Cushman & Wakefield

Illinois
Real Estate

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Cushman & Wakefield cut ties with former President Donald Trump, refusing to handle the leasing of his properties after January 6th, 2021. Cushman & Wakefield scored a 100 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Cushman & Wakefield increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Cushman & Wakefield forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Cushman & Wakefield prioritizes hiring diverse vendors. The company requires its managers complete unconscious bias training. Cushman & Wakefield signed Orlando Economic Partnership's DEI pledge, committing themselves to fight systemic racism, prioritize the success of diverse people in its workplace, and ensure DEI "is a strategic imperative with demonstrated commitment and actions”. The company’s former CEO, John Forrester, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. Cushman & Wakefield is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For these reasons, Cushman & Wakefield receives a High Risk rating.

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