Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Oakland, California
Energy

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

Pacific Gas & Energy (PG&E) scored an 85 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. PG&E 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. PG&E uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Pacific Gas & Energy (PG&E), vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company supports the Equality Act and is a Ceres Network Member, committed to carbon neutrality by 2040. PG&E was the first corporate sponsor in the San Francisco Pride Parade and the first major company to oppose a bill in California banning same-sex marriage. The company is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and contributed $250,000 to the San Francisco-based National Center for Lesbian Rights. PG&E discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving and has donated to the Equality PAC. The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. For these reasons, PG&E receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Patricia K. Poppe

Patricia K. Poppe

Summary:

Headquartered in Oakland, California, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Energy industry. Patricia K. Poppe and Robert C. Flexon 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 $0 to Republican causes and $0 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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