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  • Articles Quality Data is the future of ESG

    Quality Data is the future of ESG

    Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) is no longer just something that is nice to participate in –it’s quickly becoming one of the top ways for organizations to stay relevant and gain public trust.

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  • Articles ESG Data is Growing Up

    ESG Data is Growing Up

    We are entering a new era of ESG data. Historic market failures regarding our negative environmental and social impacts, and the resulting climate change, nature loss, and social inequality, are starting to be corrected with structural changes to the market.

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  • Articles Share 038 tear Undervaluing common resources

    Share & tear: Undervaluing common resources

    The future of ESG will need to utilize the driving force of financial institutions to mitigate the unequivocal level of capital at risk stemming from these twin emergencies. The return for this action will be progress towards the sustained use of the largest common resource, the natural environment. If businesses continue to treat it like ‘share & tear’ bread, it will similarly disappear too quickly.

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  • Articles

    GRESB Infrastructure Top 10 Learnings

    As host of the 2021 GRESB Infrastructure Results events, Quinn & Partners asked six longstanding investor, corporate, and consultant representatives, to provide their top insights into GRESB.

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  • Articles

    Navigating ESG Reporting in Real Estate

    Currently, ESG reporting is not mandatory in all countries, however, companies are still choosing to disclose voluntarily and making this practice business as usual. Read more about how to navigate ESG reporting in the real estate industry in this insightful article written by Carbon Intelligence.

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  • Articles Infrastructure Investor Global Summit 2022

    Infrastructure Investor Global Summit 2022

    Four members of GRESB’s infrastructure team attended the summit, lending their insights and expertise across a range of panels as moderators and speakers. In case you weren’t able to attend or just want a quick recap, we’ve compiled their impressions below.

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  • Articles Health plays a critical role in ESG measurement

    Health plays a critical role in ESG measurement

    By aligning on a common set of metrics, the industry can commit to validating both the health and financial outcomes of ESG investments within the built environment.

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  • Articles GRESB | Trends & Challenges with Standardizing Corporate ESG Disclosures

    Trends & challenges with standardizing Corporate ESG Disclosures

    Despite lingering questions about ESG reporting, movements in the market are signalling the eventual formation of a ‘universal’ ESG reporting standard.

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  • Articles GRESB | Regulatory Landscape

    Regulatory Landscape

    The regulatory landscape surrounding climate change and Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) issues remains in a constant state of evolution. It will be necessary for organizations going forward to remain agile in their ability to conform and adapt to the ever-changing regulatory environment and ensure that climate-related legislation reviews are a routine part of an organization’s operations.

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  • Articles FQAs about Embodied Carbon

    What you need to know about Embodied Carbon

    The Embodied Carbon in Real Estate webinar – held on February 17, 2022 – was an opportunity to learn more about the role the built environment plays in addressing climate change. The webinar generated a great deal of conversation and prompted several important questions, which is why GRESB and eTool collaborated once more with the […]

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  • Articles Demystifying climate risk and the TCFD recommendations

    Demystifying climate risk and the TCFD recommendations

    Understanding your organization’s climate-related risks and opportunities has never been more critical. The most recent report from the UN’s IPCC on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability is a review of climate impacts and how much we can adapt to them.

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  • Articles

    What does the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) mean for construction?

    Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. International Emission Policy  Europe is taking policy action as it works to achieve its climate change commitments for carbon neutrality by 2050. […]

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  • Articles

    The Development of Corporate Net-Zero Targets

    Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Looking back, it is fair to say 2021 was the year of climate commitments. Against the backdrop of the latest Intergovernmental Panel […]

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  • Articles

    Women in STEM and why you should have them by your side

    Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Last Friday, February 11th, was International Day of Women and Girls in Science. And to mark it, we wanted to  shine a […]

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  • Articles

    Influence of ESG factors on the performance of private equity real estate funds in APAC

    Sustainability has been gaining traction as a concept in recent times. However, the focus for fund managers appears to be fundamentally still on the bottom line, building the case for understanding the relationship between Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) factors and financial returns. The relatively young nature of the topic of sustainability coupled with the paucity of data available within the private real estate fund industry has resulted in a generally underdeveloped understanding of how ESG factors correlate with the performance of private real estate funds, especially so in APAC where the industry is at a more nascent stage compared to the European and US markets.

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  • Articles

    Ready, Set, Goals: While COP26 Spurred Climate Ambition, the Private Sector Responds With Climate Action

    The United Nation’s 26th annual climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland updated commitments to achieve global climate targets and sounded a call to action for climate priorities across sectors.

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  • Articles

    Feedback Welcomed on New ESG Covenant Package

    A group of Infrastructure debt investors including Aviva Investors, LGIM Real Assets, Macquarie Asset Management, abrdn, BlackRock, Allianz Global Investors and one other, have been working on behalf of the sector to develop an Environmental, Social and Governance Covenant Package.  The initiative aims to:

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  • Articles ESG framework

    Industry Best Practices within the 2020 ESG (R)evolution Decade

    ll industries have seen a great sustainable force and impulse; an incremental change along all its business supply chain; actually, a challenge that is demanding a transformation, from an ESG perspective. Since the beginning of the 2020 decade, followed by the global pandemic and natural disasters – that are more common and stronger than ever – the world is facing the beginning of the ESG (R)evolution. 

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