NEW YORK – July 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and GRESB today released a report that outlines how the GRESB Real Estate Assessment is supported by the WELL Building Standard (WELL). Mapping WELL v2 pilot features to the 2020 GRESB Real Estate Assessment helps demonstrate the importance of health and well-being for organizations seeking to benchmark, report and improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance through real estate.
Quarantines and social distancing measures across the globe are driving technology innovations in ways we couldn’t imagine just a couple just a couple months ago. Digital solutions for keeping us connected and safe are evolving rapidly to address new wants and needs. From social platforms to telemedicine, we are dependent on a host of digital solutions to support us through this unprecedented challenge.
These are certainly challenging times for both the public’s health and for the global economy. We are currently facing an unprecedented pandemic that has upended not only the financial markets, but business as usual.
Health and wellness at the forefront of responsible real estate
LONDON, November 4, 2019, /3BL Media/ - CBRE in the UK is now part of the Fitwel Champions programme. CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, joins a group of industry leading companies committed to optimising buildings and places to promote health and wellness.
AMSTERDAM September 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – CBRE Global Investors is pleased to announce another year of strong results in key Environmental, Social Governance (ESG) benchmarks.
Voluntary reporting is a key element of CBRE Global Investors’ approach to ESG. Industry-specific initiatives such as the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) give a valuable insight into the business’s ESG performance compared to their peers. This motivates innovation and continually improves performance to demonstrate leadership.
I can give you the statistics: Healthcare in America is more than 17% of the GDP. 20 diseases account for fully half of America’s health care spend, with diabetes, heart disease and hypertension being three of the top five causes. In the midst of the debate going on in the US about how to pay for healthcare, these are sobering numbers for sure.
by Stephanie Timm, PhD and Whitney Austin Gray, PhD
Some of the world’s most sophisticated investors have been using Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data for years to help identify companies that perform well over time in the market.1 Their belief that high ESG scores correlate with high corporate financial performance is now supported by a large and rapidly growing body of research. Deutsche Bank’s much-discussed study, for example, found that 2,200 of ESG studies conducted between 1970 to 2015 report a positive ESG–Corporate Financial Performance (CFP) relation.2
Fund Offers Passive Investors Exposure to the Stock Performance of Developed Markets REITs Combined with Responsible Investment Criteria
LONDON & AMSTERDAM, January 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Northern Trust Asset Management, collaborating with GRESB, the global sustainability benchmark for real assets, has launched a unique sustainable real estate index. A Dutch-domiciled pooled fund passively managed to this new index has also been launched.
The industry-first index is exclusively available to investors using Northern Trust Asset Management vehicles and has been developed in response to demand for a passive approach to real estate investing incorporating environment, social and governance (ESG) factors.
by Tim Shen, Director - Sustainability in Asia, at CBRE
Responsible property investment (RPI) is coming of age globally. The release of the hotly anticipated 2015 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (‘GRESB’) Survey results, which spans over 700 participants reporting on the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios, is testament to this.