HubSpot

Massachusetts
CRM & Project Management

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

HubSpot canceled Daily Wire, kicking them off its platform due to Daily Wire's views. HubSpot has a policy prohibiting "hate speech" as well as similar policies related to DEI/ESG commitments. The company funds abortion travel for employees, mandates "Anti-racism training" and regularly supports LGBTQ Pride. HubSpot provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion. HubSpot opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. However, the company does provide viewpoint protections for its employees. For these reasons, HubSpot receives a High Risk rating.

Criteria
Risk Level
Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
Rationale

HubSpot’s acceptable use policy prohibits content that “promotes, encourages, or facilitates: hate speech, violence, discrimination based on race, color, sexual orientation, marital status, gender or identity expression…” (1). HubSpot does not further define hate speech. The company has also committed to connecting its DEI efforts with its ESG commitments (2). In April 2023, HubSpot allegedly kicked Daily Wire from its platform (3)(4).

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

HubSpot’s charitable giving guidelines require that organizations abide by its nondiscrimination policy, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby excluding some religious charities (1)(2)(3).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

HubSpot protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

HubSpot employees regularly support LGBTQ Pride (1)(2)(3). The company recognized “Transgender Day of Visibility” by encouraging others to add their pronouns (4). HubSpot mandates “in-house, Anti-racism training” for its employees and encourages other companies to track and report ESG data (5)(6)(7). The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces (8).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

HubSpot provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion (1)(2)(3).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

HubSpot does not operate a PAC at this time (1).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
February 17, 2024

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