What is GRESB Public Disclosure?
GRESB Public Disclosure offers investors a unique tool to measure material sustainability disclosures by listed property companies and REITs. The data is collected for more than 450 listed real estate companies and REITs with coverage of the major developed listed real estate indices.
The evaluation is based on a set of indicators aligned with the GRESB Real Estate Assessment, allowing for a comparison of ESG disclosure performance between GRESB participants and non-participants. It also provides investors with a resource hub to access ESG disclosure documents across their full investment portfolio.
- Disclosure of sustainability governance
- Disclosure of sustainability implementation
- Disclosure of operational performance data
- Disclosure of stakeholder engagement practices
How is GRESB Public Disclosure data collected?
The GRESB team collects ESG disclosure data from publicly available sources and adds this to the online GRESB Portal. The data is open for review from 1st April through 1st July each year, in parallel to the GRESB Real Estate Assessment reporting period.
During this period, listed property companies and REITs have the opportunity to review and amend the public disclosure data collected by GRESB. All updated data is then included in GRESB’s validation process.
The steps to follow to update your GRESB Real Estate Public Disclosure Data are set out in the Reference Guide.
How is GRESB Public Disclosure different from the Real Estate Assessment?
The GRESB Real Estate Assessment evaluates a complete set of ESG indicators in addition to those covered in GRESB Public Disclosure. It is structured around 7 Sustainability Aspects, covering the most material ESG issues for our Investor Members and includes performance indicators such as energy, GHG emissions, water and waste.
The reported data is validated, scored and benchmarked, resulting in an in-depth analysis of the sustainability performance of companies and funds, in both absolute terms and relative to peers.
How is GRESB Public Disclosure data scored?
The Public Disclosure information includes 22 indicators. Each indicator is awarded zero or full points, depending on the availability of evidence. Combined, these indicators add up to a maximum of 70 points. Constituents receive a GRESB Public Disclosure Scorecard with their Disclosure Level, from A to E.
GRESB places an entity’s Public Disclosure Level into context by assigning it to a comparison group based on country/region, property sector and market value.
GRESB Investor Members with a listed data subscription are able to view the Public Disclosure level and supporting information for all entities.See the reference guide