Equity in the Built Environment

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Diversity, equity and inclusion is no longer a box to tick. It’s becoming one of the defining factors for business bottom line. We know now healthy workplaces have a profound impact on people’s well-being, but how can we ensure this access is equitable? Commercial buildings can be a powerful vehicle to deliver on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)’s new WELL Equity Rating empowers organizations to create places where everyone can feel welcome, seen and heard. From parental leave to accessible and inclusive spaces, the WELL Equity Rating provides organizations with actionable strategies to tackle the DEI challenges and cultivate a “people-first” approach to the workplace. Kimberly Lewis, who drove the development of the WELL Equity Rating, will speak to the two-year journey of building the tool, and its impact on the well-being of people in the built environment.

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3/21/2023 9:45:00 AM

End Time:

3/21/2023 10:45:00 AM

  1. Understand the new market tools addressing health equity challenges in the built environment;
  2. Learn how to leverage the built environments to bridge the gaps in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility;
  3. Understand the power of collaborations across facility management teams, human resources teams and C-suits;
  4. Learn how to build a roadmap to help your organization start taking actions toward its DEI goals.

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