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Diversity & Inclusion

We are relentlessly focused on fostering our culture of excellence and inclusion.

  • Cohen & Steers’ leadership is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing our culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • We apply the same focus and passion that we bring to our disciplined investment process into fostering an inclusive workplace.

Our Approach

“We believe a culture of excellence and inclusion creates the best environment for employees to make better decisions and achieve results for our clients.”

 
 - Robert Steers, CEO Cohen & Steers

 

Cohen & Steers is committed to pursuing excellence and fostering a culture of inclusion that respects and welcomes all employees. We believe each person’s background and life experiences bring valuable perspectives that result in our ability to make better investment decisions for our clients.

Our approach comprises four pillars:

 

    

 

Education

to build awareness about how our differences make us stronger and contribute to our focused approach. Emphasizing the importance of creating space to have worthwhile, action-oriented dialogue around the many benefits of an inclusive culture and providing our people with practical resources to increase cultural competency and respect for all.

 

    

 

Leadership

both current and emerging, that is accountable for fostering inclusivity and is also reflective of the diversity at Cohen & Steers. Instilling rigor to develop and measure our leaders’ ability to create and foster an inclusive culture while developing our next generation of leaders to ensure they demonstrate behaviors that are inclusive and strengthen our culture.  

 

    

 

Recruitment

strategies that are aimed to address the fact that there is significant underrepresentation of women and people of color in our industry and in particular, in leadership positions. We strive to provide greater opportunities for underrepresented groups to join us in the pursuit of excellence. We partner with various talent development and recruitment organizations to engage with more diverse candidate pools for open roles across our firm, including internships.

  

    

 

Engagement 

throughout the firm, driven by employee-led resource groups that advance how we address business and community challenges. Employee resource groups help foster an inclusive culture and engage our diverse talent to strengthen our firm and community.

Employee Resource Groups

Cohen & Steers’ long term success is built on having the best and most motivated people working together as a team. As a result, we aspire to create a culture which instills a sense of ownership, mutual respect, community, and common purpose into day-to-day life. The Culture Committee has been given the mandate to take a comprehensive and strategic approach to realizing these aspirations.

The Women’s Exchange provides an inclusive forum for women at Cohen & Steers to share ideas and experiences, advocate for one another, and encourage personal, career and leadership development.

Cohen & Steers is dedicated to giving back to the community in which we work and live. The Employee Volunteer Program provides an opportunity for our employees to contribute in a meaningful way while enhancing morale and teamwork. The Employee Volunteer Program will coordinate four distinct volunteer events each year that are employee-driven and community-focused.

The Cohen & Steers Green Team’s mission is to promote environmental awareness and help our colleagues and the firm to increase their commitment to sustainability through education and collaboration.

Community Outreach

COVID Giving Campaign

The Volunteer Committee partners with various programs to support those in need. Our COVID Giving Campaign successfully partnered with each of our global offices' respective local public healthcare facilities and foundations to donate funds to support doctors, nurses, and patients. 

     • NY Health and Hospitals
     • Hong Kong Hospital Authority Charitable Foundation
     • London’s National Healthcare Service
     • Tokyo’s Nippon Foundation
     • Dublin’s Jack And Jill Children’s Foundation

City Harvest

In partnership with City Harvest, the Volunteer Committee held a Cohen & Steers Food Drive donating food and funds that provided those less fortunate with a quality meal during the Holiday season. Our annual support of this important project drives our commitment to provide much needed outreach to those in our community.  

Cristo Rey

Cristo Rey New York High School (CRNYHS) was established to provide access to a quality college-preparatory education for students from low-income families, who have demonstrated the potential and motivation to achieve success. Their student body comprises 99% students of color and boasts a 98% college enrollment rate.

Cohen & Steers participates in the innovative Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program, offering students the opportunity to gain valuable real-world skills. This year, we have expanded our relationship to introduce remote mentoring for students due to COVID-19.  Our goal is to ensure these talented students do not lose exposure to our industry, and its possibilities for their future, during these challenging times.

Dress for Success & Susan G. Komen Foundation 

The Women’s Exchange Steering Committee at Cohen & Steers is proud to collaborate with various programs that support women’s well-being and economic security. From empowering women to achieve economic independence through Dress for Success to supporting women’s health specifically for breast cancer with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Women’s Exchange is committed to enhancing the livelihood and careers for women.

New York Restoration Project (NYRP)

The Green Team at Cohen & Steers has proudly supported the NYRP to beautify local parks and communities. The NYRP was founded in 1995 by Bette Midler to clean NYC’s parks and public spaces and in partnership with Mayor Bloomberg co-lead a  conservancy protecting and preserving community gardens and other green spaces in NYC. In the Fall of last year, Cohen & Steers proudly worked together to paint, plant, and revive a local community garden in the Bronx. 

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