Final CNS AR 2020 - Flipbook - Page 13
Our culture and values
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.
Excellence guides how we deliver superior
performance for our clients, fueled by
a collaborative spirit and the drive to
Focus characterizes how we operate, using a
disciplined investment approach that leverages
our history of specialization to deliver total returns,
outperformance, income and diversification.
Innovation is how we advance, forged
by continuous improvement to build
investment solutions that provide longterm results.
Inclusive defines how we foster teamwork and
engage with clients, with an entrepreneurial
culture that welcomes new ideas and
Our four pillars of diversity and inclusion
We build awareness about how our differences make us stronger and contribute to better
decision-making. We believe it is important to create space for constructive and open dialogue
to support continuous improvement in promoting inclusivity. We also provide practical
resources for increasing cultural competency and respect for all.
Leaders at every level are accountable for creating a supportive environment that values
authenticity and teamwork. In developing our next generation of leaders, we help them carry
forward inclusive practices that strengthen our culture. We also strive to make our leadership
teams representative of the diversity at Cohen & Steers.
We are committed to strategies for addressing the significant underrepresentation of women
and people of color in our industry, particularly in leadership positions. We partner with talent
development and recruitment organizations to engage with more diverse candidate pools for
open roles across our firm, including internships.
We encourage and support inclusive employee-led resource groups that advance how we
address business and community challenges. These employee initiatives help engage the
diverse talent throughout the firm to strengthen our culture and our communities.