ESG data, benchmarks and portfolio insights

Investors integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) data into their investment decisions to manage risks and spot opportunities. But to achieve strong returns and meet sustainability goals, these factors must be validated and standardized across assets.

How GRESB supports investors

GRESB is the global ESG benchmark for financial markets.

Our membership-based platform allows you to understand and measure the performance of both your portfolio and other GRESB Assessment participants against the most materially relevant environmental, social and governance metrics.

By the industry, for the industry

Established by investors in 2009, GRESB is used by more than 140 institutional investors to monitor their investments, engage with their managers and make informed decisions.

Today, the portfolios of more than 1,500 real estate companies, REITs, funds and developers and more than 700 infrastructure funds and asset operators participate in GRESB Assessments. This broad market coverage provides investors with ESG data and benchmarks for more than $6.4 trillion worth of assets under management.

Comparable and validated ESG data

As an industry-led organization, GRESB designed its reports and tools to make ESG engagement between investors and asset managers as productive as possible. Asset managers self-report data in a standardized format to the GRESB Portal, where it is validated, scored and benchmarked against industry peers. This provides a consistent, globally recognized framework to measure and act on ESG performance.

Using GRESB’s data, you can:

  • Monitor how your managers are responding to risks, opportunities and impacts
  • Analyze the environmental footprint of your portfolio and individual assets
  • Prepare your portfolio for climate-related financial risks and emerging regulations
  • Track progress across your responsible investing commitments

Annual assessment fees

As a mission-driven and industry-led organization, we are committed to keeping assessment participation fees low.

GRESB offers subscriptions to four ESG datasets: Non-listed Real Estate, Listed Real Estate, Non-Listed Infrastructure and Listed Infrastructure. The fee per dataset is EUR 10,000 (USD 12,000).

For more information, please see our annual fee schedule.

Guidance

Investor Member guidance provides resources to help our members make the most out of the GRESB Portal, engage with managers, and increase their ESG coverage.

Engagement timeline

See an overview of key dates and investor engagement activities for the GRESB Assessment Cycle.

 

What you can expect as a GRESB Investor Member

Benchmark Reports

Gain a deep understanding of the ESG performance of individual investments and their relative strength compared to peers. Identify areas of risk and opportunity in your portfolio – and engage more productively with your managers on sustainability issues.

Portfolio Analysis Tool

Apply specific parameters and weights to create customized benchmarks to see your portfolio’s relative performance based on characteristics like location, sector or management style. Calculate the environmental footprint and improve your stakeholder engagement.

Data Exporter

Leverage your GRESB data by exporting the full set of variables for custom analysis or inclusion in your existing portfolio management systems. Datasets are available for download in .csv and .xlsx formats.

Investors rely on GRESB

Hundreds of leading investors, including many of the world’s most sophisticated pension funds and insurance companies,
use GRESB’s data and solutions to guide their decision-making.

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Learn more about becoming a GRESB Investor Member