New York, Florida
Government, Insurance

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk


TIAA scored a 95 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, TIAA increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. TIAA forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company supports the Equality Act, a controversial bill. TIAA’s CEO has spoken out against the Georgia voting reform law as well. CEO Thassunda Brown Duckett is a member of the Business Roundtable but has not supported ideological initiatives. Nuveen, a subsidiary of TIAA, is an investment signatory for Climate Action 100+ and a part of the Ceres Network. TIAA’s CEO, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. The company is a bronze sponsor of the HRC and a corporate partner of the NGLCC. For these reasons, TIAA receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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Headquartered in New York, Florida, TIAA is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Insurance industry. and James R. Chambers (Trustee Chair) serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $46,400 to Republican causes and $110,094 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, TIAA currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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