Corprate Bias Ratings
Capital One vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. Capital One is a corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and gave to the Equality PAC. Capital One funds multiple LGBTQ organizations. However, the company does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Capital One 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.
Capital One received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1)(2). However, there are no known instances of Capital One firing anyone because of political or religious beliefs. Capital One has no public policies against doing business with specific industries, customers, or groups.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Capital One does not have a gift-matching program. Previously, Capital One only matched donations to accredited K-12, College, or University schools. There are no reports of discrimination against religious and educational institutions (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Capital One 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 (1)(2). The company has signed letters supporting the Equality Act and opposing the protection of women’s sports (3)(4). It also denounced state legislature’s efforts to enhance voting integrity (5). Capital One opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (6).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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December 1, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|5/24/23||Governance||John Chevedden||Shareholder Ratification of Excessive Termination Pay||Against||6.10%|
|5/24/23||Environmental||National Center for Public Policy Research||Establish Committee on Decarbonization Risk||Against||1.50%|
|5/4/23||Governance||John Chevedden||Simple Majority Vote||Against||66.00%|
|5/4/23||Social||Comptroller of the City of New York||Requesting a Board Skills and Diversity Matrix||Against||43.90%|
|5/4/23||Social||The National Center for Public Policy Research||Report on Board Oversight of Risks Related to Discrimination||Against||0.90%|
|5/17/22||Governance||John Chevedden||Special Meetings - Reduce Ownership Req. to 10%||Against||37.94%|
|5/17/22||Social||Steven Milloy||Child Labor Audit||Against||2.90%|