Kenneth Cole

New York
Consumer Durables and Apparel

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk


By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Kenneth Cole increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It uses sex and gender ideology criteria in vendor selection and philanthropic support. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company signed the Business Coalition for the Equality Act and frequently uses its reputation to promote LGBT issues. However, Kenneth Cole has not used its corporate dollars for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Kenneth Cole receives a Medium Risk rating.

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