BKM ESG / DEI
BKM’s ESG Program
ESG has always been fundamentally important to BKM Capital Partners’ investment approach and culture. We constantly push ourselves to think bigger about how we can further integrate these practices in our investment strategies and throughout our firm as a whole.
Our approach to ESG
BKM endeavors to align business decisions, values, and ethics with ESG considerations. We maximize the positive impact of our ESG actions and the value they deliver for our business by focusing on the following priorities:
To improve operational performance by reducing energy, water usage, waste, and incorporating sustainable materials.
To cultivate a positive culture and community for our investors, tenants, and employees by investing time and resources into developing our talent, enhancing a diverse, equitable, inclusive work environment, and encouraging volunteerism and charity across our workforce.
To foster diverse and accountable governance and always maintain high ethical standards for mutual growth. To protect and secure data, infrastructure and identity for the long-term growth and health of BKM.
BKM is committed to the conservation of natural resources at both the corporate and investment level through energy management programs and management practices that respect the environment.
BKM is committed to making a positive impact on the wellbeing of our employees, tenants, partners, and the communities in which we work and invest through our corporate and investment-level operations.
We engage with our employees to provide a challenging, dynamic, inclusive, and diverse work environment that supports their professional development, as well as promoting a good work-life balance that prioritizes their overall health and well-being.
BKM hosts tenant appreciation events to promote the comradery of the local community and businesses. Being in the light industrial space, our assets are comprised of many mom & pop businesses as well as a mix of larger, more-established companies. This provides an opportunity for smaller business to connect and partner with their local neighbors.
BKM supports initiatives that benefit the communities, environment, and human welfare through a robust Charitable Giving program.
Through our BKM Volunteer initiatives, we set out to make a difference in the communities in which we work and serve. We provide 16 hours of paid volunteer time for every employee each year and in the first half of 2022, 24 BKM team members volunteered to support Beyond Blindness, Child Creativity Lab and Project Hope Alliance.
BKM Charitable Partnerships
Bias and Diversity Training.
Upgraded training platform with over 4,500 courses available to each employee.
Ensure pay equity via Compensation Committee review and analyses.
Recruiting and promotion commitments to increase the number of women and BIPOC employees at all levels.
Expanded Leadership, Emerging Leaders training.
Partnership with AllVoices to provide an additional platform for all employees to be heard, as well as to provide anonymous feedback and administer pulse surveys.
Invested in Our People
Our DEI program and BKM Women’s Network contribute to a diverse culture where every voice is valued and every employee feels like they belong.
We created the BKM Women’s Network in 2022 to support women at BKM through mentorship, community and educational events. BKM provides ongoing support, inspiration, and opportunities to connect, share, learn and lead.
BKM tracks metrics such as employee demographics, women and minority owned businesses in our tenant base, and looks to track the impact of our philanthropic efforts on increasing social equity.
Note: BKM Employee diversification as of December 31, 2021. Industry benchmarks according to 2021 NAREIM-Ferguson Partners Diversity & Inclusion Survey. BKM is an equal opportunity employer: race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disabilities, age, or military status.