D2L

Brightspace Learning
Canada
Educational Resources, Software and Services

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

D2L does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. D2L embraces ESG-based priorities. The company frequently uses its reputation to promote LGBTQ pride. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its corporate dollars to support ideological groups or agendas hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, D2L receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
Rationale

D2L has implemented ESG into its business practices, and screens suppliers for environmental criteria (1). However, D2L has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

D2L does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving guidelines (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

D2L does not provide viewpoint protections to its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

D2L has posted on numerous occasions to its corporate social media accounts in celebration of Pride Month (1)(2)(3).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

D2L does not use corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

D2L does not operate a PAC (1).

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November 8, 2023

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