Real estate and mortgage firms among most ethical in the world

by Steve Randall27 Feb 2020

Several big names from the mortgage lending and real estate industries have been named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2020.

The rankings from Ethisphere are an annual recognition of those who prioritize ethical behavior as a means to improve the world, while enhancing business performance.

“Leading CEOs and organizations continue to prove our long-held hypothesis that conducting ethical business is the key to maximizing profits,” explained Ethisphere CEO, Timothy Erblich. “In addition to congratulating all 2020 honorees, we commend their commitment to continuous improvement and raising the collective bar for all companies.”

From real estate, JLL, CBRE, and Realogy all make this year’s list and are the only representatives from the industry apart from Thai firm DTGO.

“We are honored to be recognized by Ethisphere for the seventh year. Strong values underpin everything we do at CBRE and our people are as deeply committed to ethical business practices as they are to serving our clients’ needs,” said Bob Sulentic, president and chief executive officer of CBRE.

Mortgage lenders
Among the banks and financial services firms that are included and that offer mortgages is BMO.  American firms Old National, US Bank, and TIAA are also included along with Australian bank Teachers Mutual.

"BMO is driven by a single Purpose, to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life," said Darryl White, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group. "At our core, we are guided by our values and our long-held belief that corporations are in service, not only to shareholders but also to the communities we serve, our customers, suppliers and employees. Our success is measured by how we earn and retain the trust of all of our stakeholders. This recognition from Ethisphere is a valuable indication of our performance and inspires us to continue to make progress."

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