GEPF, largest pension fund in South Africa, starts using GRESB
The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) of South Africa is Africa’s largest pension fund with more than 1.2 million active members and nearly USD120bn in assets under management.
The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) of South Africa is Africa’s largest pension fund with more than 1.2 million active members and nearly USD120bn in assets under management. GEPF’s Responsible Investment Policy commits GEPF to transparency, integrity and accountability in the way GEPF invests in all asset classes on behalf of its members and pensioners, including real estate investments, all of which are core values underpinning the GRESB initiative.
John Oliphant, GEPF’s Principal Officer and Head: Investment and Actuarial, explained GEPF’s decision to become a member of GRESB: “GEPF is proud to join other leading institutional investors in supporting GRESB. GEPF, as a significant investor in South African property is of the view that integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues within property investments can deliver better risk-adjusted returns through improved energy, water and other resource efficiencies across GEPF’s property portfolio. GEPF looks forward to working with GRESB and its property partners to benchmark South African property portfolios against GRESB for the first time in 2013.”
We look forward to working with GEPF over the course of the 2013 Survey year and beyond.
GRESB in the press
2013 GRESB Survey Results Press CoverageNovember 28, 2013
You can view a selection of the articles here:
NAREIT Names 2013 Leader in the Light Award WinnersNovember 15, 2013
The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) today announced the winners of its annual Leader in the Light Awards, which honor NAREIT member companies that have demonstrated superior and sustained
energy use practices.
U.S. REITs Making Headway on SustainabilitySeptember 24, 2013
Nils Kok, co-founder and director with Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), joined REIT.com for a video interview at NAREIT’s headquarters in Washington.
Cultivating Green DataJuly 26, 2013
REIT Magazine July 2013. To access the article click here
Bringing Benchmarking to the C-SuiteJune 21, 2013
National Real Estate Investor, July 2013. To access the article click here
Benchmarking on trackJune 19, 2013
IP Real Estate Magazine May/June 2013. GRESB has launched its latest survey on sustainability performance in the real estate sector. Philippa Shire and Elsbeth Quispel explain.
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Green Leases Go MainstreamJune 10, 2013
Property EU Magazine, June 2013. GRESB’s Head of Sustainability Elsbeth Quispel contributes to an article about the implementation of green leases.
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REIT.com Commercial Real Estate Sustainability Progressing in the United StatesApril 2, 2013