CoreNet Global and Members of Corporate Real Estate Community Take Diversity Pledge

CoreNet Global and Members of Corporate Real Estate Community Take Diversity Pledge

 ATLANTA (2 AUGUST, 2020) — Led by CoreNet Global, members of the corporate real estate community are pledging to eliminate discrimination and promote equality at their organizations.   

 The association has issued its own pledge and called on individuals to post their own versions.

 “We commit to doing all we can, using our collective power, to eliminate discrimination and promote equality in the workplace. Discrimination in any form – including due to race, skin color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or age – must be erased in the places we live and work,” the pledge begins.  “CoreNet Global serves professionals from 50 countries around the world and recognizes the important role we can and should play in bringing a diverse and inclusive focus to all endeavors. We view this as a business imperative.”

More than 57 individuals have published their commitment to the pledge.

“We wanted to take a step that truly engaged the community and went beyond words,” said Angela Cain, CEO of CoreNet Global. “People are pledging to enact real and meaningful changes at their companies and individually,” Cain said.  

In its pledge, CoreNet Global proposes several action items that the association is taking and suggests action items for members.

“We will guide our members to lead by example and will partner with diversity and inclusion experts to provide a welcoming environment for candid conversations and change starting NOW. We will take the following tangible actions at all levels of our global association as follows:

  1. Leadership. This change starts from within. Therefore, CoreNet Global will prioritize strategic inclusion at the board and staff level driving action together to cultivate and attract diverse leadership talent.
  2. Volunteers. The strength of our association comes from our dedicated member volunteers. We will provide additional training and support to ensure these champions of corporate real estate foster a strong sense of inclusion and belonging in all CoreNet Global education and networking offerings.
  3. Resources. CoreNet Global will grow its library of resources to assist members in a greater understanding of how they can support diversity and inclusion within their own companies.
  4. Education. We will provide new and timely educational content focused on these important issues through all of our content delivery channels. 
  5. Community. We will continue to grow a diverse pipeline of talent for the corporate real estate profession with a greater emphasis, for example, on attracting students from historically black colleges and universities. The association will also enhance our career resources to aid our members in identifying diverse talent for internships and job opportunities.

Visit the CoreNet Global Anti-Discrimination Pledge.

About CoreNet Global

CoreNet Global is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace executives, service providers, and economic developers. CoreNet Global’s nearly 10,000 members, who include 70% of the top 100 U.S. companies and nearly half of the Global 2000, meet locally, globally and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally. For more information, please visit or follow @CoreNetGlobal on Twitter.