CBRE Group places on Dow Jones Sustainability Index for fifth year in a row

20 September 2018 2 min. read
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Real estate services and investment firm CBRE once again earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The LA-based consultancy has been consistently recognized for its ethical and sustainable business practices, ranking on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies, among others.

People and companies are starting to care more about how ethically organizations act and what sort of impact they have on the environment and their communities. Corporate social responsibility is becoming and integrated part of many firms’ strategies as they aim to win over conscientious consumers and attract and retain talent that cares about the social and environmental impact their company makes. Meanwhile, ethical and impact investing is gaining traction, especially among younger generations.

Real estate investment and consulting firm CBRE is one organization that has taken sustainability to heart, integrating responsible business practices to generate positive economic, social, and environmental outcomes though real estate that builds healthy communities.CBRE Group places on Dow Jones Sustainability Index for fifth year in a rowCBRE’s services include facility and project management, transactions, leasing, property sales, development services, and strategic consulting. Last year, the Los Angeles-based firm posted $14.2 billion in global revenues. CBRE has 80,000 employees worldwide, with 30,000 of those located in the US.

In recognition of its sustainability efforts, CBRE has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fifth straight year. 600 of the largest North American companies of the S&P Global Broad Market Index were invited to participate in the RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, which determined who would be included on the index. Analysis was based on economic, environmental, and social factors relevant to the companies’ success. Of the 600 companies, 144 were included in DJSI North America.

“We are proud to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fifth straight year,” said Bob Sulentic, CBRE’s president and chief executive officer. “Our emphasis on corporate responsibility is important to our focus on delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients.”

CBRE has also been a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index, a series of ethical investment stock market indices, since 2014.

CBRE ranked 71 on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies 2018, which ranked the 1,000 largest public companies with US headquarters based on sustainability factors like human rights in the supply chain, greenhouse gas emissions, business ethics, product safety, and labor relations.

CBRE was also named one of Ethisphere’s Most Ethical Companies for the fifth consecutive year, lauding the firm’s recognition of its “critical role to influence and drive positive change in the business community and societies around the world.”