Press Release

Mesirow again earns top marks in 2020 Corporate Equality Index

For second consecutive year, firm earns 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual scorecard assessing LGBTQ workplace equality

Mesirow announced today that it received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, and the distinction as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

“Social responsibility has been a core value of the firm since our founding in 1937,” said Dominick Mondi, President and CEO of Mesirow. “We are honored to once again receive this recognition from the Human Rights Campaign and are proud to have one of the industry’s most inclusive cultures in which our professionals champion awareness, respect and authenticity every day.”

“The impact of the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index over its 18-year history is profound,” said Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David. “In this time, the corporate community has worked with us to adopt LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices and benefits, establishing the Corporate Equality Index as a primary driving force for LGBTQ workplace inclusion in America and across the globe. These companies know that protecting their LGBTQ employees and customers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do -- it is also the best business decision.”

The results of this year’s CEI showcase how U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but helping advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad.

Companies in the 2019 CEI survey were evaluated across six core categories: Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, Workplace Non-Discrimination Policy, Spousal and Partner Benefits, Transgender-Inclusive Benefits, Organizational LGBT Competency, and Public Engagement.

To learn more about Mesirow's community engagement and diversity and inclusion initiatives, or to download a copy of the 2020 CEI Report, please visit

About Mesirow

Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in 21 cities, we serve clients through a personal, custom approach to reaching financial goals and acting as a force for social good. With capabilities spanning Global Investment Management, Capital Markets & Investment Banking, and Advisory Services, we invest in what matters: our clients, our communities and our workplace culture. For more, visit  and follow us on LinkedIn.

Mesirow has been recently named "Best Place to Work in Chicago" by Crain's Chicago Business and the Chicago Tribune.

About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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