ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, & GOVERNANCE AT COGNAIZE

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Cognaize strives to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) and aligns itself with the ten principles of the UN Global Compact on Human Rights, Labor, Environment, and Anti-Corruption.

Promoting a green economy and sustainable future is a priority for Cognaize. As an AI FinTech firm, we are keenly aware of the impact that artificial intelligence and fintech can have to drive ESG performance through improved visibility and transparency. It is our mission, after all, to enable superior decision-making for the financial services industry by creating actionable intelligence from unstructured data.

Our impact on the environment matters and we strive to be meaningful corporate citizens. We are committed to environmental stewardship through our business practices and are continually seeking ways to lessen our environmental impact.

We also expect our vendors to maintain sustainable practices, too. Our three main computing infrastructure providers - Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure - have made commitments to environmental sustainability initiatives which are outlined by AWS, GCP, and Azure.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION

At Cognaize, we believe that technology should be built in a way that’s inclusive, diverse, and equitable. And we have a responsibility to make that happen. As an AI company, we are especially aware of the impact of bias on decision and organizational systems, so we take diversity, equity, and inclusion seriously not just as a matter of social justice and better corporate policy, but also as a means of building the best possible products and services for our customers.

RECRUITING FOR DIVERSITY

We are intentional in how we engage with diverse communities and are improving our recruiting process to lift barriers and remove bias at all stages of the candidate experience.

EQUITY AND BELONGING IN THE COMMUNITY

Our commitment to equity and belonging is integral to our business success and plays a critical role in how we build our products and interact with our customers and local communities, and with one another.

DIVERSITY MAKES US STRONGER

Diversity makes us resilient to change and open to innovation. It also makes Cognaize an interesting and fun place to work. And, diversity makes Cognaize a company that our customers want to be associated with.

Diversity comes in many forms. Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, sexual orientation, age, and life experience shape us all into unique people. We are committed to a culture of inclusion and to attracting and advancing a diverse workforce. We also

We respect the individual first. Decisions about employment, compensation or advancement are made based on merit without consideration of an individual’s gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics or sexual orientation. Therefore, we do not have specific targets related to characteristics such as gender or ethnicity.

EMPLOYEE FAIRNESS

Employees are people first and foremost. They have free will and work at Cognaize by choice. They are responsible for the direction of their own lives and careers. Within ethical boundaries, employees should be able to pursue the opportunities they choose. Employees and society benefit when people have this freedom. That’s why we don’t limit employee mobility internally or externally. While we strive to be the best of employers, any employee can freely pursue any job any time, without the approval of their manager. We believe in our people and want them to be successful here at Cognaize or wherever their careers take them.

ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY

We encourage our employees to actively participate in the communities in which they live and work and, as a company, we strive to be an active participant as well. We support and encourage our employees to participate in and give back to their communities in providing education, lectures, workshops, and other opportunities for advancement

POLITICAL VIEWPOINTS

We respect the rights of our employees to hold diverse, and sometimes conflicting, political viewpoints, and we believe this spirit of openness makes Cognaize a more vibrant place to work. We encourage our employees to vote and support the political party, cause or candidate of their choice. As a company, Cognaize does not financially support any political party or candidate (either directly or through a PAC).

GOVERNANCE

Cognaize holds itself to the highest of standards when it comes to corporate governance and maintains the policies outlined below with strict oversight for compliance.

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Acceptable Use and InfoSec Policy
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Background Screening Statement
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Board Diversity Statement
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Code of Conduct Policy
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Data Analysis Business Continuity Plan
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Disciplinary Procedures Policy
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Make data-driven decisions;
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Data Destruction and Sanitization Policy
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Environmental Health & Safety Policy
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Equal Employment Opportunity and Harassment Policy
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Incident Response
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Mutual Non Disclosure Agreements
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Privacy Policy
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Record Retention Policy
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Risk Management Policy
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Security Awareness Training
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Vendor Management Policy

FINAL COMMITMENT

As a growing company and responsible corporate citizen, we strive to improve and maintain more robust ESG practices, commitments, and policies. We frequently make strides and improvements towards these ends and do our best to maintain up-to-date visibility of these changes, but statements reflected above may be out of date, so please get in touch to inquire about our latest changes.