Viewpoint Diversity Index

Jeremy Tedesco and Robert Netzly

Writing at the Wall Street Journal, two key leaders behind the Viewpoint Diversity Score and 2022 Business Index highlighted the initiative’s long-term goal of encouraging Corporate America to do their part in fostering a culture that values free speech, religious liberty, and free markets.

Titled, “Companies Flunk Free Speech,” the opinion piece marks the official launch of the initiative, which brings together leaders from business, civil society, and academia who are committed to preserving the freedom of expression and freedom of religion or belief in the market, workplace, and public square.

The column was written by Jeremy Tedesco, senior counsel and senior vice president of corporate engagement for Alliance Defending Freedom, and Robert Netzly, CEO of Inspire Investing.

As Tedesco and Netzly write, the Index scores 50 Fortune 1000 companies from industries that have the greatest potential to impact free speech and religious freedom. These include industries that provide essential banking, payment processing, and cloud services, or that serve as platforms for third-party expression in the digital space.