The TCW Group

California
Diversified Financials

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

The TCW Group has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. However, the company does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination and integrates ESG into all of its business practices. The company requires its employees complete DEI trainings and adheres to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. However, TCW has not used corporate funds to advance ideological purposes and does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, the TCW Group receives a Medium Risk rating.

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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

TCW Group integrates ESG into all of its business practices (1). The company offers ESG funds that do exclude various disfavored industries and companies from the funds due to ESG criteria; however these exclusions do not apply to the rest of the funds offered by TCW (2). TCW Group has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

TCW Group does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

TCW Group does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (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

TCW Group is a member of the Climate Action 100+, which aims to mainstream climate action among asset management firms (1). The company integrates ESG into all its business practices, including firm-wide DEI trainings and adherence to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (2)(3)(4). TCW Group is a member of the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials, committed to net zero emissions by 2050 (5).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

TCW Group has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

TCW Group does not operate a PAC at this time (1).

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January 23, 2024

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