CBRE Group, Inc. Earns Top Score on Corporate Equality Index For Fourth Consecutive Year

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CBRE Group, Inc. Earns Top Score on Corporate Equality Index For Fourth Consecutive Year

CBRE Scores 100% on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:10pm

CAMPAIGN: CBRE People and Culture

CONTENT: Press Release

Los Angeles, December 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality that is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. With its high score, CBRE is recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality. This marks CBRE’s fourth consecutive year of achieving a perfect score, and the company continues to pave the way for increased diversity across the entire commercial real estate industry.

"We are grateful that our people are committed to upholding our values while creating outstanding outcomes for our clients—together our efforts underscore the value of an inclusive and diverse workforce,” said Chris Ludeman, global president, Capital Markets, CBRE and co-executive sponsor of the company’s LGBT & Allies Network Group. "We are honored that HRC has recognized our commitment for the fourth consecutive year by recognizing CBRE as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality."

The 2017 CEI rated 407 major businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices such as non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.

CBRE’s LGBT & Allies Network Group plays an instrumental role in ensuring CBRE satisfies all of the CEI’s criteria and in engaging with national organizations such as Out & Equal that advocate for workplace equality.

“We are committed to celebrating the successes of all our people in order to deliver exceptional outcomes to our clients,” said Tim Schroeder, managing director, Global Workplace Solutions, CBRE and co-executive sponsor of the LGBT & Allies Network Group. “We are extremely proud of our people and of this important achievement that recognizes our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment.”

Earlier this year, CBRE was ranked 15th on the list of 500 U.S.-based companies in Forbes magazine’s 2016 “America’s Best Employers” list. CBRE was also recognized as one of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies for the fourth straight year and named a World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

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.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
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 2015 revenue).  The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 400 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.

Keywords: Awards, Ratings & Rankings | Business Ethics | CBRE | Diversity & Inclusion | Human Rights Campaign | LGBTQ | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | corporate equality index

CAMPAIGN: CBRE People and Culture

CONTENT: Press Release