MetLife

New York, New York
Insurance

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

MetLife scored a 95 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, MetLife 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. MetLife forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. MetLife does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company gives to the Human Rights Campaign and pledged $5 million to BLM and related causes. MetLife regularly uses its reputation and corporate dollars to support LGBTQ causes and organizations and requires vendors to sign statements affirming a broad use of gender identity. MetLife terminated a nonprofit discount program with the NRA due to pressure from gun control advocates. The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. MetLife is a gold partner of PFLAG. For these reasons, MetLife receives a High Risk rating.

Board Bias

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CEO of MetLife

Michel A. Khalaf

Michel A. Khalaf

Summary:

Headquartered in New York, New York, MetLife is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Insurance industry. Michel A. Khalaf and R. Glenn Hubbard, Ph.D. serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $992,572 to Republican causes and $496,575 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, MetLife currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

Political Contributions of Leadership:

$992,572

$496,575

Republican

Democrat

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