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.

Click here to update your profile.

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.

Please submit articles to Alex van Zyl (a.vanzyl@gresb.com) no later than the 15th of the month prior to the topic you’d like to submit for (eg. May 15th for the June topic).

You can find topics and submission guidelines here.

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.

Please click here to submit content for upcoming events.

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.

    Q4 call details will be posted soon.

  • Marketing & Events

    • Sacha van Tuijn, Marketing & Events
    • Anna Roberto, Marketing Manager
    • Alex van Zyl, Marketing & Digital Specialist

    Regional Representatives

    • Ruben Langbroek, Head of Asia Pacific
    • Dan Winters, Head of Americas

    Member Relations

    • Steven Pringle, Director Member Relations
    • Kevin Kirby, Associate Member Relations – Real Estate
    • Cathy Granneman, Associate 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.

  • Enroll in the free Real Estate or Infrastructure course and stay up to date with live Q&A sessions.

  • Key dates for the 2021 reporting cycle.

    Assessment Development
    JANUARY 2021 Infrastructure Assessments Pre-release
    Industry consultation on design of governance structures and engagement
    FEBRUARY Industry consultation on design of governance structures and engagement
    MARCH March 1: 2021 Real Estate and Infrastructure Assessments Reference Guides
    Online GRESB Assessment Training
    Assessment Reporting PeriodAPRIL April 1: GRESB Portal opens for the 2021 GRESB Assessments
    GRESB Foundation operational to oversee the development of the 2022 GRESB Standards
    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 2021 Assessments
    AUGUST Validation starts
    Scoring and benchmarking
    SEPTEMBER September 1: Launch of preliminary 2021 Real Estate and Infrastructure Assessment results for Participants only
    Review Period
    Assessment ResultsOCTOBER October 1: Launch of 2021 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.

  • Access to the GRESB API program is focused on linking the GRESB Portal to asset-level data collection tools.

    You must be signed up at the Global or Premier Partner level to have this designation and have an API connection to the GRESB Portal. GRESB Data Partners receive exclusive updates and tech support from the IT team.

    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 2021 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.

     GRESB GLOBAL PARTNERSGRESB PREMIER PARTNERSGRESB PARTNERS
    Listing in the GRESB Member & Partner DirectoryALL REGIONSUP TO 2 REGIONS1 REGION
    Link to Partner Directory in annual email to all participants announcing GRESB Assessment Portal opening. ALL REGIONSUP TO 2 REGIONS1 REGION
    Links to Partner Profile from GRESB Benchmark Reports by indicator and at the end of the Reports.
    Listing on GRESB Guidance Materials and Reference Guides
    Posting of events, trainings, webinars on GRESB Event calendar.
    Logo on applicable Results pages and snapshotsALL REGIONAL AND COUNTRYREGIONAL AND COUNTRY*REGIONAL AND COUNTRY*
    Eligibility to post client case studies and articles on GRESB Insights showcasing partner expertise
    Eligibility to participate in GRESB Advisory Groups1 SEAT1 SEAT
    Eligibility to participate in GRESB Industry Working Groups
    Eligibility to host or be an event partner
    for GRESB Results Events
    FIRST PREFERENCE
    Preferential attendance to GRESB Results Events
    Dedicated lesson in online training courses for Partner Directory
    GRESB Data Partner: Access to the GRESB API program focused on linking the GRESB Portal to asset-level data collection tools
    GRESB Training Partner: Eligible to organize, host, and deliver GRESB training sessions, in-person or online, subject to the GRESB Training Partner License Agreement.
    Bespoke marketing collaborations
    Exclusive Partner updates
    Annual Fee for 2021: EUR 16,000 (USD 19,200)Annual Fee for 2021: EUR 8,000 (USD 9,600)Annual Fee for 2021: EUR 4,000 (USD 4,800)
    • 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.