Cetera Financial Group

California
Diversified Financials

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Cetera Financial Group has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. However, Cetera covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. Its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. However, it does protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination, does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving, and has not used its corporate funds for ideological purposes.. For these reasons, Cetera receives a Medium Risk rating,

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Corporate Weaponization
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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.

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Rationale

Cetera has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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Rationale

Cetera Financial Group does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Rationale

Cetera protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

Cetera Financial Group’s CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (1). Otherwise, it has not supported ideological causes or policies (2).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

Cetera Financial Group’s HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Otherwise, there are no publicly known cases of Cetera Financial Group using its corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies.

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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N/A
Rationale

Cetera Financial Group does not operate a PAC or engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2).

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November 17, 2023

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