CHICAGO, March 9, 2009 — Jones Lang LaSalle, the leading financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, was named to Corporate Responsibility Officer Magazine’s 10th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List®, recognizing the firm’s achievements in corporate social responsibility.
CRO’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is the only such list based on 100% publicly available information and ranks Russell 1000® companies on their performance in seven key areas: Environment, Climate Change, Human Rights, Philanthropy, Employee Relations, Financial and Governance.
Over the past nine years, companies on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List have out-paced the remainder of Russell 1000 companies by an average of 26% in 3-year total returns, according to CRO Magazine. “In today’s deep recession, human capital and financial capital seek safety—and companies on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List are today’s safest harbors,” said CRO Magazine publisher Jay Whitehead.
“Integrity and ethical behavior are key values at Jones Lang LaSalle,” said Colin Dyer, the firm’s CEO & President. “Superior client service, supportive employment practices, strong corporate governance and responsible corporate citizenship all help to ensure our long-term success.”
First published in 2000 by Business Ethics Magazine, the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List® published by CRO Magazine is the most-recognized Corporate Responsibility ranking of Russell 1000® companies. The List is based 100% on publicly-available information and is compiled for CRO Magazine by Portland, Maine-based IW Financial, a leading provider of SRI rankings to institutional investors. MS&L is the official PR firm of the CRO’s 2009 100 Best Corporate Citizens List®.
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CRO Magazine, TheCRO.com, the CRO Summits and CRO Association have evolved into the leading voices of the Corporate Responsibility professions, following the 2006 acquisition of Business Ethics magazine, which originated the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List®. CRO’s mission is to enhance the standing and practice levels of the Corporate Responsibility professions—including governance, risk, compliance, sustainability, EH&S, CSR, philanthropy and HR. More information on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List®, CRO and the CRO Association can be found at www.thecro.com
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2008 global revenue of $2.7 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.3 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $46 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com
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