Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc.

Illinois
Diversified Financials

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. scored a 90 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, the company increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Mesirow uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Mesirow is a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment, incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis, decision-making, and other business practices. Mesirow requires all of its employees to take unconscious bias and microaggression training and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. For these reasons, Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. receives a High Risk rating.

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