What’s new in February
February has been a busy month for GRESB and we are excited to share some important updates and helpful resources below:
2023 GRESB Standards – List of Changes Summary Tables
Our “2023 GRESB Standards – List of Changes Summary Tables” are now live! Dive into the documents for a full list of 2023 Standards changes broken down by indicator along with their impact on scoring.
2023 Asset Spreadsheet
The 2023 Asset Spreadsheet for real estate is now available in the GRESB Portal. Real estate participants can download a 2023 asset spreadsheet with the previous year’s consumption data already pre-populated.
This resource can help real estate participants save time by enabling them to get a head start on preparing their performance data for the 2023 GRESB Assessments. It is also possible to amend inputs from the previous year as needed. To learn more, visit the GRESB Portal.
GRESB Americas, Quarterly
We are pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of “GRESB Americas, Quarterly,” a new quarterly GRESB newsletter fully focused on the Americas region.
Our Americas team and Americas-based partners will share the latest industry news, trends, and updates about the region, as well as relevant events and thought leadership for GRESB members and participants either located or interested in the Americas.
The newsletter will launch in the coming weeks. Interested in receiving it? Sign up here.
Additional regional newsletters may be rolled out in the coming months.
Foundation Town Hall: 2023 Assessment Q&A events
Join us online for the GRESB Foundation Town Hall: 2023 Assessment Q&A events on March 22-23.
These events follow the release of the 2023 GRESB Real Estate and Infrastructure Standards and Reference Guides to provide a forum for the real assets industry to come together and discuss the assessments.
During these online sessions our Member Relations Team will answer your questions. Attendees can either submit their questions via the registration form or ask questions live during the event.
A total of four sessions will be taking place, you can register for your preferred session via the links below.
Real Estate Assessment Q&As:
Infrastructure Assessment Q&As:
GRESB’s first Net Zero Working Groups
The GRESB Foundation would like to thank all of the GRESB community members for the overwhelming interest in joining the first GRESB Real Estate and Infrastructure Net Zero Working Groups (NZWGs).
Working group participants will be announced soon and the activities of the NZWGs will also begin in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more updates.
Rick Walters, Chief of Standards & Innovation and GRESB Foundation Board Secretary, will be departing GRESB at the end of February.
The GRESB Foundation and team would like to express their heartfelt gratitude towards Rick for the critical role he has played in the past five years at GRESB and more recently in supporting the establishment and successful functioning of the GRESB Foundation.
Roxana Isaiu, GRESB Chief Product Officer, has been appointed to replace Rick as Secretary of the GRESB Foundation. More information will follow soon on the recruitment and appointment of a new Chief of Standards & Innovation.
Our monthly series of Foundation Board Member Profiles provides insights into each member’s motivation for joining the Board, the future of ESG, and how his or her organization approaches responsible investing. Read this month’s Board Member profiles below:
Upcoming GRESB events
In addition to our Foundation Town Hall: 2023 Assessment Q&A events on March 22-23, we also invite you to join us online in February and March for our upcoming GRESB Inside ESG events. Learn more and register via the links below:
- GRESB Inside ESG: 100% ESG Value with Rina Prime | February 28 | Online
- GRESB Inside ESG: GI Hub’s Infrastructure Monitor with GI Hub| March 9 | Online
- GRESB Inside ESG: Navigating TCFD Requirements in Asia | March 16 | Online
- GRESB Inside ESG: ESG Strategy and Water Management with Smartvatten | March 21 | Online
- GRESB Inside ESG: Top 5 Reasons to Join GRESB in 2023 | March 9 | Online
GRESB case studies
GRESB case studies explore the many ways our community uses GRESB, looking at how our investor members and managers engage with our data and integrate GRESB into their investment processes and decision-making.
View our latest case studies below:
- Indian real estate developer Mahindra Lifespaces leverages GRESB to improve its ESG performance as it crafts its net zero journey | Mahindra Lifespaces Developers Limited
- Global investment group QuadReal zeroes in on the S in ESG with GRESB | QuadReal Property Group
Contribute to GRESB insights
Through GRESB Insights, we seek to highlight case studies on ESG integration in real assets, data-driven analyses into how the industry is responding to sustainability challenges, and educational articles exploring topics covered in the GRESB Assessments.
February’s topic is Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. See this month’s GRESB Insights below:
- The I(nclusivity) in DEI | Deepki
- Attention on Retention: Why Leadership Drives Successful DEI | Longevity
Next month’s topic is Embodied Carbon. Submission guidelines can be found here.
Call for 2023 IAPH Sustainability Awards is open
The call for projects for the 2023 IAPH Sustainability Awards competition is now open and IAPH member ports are encouraged to submit their projects and initiatives by completing the dedicated online form by the deadline of May 26.
Full information on the scope and process for the Sustainability Awards is provided in the terms of reference. Ports willing to submit projects are advised to consult the evaluation criteria and to address these in their submissions. For any questions or doubts related to the Awards please contact IAPH technical director Antonis Michail ([email protected]).
Upcoming industry events
> PREA 2023 Spring Conference | March 22-23, 2023 | Seattle, USA
The 2023 PREA Spring Conference will include an early morning breakfast session on “The State of ESG in the Market & GRESB Information Session” on March 22 at 7:45 am PDT. The session is open to all PREA attendees. Please RSVP via direct email to Greg MacKinnon, PREA Director of Research, at [email protected]
> Infralogic Investors Forum Australia | March 15, 2023 | Online + Sydney, AUS
This forum brings the leading local, regional and global infrastructure investors to Sydney for a day of interactive panel discussions, networking and reconnection. GRESB members receive an exclusive 15% discount with the promo code “GRESBOZ”.
> Infrastructure Investor Global Summit | March 20-23, 2023 | Berlin, DE
Join GRESB’s Joss Blamire, Director of Infrastructure, who will be moderating a panel on “Moving beyond data to add tangible value throughout the investment process.”
> TRANSFORM 2023 | March 22-23, 2023 | Online + Sydney, AUS
The Green Building Council of Australia’s fifth annual TRANSFORM conference will explore decarbonization, nature and biodiversity, electrification, low-carbon materials, circularity, and more.
See our events calendar for a full overview of upcoming events.
Careers at GRESB
GRESB is growing and looking for new people! Please feel free to share with your network.
Our most recently added open positions:
- Marketing & Events Internship (Sustainability) | Amsterdam
- Infrastructure Associate, ESG | Amsterdam
- Sustainability (ESG) Associate, Real Estate | Amsterdam
- Climate Data Analyst – Intern (Asset Impact) | Paris or Berlin
- Business Analyst (Asset Impact) | Paris or Berlin
What are we reading
- Embodied carbon reduction in EU construction makes economic sense | Shifting Paradigms
- On Track for Paris? IEA lays out required pace of energy transition to keep 1.5°c in sight | Carbon Tracker
- Materials matter: Why investors need to put the ‘green’ in greenfield | Infrastructure Investor