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Internal Representation & Support
To evaluate this pillar, we take into consideration a range of factors, including but not limited to:
- Employee representation
- Diversity, equity, & inclusion (DEI)
We weigh a company’s degree of public commitment primarily on their monetary contributions to DEI matters or organizations fighting racial injustice.
Forms of monetary support we look for:
Employee donation matching
In 2018, J.Crew revamped its image with a new mission of diversity and inclusion, including incorporating extended sizing and supporting organizations centered on social justice.
While J.Crew pledged $50,000 in support of AAPI Women Lead in March 2021, the company failed to specify in June 2020 how much it would donate in support of racial justice, only broadly stating the organizations it would support.
We scour the company’s website and official social media channels to determine what message they are sending around racial injustice, how they are communicating it, and whether their communications are perceived as genuine or performative.
Public statement: We verify that companies have made a formal statement regarding racial injustice.
Social media: We consider how a company uses their platform(s) beyond performative allyship.
Representation: For companies that have the opportunity to showcase diversity in their feed, we consider whether they have adequate Black representation and BIPOC representation across their models.
I. Internal Representation & Support:
Board of Directors:
> 15% Black, 31% - 35% BIPOC, 46% - 50% Women
0% (none) Black, 0% (none) BIPOC, 46% - 50% Women
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