Loews Corporation

Loews Hotels, CNA Financial, Boardwalk Pipelines, Altium Packaging LLC
New York
Insurance

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

By complying with Human Rights Campaign's controversial demands, Loews Corporation increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, and philanthropic support. Loews Corporation does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company has not used its corporate funds or political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Loews Corporation receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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.

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Loews Corporation has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. The company received a score of 20 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. The company recruits employees based on sexual identity issues. The company discriminates against vendors that do not promote divisive sex and gender policies, indicating it prioritizes sexual issues over merit (1)(2). Loews prioritizes diversity in its hiring and leadership composition (3).

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

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Loews Corporation’s HRC CEI rating indicates the company will not donate to non-religious charities unless they embrace controversial sexual identity policies (1)(2)(3)(4).

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

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Loews Corporation does not provide its employees with protection against viewpoint discrimination (1).

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

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Loews Corporation is committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 (1). Otherwise, it does not use its corporate reputation to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (2).

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

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Loews Corporation does not use corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).

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

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Loews Corporation has not used its PAC donations or lobbying for ideological purposes (1)(2).

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January 13, 2024

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