Newsletter | Getting Ready for the 2021 Results Season

At GRESB, we are now focussed on validating, scoring and benchmarking the data reported to us for the 2021 Assessments. This is among the most important work we do, supporting capital markets to incorporate ESG data into investment decisions.

We’re looking forward to releasing the final 2021 Benchmark Reports in October, followed by the Public Results Events. Held online again this year, the annual GRESB Results Events provide an exclusive opportunity to engage the wider sector, review emerging trends and discuss pressing topics the industry faces.

We hope you’ll join us and take part in the global dialogue that is shaping the transition to a more sustainable and resilient real asset industry. Find out more here.

Results Release & Public Communication Embargo

GRESB Assessment participants will receive an email on October 1 (by close of business Pacific time) letting them know that individual results are available in the GRESB Portal.

Participants are welcome to privately share their results internally and with investors, but we ask all participants to delay public communication like news releases and social media posts until October 15.

This public embargo allows our Industry Partners to coordinate communications among members and helps concentrate media attention on the Results Events.

Five-Year Roadmap

As communicated previously, GRESB will soon seek your input and collaboration to create a five-year roadmap for the GRESB Standards and Assessments. This 18-month stakeholder engagement process is intended to give all our members and partners the opportunity to take an active role in the development of our vision and the future of GRESB, and it will allow our team to reflect on your initial input and feedback at each stage of the process.

GRESB Updates

Transition Risk Tool | GRESB is gearing up to release the first version of a transition risk tool for GRESB Participants in December. This first phase will provide Participants with a Transition Risk Report, detailing their portfolio’s performance against the IIGCC- and UN AOA-recommended science-based CRREM pathways, including additional insights at the country and asset level for a holistic and granular approach to evaluating transition risk in Real Estate.

Participation Survey | To help ensure the highest quality of service, we invite you to fill out a GRESB Assessment Participation survey. This short survey of 10 questions will help us better understand your relationship with GRESB and needs. We thank you in advance for your participation!

Benelux Award

EU Business News recently announced the winners of this year’s Benelux Enterprise Awards, of which GRESB won the 2021 Best ESG Data & Benchmarking Specialists. Check out the supplement on the EU Business News website to learn more about the awards, and let’s keep working together towards a more resilient and sustainable future.

Now On GRESB Insights

GRESB Insights provides 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. The topic for the month of September was “Biodiversity.”  You can access all GRESB Insights posts here.

GRESB is accepting submissions for the month of October on “Industry Best Practices”. Feel free to make a submission here.
See our editorial calendar for upcoming topics.

Upcoming events you can join us at

For a more detailed overview of upcoming events please visit our events page.

EMEA

World Pension Summit 2021 | October 12 – October 14

  • Pensions & Investments World Pension Summit is the global platform ‘for and by’ pension professionals and discusses the long-term components of vital ‘pension cross-roads’​​​​​.

Roxana Isaiu, GRESB’s Chief Sustainability Officer, will be speaking at this event.

BOMEX Virtual 2021 | October 20 – October 21

  • BOMEX Virtual 2021, where we will attempt to define The New Normal?And, yes, it definitely comes with a question mark. Thought leaders, industry insiders and innovators will come together for a full program of inspiration and engagement.

Infrastructure Investor Global Summit | October 18 – October 21 | Berlin & Virtual

  • The Infrastructure Investor Global Summit will bring together infrastructure’s most influential decision-makers for four days of networking and industry-leading content. Participants can benefit from keynotes and speakers, the world’s largest investor attendance and enhanced networking.

PRI Digital Conference | October 18 – October 25

  • PRI will bring together investors, policymakers and other sustainable finance stakeholders from around the world for an online exchange of views and ideas.The PRI Digital Conference will deliver an incisive programme spanning time zones, geographies and the most critical themes for responsible investors in 2021.

2021 GRESB Real Estate Results – EMEA | October 19

  • Join us on October 19th for the 2021 GRESB Real Estate Results Event, where we will provide insights into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of real estate portfolios in EMEA!

This event is hosted by GRESB Premier Partner Carbon Intelligence.

2021 GRESB Infrastructure Results – EMEA | October 25

  • Join us on October 25th for the 2021 GRESB Infrastructure Results Event, where we will provide insights into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of infrastructure portfolios in EMEA!

This event is hosted by GRESB Global Partner EVORA.

​​​​​2021 GRESB Real Estate Results – Germany | October 26

  • Join us on October 26th for the 2021 GRESB Real Estate Results Event, where we will provide insights into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of real estate portfolios in Germany!

This event is hosted by GRESB Premier Partner EnviroSustain.

Building Lasting Change 2021  | October 26 – 28

  • Canada’s premier green building conference is back, with a new online program designed to engage, unite, and inspire, with a focus on meaningful action.

Dan Winters, Head of Americas at GRESB, will be speaking at this event.

REFI Global ESG Virtual Summit | October 27

  • Join this exclusive online Summit and learn how to create an effective ESG strategy that translates into better performance and a greater ability to attract and retain long-term capital partners.

2021 GRESB Real Estate Results – Italy | October 27

  • Join us on October 27th for the 2021 GRESB Real Estate Results Event, where we will provide insights into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of real estate portfolios in Italy!

This event is hosted by GRESB Global Partner EVORA

2021 GRESB Real Estate & Infrastructure Results – Nordics | October 28

  • Join us on October 28th for the 2021 GRESB Real Estate & Infrastructure Results Event, where we will provide insights into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of infrastructure and real estate portfolios in Nordics!

This event is hosted by GRESB Global Partner EVORA.

CX in Real Estate – Future Leaders Programme | November 3 – December 9

  • CX in Real Estate: the first course to combine academic research with industry insight to provide vital understanding of the importance of customer experience strategy in property, and the skills to implement it.

2021 GRESB Real Estate Results – Spain | November 3

  • Join us on November 3rd for the 2021 GRESB Real Estate Results Event, where we will provide insights into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of real estate portfolios in Spain!

This event is hosted by GRESB Premier Partner Deepki.

2021 GRESB Real Estate Results – France | November 9

  • Join us on November 9th for the 2021 GRESB Real Estate Results Event, where we will provide insights into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of real estate portfolios in France!

This event is hosted by GRESB Industry Partner OID.

Responsible Investment Forum: Europe | November 9 – November 10 | Hilton Tower Bridge, London

  • The longest running global event for ESG in private markets, the Responsible Investment Forum: Europe, will bring together 300 attendees in London on 9-10 November. This year’s key theme is climate change and the route to net-zero.

Anna Olink, EMEA business development director at GRESB, will be speaking at the event.

Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2021 | November 18 – November 19 | Park Centraal Amsterdam

  • ​​​SMi Group proudly announces that the 19th Annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum is returning to Amsterdam in November 2020! This year’s meeting will bring together key professionals in the PPP, project financing and infrastructure sectors to discuss the latest issues and trends within the Benelux market.
ASIA PACIFIC

Infrastructure Investors Forum: Australia  | October 7 | Fullerton Hotel Sydney & Online

  • The 5th annual Infrastructure Investors Forum Australia is the industry’s number one community gathering, attracting the leading infrastructure players in Australia, the biggest global fund managers, sovereign wealth funds and domestic and international pension funds and LPs.

Infrastructure Investors Forum: Japan | October 26 | Conrad Tokyo & Online

  • The 3rd annual Infrastructure Investors Forum: Japan is the country’s most focused gathering of senior global fund managers and institutional investors and a key date on the fundraising calendar to discuss investment plans and future allocations.

2021 GRESB Infrastructure Results – Oceania | October 27

  • Join us on October 27th for the 2021 GRESB Infrastructure Results Event, where we will provide insights into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of infrastructure portfolios in Oceania!

This event is hosted by GRESB Global Partner GHD. It will be held at 6:00 a.m CEST and 4:00 p.m AEST.

2021 GRESB Real Estate Results – Oceania | October 28

  • Join us on October 28th for the 2021 GRESB Real Estate Results Event, where we will provide insights into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of real estate portfolios in Oceania!

This event is hosted by GRESB Global Partner CBRE. It event will be held at 6:00 a.m CEST and 4:00 p.m AEST.

2021 GRESB Real Estate Results – Asia | November 2

  • Join us on November 2nd for the 2021 GRESB Real Estate Results Event, where we will provide insights into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of real estate portfolios in Asia!

This event is hosted by GRESB Global Partner CBRE. It will be held at 9:00 a.m CET and 4:00 p.m HKT.

2021 GRESB Infrastructure Results | Asia | November 3

  • Join us on November 3rd for the 2021 GRESB Infrastructure Results Event, where we will provide insights into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of infrastructure portfolios in Asia!

This event is co-hosted by GRESB Industry Partner APREA. It will be held at 7:45 a.m CET and 2:45 p.m. HKT.

AMERICAS

2021 GRESB Real Estate & Infrastructure Results – Canada | November 2

  • Join us on November 2nd for the 2021 GRESB Real Estate Results & Infrastructure Event, where we will provide insights into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of real estate & infrastructure portfolios in Canada!

This event is hosted by GRESB Industry partner, REALPAC. It will be held at 2pm EDT.

2021 GRESB Real Estate & Infrastructure Results – Latin America | November 10

Join us on November 10th for the 2021 GRESB Real Estate Results Event, where we will provide insights into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of real estate portfolios in LatAm!

This event is hosted by GRESB Partner PIIMA. It will be held at 12:00 CST and 7:00 p.m CET.

2021 GRESB Real Estate Results – North America | November 16

  • ​Join us on November 16th for the 2021 GRESB Real Estate Results Event, where we will provide insights into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of real estate portfolios in North America!

This event is hosted by GRESB Global Partner, Longevity Partners. It will be held at 2pm EST.

Infrastructure Investors New York Forum | November 16 – November 17 | Convene, New York

  • The New York Forum continues to be the premier forum for industry leaders redefining infrastructure investment to gather and exchange the latest industry intelligence.

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