New GRESB Resilience Report Provides Recommendations for Investors and Real Asset Companies

We’re excited to release our new Special Report: Resilience & Real Assets, edited by Chris Pyke.
The report reveals that leading real estate and infrastructure companies and funds are taking action to address the resilience challenge. It also identifies important areas for improvement, providing ten actionable recommendations for investors and real asset companies working to navigate evolving expectations for the management of climate risk and resilience.
Drawing on the results from the 2018 Resilience Module, the report leverages a unique global dataset to address three important issues:

  1. What is the state of practice for resilience among real estate and infrastructure organizations?
  2. How can institutional investors use this information to effectively engage with their investments?
  3. What are the gaps, limitations, and opportunities for improvement in current reporting on resilience?

The report is organized into two parts. The first part reviews a global sample of real estate companies and funds. The second focuses on infrastructure assets, typically operating companies.

Operational definition:Resilience is the ability to survive and thrive when subjected to acute shocks and chronic stressors.


Both sections follow a similar structure, including an overview of participants followed by insights about the four major categories identified by the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD):

  • Governance
  • Risk management
  • Business strategy
  • Performance metrics

Each section ends with a “leaderboard”-style summary of the highest scoring participants and practical recommendations for the sector.

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