Spencer Stuart

Commercial and Professional Services

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Summary:

Spencer Stuart, an executive recruiting and consulting firm, implement ESG and DEI criteria in its business strategy. Spencer Stuart advances LGBTQ causes and diversity advocacy, including through CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. Spencer Stuart fails to protect employees against viewpoint discrimination. There are no publicly known cases of Spencer Stuart terminating business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. For these reasons, Spencer Stuart receives a "Medium Risk" rating.

Criteria
Risk Level
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.

Risk Level
Rationale

There are no publicly known cases of Spencer Stuart terminating business relationships due to religious or political beliefs.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Spencer Stuart has not published its charitable giving guidelines.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Spencer Stuart does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Spencer Stuart implements ESG criteria into its business plan (1). Spencer Stuart advocates for LGBTQ policy through its LGBTQ advocacy (2)(3)(4).¬†Spencer Stuart partners with CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion and other DEI organizations (5). The CEO said, “We are in the fortunate position to be able to impact organizations all over the world, advising and supporting them as they drive their own DE&I agendas” (6). The company also wrote that “it is not enough to be an ally” for Black and African-American team members (7).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Spencer Stuart has not corporately donated to ideological organizations or causes hostile to freedom of expression (1).

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Spencer Stuart does not operate a PAC at this time (1).

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March 15, 2023

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