Neil Pegram is assuming the role of Director of Americas with GRESB, a global benchmark program tracking real estate portfolios’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Previously, he was Head of Sustainability with Morguard Investments and was among the 2014 slate of honourees in Canada’s Clean50, which recognizes contributions to sustainable development and clean capitalism.
Neil is well grounded in ESG reporting, having developed Morguard’s program and overseen its GRESB submissions. Now, he will lead GRESB Canada and work with Dan Winters, GRESB Head of Americas, to expand outreach to survey participants in Canada and United States.
“He can help our members get investor buy-in on ESG, and he personally understands the challenges involved with preparing a GRESB submission,” a GRESB communiqué states. “With Neil onboard, GRESB in the Americas is well positioned to further develop the ESG benchmark for the industry and facilitate the spread of sustainable best practices across the real assets sector in 2018 and beyond.”
Last year, 18 Canadian portfolios collectively scored 70 out of a possible 100 points, while the 186 American participants attained an average score of 64.