Call for nominations to the GRESB Foundation Standards Committees

The GRESB Foundation is pleased to inform that it is now seeking new candidates to serve on its Standards Committees for both the real estate and infrastructure industries.

The Foundation Board is responsible for the selection of the Committee members. In response to high interest from the GRESB community, the Foundation Board has decided to accept and review nominations on an on-going basis for each Committee, and appoint Standards Committee members as and when vacancies become available.

At present, there are several vacancies in both Real Estate and Infrastructure Standards Committees, and the Foundation Board is aiming to start selecting and nominating candidates by early May 2023, so please send your application as soon as possible if you wish to be considered for this next round of nominations.

About the Standards Committees

Under the direction of the Foundation Board, the Real Estate Standards Committee and the Infrastructure Standards Committee oversee the development and maintenance of their respective GRESB Standards. The committees have been active since 2022.

  • The Standards Committees responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Establishing and maintaining a program for the development of the GRESB Standards.
  • Providing input to the vision and strategy for the GRESB Standards.
  • Reviewing stakeholder feedback related to the GRESB Standards, market research and gap analysis, and scopes for Improvements to the GRESB Standards, provided by GRESB BV staff.
  • Driving Working Groups research and assessing their recommendations.
  • Prioritising and recommending improvements to the GRESB Standards to the Foundation Board.

Each committee is composed of approximately 15 individuals from GRESB Members (i.e. Investor Members, Participant Members, Partners and Industry Partners) who will serve two-year terms with the possibility of an extension. For more details on the role, please see the Standards Committee terms of reference.

Sitting on the Standards Committees is a privilege, as well as an important responsibility. Appointees have a key role in shaping the GRESB Standards so candidates that submit their applications are expected to play an active role in the critical work that underpins the evolution of the GRESB standards which will impact the sustainability of infrastructure and real estate funds and assets on a global scale.  This includes attending the Standards Committees meetings (approx. 8 online meetings annually), reviewing documentation off-line and participating in surveys. Appointees not only bring their experience and expertise, they are also expected to represent the voice of their sector and region in their recommendations to drive the scope and pace of the evolution of the GRESB Standards.

If you are interested to join some of the existing  group of board members, please send your nomination via this Nomination Form.  If you have any questions or would like more details, please reach out to the GRESB Foundation secretariat via our contact form.