Starwood Capital Group

Marriott International
Diversified Financials, Real Estate

Corporate Bias Rating

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Rating - Caution
Medium Risk


Starwood, a real estate finance company, does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company integrates ESG into all of its business practices, including its underwriting process. Starwood also discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving, requires annual discrimination training, and has lobbied for the Equality Act. 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. However, the company has not used corporate funds for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Starwood receives a Medium Risk rating.

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