First REIT to Sign the Business Commitment to Advance D&I in the
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2018--
Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) has become the first real estate investment
trust (REIT) to join the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the
largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and
inclusion within the workplace. Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer, joins a growing coalition of more than 500 CEO
signatories committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the
“Diversity and inclusion are essential in business success, as research
and experience clearly demonstrate that groups with diverse perspectives
produce better results and make better decisions,” said Cafaro.
“Creating an environment where our employees can be themselves, value
each other's contributions, and reach their maximum potential represents
an important investment in our sustained performance.”
With a goal to leverage individual and collective voices around these
critical topics, signatories of the pledge commit to cultivating
workplaces that support open dialogue about diversity and to
implementing unconscious bias training. The companies also share best
practices and discuss initiatives that were unsuccessful, keeping others
from making similar errors, via the initiatives unified hub, CEOAction.com.
Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment
trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 1,200 assets in the United
States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing
communities, medical office buildings, life science and innovation
centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities,
health systems and skilled nursing facilities. Through its Lillibridge
subsidiary, Ventas provides management, leasing, marketing, facility
development and advisory services to highly rated hospitals and health
systems throughout the United States. References to “Ventas” or the
“Company” mean Ventas, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries unless
otherwise expressly noted. More information about Ventas and Lillibridge
can be found at www.ventasreit.com and www.lillibridge.com.
The Company routinely announces material information to investors and
the marketplace using press releases, Securities and Exchange
Commission (“SEC”) filings, public conference calls, webcasts and the
Company’s website at www.ventasreit.com/investor-relations.
The information that the Company posts to its website may be deemed to
be material. Accordingly, the Company encourages investors and others
interested in the Company to routinely monitor and review the
information that the Company posts on its website, in addition to
following the Company’s press releases, SEC filings and public
conference calls and webcasts.
About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion:
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business
commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
Bringing together more than 500 CEOs and presidents of America’s leading
businesses, academic institutions and nonprofits representing 12 million
employees, the commitment outlines actions that participating
organizations pledge to take to cultivate a workplace where diverse
perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel
comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where
best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations.
Learn more at CEOAction.com and connect with us on Facebook: CEO Action
for Diversity & Inclusion and Twitter: @CEOAction.
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Source: Ventas, Inc.
Louise Adhikari, +1 312 660 3816
VP Marketing &