NRG Energy

Direct Energy
Princeton, Texas
Energy

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Summary:

NRG Energy Inc. has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. NRG Energy scored a 55 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with Human Rights Campaign’s controversial demands, NRG Energy increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. NRG Energy does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. NRG vets suppliers based on diversity metrics and discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving. The company partners with multiple LGBTQ organizations and is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional shareholder obligations. The company is a Ceres Network Member. However, NRG has not used its political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, NRG receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of NRG Energy

Mauricio Gutierrez

Mauricio Gutierrez

Summary:

Headquartered in Princeton, Texas, NRG Energy is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Energy industry. Mauricio Gutierrez and Lawrence S. Coben 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 $19,550 to Republican causes and $49,350 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, NRG Energy currently holds a 'Medium Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$19,550

$49,350

Republican

Democrat

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