Corprate Bias Ratings
Duke Energy vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it 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 and supports the Equality Act. Duke Energy is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. Its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. However, it has not used its political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Duke Energy 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.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Duke Energy was a corporate sponsor of a “compromise bill” that would replace North Carolina’s 2015 HB 2 “bathroom bill” (1). Duke Energy signed a public letter in support of the Equality Act (2). Its CEO Lynn Good is a member of the Business Roundtable and signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (3)(4). She also signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Duke Energy 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). Duke Energy pledged over $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (3)(4).
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November 28, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|5/4/23||Governance||John Chevedden||Adopt Simple Majority Vote||No Recommendation||79.00%|
|5/4/23||Governance||John Chevedden||Simple Majority Vote||No Recommendation||73.40%|
|5/4/23||Environmental||National Center for Public Policy||Establish Board Decarbonization Risk Committee||Against||2.90%|
|5/4/23||Environmental||The National Center for Public Policy Research||Formation of Committee to Evaluate Decarbonization Risk||Against||2.80%|
|5/5/22||Governance||John Chevedden||Special Meetings - Reduce Ownership Req. to 10%||Against||36.19%|