Member Portal Engagement Tools
The Engagement tools in the GRESB Portal are designed to make your ESG engagement with your managers as productive as possible.
As an Investor Member you can access data and analytics for your investments, if you invest in listed real estate securities, all listed real estate company data. You can view the individual reports of participating companies, funds and assets online in the GRESB Portal, download reports for additional analysis and take advantage of the following engagement tools and services:
Please use the “Invite” feature in the Member Portal to contact managers and prompt participation during the Assessment open period which runs from April 1 – July 1 annually.
The Response Tracker allows you to track the progress of Assessment submissions and identify investments that may require additional outreach.
Data Access Requests
To maximize portfolio coverage and achieve a full portfolio view, you can request data access from Assessment participants. The ‘Data Access Request’ tool enables you to request data access for each portfolio managed by a GRESB participant. Pending requests can be tracked in the Member Portal.
The Benchmark Report contains an indicator-level analysis of a participant’s ESG performance in both absolute terms and relative to peers. It is designed to identify areas of risk and opportunity and deepen engagement on sustainability issues with managers.
Portfolio Analysis Tool
Using the Portfolio Analysis Tool, you can perform a portfolio analysis for self-selected groups of your investments, including application of weights and customized benchmarks. This online tool provides relevant insight into how each investment contributes to the investment portfolio’s aggregated ESG performance. It also provides a combined environmental footprint of the investment portfolio.
The data download feature in the Portal gives you access to all significant data points in .csv format for your own modeling.
Investor Member Webinars
How to get insights from the GRESB Portal
An overview of the ESG data and analytical tools available in the GRESB Portal and how to generate insights that are most useful to you.
Benchmarking infrastructure assets on ESG performance
A PRI/GRESB Webinar on why investors use the GRESB Infrastructure platform, how it works and the value it brings to their organizations.
Template letters requesting participation in the GRESB Assessments
By encouraging your managers to participate in GRESB, you will be able to maximize your portfolio coverage for ESG data, and draw more meaningful benchmark comparisons and portfolio insights.
We have created example letters for you to download and send to your managers:
Download template letter – Real Estate Investors
Download joint template letter – Real Estate Investors
Download template letter – Infrastructure Investors
Download joint template letter – Infrastructure Investors
Template letters to thank your managers for participating in the GRESB Assessments
As a GRESB Investor Member, you can request access to the Assessment results through the GRESB Portal and use the GRESB Scores, Ratings and peer benchmarks as the basis for engagement with your managers.
We are committed to supporting this engagement and have prepared two example letters that you can send to your managers:
Investor Engagement Timeline for the 2019 GRESB Assessment
Here is an overview of key dates and investor engagement activities for the 2019 GRESB Assessment Cycle:
|January - |
|Review 2018 Assessment Participants to calculate your portfolio coverage|
|Contact managers to request participation in the 2019 Assessment in order to increase your coverage|
|April - |
|April 1: Assessment Portal opens|
|Use the “Invite” feature in the GRESB Portal to contact managers and prompt participation|
|Use the Data Access Tool in the GRESB Portal to request data access to your investments|
|Use Response Tracker tool in the GRESB Portal to track reporting progress|
|July - |
|July 1: Assessment Portal closes|
| September 4: 2019 GRESB Assessment Results available in the GRESB Portal: Benchmark Report,
Portfolio Analysis Tool and Data Downloader
|Public results events - all regions|
|October - |
|Engage with managers on their performance based on Benchmark Reports|
|Provide feedback to GRESB on the Assessment and reporting process|