Amsterdam, September 1, 2022: GRESB is pleased to announce that Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world’s largest pension fund, has joined GRESB as the first Japanese Investor Member for infrastructure. GPIF first joined GRESB as an Investor Member for real estate in August 2020 and has now expanded its membership to enhance environmental, social and governance (ESG) management practices across real assets.
“GRESB is excited to expand our partnership with GPIF and, together, encourage further ESG data disclosure and promote constructive dialogue with investment managers across the region and the globe,” said Ruben Langbroek, Head of Asia Pacific at GRESB. “GRESB is a for-industry, by-industry organization, and we are excited to work even more closely with GPIF to help the investment industry play a larger role in creating a more sustainable world.”
GPIF is the largest public fund investor in Japan and a major proponent of responsible investment and stewardship principles. Their commitment exemplifies why Japan has the highest GRESB participation rate among Asian countries. ESG benchmarking tools allow asset owners to more effectively engage with their investments and drive positive outcomes where they are mostly needed.
About Government Pension Investment Fund
As a Japanese public pension fund, Government Pension Investment Fund manages the reserve fund for beneficiaries with the mission of securing long-term returns with minimal risk.
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