Brown Advisory

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High Risk


Brown Advisory scored a 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, Brown Advisory 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. Brown Advisory 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. Brown Advisory supports DEI within its business practices and donates to organizations that focus on justice, environmental, and gender equality issues. The company is a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment, incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis, decision-making, and other business practices. Brown Advisory is a member of GFANZ and Ceres Network. The company is a member of Climate Action 100+, committed to carbon neutrality by 2050. Brown Advisory is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). For these reasons, Brown Advisory receives a High Risk rating.

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