Charter Communications

Stamford, Connecticut
Media and Entertainment, Telecommunication Services

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Summary:

By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Charter 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. Charter uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Charter pledged $10 million to BLM and related causes and funds multiple LGBT organizations. For these reasons, Charter receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Charter Communications

Christopher Winfrey

Christopher Winfrey

Summary:

Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Charter Communications is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Telecommunication Services industry. Christopher Winfrey and Thomas M. Rutledge serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $2,716,846 to Republican causes and $938,204 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Charter Communications currently holds a 'Medium Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$2,716,846

$938,204

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
4/25/23GovernanceThe Service Employees International Union Pension Plans Master TrustReport on LobbyingAgainst31.90%
4/26/22SocialAs You SowData on DEI Initiatives Related to Workforce Composition and PromotionAgainst44.70%
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