Dish Network

Sling, Boost Mobile, Ting
Meridian, Colorado
Media and Entertainment

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Summary:

Dish Network was acquired by EchoStar on December 31st, 2023. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Dish Network, an American television provider, increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in marketing. Dish Network uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Dish Network does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. DISH does not appear to discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or beliefs. For these reasons, DISH Network receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Dish Network

W. Erik Carlson

W. Erik Carlson

Summary:

Headquartered in Meridian, Colorado, Dish Network is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Media and Entertainment industry. W. Erik Carlson and Charlie Ergen 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 $423,761 to Republican causes and $621,512 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Dish Network currently holds a 'Medium Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$423,761

$621,512

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
4/29/22SocialNew York State Common Retirement FundReport on Political ContributionsAgainst4.20%
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