General Motors (GM)

Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Buick, Cruise
Detroit, Michigan
Automobiles and Components

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

GM pledged $10 million to BLM and related causes and supports and funds LGBTQ causes and organizations. GM has spoken out against state-level efforts to reform its own election rules. General Motors (GM) 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, General Motors (GM) increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. GM 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. GM is a signatory of the Gender & Diversity KPI Alliance. The company supports the Equality PAC and is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism, and is committed to carbon neutrality by 2040. The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. GM is a silver partner of PFLAG. The company is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. GM donated to the Equality PAC and has lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, General Motors receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of General Motors (GM)

Mary T. Barra

Mary T. Barra

Summary:

Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, General Motors (GM) is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Automobiles and Components industry. Mary T. Barra and Mary T. Barra 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 $484,520 to Republican causes and $246,959 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, General Motors (GM) currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$484,520

$246,959

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
6/4/24SocialThe Woodcock FoundationReport on the Company’s Use of Deep-Sea Mined Minerals in its Production and Supply ChainsAgainstN/A
6/4/24SocialAmy FloydReport on Sustainability Risk in the Company’s Supply ChainAgainstN/A
6/4/24SocialNew BreezeReport on the Use of Child Labor in Connection with the Company's EV Supply ChainAgainstN/A
6/4/24EnvironmentalNational Legal and Policy CenterEliminate EV Targets from Incentive Compensation ProgramsAgainstN/A
6/20/23GovernanceJohn LauveShareholder Written ConsentAgainst44.60%
6/20/23EnvironmentalAmy FloydSustainable Materials Procurement TargetsAgainst14.30%
6/20/23SocialThe National Legal and Policy CenterReport on Operations in ChinaAgainst3.00%
6/13/22GovernanceJohn CheveddenSpecial Meetings - Reduce Ownership Req. to 10%Against38.79%
6/13/22SocialNational Legal and Policy CenterReport on the Use of Child Labor in Connection with Electric VehiclesAgainst22.04%
6/13/22GovernanceJohn LauveRequire Independent Board ChairAgainst20.40%
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