International Paper

Memphis, Tennessee

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk


International Paper, a pulp and paper company, does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. International Paper is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. The company discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving. However, International Paper has not used corporate funds or political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, International Paper receives a Lower Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of International Paper

Mark S. Sutton

Mark S. Sutton


Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, International Paper is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Materials industry. Mark S. Sutton and Mark S. Sutton 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 $397,450 to Republican causes and $184,409 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, International Paper currently holds a 'Lower Risk' risk rating.

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Shareholder Proposals

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ESG Category
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/13/24GovernanceJohn CheveddenShareholder Proposal Concerning Shareowner Opportunity to Vote on Excessive Golden ParachutesAgainst34.38%
5/13/24SocialThe Comptroller of the State of New York, Thomas P DiNapoliShareowner Proposal Concerning a Report on the Company’s LGBTQ+ Equity and Inclusion EffortsAgainst21.24%
5/8/23SocialSteve MilloyShareowner Proposal Concerning a Report on Operations in ChinaAgainst2.14%
5/8/23GovernanceKenneth SteinerIndependent Board ChairAgainst32.10%
5/8/23SocialSteven MilloyReport on Operations in ChinaAgainst1.90%
5/9/22GovernanceN/A - UndisclosedRequire Independent Board ChairAgainst32.63%
5/9/22EnvironmentalN/A - UndisclosedReport on Costs and Benefits of Evironmental Related ExpedituresAgainst1.46%
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