GRESB joins international alliance to further drive built environment change

Amsterdam, May 22, 2024 – GRESB, the global ESG benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments, is excited to announce that it is joining the existing international alliance between the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the UK-based Building Research Establishment (BRE), and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), to further collaborate and drive change in the built environment.

In total, the alliance is expanding with four new partners: Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), GRESB, the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), and the CRREM – Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (CRREM).

To mark this partnership milestone, the alliance will be publishing a guide, “Financing Transformation: A Guide to Green Building for Green Bonds and Green Loans”, to showcase how verification and certification schemes can meet global sustainable classification frameworks and support the 1.5°C climate trajectory.

GRESB’s Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Chris Pyke, commented that: “GRESB recognizes green building as an important tool to inform institutional investment in real assets. The new guide will help increase the social and environmental impact of capital invested in green bonds and loans.”

To further consolidate the bolstered alliance and officially mark the publication of the guide, the alliance will hold an event entitled “Uniting the global built environment to drive climate action” during London Climate Action Week on June 27, where leading voices for sustainable development will convene to discuss, among other diverse topics, the role of the built environment in addressing the accelerating challenges of climate change.



GRESB is a mission-driven and industry-led organization providing standardized and validated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data to financial markets. Established in 2009, GRESB has become the leading ESG benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments across the world, used by 150 institutional and financial investors to inform decision-making.



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