GRESB

ESG benchmarking tallies continued global uptake

Canadian Property Management

ESG benchmarking tallies growing global uptake

The 2021 GRESB real estate results, slated to be released later this fall, will draw from a database of 1,520 entities collectively reporting on 117,000 assets valued at USD $5.7 trillion.
Multifamily energy performance

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily energy performance typically vexing

Multifamily and industrial properties are routinely lumped together as favoured investment assets, but asset managers face divergent degrees of difficulty when they seek to mine value from energy performance.
GRESB adjusts 2020 path for benchmarking ESG performance

Canadian Property Management

GRESB adjusts 2020 path to the stars

More than 50 per cent of participating Canadian portfolios were grouped in the top two brackets of results, with 11 earning 5-star status and six attaining a 4-star rating.
GRESB separates from GBCI and seeks B-Corp status

Canadian Property Management

GRESB swaps GBCI umbrella for B-Corp status

The global benchmark for ESG performance of commercial real estate portfolios and infrastructure investments has reacquired its independence and established a non-profit foundation to oversee standards development.
2020 GRESB response demonstrates ESG momentum

REMI Network

GRESB response demonstrates ESG momentum

Participation in the global benchmarking exercise increased 18 per cent from 2019 and represents more than USD $5.3 trillion worth of assets under management.
real estate companies are a small fraction of low-carbon earners in this year's Clean200

Canadian Property Management

Low-carbon earners scarce in listed real estate

Technically, three real estate entities are ranked in the 2020 Clean200 list of publicly traded companies, but just two of them have conventional commercial real estate portfolios.
climate change procrastinators

Canadian Property Management

Climate change procrastinators urged to act

The mounting consequences of being stuck fast in the wrong place for an extended wrong time begin with soaring insurance premiums and end with stranded assets.
multifamily assets

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily assets round out Canadian GRESB data

Among global regions, Australia/New Zealand once again attained this year's top average score, but reports no asset-level energy intensity or building certification data for multifamily properties.
GRESB

Canadian Property Management

GRESB gets lift from ESG tailwind

Major Canadian players figure among both GRESB investor members with full access to the data and the larger complement of management members that report and are benchmarked through the real estate assessment.
Canadian pension funds

Canadian Property Management

Canadian pension funds look to GRESB guidance

Oxford Properties Group and Ivanhoé Cambridge have been benchmarked atop their North American peers in the 2019 GRESB Real Estate Assessment, which this year plotted the ESG performance of 1,005 companies, funds and REITs worldwide.
low-carbon vanguard

Canadian Property Management

Real estate primed for low-carbon vanguard

Canada's Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance suggests there is more untapped opportunity than coordinated action in a market grappling with emerging imperatives for climate-related financial disclosure and integrating ESG measures.
ESG performance

Canadian Property Management

ESG performance earns Triovest global standing

Triovest achieved the best GRESB score, 88 out of 100 possible points, in its peer group of non-listed, diversified office/industrial portfolios.
GRESB Canada

Canadian Property Management

Neil Pegram to lead GRESB Canada

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.
benchmarking diversity

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Design standards key to benchmarking diversity

Accessibility and inclusiveness are on the agenda for a pending update of the model green office lease that has become an entrenched standard in Canada's commercial real estate sector.
Canadian GRESB participants

Canadian Property Management

Canadian GRESB participants close gap to leaders

Eighteen Canadian real estate organizations undertook the rigorous reporting exercise, which plots portfolio-wide ESG (environmental, social, governance) intent, practices and outcomes, and collectively achieved an average score of 70 out of a possible 100 points.
Sander Paul Van Tongeren

REMI Network

GRESB appoints Sander Paul Van Tongeren new managing director

GRESB has named Sander Paul Van Tongeren as its new managing director.
GRESB infrastructure benchmark

Construction Business

Low scores in infrastructure benchmark debut

The inaugural Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark assessment for infrastructure reveals that the asset class generally lags real estate's offerings of environmental, social and governance evidence for investors.