Corprate Bias Ratings
Lazard does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company offers transgender surgery to its employees and discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving. Lazard's CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge and in 2021 made a $150,000 donation to the NAACP. For these reasons, Lazard receives a Medium 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.
Lazard integrates ESG into all of its business practices. Lazard has “a long history of ESG integration” (1). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Lazard will not match employee donations to “religious organizations” (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Lazard Ltd offers LGBTQIA+ employees free healthcare resources, support, and “gender affirmation surgery” (1). Lazard’s CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (2). Lazard publicly celebrated Pride Month on its social media (3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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September 22, 2023
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