GRESB is a mission-driven and industry-led organization that provides actionable and transparent environmental, social and governance (ESG) data to financial markets. We collect, validate, score and benchmark ESG data to provide business intelligence, engagement tools and regulatory reporting solutions for investors, asset managers and the wider industry.
Vision and mission
An investment industry that plays a central role in creating a sustainable world
To provide financial markets with actionable insights, ESG data and benchmarks
How we work
GRESB provides a consistent framework to measure the ESG performance of individual assets and portfolios based on self-reported data. Performance assessments are guided by what investors and the wider industries consider to be material issues, and they are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement and major international reporting frameworks.
Data reported to the GRESB Assessments are validated by a third party and scored before being used to generate the following ESG benchmarks for the industry:
- Real Estate Benchmark
- Real Estate Development Benchmark
- Infrastructure Fund Benchmark
- Infrastructure Asset Benchmark
Who we are
The owner of the standards upon which assessments are based, the GRESB Foundation will be composed of a foundation board drawn from investors as well as advisory boards, benchmark committees and working groups consisting of investors, managers and industry partners.
A benefit corporation currently seeking formal B Corporation certification, GRESB BV is responsible for administering the assessments, providing the benchmarks, developing new solutions and supporting GRESB members. GRESB BV is owned by Summit Partners.
Industry Working Groups
As a member-led organization, GRESB is committed to listening to and working closely with the industries it serves. Throughout the year, industry working groups examine specific topics relevant to the GRESB standards, assessments, benchmarks and related services to ensure they are reflective of industry needs.
Following GRESB’s change in ownership, the role of the existing Real Estate and Infrastructure Advisory Boards and Benchmark Committees (renamed Standards Boards and Standards Committees) will be formalized under the governance of the GRESB Foundation and will continue to oversee the development and maintenance of GRESB Standards.
GRESB BV will continue to be responsible for administering the GRESB Assessments, providing the benchmarks, promoting widespread adoption of the GRESB Standards and supporting investor and participant members.
GRESB BV will become a benefit corporation and seek formal B-Corp certification, in order to build accountability for its mission into its legal structure and to protect this accountability over the long term.