What’s new in October
|October has been a very exciting month at GRESB. We reached many milestones along with our members, we:
You can read more on these topics below, alongside new updates on the Transition Risk Report and an invitation to join us at our upcoming GRESB Foundation Town Hall events in late November.
2023 GRESB Public Results
|In 2023, our Real Estate and Infrastructure Benchmarks grew to include 2,084 real estate portfolios and 172 infrastructure funds and 687 infrastructure assets, collectively representing USD 8.8 trillion in gross asset value. View our 2023 GRESB Public Results. Read our press release for key benchmark insights and takeaways.“Benchmark growth across real estate and infrastructure this year is not just about numbers—it’s about the depth, breadth and usefulness of the data. This increasing dedication and awareness of data quality demonstrates the commitment of global real assets to transparency and sustainability on a broader scale,” said Sebastien Roussotte, CEO at GRESB.|
Global Results Event on demand & Regional Insights
|Foundation 2024 Roadmap
The Foundation has recently published its forward-looking 2024 Roadmap, which reflects upon future priorities for the Standards. In addition to describing the mission and structure of the Foundation, the Roadmap describes key drivers for Standard development and areas of work prioritized for 2023-2024, along with issues under consideration for 2025 and beyond. High-level considerations that influence GRESB Standard Development include:
Please see the GRESB website for more information about the Foundation 2024 Roadmap. 2024 Standards changes The Foundation just released the changes to the 2024 Real Estate and Infrastructure Standards. The changes for 2024 broadly cover residential real estate, energy consumption and performance, GHG performance, building certifications, TCFD alignment, physical climate risk and transition risk, and a solution for infrastructure under development. See full lists of changes below:
here. It is also worth noting that there is on-going research around the topics of biodiversity, diversity equity and inclusion, embodied carbon, data quality and supply chain management.Please see the GRESB website for more information about the changes to the Standards. GRESB Foundation Town Hall events Join us online on November 29 for a presentation and live Q&A on the recently released forward-looking GRESB Foundation 2024 Roadmap. We will also dive into the much-anticipated 2024 Standards changes. On the registration page, you can leave your questions, which our team will compile for the Q&A. View the event sessions and register here. In addition to the Town Hall, there are a variety of ways for GRESB stakeholders to become involved with the continuing development of the Standards and to support GRESB’s continual development:You can learn more about the new GRESB Infrastructure Development Asset Standard, which will launch in April 2024,
New Chief Customer Success Officer
We are pleased to welcome Mathilde Petriat to GRESB as our new Chief Customer Success Officer. With her extensive experience and unique skill set, we are excited to have her on board to lead our efforts in ensuring the success of our valued GRESB members.Mathilde will be instrumental in building, training, and mentoring the Member Success team, fostering their growth and expertise. Her position serves as a unique bridge, connecting GRESB members, our Product and Technology teams. With her leadership, we are confident that our customer success efforts will reach new heights, further driving excellence and innovation in the field of sustainability.
2023 GRESB participant survey
|Please take a moment to participate in our 2023 GRESB Participant Survey. Your insights and feedback are crucial in helping us enhance our services and drive sustainability improvements across the industry.|
|The theme this month was “Keeping up with regulations.” Below are the latest GRESB Insights on this and other rolling topics:
Upcoming industry events
APREA Leaders’ Congress | October 31 – November 2 | Singapore
The theme of the event, Rebounding Asia Pacific, will center around exploring investment prospects in the evolving macroeconomic environment. GRESB’s Pooja Changani, Manager Member Relations, Asia Pacific will be attending this event.
Achieving Sustainability & Healthy Building Goals with New Methods from ASHRAE 241 | November 1 | Online
Join GRESB’s Dan Winters and Poppy’s Co-CEO and Co-founder Sam Molyneux as they dive into the ASHRAE Standard 241 Clean Air testing methods and innovation in ventilation and filtration measures.
ESG Investment Leader Europe | November 2 | London, UK
This event will provide strategic and tactical insights into ESG integration, portfolio optimization, and responsible investing. GRESB’s David Thomas, Business Development Director, Infrastructure for EMEA, will be moderating a panel discussion on actioning and acting on ESG data through the operational and regulatory pipeline.
ANREV Korea Conference 2023| November 9 –10 | Seoul, Korea
The event will discuss critical topics, including macroeconomic challenges, interest rates, inflation, and market navigation, offering Korean institutional investors expert insights on a global market downturn.
PERE America Forum 2023 | November 15 –16 | New York, USA
Join the 18th edition of this forum to prepare your investments for rising sustainability expectations, address risks from inflation and interest rate fluctuations, and gain expertise in distressed asset management, among other financial strategies.
Infrastructure Investor Network: America Forum | November 29 – 30 | New York, USA
Hear global investors debate the outlook for North American infrastructure, expand your network, and connect with leading investors. GRESB’s Joss Blamire, Director of Infrastructure, will be speaking at the event.
See our events calendar for a full overview of upcoming events.