Russell Reynolds

New York
Commercial and Professional Services

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Russell Reynolds Associates which is an executive search firm has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs. Russell Reynolds integrates ESG into all of its business practices, has published articles advocating for the LGBTQ+ community and BLM movement, and committed to being carbon neutral. Russell Reynolds signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge and was hired by Planned Parenthood to search for a new CEO in 2018. Russell Reynolds is a copper sponsor of the Out & Equal. For these reasons, Russell Reynolds receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

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Rationale

Russell Reynolds integrates ESG into all of its business practices (1). Russell Reynolds has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. 

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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Rationale

Russell Reynolds does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1). 

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Russell Reynolds protects its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Russell Reynolds published a “Leader’s Guide to LGBTQ+ Talent Strategy” and committed to achieving net zero emissions (1)(2). Russell Reynolds signed onto the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, has over 100 DEI consultants, and partners with many DEI organizations (3). Russell Reynolds supported the BLM movement by analyzing 105 companies’ responses to the movement and explaining how they can support the movement in action (4). Russell Reynolds was hired by Planned Parenthood in search of a new CEO in 2018 (5).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Russell Reynolds is a copper sponsor of Out & Equal (1).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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N/A
Rationale

Russell Reynolds does not operate a PAC (1).

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August 28, 2023

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