The Carlyle Group
Corprate Bias Ratings
The Carlyle Group has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs, though it vets suppliers according to LGBTQ policies and implements ESG criteria. The company does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. The Carlyle Group supports the Equality Act and also funds out-of-state abortion travel for employees. The Carlyle Group is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. For these reasons, The Carlyle Group receives a Medium Risk rating.
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.
The Carlyle Group received a score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, meaning that, among other categories, it has pledged to vet vendors for support of LGBTQ policies (1). The Carlyle Group incorporates ESG criteria, net-zero goals, and DEI frameworks into its investing and ownership strategies (2)(3). These screens, accompanied by its goal of “energy transition,” might exclude certain clients and industries from business. However, the Carlyle Group has not publicly terminated pre-existing business relationships due to views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
The Carlyle Group have a written rule discriminating against religious organizations in its charitable giving.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
The Carlyle Group signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1). CEO Harvey Schwartz is a member of the Business Roundtable, and former CEO Kewsong Lee signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (2)(3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
The Carlyle Group funds employees’ abortion-related travel costs (1).
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August 11, 2023
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