CoreNet Global Anti-Discrimination Pledge
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Anti-discrimination pledge

CoreNet Global Anti-Discrimination Pledge

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.

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.

We believe in building an open community both within our association and within the many corporations in which our members are employed. We will do our part to identify conscious and unconscious bias and inequality – and work to define a role the built environment can play in fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. The effort goes far beyond words of support. 

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.

We recognize that real change will require dedicated leadership from the business community. CoreNet Global members are employed by some of the biggest companies in the world, and therefore, the association has enormous potential to promote human-centric workplaces where differences are celebrated, discrimination is eradicated, and diversity is a given. Place matters. Inclusive places matter even more.

  • As a member of CoreNet Global, now is your opportunity to make an unwavering personal commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In your own words declare actions you will take to build equity and lasting change in the workplace.

    Some example pledges from various organizations:

    • I pledge to treat everyone with respect and dignity. I will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. I will speak out, rise up and be a Champion of Change. (Pac-12 football coaches and student-athletes)

    • I commit to treat everyone—regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age—with respect, and without judgement or bias. (Airbnb)

    • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you. When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will STAND UP. I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights. (Standup4humanrights.org)

    • EY is taking actions as a US firm to eradicate racism and discrimination against the Black community by leveraging our influence to drive strategic change in our firm, in the communities where we work, and through public policy. Click here to read the full statement. (EY)

CoreNet Global Anti-Discrimination Message Board

  • Liz Archer
    FCA, New York City
    I pledge to embrace equity, diversity and inclusion with empathy and compassion – through action, such as joining FCA’s and other industry diversity initiatives – such as the SMPS-NYC Chapter. I applaud groups such as NAIOP-NYC who begin their events by reading their diversity statements, which is a great way to bring focus and awareness. I will speak up, be an ally and also examine and mitigate my own conscious and unconscious biases.

    Ivan Baker
    Crowe LLP, Chicago
    I commit and pledge word and deed to promote fairness, equal rights, and respect for our entire diverse multi-racial, multi-ethnic family of human beings on this small planet. No tolerance will be provided for racism or discrimination of any kind. Encouraging empathy, education, and the defense of dignity will be a goal each and every day.

    Vik Bangia
    Verum Consulting, LLC, Minneapolis
    The words “I wish. . .” are meaningless without the words, “I will. . ." Real change requires real action. To that end, I will commit to treat everyone with dignity and respect. I will use my platform to give voice to the voiceless and I will call out any injustice I see. I will be the change I wish to see.

    Brian Banke
    P&G, Cincinnati
    I commit to encourage, embrace, and value everyone for being their authentic self; to tackle bias; to build empathy, and respect for all; enable access and opportunity for all, and solve problems and expand opportunities by harnessing our differences.

    Keith Begley
    WeWork, London
    I choose to:
    Treat others as they want to be treated,
    Stop, listen and acknowledge their perspective,
    Embrace the change which is for the better of everyone.

    Brigitte Beltran
    Saltmine, New York City
    I pledge to continue treating everyone with respect and dignity. I will also not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. I will speak out, rise up, and be a Champion of Change. I will also make sure to raise my voice and STAND UP!

    Taylor Bredow
    Balfour Beatty, Charlotte
    I pledge to treat everyone with respect and be a voice to the marginalized. I pledge to be an active participant in supporting and encouraging diversity with an emphasis within my company.

    Kendra Burch
    FaciliCorp, San Jose
    I will treat everyone with dignity and respect. I will uphold your rights and stand up against anyone who doesn’t do the same. I will work to create a world that our children will be proud of.

    Sherry Carroll
    RMW, San Jose
    I commit to treat EVERYONE—regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age—with respect, and without judgement or bias. Moreover, I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

    Stacy Chambers
    Strategic Spaces, Boston
    I commit to treat EVERYONE – regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age – with respect, and without judgement or bias. Moreover, I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

    Erwin Chong
    DBS Bank, Singapore
    I pledge to treat everyone with respect, dignity and to act with integrity. I will not tolerate discrimination of any kind - racial, gender bias, cultural, disability, sexual orientation. I pledge to respect without judgement, and reduce unconscious bias, and to help others if they falter.

    Nazanin Codd
    HITT Contracting, Falls Church
    I pledge to treat everyone fairly, with respect and dignity. I will not tolerate racism or discrimination. I will stand up for what is right and help those using my platforms, resources, network and voice. I will continue to appreciate and celebrate diversity and be an ally to all.

    Michael Connors
    CORT Business Services, Chantilly
    I pledge to treat everyone with respect and dignity. I will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. I will speak out, rise up, and be a Champion of Change.

    Kyle Cooper
    Todd Cooper & Company, Dallas
    I commit to treat everyone — regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age — with the respect they deserve and will hold those who do not accountable for their choices.

    Dirk Cyrener
    Vorwerk Flooring, Wesel
    I hate racism, discrimination and homophobia deeply.

    I stand for a free world in which all people are equal, women and men, blacks and whites, homosexuals and heterosexuals, poor and rich people and

    I get up when someone tramples on this equality.

    Jon Dandurand
    JE Dunn Construction, Kansas City
    I will respect everyone, no matter our differences. I will go out of my way to make sure every team member feels valuable as a stakeholder in our team’s success. I will follow the Platinum Rule: “Treat others as they want to be treated.”

    Michael Davidson
    CoreNet Global, New York City
    I commit in thought, words and deeds to honor each person equally without exception, to do unto others as I would have them do unto me and actively support the steadfast provision, protection and realization of unbiased justice, fairness and human rights to enable and celebrate the dignity and respect that each person deserves with faithful exercise of empathy and compassion.

    Edward del Monte
    Standard Chartered Bank, London
    I commit to treat everyone — regardless of race, religion, cultural origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or age — with equal respect, and without judgement or bias.

    Nina Desrocher
    IBM, Los Angeles
    I pledge to embrace gender, race, religion, and sexual diversity with respect and dignity. I will do my best to remove bias, by learning more and applying what I learn to my actions and interactions with others. Specific to diversity, I also embrace IBM's pledge to:
    - not remain silent
    - better understand the Black experience
    - fully embrace race and ethnicity with empathy
    - demonstrate equality through action
    - create safe spaces to speak out
    - be an upstander in every environment
    - be an Ally

    Paul Donovan
    EM Global Services Company, Spring
    I commit to treat everyone — regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or age — with respect and dignity.

    Amy Dreher
    CoreNet Global, Atlanta
    Without reservation or hesitation, I commit to the CoreNet Global pledge of anti-discrimination. It clearly states values and beliefs I personally embrace and live daily.

    Jennifer Eisner
    JLL, Seattle
    I pledge to empower my teams to support each other in meaningful ways. I commit  in the words of John Lewis  that when I see something that is not right, not fair, or not just, to speak up! To say something, to DO something.

    Janice Eldredge
    Bernhardt Design, Charlotte
    To look at people with no built-in filter for race, color, gender. To treat all that I come in contact with equally and fairly. All lives matter, all people matter to me.

    Amy English
    HOK, Houston
    I am committed to treat everyone, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age — with respect, and without judgement or bias.

    Ignacio Errazuriz
    Newmark Knight Frank, Santiago
    I commit to always treating my colleagues and clients with respect without distinction of their ethnicity and sexual orientation. I commit to promoting the values of inclusion and non-discrimination in the workplace and throughout my professional career.

    Lynn Fitzpatrick
    Mastercard, London
    I pledge to treat others the way I would expect to be treated.

    Hunter Fleshood
    Comfy, Charlotte
    I pledge to make intentional, conscious actions, and effort to go beyond ensuring equality, and to promote, support, enable, understand, listen to, and learn from those who are different than me.

    Matthew Goldberg
    Avison Young, Washington
    I pledge not to tolerate racism.

    Taran Grigsby
    Fidelity Investment, Boston
    I pledge to strive to see that every person, regardless of their ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or ability is treated equitably and seen as a whole person in my connection with them.

    Toby Hall
    JLL, Dubai
    All people are equal. Nothing else matters. Respect difference. Love and Respect.

    Andrew Hallissey
    Colliers, London
    The CRE industry has a unique opportunity to enable positive change by making our individual and collective voices heard. I look forward to being part of the generation and movement that eliminates discrimination and drives the equality agenda in the workplace and beyond.

    Sean Heckford
    Impact Workplace Services, Dubai
    I commit to treat everyone — regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age — with respect, and without judgement or bias.

    Kelsey Hirsch
    Sodexo, Minneapolis
    I commit to being fearless in discovering and learning, challenging those around me, and myself, to be better, speak up, and stand up to discrimination in every form. I pledge to be honest with myself about my own biases, and actively seek to remove them, thereby growing and improving.

    Dean Jordan
    CoreNet Global, Atlanta
    I promise to focus on inclusion and foster a sense of belonging in all aspects of my life, to take action if I witness weakness in these areas, and to enlist help to ensure I am upholding my promise.

    Abdul Khan
    Cisco Systems, Morrisville
    I pledge to treat everyone with respect and dignity. I will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. I will speak out, rise up and be a Champion of Change.

  • Payal Sandhu Khurana
    Adrianse, Bangalore
    I pledge to treat everyone with respect irrespective of gender, nationality and age.
    I will speak out when I face discrimination as a woman - I will speak truth to power.
    I will use my influence to ensure that women in our industry can recognize gender discrimination for what it is and have the tools or forums to address it when it happens.
    I will stand for equal rights and equitable prospects for everyone in the workplace.

    Karen Kramer
    Shaw Industries, Seattle
    I commit to treat everyone — regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age — with respect, and without judgement or bias.

    Kristen Larkin
    FitzGerald Associates, Chicago
    Personally, I pledge to encourage, embrace, and value everyone for being their authentic self. I will act with empathy and respect for all. I will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind and speak out when I see it exhibited by others.

    Furthermore, in my professional capacity within my organization and in the CRE community I will speak out, rise up and be a champion of change to tackle bias and enable access and opportunity for all.

    Kristina Leighty
    MGAC, Washington
    I pledge to treat everyone with respect and dignity. I will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. I will speak out, be an example, and be a Champion of Change.

    Jo-Anne Mann
    Serraview, Robina
    I commit to treat everyone, regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age – with respect, and without judgement or bias.

    Krista Manna
    KR Architecture & Interiors, Abington
    I commit to treat everyone — regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age — with respect, and without judgement or bias.

    Charlene Masse
    CoreNet Global, Atlanta
    I pledge to lead by example.

    Arlene McKinnon
    CoreNet Global, Marietta
    I pledge to treat everyone with respect and kindness.

    Chris Meecham
    Humanscale Asia Limited, Hong Kong
    I pledge to treat everyone with respect and dignity. I will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. I will speak out, rise up, and be a Champion of Change.

    Stephen Monaco
    Monaco and Company, Downers Grove
    I pledge to treat everyone with respect and dignity. I will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. I will speak out, rise up and be a Champion of Change.

    Ayomide Moon
    CBRE, Sydney
    I pledge to be an ally to all. To speak up and fight against injustice and continue to make all people feel welcome and included.

    Seth Moore-Brown
    M Moser Associates, San Francisco
    I pledge to make space at every table I sit at for those not given equal chances. I commit to learning from and respecting everyone in the room. I pledge to make my voice heard when someone is afraid to speak for themselves.

    Amanda Morton
    Broadspectrum Property, Canberra
    I pledge to do whatever I can to make diversity and inclusion a priority across the CRE industry!

    Mark Nisbett
    People Places and Spaces, Hartford
    I pledge to continue treating everyone with respect and dignity. I will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind, speaking out, rising up and be a true champion of change.

    Rey Nunez
    Greyhound Lines, Inc., Dallas
    I pledge to treat every individual with kindness, respect and dignity regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age. Furthermore, I will actively seek to engage people from diverse backgrounds and solicit their view points. I will not tolerate racism, discrimination or exclusion of any kind, shape or form.

    Susan Ossmann
    Endurance International Group, Burlington
    I commit to treat everyone – regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age – with respect, and without judgement or bias. Our differences are our strength, and I will encourage those to shine through and be heard.

    Jennifer Pete
    CBRE, Sunnyvale
    I pledge to be an ally to all. To listen to gain understanding. To speak out when it is to support someone. To embrace CBRE's RISE Values: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence. To inspire change through example.

    Denise Pied
    STV|DPM, Newton
    I commit to treat everyone – regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age – with respect, and without judgement or bias.

    Sholem Prasow
    Bayview Insight Management Inc., Thornhill
    - I pledge to treat everyone with respect and dignity. I will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. I will speak out, rise up, and be a Champion of Change.
    - I commit to treat everyone — regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age — with respect, and without judgement or bias.
    - I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you. When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will STAND UP. I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

    Sathish Rajendren
    Knight Frank, Bangalore
    I pledge to treat everyone with respect and dignity and will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. I will speak out, rise up, and be a Champion of Change.

    Yerushalmi Rosenbaum
    Microsoft, Netanya
    I commit to treat everyone — regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age — with respect, and without judgement or bias.

    Sajit Sankar
    Mastercard Inc., New York
    I pledge to treat everyone with respect and dignity. I will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. I will speak out, rise up, and BE the Change I want to see in our world!

    Kay Sargent
    HOK, Washington, D.C.
    I commit to go forward with an open mind and an open heart and to treat everyone — regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age — with respect, and without judgment or bias.

    Juliet Schwalbach
    Milliken, Seattle
    I commit to treat everyone – regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age – with respect, and without judgement or bias.

    John Jay Schwartz
    Have Site Will Travel, Ltd, Henrico
    From an humble upbringing as the minority, white and Jewish, in my neighborhood the first 12 years of my life living in my Dad’s grocery store, Manny’s Market, I grew up color blind to all forms of people which gives me the most positive feeling towards all people. I continue to pledge, commit, respect, and take any and all actions in being a positive voice against any and all forms of discrimination. Count me in!!

    Richa Singh
    Ericsson, Dubai
    I pledge to treat one and all with equal respect. I will not discriminate on the basis of color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or social strata. I will actively work to remove any conscious or unconscious bias I, as well as those around me, may have.

    Chrissy Smith
    Dekalb Office, Alpharetta
    I commit to treat everyone — regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age — with respect, and without judgement or bias.

    Susan Spiers
    Trimble, Lilydale
    I commit to treat everyone – regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age – with respect, and without judgement or bias. I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you. When anyone’s rights are being challenged or taken away, I pledge to raise my voice and take action.

    Bryon Sutherly
    Hixson Architecture Engineering Interiors, Inc., Cincinnati
    In everything, I will treat everyone the way I expect to be treated — with love, kindness, and respect.

    Robert Teed
    ServiceNow, Pleasanton
    I commit to diversity, inclusion and belonging as foundational in all aspects of my life. I commit to lend my voice to the silenced or unheard and to not be silent or passive. I commit to allyship where my allyship is needed. I commit to helping to the very best of my ability and influence to end systemic racism against the Black community. And, I commit to continue to listen, to learn and to grow my heart and my compassion with every passing day.

    Kim Thelen
    CBRE, Tempe
    I pledge to treat everyone with respect and dignity. I will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. I will speak out, rise up, and be a Champion of Change.

    Kieran Thompson
    Cundall
    Cundall is committed to proactively removing barriers that keep people from participating equally based on their ethnicity, gender, culture, class, sexual orientation, age, religion, or disability.
    We are an anti-racist organization, and support the calls for a review of all national education systems that exclude the representation of black history, colonialism, imperialism and a truthful representation of our shared past.

    Craig Wiseman
    Salesforce, Sydney
    To treat everyone with dignity and respect and to speak out when this doesn't occur.

    Patrick Wong
    LinkedIn, San Francisco
    I pledge to speak out against racism and social injustice. I will continue to learn best practices for diversity, inclusion, and belonging within my professional and personal self. I commit to providing opportunities for under-represented groups in my industry.



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