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Principal® Real Estate Strategies Score Highly With GRESB for the Sixth Consecutive Year

High ratings in global benchmarks show long-standing commitment to ESG standards
Press Release

DES MOINES, Iowa, December 6, 2021 /3BL Media/– Principal® announced today that two of its private equity property strategies and a European core property strategy managed by Principal Real Estate Investors received 4-star ratings in 2021 from GRESB, the global ESG benchmark for real estate assets.

Net-zero: Where Are We Now?

by Madeline Frieze, Associate Consultant, Sustainability, Energy, and Climate Change at WSP USA
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Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance.

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Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance.

Centering Social Equity in Climate Risk Analysis and ESG Reporting

Summary: 

Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance.

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Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance.

IWBI and GRESB Deliver Report Demonstrating Alignment Between WELL and GRESB 2020

Press Release

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.

Digitalization to Advance Health and Well-Being During a Moment of Crisis

Blog

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.

Investing for Health: Catalyzing Investment in Human and Social Capital

Article

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.

CBRE Becomes a Fitwel Champion in the UK

Health and wellness at the forefront of responsible real estate
Press Release

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.

CBRE Global Investors Announces Excellent GRESB and PRI Results

Press Release

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.

Make Your Real Estate Decisions Healthy Decisions

Blog

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.

The Rise of Health Metrics in ESG Investing

by Stephanie Timm, PhD and Whitney Austin Gray, PhD
Blog

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.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

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