The 2016 data covers 185 infrastructure funds and assets. The high response rate and the data show that ESG is increasingly embedded in infrastructure investments, with more than 90% of participating funds having ESG policies and including ESG considerations in their investment processes. However, measuring and reporting of the environmental performance of infrastructure assets are not yet common practice.
In 2016, 18 debt funds participated in the GRESB Real Estate Debt Assessment, an increase of 80 percent. The average GRESB Debt Score increased by 6 percent to 48. The 2016 GRESB Real Estate Debt Assessment represents the current state of ESG in lending practices as informed by leading primary lenders and private equity investment management firms.