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GRESB Updates Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector

Amsterdam, October 4, 2016 – GRESB, the leading global provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data for real assets, today released the 2016 update to the GRESB Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector. These Guidelines build on the Green Bond Principles with specific focus on real estate sector market participants originating and/or investing in green property bonds. Read more...

Roxana Isaiu Appointed as Director of GRESB Real Estate

Roxana Isaiu has been appointed as GRESB's new Director of ESG & Real Estate following the departure of Elsbeth Quispel who has left GRESB as of 1 October 2016, to explore new opportunities. Roxana will be responsible for developing and managing the content of the annual GRESB Real Estate Assessment and all the related GRESB Real Estate products and services. Read more...
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October 26- Stockholm: 2016 GRESB Real Estate Swedish Results Event

The event will present the Swedish release of the 2016 GRESB Real Estate Assessment results and a panel discussion about the importance of sustainability from a financial perspective, how it affects profitability, and the risk profile of property portfolios. It will be hosted by the Swedish Property Federation, a GRESB Supporter, and in partnership with GRESB Member Vasakronan. Read more...

November 2- Tokyo: 2016 GRESB Global Results Highlights

Join us on November 2 in Tokyo for a presentation of the 2016 GRESB Global Results Highlights. The presentation is a part of the "Sustainability & ESG Investment in Real Estate: GRESB 2016 Results and ESG Investor Trend" seminar organized by GRESB Member Development Bank of Japan Inc., GRESB Premier Partner CSR Design Green Investment Advisory Co., Ltd. and The Association for Real Estate Securitization. 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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