Contribute to GRESB Insights

We seek to highlight case studies on ESG integration in real assets, data-driven analysis into how the industry is responding to the sustainability challenge and educational articles exploring topics covered in the GRESB Assessments.

Criteria & Obligations

GRESB Insights is open to contributions from GRESB Investor MembersParticipant MembersPartners & Industry Partners. Our editorial calendar is developed in collaboration with our stakeholders, with a new theme each month.

If you would like to contribute an article to GRESB Insights, please email Alex van Zyl via the button below with the article. This needs to be done by the 15th of the month prior to the month in which you wish to contribute.

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Submission Guidelines

  • Articles should be 1-2 pages long (max 1500 words) and provide useful information that showcases expertise, rather than promotional content.
  • Submit at least one high-quality cover image to accompany the article, but please provide additional images, charts, graphs, or tables if they improve understanding and retention of the content.
  • Each author is responsible for the accuracy of the content and accompanying images provided and confirms that the content and images do not infringe upon the rights, including any copyright rights, of any person or entity.
  • We prefer to receive unique content so please let us know if the article has been published elsewhere.
  • Include the author’s name at the end of each article.
  • By submitting content, you give GRESB permission to edit, publish, reprint and promote the content in whole or in part.
  • Submission deadline: 15th of the month prior to the month for which the article is written (i.e. May 15th deadline for an article to be posted in June).
  • Please provide a banner image, 2500 in width. This will be used as the featured image for your article on the Insights blog page, as well as the banner/hero image on the article page itself.

Submission Topics

Month Category Points of Inspiration
March Health & Well-being
  • The intersection between health, climate, and equity, given the current state of COVID-19
  • The benefits of green-buildings on our health and well-being
  • Adaptation of sensor technology (IAQ, Water management, etc.)
  • Well-being certifications
April ESG Reporting
  • The changing environment of ESG reporting in 2021
  • The future of ESG reporting
  • Harnessing the right technology for ESG compliance
May Regulatory Environment
  • EU Regulatory environment changes (SFDR, EU Taxonomy)
  • Benchmarking European regulations to improve performance
  • Pension Reform
  • Changing US administration and its regulatory implications
June Resilience
  • Building a resilience plan against climate change
  • The role of private investment and development capital in climate resilience and adaptation
  • Resilient Cities
  • How to effectively use (or not use) climate risk data
July ESG Data Quality
  • Establishing a quantitative method of scoring social aspects
  • Trials and tribulations of measuring social impact
  • The impact of COVID-19 on ESG data quality
  • Data collection best practices
August Carbon Neutrality/Net-Zero
  • Transition to Net-Zero
  • Carbon Measurement
  • Developing emission reduction strategies with data
  • Decarbonization
September Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity risk
  • Industry best practices for biodiversity
  • Circularity
  • Biodiversity and green infrastructure
October Industry Best Practices
  • Best evaluation strategies for data
  • Best practices for cybersecurity and infrastructure
  • Best practices for infrastructure energy sources
  • Investor relations best practices
  • What do investors want to see with ESG reporting?
  • Optimising hybrid working environments
November Open submissions
December Reflections on COP26
January Reflections on COP26