 'Lower Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$642,323

$2,330,290

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/6/23EnvironmentalCalPERSReport on Climate-Related Transition PlanningAgainst26.80%
5/6/23EnvironmentalAs You SowDisclose and Reduce GHG EmissionsAgainst22.80%
5/6/23SocialMeredith BentonGreater Disclosure of Material Corporate DiversityAgainst20.90%
5/6/23EnvironmentalRobecoReport on Board Oversight of Climate ChangeAgainst18.00%
5/6/23GovernanceNational Legal and Policy CenterRequire Two Seperate People Hold the Offices of Chairman and CEOAgainst10.90%
5/6/23GovernanceAmerican Conservative Values ETFAvoid Supporting or Taking a Public Position on Any Controversial Social or Political IssuesAgainst0.80%
4/30/22EnvironmentalBrunel Pension PartnershipAnnual Report on Climate Risks & OpportunitiesAgainst26.47%
4/30/22EnvironmentalMyra K. YoungReport on GHG Emissions Reduction TargetsAgainst26.40%
4/30/22SocialAs You SowReport on Effectivness of Workforce Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion EffortsAgainst25.79%
4/30/22GovernanceNational Legal and Policy CenterIndependent Board ChairAgainst10.67%
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