2016 GRESB Data

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New! GRESB Sustainability Insights

GRESB is introducing a new publication, GRESB Sustainability Insights, which will present a series of snapshots of the 2016 GRESB data providing a deeper dive into trends and key topics around ESG in real asset investments. The series also includes additional resources - blogs, innovation case studies and interviews – that can be found on GRESB Insights. Read more...

New GRESB Members - November 2016

Vert Asset Management, the Chongbang Group, CIM Group LP, Skanska Oresund AB, General Growth Properties, Inc., Grivalia Properties and Nuuka Solutions have joined GRESB as GRESB Real Estate Members. Read more...
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In the Press

October 12, 2016
Infrastructure sector wakens up to responsible investing Read more ...

October 12, 2016
Australia leads on infrastructure sustainability, but there’s massive room for improvement Read more ...

October 11, 2016
GRESB assessment of infrastructure funds finds room for improvement Read more ...

October 11, 2016
GRESB updates its green bond guidelines for property firms Read more ...

September 16, 2016
Real estate firms improve sustainability Read more ...
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2016 GRESB Infrastructure Data & Report

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.

2016 GRESB Real Estate Debt Data

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.

2016 Green Bond Guidelines

The GRESB Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector recognize the industry’s environmental and social impact, and provide specific guidance on how to identify green project eligibility, implement and manage investment proceeds, and communicate potential and actual green bond outcomes to stakeholders.

2016 GRESB Real Estate and Developer Data

A record 759 real estate companies and funds participated in the 2016 GRESB Real Estate Assessment, representing more than 66,000 assets across 63 countries, with a value of 2.8 trillion USD. Entities reporting to GRESB for seven consecutive years outperform their peers by an average of 12 points across all aspects of ESG.


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