Corprate Bias Ratings
Although Block (formerly Square Inc.), an American technology conglomerate, does not have viewpoint protections for employees, it has not fired anyone for religious or political beliefs. The company advocates for the Equality Act and against state laws it deems "anti-LGBTQ." Block also covers travel expenses for employees' out-of-state abortions. For these reasons, Block 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.
Block 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.
Block does not appear to discriminate against faith-based charities in its giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Block (then Square, Inc.) issued a statement in 2015 opposing a Religious Freedom Restoration Act law in Indiana (1). The company also signed a letter in support of the Equality Act (2). The company also hosts internal bias training for hiring managers (3). Square opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (4). Block’s CEO Jack Dorsey is a signatory to CEOs For Gun Safety (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Block does undermine state laws by paying for expenses its employees incur to get an abortion out of state (1).
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October 7, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|6/13/23||Social||Nia Impact Capital||Report on Effectivness of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts||Against||14.80%|