As part of its commitment to support its members to improve their sustainability efforts, ANREV is a partner of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), a global consortium of institutional investors and real estate industry associations committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios.

ANREV shares GRESB’s mission “to enhance and protect shareholder value by evaluating and improving sustainability practices in the global real estate sector.”

Since 2009, Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) has established a set of ESG metrics to help decision makers to address and better understand exposures to risks related to environmental, social and governance issues. This benchmark allows pension funds, insurance companies, banks, other institutional investors and lenders to incorporate non-financial information into their investment decision making process.

The first GRESB ANREV sample was obtained in 2013. The respondents represented 81% of the non-listed real estate Industry respondents in APAC and ANREV members achieved an overall average score of 48. In 2014, the sample size continued to grow and ANREV participants progressed from Green Talk to Green Walk and an overall average score of 54.

The 2017 GRESB Assessments, the industry standard that assesses sustainability practices in the real asset sector, including real estate and infrastructure, are now open for participation.

This year’s GRESB Assessments provide a more streamlined reporting process, from asset to portfolio. The online GRESB Portal now includes improved features to simplify reporting, including new “upload library” functionality, to ensure an accurate and complete submission.

Click here to download the 2017 GRESB Real Estate Assessment  and the  Participant Guide, which explains the practicalities of submitting a response.

For details, please click here.