Chris Burgess, Associate at Greengage, has written an article on Property Technology: Improving Responsible Investment. He outlines how the collation of data on a wide range of sustainability issues through mechanisms such as BREEAM allows for: Benchmarking of building design Landlords and tenants to more clearly understand their benefits in terms of running costs A better understanding of the quality of environment created for occupiers. Read the RICS article.
Investors increasingly view ESG as a core part of their investment analysis as its link to Corporate Financial Performance (CFP) in terms of reducing risks, improving performance and building reputation is becoming evident. Thus, there is a clear need for companies to embed ESG considerations in their strategy and business practice, as well as communicating this to the investor community in a clear and substantive manner. The GRESB … more
The ESG performance of real estate portfolios is essential for their sustained long-term value. GRESB is used by leading real estate organisations to better manage their assets to achieve this aim. Greengage will be running a free Breakfast Masterclass: Using GRESB to deliver ESG criteria in real estate on 12th April at the Museum of London. The event will focus on the actions within an organisation that GRESB encourages … more
On the 7th September Nils Kok, co-founder of GRESB, presented the GRESB 2016 Real Estate & Debt results for Europe. The results continued to demonstrate the insatiable appetite amongst real estate companies for an assessment which benchmarks ESG performance. The global gross asset value covered by the assessment increased by an even greater degree than the previous year; reaching a total of $2.8 trillion in 2016. Of the … more
The results for the GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) Real Estate and Debt Assessments are released in London on September 7th. The event will stimulate discussion on the current environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues that are material to the Real Estate sector. It will be particularly revealing to see whether the success of COP 21 has catalysed a higher level of corporate engagement with ESG issues. … more