Edward Jones Investments
Edward Jones has not terminated business relationships due to ideological beliefs, though it does vet suppliers according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination. Edward Jones supported the Equality Act and used corporate dollars to fund the National Urban League (NUL). For these reasons, Edward Jones 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.
Edward Jones received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) (1). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. However, Edward Jones has not publicly terminated business relationships for political reasons.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
However, the Edward Jones Charitable Gift Fund has no written rule disqualifying religious organizations from grant-making practices (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Edward Jones signed the HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act (1). Aside from this signature, Edward Jones has not engaged in corporate endorsements of any other ideological campaigns.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
In 2020, Edward Jones contributed $1 million to a NUL campaign and $200,000 to the organization’s St. Louis local affiliate (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Edward Jones PAC has historically donated in a non-partisan fashion in accordance with business interests, yet the company announced that it would pause all PAC contributions for a time (1)(2). The PAC has resumed bipartisan donations, yet it remains to be seen whether Edward Jones will continue to donate to the election-objecting legislators that it once supported (3)(4).
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March 24, 2023
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