Data quality matters | Climate Week

As investors, governments, and society at large seek to align financial goals with environmental and societal well-being, the significance of ESG reporting in the real assets sector cannot be overstated. At the heart of effective ESG reporting lies a fundamental requirement: data quality. The accuracy, consistency, and reliability of the data underpinning ESG metrics are not only essential for compliance but also instrumental in driving meaningful change and fostering stakeholder trust.

GRESB Partners recently shared their perspective, advice, and insights into the importance of data quality. Read the articles below to dive deeper into this topic.

What defines data quality in sustainable business practices

Focusing on the central role of data in implementing sustainable business practices, WatchWire explores the intricate interplay of accuracy, coverage, completeness, access, and governance in defining data quality.

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Using data quality to improve real asset values

Data analytics is growing in importance as businesses seek to achieve net-zero energy consumption. Onnec iQ discusses how adopting a data-driven approach to building operations can positively impact real asset values, exploring tools for improving data quality such as predictive maintenance, net-zero strategies, and focusing on occupant experience.

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Unlocking investor confidence: Real estate’s path to enhanced data quality

Looking at why a comprehensive data management strategy is essential to sustainable business practices, nanoGrid discusses the value of energy data and why investors and benchmarking organizations such as GRESB find it so important.

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ESG foundations: Data quality in commercial real estate

As industry leaders within the CRE sector begin to embrace ESG reporting, understanding the complexities of data collection within this sector has never been more important. Stok explores the various facets of data collection, such as how transparent data is vital to stakeholder engagement, and best practices, such as engaging an ESG consultant to vet potential software providers.

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Data quality: A game changer in real estate

Taking a look at why data quality is so integral to the ESG reporting process, Deepki explains the ways that poor data quality can undermine financial and operational processes and lead to a decline in a company’s credibility. With high-quality ESG data often difficult to collect due to lack of standardization and different definitions of ESG itself, leveraging ESG data platforms is a potential solution to avoiding inaccurate data.

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The foundation of GHG reporting: Data collection, consistency, and confidence

As ESG reporting continues to gain traction in the industry, data quality and accuracy are of great importance. Schneider Electric explores the tools available for improving data quality and what the future of data collection looks like.

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The 5-step guide to triple-net data collection

Triple-net lease agreements can create challenges in accessing high-quality energy data, causing headaches for landlords. While there is no single, “one-size-fits-all” solution, Aquicore lays out a step-by-step process to help you collect energy data from triple-net assets, sharing best practices to support your ESG initiatives.

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