What is our vision?
“Sustainable Real Assets”
Sustainable Real Assets play a critical role in creating a sustainable world – one where society can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
What is our mission?
GRESB assesses and benchmarks the ESG performance of real assets, providing standardized and validated data to the capital markets.
What is our strategy?
Our strategy is based on 3 pillars that guide everything we do:
Working in collaboration with the industry, we define the benchmark for sustainability performance in real assets. Our global scale means we can help track the progress being made towards a world with sustainable buildings and infrastructure.
Our technology platform applies best practices in data science to validate, score and benchmark ESG performance data. We provide the business intelligence needed for better decision making and the engagement tools to support a deeper dialogue within the investment industry.
We convene a global community of institutional investors, investment management companies, fund managers, asset operators, industry bodies, service providers and academics working together to achieve a shared vision of sustainable real assets.
What do we do?
The Assessments are guided by what investors and the industry consider to be material issues in the sustainability performance of real asset investments and are aligned with international reporting frameworks such as GRI and PRI.
Assessment participants receive comparative business intelligence on where they stand against their peers, a roadmap with the actions they can take to improve their ESG performance and a communication platform to engage with investors.
Investors use the ESG data and GRESB’s analytical tools to improve the sustainability performance of their investment portfolios, engage with managers and prepare for increasingly rigorous ESG obligations.
In 2018 GRESB assessed 903 real estate funds and property companies, 75 infrastructure funds, 280 infrastructure assets and 25 debt portfolios.
More than 90 institutional investors use GRESB data and analytical tools to engage with investment managers to enhance and protect shareholder value. GRESB Investor Members represent over USD 22 trillion in institutional capital.
Given GRESB’s extensive market coverage, our members can apply a single, globally recognized ESG framework to all their real assets.