It’s now widely recognised that sustainability can have a material impact on business and asset performance and value.

According to a recent quote, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change clearly sees sustainability as a fiduciary responsibility:

“In order to protect the long-term value of their real estate investments, it is part of institutional investors and their investment managers’ fiduciary duty to understand and address these changes and new risks and to take advantage of new market opportunities.”


Many external sustainability reports and benchmarks have been developed to help understand and identify how well these risks and opportunities are being addressed. These include the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), INREV Sustainability and the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).

EVORA can highlight the relevance and benefits of participating in these different benchmarks and surveys, as well as helping you complete them.

GRESB Support

GRESB is fast becoming the sustainability survey of choice for the real estate sector to benchmark portfolio performance. The survey is comprehensive and this year the questions posed new challenges for respondents.

EVORA has helped a large number of funds complete the survey, including Schroders, AEW and Moorfield. Our experience and relationship with the GRESB team has enabled us to provide comprehensive client support – and in all cases improved results.

We can work with you to complete the submission and understand your scoring, as well as develop a sustainability plan that will improve your future GRESB performance and align with your organisation’s key environmental objectives.

Read our GRESB blogs


For GRESB support and help with other sustainability benchmarks, please get in touch.


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