The GRESB Sector Leader Awards Program recognizes real estate and infrastructure companies, funds and assets that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in sustainability.
The Award Categories
Real Estate Sector Leaders have achieved the highest overall GRESB score within each of the following categories:
- Nature of Ownership: Listed, Private
- Sector: Diversified, Retail, Office, Industrial, Residential, Other, Diversified (Retail/Office, Industrial/Office, Residential/Office)
- Region: Americas, Asia, Australia/NZ, EMEA
Infrastructure Asset Sector Leaders have achieved the highest overall GRESB score within the following Asset Sectors:
- Energy, transmission, distribution and storage
- Energy Generation – Renewable generation, utility scale
- Energy Generation – Renewable generation, distributed
- Energy Generation – Non-renewables
- Toll Road Operations
- Water Systems
The Infrastructure Sector Leader status is awarded to the fund that achieved the highest overall GRESB Score, which is a combination of the Fund Score and the Weighted Asset Score.
For your convenience, please find resources you can use in your communications and marketing:
2017 GRESB Sector Leader logos
Please use the 2017 GRESB Sector Leader logo in your communications. Please note that the logo may only be used to identify Sector Leaders. The logo is GRESB’s proprietary material and cannot be altered in any way. Please refer to the Branding Guidelines.
2017 GRESB Sector Leader certificate
We have sent you your 2017 Sector Leader certificate via email.
Press Release Template
We have created a press release template for you to announce news of your Sector Leader recognition.
Quote from Sander Paul van Tongeren, Co-Founder and Managing Director at GRESB
We are proud to recognize the 2017 Sector Leaders for their clear commitment and meaningful action to improve their sustainability performance. One of the things that really stood out this year is how investor interest, backed up with accurate performance benchmarking, is empowering the spread of sustainable best practices, such as those shown by the GRESB Regional Sector Leaders, across the market globally.”
Quote from Dan Winters, Head of Americas at GRESB:
GRESB congratulates the 2017 North American Regional Sector Leaders for the significant steps taken to incorporate sustainability into management practice and operations, then communicating these accomplishments to investors.” remarked Dan Winters, GRESB Head of Americas. “The collective industry leadership exhibited by the record number of GRESB participants reinforces the real estate industry’s strong ESG momentum and continued progress.”
Quote from Ruben Langbroek, Head of Asia Pacific at GRESB:
The 2017 Australian Regional Sector Leaders highlight real estate and infrastructure companies and funds at the top of the sustainability curve for their region, and we are proud to recognize their exemplary ESG achievements.” said Ruben Langbroek, Head of Asia Pacific at GRESB. “The regional sector’s increased transparency on material ESG issues, in combination with an even stronger commitment to drive positive change while reducing negative impacts, once again underlines the region’s leading position.”
We congratulate the 2017 Asian Regional Sector Leaders for the important steps they have taken to incorporate sustainability into their businesses and portfolios, and by communicating their achievements to investors and industry stakeholders.” remarked Ruben Langbroek, Head of Asia Pacific at GRESB. “Transparency on material ESG issues is becoming the norm, as shown by the record number of Asian GRESB participants. This strong momentum will further enhance how ESG-related risks are managed and mitigated by investment managers, and will increasingly inform investors on where and how to allocate their capital.”
Quote from Roxana Isaiu, Director, ESG & Real Estate GRESB
The 2017 Regional Sector Leaders represent innovation, best practice and sustainability leadership in real estate. Their efforts continue to inspire us and lay down a path for the entire sector to follow.
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Additional Results Resources
- Results page for Real Estate, Infrastructure and Debt
- GRESB rating logos can be downloaded from the results marketing resources page.
- Participant list for 2017
- GRESB Press releases
- Guidance on how to understand and communicate your results
For any media inquiries, or if you would like assistance with issuing a press release, please contact Claudia Gonella, Director Marketing & Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org