CBRE Community Impact Initiative

We can build a more sustainable future, diverse workforce and improve our communities by working across all dimensions of corporate responsibility. In 2023, CBRE will continue to financially support and partner through volunteerism with nonprofit organizations as part of our Community Impact Initiative.

At CBRE we firmly believe that our Community Impact Initiative exemplifies our culture and our commitment to shaping a better world. By focusing on actions that improve the environment and foster a diverse workforce, we build a thriving present and lay the foundation for a more inclusive, sustainable and harmonious future.
Banke OdunaikeChief Culture Officer

The details below share how CBRE will work with these organizations to tackle climate change and better the communities where we live and work.

Lead on Climate Action Solutions

This is an area of increasing focus for CBRE and our clients as we join the world community to act on climate change. Our efforts will be amplified through our support of groups that are doing essential work around the globe.

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E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and the Half-Earth Project

Support the organization’s Half-Earth Project goal to sustain Earth’s biodiversity for future generations by conserving half of the planet’s land and sea and ensuring equitable benefits for communities.

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Green Science Policy Institute

Support the Green Science Policy Institute’s mission to facilitate the safer use of chemicals by building partnerships with government businesses, academia and public interest groups to develop innovative solutions for reducing harmful chemicals in products.

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Institute for Sustainable Communities

Support ISC’s work directly with cities around the world to surface next-generation city climate and sustainability solutions through technical assistance, partnerships and coalition-building.

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Support RMI’s work to transform the global energy system through engagement with policymakers, developers and communities across the U.S., India and China to catalyze the massive transition required in the buildings sector, bringing buildings to the forefront of a zero-carbon future.

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Third Derivative (D3)

Support Third Derivative’s mission to speed the rate of climate tech innovation and demonstrated commitment to diversity, ensuring that communities most vulnerable to climate change are increasingly participating in climate tech innovation.

Build the Workforce of Tomorrow

CBRE's success–today and in the future–strongly relies on our employees and the many different perspectives they bring to work. We have a vested interest in supporting programs that prepare more diverse people for thriving careers in commercial real estate to build the workforce of tomorrow.

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Ascend Foundation

Support Ascend Foundation in developing educational programs and forums across the U.S. to further educate and enable Pan-Asians to become better leaders, role models, allies, and catalysts for the positive workplace and societal change.

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Bridges from School to Work
Support Bridges from School to Work’s 12 cities that match in- and out-of-school young adults with disabilities ages 17-24 to businesses seeking capable entry-level workers.

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Career Ready (UK)

Support Career Ready’s program, which provides tangible, real-life work experience to young adults through employee volunteers, mentors, skilled masterclasses, workplace visits and paid internships.

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Employers for Carers, Carers UK’s Business Forum
Assist the organization in providing direct support, tools and resources to carers who care for a loved one, an elder, disabled or seriously ill person.

Ferguson Charitable Foundation

Support Ferguson Charitable Foundation’s goals to empower racially and ethnically diverse students to earn undergraduate degrees and secure promising careers in real estate and related sectors by providing tuition assistance, faculty support and career development opportunities.

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Girls Inc. National

Support Girls Inc.’s programs that address inequality in the workplace, particularly the absence of women of color in positions of influence and leadership.

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Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Support the organization’s fellowship programs which focus on placing transitioning service members and military spouses into internship-style opportunities with a company of their choice for 6-12 weeks, with the chance to be hired into full-time roles.

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Support Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s efforts to empower students and parents with the knowledge and resources to complete higher education and to provide support services and scholarships for exceptional students, HSF scholars and alumni.

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Support INROADS, Inc. College Links program which helps high school students explore careers and develop essential leadership skills as they prepare for college, particularly in STEM and business fields. The program is targeted at youth from under-resourced schools, students of color, students from immigrant families, students from families with low incomes and first-generation college students.

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Mencap (UK)

Support the Mencap project, which provides six months of support to an adult with a learning disability through job coaching for success at work.

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Migrant Leaders (UK)

Support Migrant Leaders program, which equips talented youth from deprived backgrounds with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to take on leadership roles.

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Native Forward

Support Native Forward in its advocacy efforts for Native college students with a focus on growth and scaling best practices to increase impact nationwide by reinforcing programming and support systems, expanding external presence and influence, building a more sustainable funding model and developing an enduring, high-quality organization.

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Point Foundation

Support Point Foundation’s efforts to empower promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential, despite the obstacles they face.

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Posse Foundation

Support Posse Foundation’s goal of training strong leaders from diverse backgrounds to develop consensus solutions to complex social problems.


Project Destined

Support Project Destined’s efforts to provide training in financial literacy and entrepreneurship and its work-based learning programs to encourage student interest in pursuing commercial real estate careers.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Support Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s efforts to promote career readiness for hand-selected student leaders attending Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and Performance-Based Instruction programs through scholarships, leadership development, boot camps and immersive experiences.

Improve our Headquarters Community

CBRE is one of the largest companies in our global headquarters city of Dallas, Texas. We are actively engaged in sustainability, workforce and youth development initiatives to improve the local community and ensure that Dallas's most underserved young people are given every opportunity to forge healthy, happy and productive lives.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, Greater Dallas

Support the organization’s mission to provide strong and enduring relationships to children while giving them access to opportunities and a network to achieve success. Fifteen young people will be matched with a Big Brother or Sister, directly impacting all lives involved.

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Big D Reads

Support Big D Read’s goal of a city-wide read of The Accommodation to advance the understanding of Dallas’ history while encouraging candid community conversations on creating a more equitable future for our city.

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Bonton Farms

Support Bonton Farms’ efforts to transform lives by disrupting systems of inequity, laying a foundation where change yields health, wholeness, and opportunity as the norm for all.

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Cristo Rey Dallas Corporate Work Study

Support the organization’s work-study program, which provides students with professional skill sets and career opportunities as they work salaried positions five days each month at Dallas companies and nonprofits, including CBRE.

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Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC)

Support Dallas Regional Chamber’s initiative designed to close the “opportunity gap” by bringing living wages and accessible jobs to Southern Dallas County and connecting diverse talent to economic opportunity.

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For Oak Cliff

Support For Oak Cliff’s work to liberate Oak Cliff, Dallas, from systemic oppression through a culture of education to increase social mobility and social capital.

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Girls Inc. of Metroplitan Dallas

Support Girls Inc., of Metropolitan Dallas and its programming that equips girls in the Dallas area to overcome gender, economic and social barriers and empower girls to excel in school, particularly in STEM fields.

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I AM a Golfer Foundation

Support I AM a Golfer Foundation’s mission to be a catalyst for community renewal and transformation in South Dallas through the Programming, Preservation, and Promotion of the historic Cedar Crest Golf Course.

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Jubilee Park & Recreation Center

Support Jubilee Park & Community Center as a catalyst for change and community revitalization by providing free services to underprivileged, working families in the 62-block area in Southeast Dallas with a focus on its five pillars: education, workforce, opportunity (community outreach), housing, health and safety.

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Miles of Freedom

Support Miles of Freedom’s mission to equip, empower and employ individuals returning from prison and provide support to the families and communities impacted by incarceration.

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Momentous Institute

Support Momentous Institute’s mission to repair social-emotional health for children, families and communities and create new possibilities for success.

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Paul Quinn College

Support Paul Quinn College’s work which provides opportunities for students through the Urban Work College Model, changing the trajectory of their lives by placing them on a path to graduate from college with corporate work experience and less than $10,000 in student loan debt.

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Support ScholarShot’s work of helping at-risk, first-generation students in North Texas exit poverty with career-ready degrees.

Contact: CBRE Cares