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GRESB is a dynamic benchmark used by institutional investors.

The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios around the globe.

Gresb_logo_grey_372px Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector

The Guidelines complement the Green Bond Principles (GBP) by providing specific real estate and construction sector guidance for capital market participants when originating and/or investing in green bonds. Issuers, underwriters and investors can use these Guidelines to identify Eligible Green Projects, specify appropriate metrics, and determine reporting constructs for green bonds related to real estate.

News, Events and Press

News

Sustainable Buildings Pay off for Real Estate Investors

A new study by the University of Cambridge reveals a strong relationship between the sustainability of buildings and the stock market performance of real estate investment trusts (REITs). The study, commissioned by Carbon War Room and based on GRESB data is titled The Financial Rewards of Sustainability: A Global Performance Study of Real the Estate Investment Trusts.

GRESB Introduces Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector

GRESB today released Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector. The Guidelines complement the Green Bond Principles (GBP) by providing specific real estate and construction sector guidance for capital market participants when originating and/or investing in green bonds.
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Events

ESG Summit

June 19, New York, USA - Dan Winters, Head of North America, GRESB will participate in a panel discussion “Perspectives on ESG Disclosure: Investor Need vs. Company Ability” at the ESG Summit - For Institutional Shareholders, Public Company Management and Capital Markets Experts.

Participate in the New 2015 GRESB Debt Survey
May 1 — August 1

The GRESB Debt Survey assesses the sustainability engagement and performance of real estate lenders, applying established methodology that enables institutional investors to extend ESG integration to their real estate debt investments.

In 2015, the first year of the GRESB Debt Survey, participation is open to private real estate funds that identify their primary investment strategy as debt.

GRESB Insights

Results from the 2014 GRESB Survey