CBRE Women’s Network earned a top 10 ranking on the 2016 Global Diversity List for the second consecutive year

Los Angeles, 2016-Dec-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today (December 19, 2016) announced that the CBRE Women’s Network earned a top 10 ranking on the 2016 Global Diversity List, supported by The Daily Telegraph in London. The list recognizes the achievements of employee network groups established to help improve gender diversity within large organizations. This marks CBRE’s second consecutive year of achieving a top 10 score on the Global Diversity List.

Other organizations recognized for their women’s networks include A.T. Kearney, United Nations, Sodexo and GE.

CBRE’s Women’s Network was formed in 2000 and has grown to encompass more than 3,000 professionals worldwide.  The company has Women’s Networks in each of its global regions — the Americas, led by Lisa Konieczka, an executive vice president in the firm’s Chicago office; Europe, the Middle East & Africa, led by Sue Clayton, an executive director based in London; and Asia Pacific, led by APAC Talent, Diversity and Inclusion Leader Olivia Walsh. These networks operate with an inclusive philosophy and focus on mentoring, professional development, personal enrichment, networking and community service.

“CBRE’s Women’s Network has been the industry leader in delivering real advantages to female professionals by providing them with valuable networking, learning and career development opportunities,” said Bob Sulentic, CBRE’s president and chief executive officer.  “We are proud to achieve this recognition and it is a credit to the work that the leaders of our Women’s Networks around the world have done to build a world-class professional networking group.”

Earlier this year, CBRE was ranked 15th on the list of 500 U.S.-based companies in Forbesmagazine’s 2016 “America’s Best Employers” list. CBRE was also recognized as one of Fortunemagazine’s Most Admired Companies for the fourth straight year and named a World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

To find out more about CBRE’s Women’s Network, visit

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2015 revenue).  The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide.  CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at

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Fast Retailing’s Annual Report 2015 wins Grand Award at the Annual International ARC Awards for the second consecutive year

Fast Retailing's Annual Report 2015 wins Grand Award at the Annual International ARC Awards for the second consecutive year
Fast Retailing’s Annual Report 2015 wins Grand Award at the Annual International ARC Awards for the second consecutive year


Berlin, Germany, 2016-Sep-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.’s English-language Annual Report 2015 was granted a Grand Award for the second consecutive year at the Annual International ARC Awards, the world’s largest annual report contest held in the United States. This year, Fast Retailing was awarded Gold for Chairman’s Letter and Silver for Photography, and was also selected from among a group of nominated finalists to receive the prestigious Best of Chairman’s Letter International Grand Award.

The ARC offers Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honors awards across a range of annual report categories, including Overall Excellence, Cover Design, Chairman’s Letter and Interior Design. The reports are evaluated on a specific set of factors, including how succinct and crisp the overall corporate message is, the persuasiveness of the text, the clarity and readability of financial data, the originality of the cover and interior design, and the level of cohesion and consistency of the whole report. Judging is extremely strict, with any report that fails to achieve the required minimum score labeled as “non-applicable”. Winning a Gold Award is even more challenging, and requires the winning candidate to earn over 90 out of a possible 100 points for all the categories. Only 5% of prize-winning reports ever achieve that score.

The International ARC Awards contest is an annual report competition held by MerComm, Inc., an independent awards organization located in the United States. The organization is free from the influence of specific industries, advertisers, or sponsors, with reviews and evaluations carried out in a fair manner by judges from a variety of countries and industries. The competition’s near 200 judges work in such fields as the financial industry, private corporations and production industries. This year marked the 30th year of competition, with 2,124 entries from 32 countries. (See ARC’s own reporting of the event: “ARC Awards – the world’s largest annual report competition – announced the Grand Award winners”

Fast Retailing’s Annual Report 2015 is available on the company’s website.