Marketing Resources for GRESB Results Events
Each year we are excited to recognize and celebrate GRESB Participants from across the world who have inspired us with their leadership and commitment. We publicly highlight managers and companies with 5 Star rated entities together with Infrastructure Fund Managers who achieve a GRESB Score.
The GRESB Rating is based on the GRESB Score and the quintile position an entity occupies relative to all entities participating in the GRESB Assessment. If an entity is placed in the top quintile, it is recognized as a GRESB 5 Star rated entity. Each year, 20% of entities receive a GRESB 5 Star rating.
In 2023, we will publicly recognize the achievement of a 5 Star rating in the Assessment participation directory. In the case of listed companies and non-listed infrastructure assets, we will disclose the name of the company with a 5 Star rating. In the case of non-listed real estate entities and infrastructure funds, we will disclose the name of the fund manager together with how many of their entities have a 5 star rating.
GRESB Sector Leaders
The GRESB Sector Leaders are the best performers by sector, region and nature of ownership from across the GRESB Assessments. This year we will continue to recognize the entity with the top GRESB Score and all those with a score within 1 point of the top score for each category.
Infrastructure Managers with a GRESB Score
The GRESB Score – Infrastructure Fund/Asset is a clear recognition of the ESG coverage of their portfolio. This is because it is only available to Infrastructure Fund Managers with more than 25% of their underlying assets completing the Infrastructure Asset Assessment.
In 2023, we will publicly recognize Infrastructure Fund Managers that receive GRESB Scores. The listing will include the name of the fund manager together with the number of their participating funds that received a GRESB Score.
GRESB Infrastructure & Real Estate Public Disclosure badge
The GRESB Infrastructure & Real Estate Public Disclosure badge recognizes listed infrastructure and real estate companies.
We will notify managers who have received recognitions (GRESB Sector Leaders, GRESB 5 Star Rated, and Infrastructure Fund Managers with a GRESB Score) when the public results are released in October. The listings will then be included on the public website, in press releases, and shared with media partners. There will be no embargo date in 2023, as such participants can choose to publicly communicate their final GRESB results, should they wish to do so, once they receive their final Benchmark Report on October 2.
Like in previous years, we will be providing helpful marketing resources, including logos, press release templates and quotes from GRESB’s CEO, for members to use in public communications. The marketing resources page will be updated throughout September as resources become available.
Communicating about peer groups
In 2023, GRESB introduced a test version of its “Customized Peer Group” functionality for real estate entities, which is currently in the process of being developed. While participants are welcome to share this customized ranking with investors outside of the GRESB Portal, we recommend that participants still use their official peer group designation found on their Benchmark Report in any public communication.
When communicating about peer groups in public communication, it is important to accurately reflect the group’s selection criteria to avoid confusion. Because peer group names are long, we recommend referencing the full peer group name once in any piece of communication and using shorthand in other instances. Alternatively, you can use general language if it does not misrepresent the nature or scope of the peer group.