The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios around the globe.
The Guidelines complement the Green Bond Principles (GBP) by providing specific real estate and construction sector guidance for capital market participants when originating and/or investing in green bonds. Issuers, underwriters and investors can use these Guidelines to identify Eligible Green Projects, specify appropriate metrics, and determine reporting constructs for green bonds related to real estate.
The GRESB Debt Survey assesses the sustainability engagement and performance of real estate lenders, applying established methodology that enables institutional investors to extend ESG integration to their real estate debt investments.
In 2015, the first year of the GRESB Debt Survey, participation is open to private real estate funds that identify their primary investment strategy as debt.