Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Corprate Bias Ratings
BCG vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, BCG has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers abortion-related travel for its employees and is a founding member of the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality (PGLE). BCG also covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company has denounced certain election security laws and advocated for federal legislation that would overrule state laws designed to protect girls' sports. BCG is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and does not use its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Boston Consulting Group receives a Medium Risk rating.
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.
BCG’s PGLE membership reflects its commitment to “operationalize” company coverage of transgender surgery and treatment, the vetting of business partners based on LGBTQ+ policies, and the financial support of LGBTQ organizations on a global level (1)(2)(3). BCG denounced the efforts of various red states passing election security laws (4). BCG’s CEO is a member of the Business Roundtable, which supports a host of public policy changes. The CEO is outspoken about supporting other causes, including the Paris Climate Accord (5)(6). BCG has endorsed the Equality Act and was part of the Freedom for All Americans coalition, which advocated for federal legislation that would overrule state laws designed to protect girls’ sports and similar laws (7)(8). Former BCG Senior Partner Joe Davis signed the Business Roundtable’s 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (9).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
BCG covers abortion-related travel expenses for its employees (1). BCG has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (2)(3). BCG is a founding member of the PGLE (4).
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November 28, 2023
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