eBay

California
Retailing, Software and Services

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

eBay, an e-commerce company, limited the sale of legal firearm components and has removed Dr. Seuss' books from its site due to "offensive imagery," while other offensive and violent material has been sold using eBay's platform. eBay scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, eBay increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. eBay forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. eBay provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. The company supports the Equality Act and has funded Planned Parenthood. eBay opposed North Carolina's HB2 bill and supports BLM. The company discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving. eBay is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. For these reasons, eBay receives a High Risk rating.

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Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
6/21/23GovernanceJohn CheveddenGive the Owners of 10% of Common Stock the Power to Call a Special Shareholder MeetingAgainst47.40%
6/8/22GovernanceJohn CheveddenSpecial Meetings - Reduce Ownership Req. to 10%Against48.88%
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