Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) covers a spectrum from business ethics, governance and
accountability, to human rights, the environment and community investment. It also takes into
account the way employers treat their workforce and the fundamental principles of the business
- its mission and vision.
The traditional real estate model for acquiring space has generally been dominated by economic
and market factors - not environmental ones. But there are clear strategic implications and
significant business benefits that accrue to a business when it takes the environment into
account. In addition, we recognize that the revision of various codes on corporate governance
will result in a considerable increase in the transparency of listed companies governance
Cushman & Wakefield leads the real estate services industry in researching and adopting CSR
and sustainability policies in its processes and practice, having developed such polices with
DuPont and BP, among other market leaders. We extend our learning experience and knowledge to
our clients throughout our client endeavors.
In 2004, we were recognized at a ceremony in New York City for our efforts in promoting,
endorsing and using renewable energy sources throughout New York State. Our work with MCEnergy
enabled our clients, including the Ford Foundation, MetLife and Walton Street Capital, to make
use of clean, renewable energy sources.
In Brazil, we assumed environmental responsibility for a Johnson & Johnson program to
revitalize the riverbank of the Pinheiros River, in the heart of São Paulo.