What’s new in August
As August comes to an end, we look forward to a busy September and October during which we will release Benchmark Reports and host the annual GRESB Global Results Events as well as Regional Insights Events with partners. Below is a snapshot of what you can expect:
Preliminary assessment results will become available in the GRESB Portal on September 1, with a Review Period running through September 15 to allow participants to request a review of their results prior to the release of final results.
Public Results & Benchmarks
On October 3, GRESB will release final Real Estate & Infrastructure Assessment results for participants to use and share with investors. Global results and industry insights from the benchmarks will be made public in the third week of October.
2022 GRESB Global Results Events
Following the release of public results, GRESB will host Global Results Events for both real estate and infrastructure that dive into the benchmark and look at aggregate performance across regions and sectors. We will also touch on emerging trends and insights from the benchmarks at a global, regional, and sector level.
Online and on-demand, both GRESB events can be watched live or at your convenience:
- October 18 | Global Results Event: Real Estate. Register now
- October 19 | Global Results Event: Infrastructure. Register now
2022 GRESB Regional Insights Events
In addition to the 2022 GRESB Global Results Events, we will be co-hosting a series of GRESB Regional Insights Events with our partners that drive deeper into regional results and the important topics various markets face. More details and registration links will be shared soon.
SFDR for Infrastructure
While the SFDR Real Estate Assessment has been online and active since July, we expect that the SFDR Infrastructure Assessment will become available in October. Stay tuned for more.
GRESB Climate Risk Platform
Released in 2020, GRESB’s Climate Risk Platform is an interactive tool designed to help participant members understand and benchmark their assets’ exposure to physical risk across multiple scenarios and time frames.
The platform gives you a clear picture of your portfolio’s exposure to physical climate risks so that you can:
- Stress test your portfolio against multiple climate scenarios
- Identify which of your assets are most exposed
- Perform due diligence on locations for potential investments
- Report in line with TCFD recommendations
The climate risk data is available for all real estate portfolios, including those that do not participate in the GRESB Real Estate Assessment.
Access the platform to view your climate risk data now or contact us to request a demo or to talk to us.
This month’s GRESB Foundation update covers important announcements and initiatives, including:
- Foundation Board call for nominations (now closed)
- New appointment to the Real Estate Standards Committee
- GRESB Standards Roadmap
- GRESB regional information session in Australia
Through GRESB Insights, we seek to highlight case studies on ESG integration in real assets, data-driven analyses of how the industry is responding to sustainability challenges, and educational articles exploring topics covered in the GRESB Assessments.
This month’s theme is “The S in ESG.’’ Below are the latest Insights:
- S is not an ethical choice | Lombardini22
- Putting “S” in the spotlight – a concept whose time has arrived | EVORA Global
- Going beyond “green” – why social impact is key to sustainability | BRE
- Putting the S in ESG: resources for responsible supply chains | Schneider Electric
The topic for September is “Net Zero & Carbon Neutrality.” If you would like to contribute, please review our 2022 editorial calendar.
Informaconnect: ESG Regulation, Data and TCFD Reporting | Sept 6-7 | London
Joss Blamire, Infrastructure Director at GRESB, will be joining Informaconnect as a speaker at a two-day event focused on enabling asset managers, asset owners, and analysts to shape investment strategies under the converging regulatory framework.
From Pledge to Impact: Operationalizing Net-Zero Finance Targets | September 8 | Virtual
Join experts from financial institutions as they share practical advice from their journey to net-zero, covering target setting, roadmap development, and engaging portfolios.
Nareit’s REITworks 2022 ESG Conference | September 12-13 | La Quinta, CA
At this annual educational conference, attendees walk away with tangible skills as they learn from expert panelists about key topics related to accounting, financial reporting, sustainability, capital markets, disclosures, investor relations, diversity and inclusion, human resources, and more.
Infralogic Investors Forum Japan | September 13 | Tokyo & virtual
A forum for global infrastructure GPs and domestic LPs to discover how LP strategies have changed since the pandemic, the importance of a diversified portfolio across geographies and sectors, and more.
GRESB members receive a 15% discount with VIP code: GRESBIIFJP
PEI Infrastructure Investor Forum London 2022 | September 13-14 | London
Hear global investors debate the outlook for infrastructure amid ongoing market volatility. Expand your network and connect with leading investors.
GRESB’s Joss Blamire, Infrastructure Director, will be moderating a panel that covers impact investment best practices and David Thomas, Director of Infrastructure Engagement, will also be attending.
ESG Investment Leader, Europe 2022 summit | September 15 | London
Hear the latest challenges and opportunities in ESG investing through keynotes, panel discussions, and interactive workshops. David Thomas, Director of Infrastructure Engagement, will moderate a panel on how investors can prepare for the energy transition.
PERE Global Investor Forum: Seoul | Sept 15 | Seoul
Understand the needs of local investors and determine the future direction of outbound and domestic capital flows.
Join Trey Archer, GRESB’s Sales Director – Asia, who will be speaking about how to effectively measure ESG performance in real estate.
ESG Hype vs Reality Webinar | September 20 | Virtual
David Thomas, Director, Business Development – Infrastructure at GRESB, will be representing GRESB in a series of discussions on the various methods and attitudes infrastructure funds have been taking towards ESG, as well as focus on any opportunities that can be seized hereafter.
API Summit: Live From Jo’Burg | September 21- 22 | Melrose + Virtual
Get ready to reconnect and network with investors, developers, and property leaders from more than 25 African and international countries. Anna Olink, GRESB’s Business Development Director for EMEA, will be speaking.
Sustainable Investment Forum North America | September 22 |
The Sustainable Investment Forum North America 2022, hosted by Climate Action, will convene leading investors and investment managers, banks, multi-laterals, policymakers, think-tanks, and NGOs from across North America during Climate Week NYC. Dan Winters, Director Sales Americas at GRESB, will be speaking at this event.
SuperReturn Global Infrastructure London | September 27-29 | London
100+ high-profile speakers will share perspectives on the effects of inflation and supply chain issues from a global perspective, the latest investment trends, challenges, and practical tips on achieving returns in infrastructure and renewable energy. GRESB’s David Thomas will be moderating the panel ESG: risks and opportunities in the infrastructure investment.
Infrastructure Investor Australia Forum | October 5 | Melbourne, AUS
Network and reconnect with Australia’s top superannuation firms and the global infrastructure investment community. Ruben Langbroek, Head of Asia Pacific at GRESB, is moderating the panel: “ESG & sustainability at the nexus of infrastructure investing.”
Health Build Conference | October 13 | Venlo, Netherlands
The Health Build Conference aims to inspire you with the highest level of scientific, social and political learnings, showcasing best practice solutions from industrial and real estate partners and closing the gap between science and practice.
Careers at GRESB
GRESB is growing and looking for new people! Please feel free to share with your network.
- Analyst/Associate, Member Relations – Infrastructure | London, UK
- Manager, Member Relations, Partners | Amsterdam, NL
- Product Manager (Associate Level) | Amsterdam, NL
- Sales Director – Infrastructure (Sustainability) | Americas
- Sales Manager Asia – Infrastructure (Sustainability) | Asia
- Member (Customer) Success Manager | Amsterdam, NL
- Climate Change Analyst | Amsterdam, NL
- Data Steward | Amsterdam
- Internship (Commercial Research & Analysis) | Amsterdam, NL
- Senior Data Engineer | Amsterdam, NL
- Senior QA Engineer | Amsterdam, NL
- Senior Software Engineer | Amsterdam, NL
What GRESB is reading
Review of TCFD-aligned disclosures by premium listed commercial companies | Financial Conduct Authority
In denfense of ESG: A response to The Economist | Responsible Investor