How investors use GRESB
GRESB is the global ESG benchmark for financial markets, used by investors to understand and measure the performance of funds and assets against the most important ESG metrics. With GRESB you can:
- Simplify ESG data gathering and validation
- Engage with managers on risks and opportunities
- Integrate ESG into your investment decision-making
- Analyze the environmental footprint of your portfolio
- Prepare for financial risks and emerging regulations
Make the most of ESG insights
Gain a deep understanding of the ESG performance of individual investments and their relative strength compared to peers.
Identify areas of risk and opportunity in your portfolio – and engage more productively with your managers on sustainability issues.
Apply specific parameters and weights to create customized benchmarks to see your portfolio’s relative performance based on the characteristics of your choice.
Calculate the environmental footprint and improve your stakeholder engagement.
Leverage your GRESB data by exporting the full set of variables for custom analysis or inclusion in your existing portfolio management systems.
Datasets are available for download in .csv and .xlsx formats.
Investors, managers and GRESB
As an industry-led organization, GRESB designed its reports and tools to make ESG engagement between investors and asset managers as productive as possible. Managers and asset operators self-report data in a standardized format to the GRESB Portal, where it is validated, scored and benchmarked against industry peers. Investors can request access to the entities within their portfolios as well as any other GRESB Participant. This relationship provides a consistent, globally recognized framework to measure and act on ESG performance. Learn more about how GRESB works.
By the industry, for the industry
Established by small group of investors in 2009, GRESB is now used by more than 170 institutional and financial investors to monitor investments, engage with managers and make informed decisions.
Today, the portfolios of more than 1,500 real estate companies, REITs, funds and developers – and more than 700 infrastructure funds and asset operators – participate in GRESB Assessments. This broad market coverage provides investors with ESG data and benchmarks for more than $6.4 trillion worth of assets under management.
GRESB Investor Members
GRESB offers subscriptions to four ESG datasets: Non-listed Real Estate, Listed Real Estate, Non-Listed Infrastructure and Listed Infrastructure. As a mission-driven and industry-led organization, we are committed to keeping subscription fees low.
Already a GRESB Investor Member?
You can find key dates and important resources – related to the GRESB Portal as well as engaging with managers and increasing their ESG coverage – on our guidance page for investors.
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