Thanks to an incredible outpouring of support from employees around the world and the company’s contribution, CBRE exceeded the $15 million COVID-19 Relief Fund goal. Together, employees and the company are giving more than $15.3 million to hundreds of organizations in the battle against COVID-19.
Alison Caplan, Global Leader of Corporate Responsibility, who spearheaded the global campaign, says, “We’ve seen remarkable examples of generosity and care—even during these difficult circumstances. There is tremendous power in CBRE’s collective strength when we are united in support of urgent needs.”
Donations are helping to make a meaningful impact on communities around the world, ranging from equipping frontline workers with critical supplies and ensuring families have food and other basic needs, to providing aid to local relief organizations assisting those most affected by the pandemic.
“We’ve seen remarkable examples of generosity and care—even during these difficult circumstances. There is tremendous power in CBRE’s collective strength when we are united in support of urgent needs.”
In addition to financial contributions, employees rolled up their sleeves to give more than 420 blood donations to the Red Cross and other organizations. And CBRE employees rose to the occasion in other ways too, by hand-making supplies, gathering equipment and volunteering in their communities. To read more of these stories, visit our #CBREUnited page.
Approximately one-third of the COVID-19 Relief Fund is helping CBRE colleagues who are struggling financially amid the economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis. More than 1,500 grants have already been approved through the newly established CBRE Employee Resilience Fund. Even beyond COVID-19, this program will continue to serve employees in the future during natural disasters and other crises.
“The COVID-19 fundraising program is a significant milestone for CBRE,” says Bob Sulentic, CBRE’s CEO. “This is the first global humanitarian crisis since we declared responsibility to our communities to be a fundamental part of CBRE’s purpose late last year. Together, we’ve proven we can live up to our purpose, and I commend everyone who contributed to the CBRE-supported relief efforts or donated time and resources within their communities.
“I’d also like to thank Alison and our Corporate Responsibility team for quickly and effectively pulling together our first truly global fund-raising campaign. They’ve built a strong program that we can deploy in the future when disasters require us to respond.”