Nike

Converse
Beaverton, Oregon
Consumer Durables and Apparel

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

Nike scored a 100 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, Nike increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Nike 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. Nike provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. America First Legal filed a letter with the EEOC requesting a civil rights investigation into Nike over discriminatory practices in hiring. The company is a Gold sponsor of the HRC and a corporate partner of the NGLCC. Nike and Converse have donated to Planned Parenthood. Nike pledged over $40 million to BLM and related causes. Nike regularly uses its reputation to promote gender ideology and is committed achieving to carbon neutrality by 2040. The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. Nike signed an amicus brief in opposition to the 2016 North Carolina bathroom bill HB2, which required people to use the bathroom of their biological sex. The company is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. Nike donated to the Equality PAC and has lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Nike receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Nike

John J. Donahoe II

John J. Donahoe II

Summary:

Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Consumer Durables and Apparel industry. John J. Donahoe II and Mark G. Parker 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 $156,950 to Republican causes and $2,734,990 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Nike currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$156,950

$2,734,990

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
9/12/23SocialTulipshare Ltd.Report on Supply Chain Management to Ensure Equity & Human Rightsagainst12.00%
9/12/23SocialArjuna CapitalReport on Median Racial and Gender Pay Gapsagainst29.62%
9/9/22SocialDomini Impact InvestmentsAdopt Policy on China SourcingAgainst6.35%

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