Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)

Property investors in Asia increasingly understand the financial benefits of operating resource efficient, sustainable buildings.

GRESB is designed to help investors, asset managers and real estate companies assess the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of their assets.

GRESB provides the means to formally report this information to investors, and benchmark against peers, local, regional and national performance.

GRESB assesses performance on issues including: governance, environmental impacts (e.g. energy consumption and carbon emissions), health and safety and stakeholder engagement.

Over 900 global real estate funds and property companies with assets totalling 3.6 trillion reported to GRESB last year.

The official deadline for GRESB ‘Real Estate’ and ‘Developer’ submissions is 1st July 2019.

Submission Support

Whether you are reporting to GRESB for the first time, or have been reporting for many years, we can help get you started or improve your performance.  We help our clients continuously improve on their GRESB score and use GRESB as a meaningful tool to drive stakeholder engagement and sustainability.

Our GRESB support services include technical guidance on the questionnaire and scoring assessment, advisory on online portal and response submission, and support for data management.

For first time reporters, we provide an overview of GRESB requirements, gap analysis to identify and prioritise areas for action, review of data, policy and initiatives.

For advanced reporters, we undertake a detailed scoring assessment, provide support with answering new / updated questions, review key evidence against GRESB requirements, conduct peer review and analyse data (e.g energy, GHG emissions, water and waste).

If you’re interested, please contact us to find out more.

Training

Paia is GRESB’s official and exclusive training partner in Asia (ex-Japan) since 2016. We provide both introductory training for new reporters as well as advanced training for those who have been reporting for a few years.

  1. Introductory Training covers the “what” and “how to” of GRESB, addressing topics at a high level with practical reporting tips.
  2. Advanced Training tackles complex reporting and scoring components, new indicators and hands-on case studies and exercises.

Official training sessions are run in Singapore and Hong Kong in March each year. You can sign up for the training here.

If you’ve missed it, don’t worry, we can provide training in house. If you’re interested, please contact us to find out more