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  • January 2018

    GRESB and BREEAM partner to recognise responsible real estate investment

    For the second year, GRESB and BREEAM are partnering to recognise responsible real estate investment, as part of the annual BREEAM Awards. GRESB is the international membership organisation that assesses the sustainability performance of real asset sector portfolios and assets. It provides its members with data, scorecards, benchmark reports and portfolio analysis tools. Members receive comparative […]

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  • January 2018

    GRESB and ARE announce strategic partnership for Asia

    AMSTERDAM January 3, 2018 – GRESB and Asia Research and Engagement (ARE) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership for Asia. ARE will represent GRESB, the global environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmark for real assets, in Asia, ex-Japan. As a strategic partner, ARE will strengthen and further develop GRESB’s […]

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  • November 2017

    GRESB announces changes to its Board of Directors

    On July 10, 2017, Mahesh Ramanujam, President and Chief Executive Officer at U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc., succeeded Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman, International WELL Building Institute, as chair of the GRESB Board of Directors. “Since GRESB became part of the GBCI family in 2014, I’ve been proud to be part of its […]

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  • November 2017

    Data is Clear: A higher GRESB Score corresponds with a higher return for European non-listed funds

    A 10 point higher GRESB total score corresponds with a 34 basis points higher annual fund return. That’s the key takeaway from the research paper by Dirk Brounen (Tilburg University) and Maarten van der Spek, July 2017, published by TIAS. The research analyzed the performance of almost 340 European non-listed real estate funds representing well over 200 billion […]

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  • November 2017

    New data platform shows that listed GRESB participants are more transparent about their ESG performance than other listed property companies and REITs

    Ever since the inaugural Real Estate Assessment in 2009, the idea behind GRESB has never wavered: to provide transparency on the sustainability performance of real estate funds and companies so that investors can factor portfolio risks and opportunities into their decision making. This commitment continues today with the release of the new Public Disclosure Snapshot and data […]

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  • October 2017

    GRESB Infrastructure is positioned for more growth with two new appointments

    We’re delighted to announce that Rick Walters is joining GRESB as Director Infrastructure. It’s a role he is remarkably qualified to fulfill given his background as Technical Director at Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) where he oversaw the development and operation of the Infrastructure Sustainability rating scheme from an idea to its successful uptake […]

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  • October 2017

    Press Release: Introducing the GRESB Pre-Assessment, a new ESG evaluation for the Real Estate Sector

    Amsterdam – (October 23, 2017) – GRESB, the global ESG benchmark for real assets, today launched the GRESB Real Estate Pre-Assessment: A standalone ESG evaluation for companies and funds that are capital raising, undergoing due-diligence, have a short hold strategy and those that have recently begun incorporating ESG into their operations. More investors than ever […]

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  • October 2017

    GRESB at Greenbuild 2017

    Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. […]

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  • October 2017

    2017 GRESB ESG Masterclass

    The GRESB ESG Masterclasses for Real Estate and Infrastructure focus on the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects in investment decision-making, and applying GRESB data and tools to assess and improve portfolio performance.

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