Robert W. Baird
Corprate Bias Ratings
Robert W. Baird, a financial services company, advocates for ESG investing. The company vets vendors for their LGBTQ and ESG policies. Baird uses its corporate reputation to advance ESG principles and advance LGBTQ causes. The Baird Foundation does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. Baird Financial Services does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. For these reasons, Baird receives a Medium Risk.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Robert W. Baird received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). Baird advocates for Socially Responsible Investing (SRIs) which outlines investing in causes that meet ESG Criteria (2)(3). The company claims that ESG investing is a choice and that it does not force customers into ESG funds or principles (4).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
The Baird Foundation supports causes related to health, education, and diversity, and does not discriminate against religious organizations (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Baird advocates for ESG investing and uses its reputation to support LGBTQ causes (1). Baird Advisors held Baird’s inaugural Sustainability Conference to advocate for ESG practices and published an ESG investing guide (2)(3)(4). Baird is a signatory of the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investing (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Baird has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies.
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November 28, 2023
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