Wintrust

Illinois
Diversified Financials

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Wintrust is a holding company that administers community banks throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Wintrust does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination, though the company has not publicly terminated business ties due to political or religious differences. Wintrust has not taken public policy stances, and the company has not publicly funded ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression. Wintrust does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Wintrust earns a Lower 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

Wintrust 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

Wintrust 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

Wintrust does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Wintrust has not supported ideological causes or policies (1). 

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Wintrust 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

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

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
February 16, 2024

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