Guidance for GRESB Partners

A quick guide with important links to help GRESB Partners get the most out of their membership.

Increase your visibility to the GRESB network

Update your Partner Profile

GRESB hosts an online Partner Directory to promote the organizations we work with and to make it easier for investors and reporting entities to find products and services that can help with their ESG and GRESB reporting efforts.

Contribute to GRESB Insights

We publish Partner and Member articles to GRESB Insights according to a monthly editorial calendar. These articles are linked to your Partner Profile and included in our monthly newsletter. They help showcase your subject-matter expertise and drive traffic to your organization.

Submit events to the GRESB event calendar

We promote Partner events via our Event Calendar, in our monthly newsletter and via social media. Events are linked to your Partner Profile.

Stay connected

Keep up to date with what’s happening at GRESB.

  • All Partner updates are via our exclusive Partner Newsletter. You and your colleagues must be signed up for this newsletter in order to receive it.

    Please sign up here.

  • The GRESB team hosts quarterly video calls via Zoom to update Partners on important developments and answer questions.

    We ask that you register with no more than two people per organization in order to keep the calls interactive and manageable. An agenda will be shared with registered attendees about a week prior to the call. Please note that specific questions about Assessment reporting should go via the Contact Form.

  • Marketing & Events

    • Anna Roberto, Head of Marketing Operations
    • Eva Rutten, Marketing Communication & Events Intern

    Regional Representatives

    • Ruben Langbroek, Head of Asia Pacific
    • Dan Winters, Senior Director – Market Development & Strategic Initiatives
    • Trey Archer, Sales Director, Asia

    Member Relations

    • Steven Pringle, Director Member Relations
    • Kevin Kirby, Manager Member Relations – Real Estate
    • Cathy Granneman, Manager Member Relations – Infrastructure

Resources

Check out these useful resources.

  • GRESB provides a wealth of material to assist Participants and their consultants with GRESB Reporting. As a starting point, please see the links below:

  • As a GRESB Partner, you may use make use of our logos and other marketing assets. GRESB Rating, Sector leader and other logos are updated annually in the fall when results become available.

    Use of all GRESB logos is subject to our Branding Guidelines.

  • If you already have a user name, log into the GRESB public website here. At the bottom of your profile page, you are able to access the course(s) for which you are enrolled.

    If you don’t have login details yet, please proceed to the following page.

    Please note that the training login URL and platform is different from the GRESB Portal login URL and platform.

  • Key dates for the 2022 reporting cycle.

    Assessment Development
    DECEMBER (2021) GRESB Assessment pre-releases
    GRESB Foundation Board nominations due
    JANUARY GRESB Standards Committee nominations due
    GRESB Expert Resource Groups nominations due
    MARCH March 1: 2022 Real Estate and Infrastructure Assessments Reference Guides
    Online GRESB Assessment Training
    Assessment Reporting PeriodAPRIL April 1: GRESB Portal opens for the 2022 GRESB Assessments
    Response Checks can be requested
    MAY Response Checks
    JUNE Response Checks
    June 1: Deadline to request a Response Check is June 1, 23:59 PDT
    Validation, Scoring and BenchmarkingJULY July 1: GRESB Portal closes on July 1, 23:59 PDT. This is the submission deadline for the 2022 Assessments
    AUGUST Validation starts
    Scoring and benchmarking
    SEPTEMBER September 1: Launch of preliminary 2022 Real Estate and Infrastructure Assessment results for Participants only
    Review Period
    Assessment ResultsOCTOBER October 3: Launch of 2022 Real Estate and Infrastructure Assessment results for Participants and Investors
    Public results events
    NOVEMBER Public results events
    DECEMBER Public results events

Partner extras

Do more with GRESB.

  • The GRESB API is focused on linking the GRESB Portal to data collection tools.

    You must be signed up at the Global(+) or Premier Partner tiers to receive this designation as well as have an active API account in the GRESB Portal. Please see this page for more information.

    If you are interested, please reach out to the Member Relations team.

  • The GRESB Training Partner Program provides Global and Premier Partners the opportunity to organize, host and deliver GRESB training sessions, in-person or online. This helps Training Partners position themselves as subject-matter experts, generate new leads and support capacity building in the industry.

    Qualification begins by ensuring your Trainers complete the 2022 Online Training courses.

    For more information, see our GRESB Training Partner page. If you are ready to begin qualification, please reach out to the Member Relations team to receive the GRESB Training Partner License Agreement.

Benefits

Review the benefits of partnering with GRESB.

  • Partner benefits for consultants, advisors, solution providers and data companies include visibility to the GRESB network, networking and relationship building and access to the leading edge of ESG developments. Please review specific Partner benefits below.

      Global+ tierGlobal tierPremier tierPartner tierIndustry
    MARKETING & VISIBILITY
    Partner Profile listing in the GRESB Partner Directory.all regions; unlimited updates per year, multiple contacts listed on profileall regions; unlimited updates per year, multiple contacts listed on profileup to 2 regions; 2 updates per year; up to 2 contacts listed1 region; 1 update per year; 1 contact listedall applicable regions
    Promotion via Partner Directory in various communications to (potential) participants (eg. when asked by participants for recommendations, communications to announce the opening of the Portal, in Benchmark Report, etc.)
    Logo included at the end of Benchmark Reports
    Listing at the end of GRESB Reference Guides
    Promotion of events, training, webinars on GRESB event calendar
    Promotion of events, trainings, webinars on GRESB social media channelsat GRESB’s discretion
    Logo on GRESB Results pagesall applicable regions
    Logo on printed GRESB materials for in-person eventsall applicable regions
    Posting of articles and case studies on GRESB blog: GRESB Insights, subject to GRESB’s editorial oversight and calendar
    Promotion of articles in GRESB newsletter and LinkedInat GRESB’s discretionat GRESB’s discretionat GRESB’s discretion
    Bespoke marketing collaborationsat GRESB’s discretionat GRESB’s discretionat GRESB’s discretion
    COLLABORATION & EXPERTISE
    Eligibility for nomination to GRESB Foundation Board
    Eligibility for nomination to GRESB Standards Committee
    Eligibility for nomination to GRESB Expert Resource Group
    Eligibility to (co)host GRESB ESG eventsFirst preference
    Eligibility to be included as a supporter for GRESB eventsall applicable regions
    Preferential attendance at in-person GRESB events
    Eligibility to become a GRESB Training Partner: organizing, hosting, and delivering GRESB training sessions, in-person or online, subject to the GRESB Training Partner License Agreement.
    Dedicated account manager
    Annual In-house training
    Eligibility for co-branded events/webinars with GRESB
    Eligibility for other co-branding opportunities
    API & DATA
    Eligibility for yearly access key to API in the GRESB Portal (Real Estate Assessment). Additional fees apply per entity submission via the API.
    Data & API updates via monthly Partner Newsletter
    Access to basic support documentation
    Eligibility to be recognized as a GRESB Data Partner. (Data Partner label on Partner profile, searchable as a “Data Partner” in the Partner Directory; Data Partner Logo and e-signature badge. Partners must not only be paying at the Global+, Global, or Premier tier, but also have an active connection to the API in the GRESB Portal)
    SupportDirect Support from “Head of Functional QA & Premium Services”Support via QA teamSupport via QA teamSupport via Helpdesk
    STAYING CONNECTED
    Monthly Partner newsletter
    Quarterly Partner call on Zoom, 2 attendees per Partner
    Eligibility for 1-on-1 catchupsquarterlyquarterlysemi-annually
    OnboardingAccess to exclusive Partner resourcesAccess to exclusive Partner resourcesAccess to exclusive Partner resourcesAccess to exclusive Partner resources
    Exclusive member access to GRESB online training platformacross two regionsacross one region
    • Listing in the GRESB Industry Partner Directory, with links to your Partner Profile with an organizational overview
    • Eligibility to participate in GRESB Advisory Groups or Industry Working Groups and provide input into GRESB Assessment, Component and Module development
    • Opportunity to participate in GRESB Events
    • Eligibility to submit case studies to online training platform as well as articles to GRESB Insights
    • Access to custom data designed to address specific requirements or research objectives*
    • Joint events, webinars and other marketing collaborations*
    • Access to the GRESB API program focused on linking the GRESB Portal to asset-level data collection tools and rating schemes*
    • Collaboration on award programs*

    *Fees may be applicable for additional collaborations. Details to be agreed on an individual basis.