ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Financial-services firm Edward Jones received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. Edward Jones joins the ranks of more than 560 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

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The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Edward Jones’ efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

«We cultivate an environment at Edward Jones where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcome and where associates feel encouraged to bring themselves fully to work every day in service to our clients. We each want, for ourselves and others, to experience a deep sense of belonging,» said Edward Jones Managing Partner Penny Pennington. 

Pennington serves as the executive sponsor of the Edward Jones LGBT Business Resource Group, one of 15 BRGs at the firm.

For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

About Edward Jones
Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the investments offered to the location of branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm’s 17,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. Visit or the  recruiting website at Member SIPC.

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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