Today we made our commitment to advancing workplace diversity and inclusion even clearer. Global CEO, Steve Quick, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. With this pledge, alongside over 2,400 influential leaders, Steve reaffirmed our commitment to building a culture of inclusion and belonging.
About CEO Action Pledge
CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Formed by PwC (and leaders from Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, Procter & Gamble) on the shared belief that diversity, equity and inclusion are societal issues, not a competitive one. This collaboration and bold action plan from the business community is vital to propelling scalable change.
By openly sharing our strategic actions, we hope to encourage others to make the pledge and help develop their organizational Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging goals.
Why Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging is a moral and business imperative
At Unispace, we celebrate differences and believe that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) is a moral and global imperative. DEIB is redefining workplaces and creating an inclusive workspace that promotes a positive culture, attracting and retaining talent and driving business success. We are excited to be an official signatory of the CEO Action Pledge to help create a more inclusive society.
"Everyday, we are focused on how we can make Unispace a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive place for our people, for our clients, and for the communities in which we operate." - Chely Wright, Chief Diversity Officer
This is our next step, not the end goal, towards encouraging and cultivating challenging conversations in the workplace to advance change. For example, we recently worked with Orrick, LA to help them translate their DEIB goals into the Art for Impact program in collaboration with renowned local artist, Robert Vargas to design a workplace experience that deepens connections and welcomes a sense of belonging for all.
Our strategic actions
CEO of Unispace, Steve Quick, is just one of over 2400 CEOs – from the likes of industry giants CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield, to our clients Abbvie and Boston Scientific – globally who are taking positive steps towards encouraging and cultivating challenging conversations in the workplace to advance change. We’ve pledged to drive forward with three sustainable and strategic actions:
“Let’s work to build a future of work where everyone belongs, by design” – Steve Quick, Global CEO
A thought leader & accomplished executive, Steve’s 25 years in the industry makes him well equipped to lead Unispace’s second decade of growth. In his last role, Steve led 13,000 employees and over US$1 Bn turnover as CEO, Global Occupier Services for Cushman & Wakefield. Steve brings a unique perspective into the challenges faced by global clients, the evolution of workspaces, and the future of the industry. He will lead our growth efforts around longer-term client relationships and workplace concepts that keep human behavior top of mind, while also cultivating a culture that allows people to thrive, is inclusive and provides stretch opportunities for people to grow.