CBRE Group, Inc. has been honored by the Business Equality Network (BEQ) on an inaugural annual list of companies devoted to a diverse and inclusive workplace and marketplace. The 2017 LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence Award honors organizations for fostering economic stability in the LGBTQ community through the fair treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ employees, suppliers, consumers and partners in business.
The BEQ Pride Editorial Board and the Awards Review Committee select 107 outstanding LGBTQ and Allied individuals, business owners and corporations that exhibit the tenets of business equality and support the economic empowerment of diverse communities. This is the first year that BEQ has recognized member companies for initiatives specifically developed and designed to increase diversity and inclusion within its leadership and employee base.
Each selected organization has active LGBTQ employee resource groups or resources set aside for employees to form an employee resource group. All have demonstrated dedication to bringing LGBTQ-owned businesses into their supply chains and are active with LGBTQ business organizations, including corporate partnership with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The majority of the awardees are also among the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality as recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index.
“This recognition reflects our commitment to bringing all perspectives to the table to deliver the best client outcomes. We are tremendously proud of our people and of this achievement,” said Tim Schroeder, managing director, Global Workplace Solutions, CBRE and co-executive sponsor of the LGBT & Allies Network Group.
Earlier this year, CBRE was named a World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute for the fourth consecutive year and has been recognized as one of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies for four consecutive years. CBRE also ranked 15th on the list of 500 U.S.-based companies in Forbes magazine’s 2016 “America’s Best Employers” list.
More information on CBRE’s diversity and inclusion efforts can be found here. For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index or to download a free copy of the report, visit http://www.hrc.org/cei.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.