Real assets industry benefits from GRESB
Thousands of fund managers, companies, and asset operators across the world in both the real estate and infrastructure sectors use GRESB to improve their business.
As GRESB Members, they get tools and insights to better access capital, engage investors, manage risk, stay ahead of regulations, and improve their sustainability performance and financial returns.
- Engage investors and gain access to new capital
Communicate on sustainability and risk management topics and structure favorable lending terms.
- Identify climate-related risks and opportunities
Access the necessary tools and insights to navigate climate challenges and drive sustainable growth.
- Get ahead of ESG reporting requirements
GRESB aligns with the most common ESG reporting frameworks globally, easing the reporting burden.
- Gain industry recognition as a responsible manager
Showcase your commitment to ESG and enhance your reputation as a sustainability leader through GRESB.
- Benchmark your performance against peers
Assess your ESG strategies, identify improvement areas, and compare your performance against peers.
How asset managers use GRESB
Companies and other entities in the real estate and infrastructure industries use GRESB to measure their ESG performance within a standardized and globally recognized framework.
Equipping asset managers with data and insights through GRESB
GRESB assesses and benchmarks the ESG performance of global assets, providing actionable data and insights for financial markets.
Fund managers, companies and asset operators who become GRESB Members report on key indicators that investors consider materially relevant. This data is collected, validated, scored and then peer benchmarked over an annual reporting period to generate high-quality data and ESG insights.
Managers participating in GRESB Assessments for the first time have many options that can help them get started on the right foot, such as opting for a “Grace Period,” in which they can keep results confidential for the first year, requesting a Pre-Submission Check, or focusing only on the Management Component in the first year.
How investors use GRESB
More than 170 institutional investors with USD 51 trillion in assets under management use GRESB to monitor ESG progress within their portfolios. The data found in GRESB benchmark reports and scorecards from individual managers are consistent and validated across all participants, helping frame engagement conversations.
An increasing number of investors also use GRESB to request insights related to alignment with global reporting requirements and exposure to climate-related transition risk that can affect their portfolios over time.
GRESB results are a springboard to engage with managers and understand a fund’s ESG initiatives that are underway. We start by comparing the ESG performance of a fund against the GRESB average and our portfolio average, then drill into areas of leading and lagging performance to understand key drivers. This allows us to track year-on-year performance, identify portfolio leaders, and share best practices to encourage improvement.Shali Lingaretnam
Head of Investment Stewardship at VFMC
What you get as a GRESB Member
- GRESB Scorecard
See how you perform across the key ESG metrics that are important to investors and get an analysis of how you compare with peers. You can also use GRESB’s logo and Scorecard for investor engagement.
- Benchmark Report
Understand your sustainability performance and see how you measure up at the indicator level against your peer group. Better understand risks and identify areas of improvement.
- Portfolio Analysis Tool
Compare individual or aggregated performance against a custom benchmark based on region, property type or management style – this is particularly useful for fund managers with multiple entities participating in GRESB Assessments.
- Data Exporter
Download all your ESG data in an easy-to-use format for your own modeling and incorporation into existing systems.
Need help with reporting?
For those looking for help or guidance reporting, we offer a number of tools and resources. We can also connect you with a GRESB Partner who can provide more in-depth support.
- Pre-Submission Check
Receive a high-level check of your Assessment response prior to final submission.
- Review Period
Designed to strengthen the reliability of the benchmark results and is intended to be used in cases where you believe that there has been incorrect or incomplete data input or an error in validation or scoring.
- Results Consultation
Provides an in-depth understanding of your GRESB Assessment results, including detailed insight into the validation process and the allocation of points for individual indicators.
- Online training
GRESB provides online training for the Real Estate and Infrastructure Assessments.
GRESB Members have access to assessment help, guidance, and support tools and can reach out to the GRESB Helpdesk for assistance.
Top 5 reasons to join GRESB
Want to learn more about getting started with GRESB? Check out a recent pre-recorded webinar where we cover key reasons to start sooner than later.
See how other GRESB products can strengthen your business
- SFDR Reporting
The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation requires funds based in Europe to provide a clear picture of their ESG profiles to investors. GRESB has created a solution to help real assets managers meet these obligations.
- Transition Risk Tool
As governments around the world look at decarbonization pathways to meet aggressive goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement, real estate entities face interconnected risks related to this transition. GRESB has created a solution to help.
- TCFD Reporting
TCFD-aligned reporting is gaining significant momentum and increasingly becoming mandatory in many jurisdictions. GRESB has developed a solution to help members understand and complete the reporting process.
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