There are four pillars of our Corporate Responsibility that govern our long-term strategy as well as our day-to-day decisions: Our beliefs and practices, our environment, our communities, and our culture.
We achieve excellence through recruiting and retaining the world’s best talent from the widest pool possible and then by welcoming each person’s background and life experiences. An inclusive and diverse workforce drives better investment decisions, more robust collaboration and unique points of view that lead to achieving stronger outcomes for our clients. We hold every employee accountable to our four core values.
As an investment firm, we see two distinct ways we impact our environment: how we act and how we invest.
How we act
Our global employee resource group, the Green Team, ensures sustainability is integrated into our corporate culture and that we reduce our footprint through education, accountability and everyday actions. Our New York headquarters is located in a LEED-certified Gold building that features sustainable design and operating policies, energy audits and air quality testing. We are continuing to improve how we hold our vendors accountable to minimizing their own environmental impact.
How we invest
Cohen & Steers aspires to a leadership position in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing in real assets and alternative income. We believe our proprietary approach to ESG integration and our stewardship enhance our ability to deliver more consistent, attractive risk-adjusted returns in a systematic and transparent manner. In addition to the important work of ESG integration in our daily investment decisions, we actively engage with companies in which we invest to promote business practices aligned with creating shareholder value, exercising our proxy votes and using our influence as an industry thought leader.