Real Estate Deepens Commitment to ESG – GRESB

The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) has published its 2022 assessments, noting an increase in participation numbers and data coverage. A total of 1,820 entities participated in the 2022 real estate benchmark worldwide, with US$6.9 trillion in gross asset value covered across 74 countries. Average GRESB scores also increased one point to 74 for the Standing Investments Benchmark and by two points to 81 in the Development Benchmark, GRESB said. It reported a rise in asset participation, with the Infrastructure Asset Assessment growing by 17% to include 652 assets and the GRESB Infrastructure Fund Assessment recording an 11% growth to cover 166 funds across 70 countries. Further, GRESB data is now used by 170 institutional and financial investors with more than US$51 trillion in AUM. Sebastien Roussotte, GRESB’s CEO, said: “Looking at this year’s benchmark, the industry’s embrace of ESG continues to be reflected in our strong participation numbers and increased data coverage, signalling that real assets investors and managers alike remain steadfast in their commitment to sustainability.”  

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