Real Estate Public Disclosure

GRESB Public Disclosure evaluates the level of ESG disclosure by listed property companies and REITs.

The dataset provides full coverage of the major developed listed real estate indices and provides a Public Disclosure Level that is accessible to GRESB Investor Members.

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.

 

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • All constituent listed property companies and REITs can access their 2020 Public Disclosure Scorecard in the GRESB Portal after the results release.

    If you represent a Public Disclosure constituent but do not have a GRESB Portal Account linked to a scorecard, please contact us.

  • Public Disclosure results are freely accessible to listed property companies and REITs and to GRESB Investor Members with a listed data subscription.

    Learn more about the benefits of becoming a GRESB Investor Member.

  • The 2021 dataset covers the core listed real estate universe, covering the major developed listed real estate indices. See 2022 constituent list.

  • Pre-filled disclosure data can be updated when the GRESB Portal is open for participation between April 1 and July 1 each year.

    The steps to follow to update your GRESB Public Disclosure Data are set out in the Reference Guide.

  • All listed real estate companies whose core business includes owning and operating real estate assets are eligible for participation in GRESB Public Disclosure.

    More information can be found in the 2021 Public Disclosure Reference Guide.

  • Yes. All constituents are encouraged to update any pre-filled evidence so that it reflects their most recent ESG performance disclosures.

    Please note that you can only update Public Disclosure data when the Portal is open between April 1 and July 1 each year.

  • If you are familiar with your organization’s website and the GRESB Portal, checking and updating the Public Disclosure Indicators should take no more than 20 minutes.

  • GRESB Public Disclosure and the GRESB Real Estate Assessment are scored independently of each other.