Robert W. Baird

Wisconsin
Diversified Financials

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Robert W. Baird 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, 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. Robert W. Baird 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. Baird uses its corporate reputation to advance ESG principles and advance LGBTQ causes. The company is a signatory of the Institutional Limited Partners Association’s Diversity in Action Initiative, committing itself to specific actions that advance DEI within the governance and policies of the organization and the private equity industry more broadly. The Baird Foundation does not discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or beliefs. Baird Financial Services does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. For these reasons, Baird receives a High Risk.

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