Fidelity has not publicly weaponized its corporate reputation, but it funds the SPLC and ACLU. Customers have alleged that Fidelity denied donations to religious charities through its donor advised funds after pressure from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Fidelity Investments fails to provide viewpoint protections for employees. Fidelity has not used its PAC giving for ideological reasons. For these reasons, Fidelity Investments 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.
There are no public accounts of Fidelity terminating business relationships based on beliefs or viewpoints.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
First-hand accounts describe Fidelity Charitable allegedly preventing donations through donor-advised funds to religious nonprofits based on the SPLC’s “Hate Group” list. However, Fidelity does not discriminate against religious charities by written policy (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.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Fidelity Investments has not used its PAC donations for ideological purposes (1).
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March 23, 2023
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