Marketing & media resources

All Members and Partners can use GRESB’s marketing resources to highlight their commitment and ongoing efforts to building a more sustainable world.

Please note that GRESB logos are available for Members and Partners to use, following our Brand Guidelines and without making any alterations.

For media relations, please contact Tyler Guthrie (t.guthrie@gresb.com) or see our latest news.

GRESB General & Community Logos

The below logos are available for GRESB Members and Partners to use, following our Brand Guidelines. Please note that GRESB logos are proprietary material and may not be altered in any way.

Marketing Resources for GRESB Results Events

Each year we are excited to recognize and celebrate GRESB Participants from across the world who have inspired us with their leadership and commitment. Following discussions with our governance groups, we have broadened the selection of 2021 GRESB Sector Leaders and introduced a new “GRESB Most Improved” recognition. In addition, we will publicly highlight managers and companies with 5 Star rated entities together with Infrastructure Fund Managers who achieve a GRESB Score.

GRESB Rating

The GRESB Rating is based on the GRESB Score and the quintile position an entity occupies relative to all entities participating in the GRESB Assessment. If an entity is placed in the top quintile, it is recognized as a GRESB 5 Star rated entity. Each year, 20% of entities receive a GRESB 5 Star rating.

In 2020, we will publicly recognize the achievement of a 5 Star rating in the Assessment participation directory. In the case of listed companies and non-listed infrastructure assets, we will disclose the name of the company with a 5 Star rating. In the case of non-listed real estate entities and infrastructure funds, we will disclose the name of the fund manager together with how many of their entities have a 5 star rating.

 

  • A high-resolution GRESB Rating logo can be downloaded from your GRESB Scorecard in the Portal. We have also provided the logos and email signatures below. Please note that the logo may only be used to identify the GRESB Rating you have achieved as noted on your GRESB Scorecard.

     

  • A high-resolution GRESB Rating logo can be downloaded from your GRESB Scorecard in the Portal. We have also provided the logos and email signatures below. Please note that the logo may only be used to identify the GRESB Rating you have achieved as noted on your GRESB Scorecard.

  • We will continue to recognize Real Estate entities with a score higher than 50% of the points allocated to each relevant component. Entities with more than 15 points in Management and 35 points in Performance – or – 15 points in Management and 35 points in Development will receive the Green Star designation, highlighted through a distinctive markup in the Scorecard and Benchmark Reports.

GRESB Sector Leaders

The GRESB Sector Leaders are the best performers by sector, region and nature of ownership from across the GRESB Assessments. This year we will continue to recognize the entity with the top GRESB Score and all those with a score within 1 point of the top score for each category.

You may use the GRESB Sector Leader logos and email signatures in your communications. Please note that the logo may only be used to identify Sector Leaders.

  • Download the Real Estate Sector Leader logos and email signatures below.

     

    The entity with the top GRESB Score, as well as the entities with a score within 1 point of the top score in a category will be recognized as Sector Leaders.

    • Categories are unique combinations of sector, region and nature of ownership. Each category requires a minimum of six entities.
    • Sector Leaders are determined for each region (Regional Sector Leaders) and globally (Global Sector Leaders), taking legal status into account.
    • It is possible for the same entity to be recognized as both a Regional Sector Leader and a Global Sector Leader.
    • Within each region, we need a minimum of six listed and six non-listed entities in order to assign Sector Leaders, both for the Listed and Non-listed category. If we do not have six entities in one of the categories, we do not assign a Sector Leader for that category. We assign a Sector Leader for the combined category within each region. If we do not have six entities for the combined category, we do not assign any Sector Leader for that region.

    Example: If the top score in Office, Americas, Listed is 96.0000, all entities with a score above 95.0000 will be recognized as Sector Leaders in this category. If the second highest score registered in this category is 94.9999, GRESB will only recognize one Sector Leader – the entity with a score of 96.0000. For the purposes of this analysis, GRESB will use scores rounded to the fourth decimal.

  • Download the Infrastructure Sector Leader logos and email signatures below.

     

    The entity with the top GRESB Score, as well as the entities with a score within 1 point of the top score in a category will be recognized as Sector Leaders

    For Infrastructure Funds, categories are unique sectors at either the Region or Sector level (using the TICCS classification). Each category requires a minimum of six entities at the Sector level.

    For Infrastructure Assets, categories are unique sectors at either the Industrial-group (Superclass) or Sector level (using the TICCS classification). Each category requires a minimum of 12 entities at the Sector level or six entities at the Industrial-group (Superclass) level. For sectors where there are fewer than six entities at the Industrial-group (Superclass) level, these entities will be bundled into an ‘Other’ group so every entity has an opportunity to be a Sector Leader.

GRESB Most Improved

GRESB Most Improved celebrates the improvement progress made by participants. It is a process-orientated recognition focussing on improved performance over time rather than the achievement of a certain level.

You may use the GRESB Most Improved logos and email signatures in your communications. Please note that the logo may only be used to identify Most Improved Participants.

  • Download the Infrastructure Most Improved logos and email signatures below.

    Entities with the most improved GRESB Score in 2021 will be recognized.

    • Categories are unique combinations of sector, region and nature of ownership. There will be one Most Improved recognition per valid category.
    • Minimum eligibility criteria of at least three years of participation.
    • Participants can receive this award if they have the highest increase in Overall Score compared to the previous period. A minimum threshold will be determined by GRESB based on the 2021 Overall Scores distribution. This will be publicly communicated at the time of results release.

Infrastructure Managers with a GRESB Score

The GRESB Score – Infrastructure Fund/Asset is a clear recognition of the ESG coverage of their portfolio.  This is because it is only available to Infrastructure Fund Managers with more than 25% of their underlying assets completing the Infrastructure Asset Assessment.

In 2021, we will publicly recognize Infrastructure Fund Managers that receive GRESB Scores. The listing will include the name of the fund manager together with the number of their participating funds that received a GRESB Score.

You may use the GRESB Score – Infrastructure Fund logo and email signature in your communications. Please note that the logo may only be used to identify Infrastructure Fund Managers that have achieved a GRESB Score – meaning more than 25% of their underlying assets completed the Infrastructure Asset Assessment.

GLIO/GRESB Infrastructure Public Disclosure badge

The GLIO/GRESB Infrastructure Public Disclosure badge recognizes listed infrastructure companies and REITs that have achieved “A” or “B” level on their Public Disclosure Assessment.

You may use the GLIO/GRESB Infrastructure Public Disclosure badge in your communications. Please note that the badge may only be used to identify Infrastructure Public Disclosure participants that have achieved level "A" or "B".

Public Communications

We will notify managers who have received recognitions (GRESB Sector Leaders, GRESB Most Improved, GRESB 5 Star Rated and Infrastructure Fund Managers with a GRESB Score) with the results release in November. The listings will then be included on the public website, in press releases and shared with media partners. Managers may request that their recognition not be made public.

In the case of listed companies, we will disclose the name of the company. In the case of non-listed entities, we will disclose the name of the manager and anonymized fund/portfolio name (i.e: fund 1, fund 2).

All managers and entities will be listed alphabetically and not in the order of the obtained scores. As such, no differentiation is made between the recognized entities.

In all cases, actual GRESB Scores are not made publicly available.

  • Feel free to use the following text to describe GRESB and please include the link to our website for more information.

    About GRESB
    GRESB is a mission-driven and industry-led organization providing standardized and validated Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data to financial markets. Established in 2009, GRESB has become the leading ESG benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments across the world, used by 140 institutional and financial investors to inform decision-making. For more information, visit GRESB.com

  • We have created press release templates covering GRESB Participation, GRESB Most Improved and Sector Leader Recognition.

  • Sebastien Roussotte, CEO of GRESB

    Quotes for general use:

    “Across the globe, organizations are demonstrating a deep commitment to ESG integration while making important strides towards a more sustainable future for us all.”

    “ESG transparency and improving overall performance have never been more important, and it is inspiring to see such a high level of dedication from the industry.”

    Quotes for Sector Leaders:

    “GRESB Sector Leaders are the organizations that are setting the pace and driving progress toward a net zero future. We are proud to recognize your determination, achievement, and leadership in creating a more sustainable world.”

    Quotes for Most Improved organizations:

    “We are proud to celebrate the achievements made by this year’s Most Improved organizations. Your dedication to improving ESG transparency and performance is helping accelerate the whole industry’s progress towards a more sustainable world.”

    Infrastructure-focused quotes:

    “The infrastructure industry continues to make significant progress in its approach to ESG, with GRESB participation growing year over year. We are proud to see the industry deepen its commitment to ESG transparency and continue improving overall performance.”

    Charles van Thiel, Director of Real Estate

    Real estate–focused quotes:

    “This year, participation in the GRESB Real Estate Assessment jumped an impressive 24% to 1,520 portfolios across the globe. The industry continues to make impressive strides, deepening its commitment to ESG transparency and focusing on improving sustainability performance.”

  • You worked hard to achieve them, so it makes sense to share your GRESB Results on social media and celebrate your success. Remember to mention @GRESB. Here are the hashtags we are using:

    • #GRESBResults
    • #GRESB
    • #ESG
    • #sustainability

     

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