October newsletter | GRESB Foundation 2024 Roadmap, Standards Changes & Town Hall events; 2023 GRESB Public Results

What’s new in October

October has been a very exciting month at GRESB. We reached many milestones along with our members, we:

  • Released the 2023 GRESB Public Results
  • Hosted our 2023 GRESB Global Results Event
  • Published the GRESB Foundation 2024 Roadmap and the 2024 GRESB Standards changes

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.  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. View our 2023 GRESB Public ResultsRead our press release for key benchmark insights and takeaways.

Global Results Event on demand & Regional Insights

Thank you to all those who joined us at the 2023 GRESB Global Results Event last week. We hope you enjoyed the program and benefited from hearing from GRESB and industry experts on the state of ESG globally.The event is now available on YouTube so you can watch it at your convenience:

​​​​For more insights into GRESB’s 2023 data and industry trends, join us at one of our upcoming in-person GRESB Regional Insights events, hosted in collaboration with GRESB partners. See a full list of 2023 GRESB Regional Insights events below:

Foundation Update

Foundation 2024 RoadmapThe 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:

  • Distinguishing market leaders and innovators
  • Recognizing measured, operational performance
  • Improving segmentation and specificity
  • Aligning with public policy and regulation
  • Improving data quality and interoperability

​​​Please see the GRESB website for more information about the Foundation 2024 Roadmap2024 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:

You can learn more about the new GRESB Infrastructure Development Asset Standard, which will launch in April 2024, 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 StandardsGRESB 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 hereIn 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:

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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.

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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.

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.

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:

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