Inclusive Workplaces: CRE Plays a Key Role in Delivering on DEI Goals (SEP 2022 Recording)
Research shows that a focus on DEI can offer many advantages, ranging from improved employee experiences to better talent attraction and retention, and that 76% of job seekers value diverse companies when evaluating companies and job offers. Shell aims to become one of the most diverse and inclusive companies in the world and their real estate team is embracing the challenge by creating spaces that empower experiences. Along with their partner, JLL, Shell performed data collection, guided visits, diverse staff focus groups & photographic recordings to evaluate sites based on a set of criteria across 7 inclusion topics.
- Identify 7 key DE&I topics that influence employee and workplace experience. We will achieve this by sharing descriptions of the 7 topics.
- Apply a structured methodology to start assessing and improving DE&I performance in their workplace by sharing the components of the ecosystem that enable and sustain improvements.
- Inspire RE teams to support DE&I business drivers. We will achieve this with visual examples from our environment including solutions, hurdles overcome and the interactive session activities.
RE Experience Strategy Manager, Shell International BV (Real Estate)
Ed is a transformational, passionate, delivery focused, people oriented and strategic business leader with over 20 years working experience in multinational companies across industries. He has a reputation of leading credible and pragmatic strategy development and translating this into reality coupled with a strong continuous improvement mindset which is internally recognized and externally benchmarked.
Global Workplace Experience Architect, Shell Real Estate
As Shell's Global Workplace Architect, Kim is responsible for office design and experience strategies for 100k users & 230m sf around the world. With experience guiding workplace projects in 60+ countries, Kim has successfully balanced global best practices & local norms to ensure workplaces are inclusive and stimulating for colleagues & visitors. Kim has been awarded internally & externally as a passionate proponent of DEI for all users.
|Guzman de Yarza Blache, PhD|
Head of Workplace Strategy, EMEA, JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle Espana SA)
With 20 years of experience and a doctorate in Architecture, Guzman -he/him- leads the EMEA Workplace Consulting business at JLL. He is helping international corporations evolve to the New Ways of Working throughout their portfolios. He is currently leading the deployment of the pioneering Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging standard by JLL, which is allowing companies to align their built environment with their DEI Strategy.