Interpublic Group (IPG)
Corprate Bias Ratings
Interpublic Group (IPG) vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media. The company does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. IPG has refused to do business with gun advocacy groups such as the NRA. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. and funds employees abortion travel expenses. IPG is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. It also promotes critical race theory and partners with ideological nonprofits to provide "antiracist" resources to parents. IPG is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For these reasons, Interpublic receives a High 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.
IPG has refused to do business with organizations such as the NRA (1). IPG is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, which aims to demonetize advertisements and suppress content that “vilifies” individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity, discusses “debated social issues in a negative or partisan context” or spreads “hate speech” (2)(3)(4). The company received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (5)(6).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
IPG does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
IPG promotes ideas such as those that “Children can begin to show racial bias as young as 3 years old” in its ESG report (1). Following the death of George Floyd, IPG promoted Black Lives Matter through the “Blackout Tuesday” campaign (2). IPG was also a member of the Civic Alliance, which has pushed back against voting integrity measures (3)(4). The company’s subsidiary McCann also works closely with anti-gun groups (5). IPG’s former CEO Michael Roth is a signatory to CEOs For Gun Safety (6). CEO Philippe Krakowsky is a member of the Business Roundtable and Former CEO Michael Roth signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (7)(8).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
IPG has pledged to provide travel benefits for abortions (1). The company has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (2)(3). IPG is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (4)(5)(6). The company also partners with the Anti-Defamation League and other nonprofits to teach “anti-racist” parenting approaches (7). IPG is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (8).
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November 29, 2023
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