STAMFORD, Conn., May 7, 2012 ― Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, and the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession, today announced that the inaugural IAOP/ISG Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award has been awarded to CBRE Group, Inc (NYSE:CBG).
The award, established by IAOP and ISG, recognizes service provider excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The winner demonstrates exemplary leadership in, and ongoing commitment to, activities that foster community involvement, fair operating and labor practices, respect for human rights, attention to environmental impacts, consumer issues and good governance.
“On behalf of the more than 700 professionals at ISG, I want to congratulate CBRE on winning this award,” said Michael P. Connors, Chairman & CEO, ISG. “The commitment they have shown to addressing these critical issues is a model for the entire sourcing industry.”
CBRE, a global commercial real estate services company headquartered in Los Angeles, was selected as the recipient for 2012 based on achievements such as becoming the first carbon-neutral global real estate outsourcing firm, markedly increasing corporate and employee giving to charitable and community organizations, and significantly expanding and improving its ethics and compliance program.
“Being known as a responsible business is an essential element of our brand,” said Brett White, CEO of CBRE. “Increasingly, clients want business partners that share their values and CBRE works hard to be such a partner. We thank ISG and IAOP for this award and for recognizing the positive impact that CBRE professionals make in our communities and on the environment.”
CBRE was selected from among applicants for the IAOP 2012 Global Outsourcing 100®. The independent judging panel was chaired by Dr. Bill Hefley of the University of Pittsburgh and ITSqc, LLC and also included Sarah Troup of the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Ron Babin of Ryerson University and Rita Soni of the NASSCOM Foundation. All four are active members of the IAOP CSR Subcommittee.
“With rising global awareness surrounding social responsibility and the concept of doing well and doing good, we are experiencing a maturing of the outsourcing industry’s acceptance of CSR with an increased number of organizations considering provider CSR capability when making an outsourcing decision,” Hefley said. “CBRE’s broad and varied initiatives in CSR far extend beyond simple reporting and chest-beating to being demonstrably an integral part of their everyday business.”
Added IAOP CEO Debi Hamill: "IAOP is thrilled to have established the Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award with ISG. It is important to recognize service provider excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility. We salute CBRE on their continued efforts and contributions; they have raised the bar for all of us.”
IAOP and ISG will present the award to CBRE during the ISG Americas Sourcing Industry Conference, May 23-24 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, Va.
In addition, ISG will make a $5,000 donation in the name of CBRE to Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading non-profit organization providing critical home repairs, modifications and improvements for America’s low-income homeowners. CBRE supports Rebuilding Together through a corporate partnership program.
Service providers wishing to be eligible for the 2013 Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award may apply at http://www.iaop.org beginning September 1.
About Information Services Group
Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III) is a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, serving more than 500 clients around the world to help them achieve operational excellence. ISG supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services, with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, program management services and enterprise resource planning. Clients look to ISG for unique insights and innovative solutions for leveraging technology, the deepest data source in the industry, and more than five decades of experience of global leadership in information and advisory services. Based in Stamford, Conn., the company has more than 700 employees and operates in 21 countries. For additional information, visit www.isg-one.com.
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit www.IAOP.org.
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 firm (in terms of 2011 revenue). The Company has approximately 34,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com/.