Brighthouse Financial

North Carolina

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High Risk


Brighthouse Financial scored an 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Brighthouse Financial increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Brighthouse Financial forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Brighthouse Financial pledged $800,000 to "organizations advancing racial equity". The company has mandatory diversity and inclusion trainings and is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Brighthouse Financial is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. For these reasons, Brighthouse Financial receives a High Risk rating.

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