The G7 Ise-Shima Principles for Promoting Quality Infrastructure Investment is a set of five principles. It was launched in Japan and developed by the G7 to be used on a global scale. These principles aim to promote strong, sustainable and balanced growth while enhancing resilience, and contributing to the global effor (...)

Developed by: The Group of Seven (G7)

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Type of tool: Principles
Country: Japan
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), is a set of standards to be used at the global scale for international reporting. These standards were developed to help organizations’ better understand their impact on critical sustainability issues as well as communicate more effectively with the different stakeholders. This (...)

Developed by: Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

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Type of tool: Global Sustainability Benchmark
Country: The Netherlands
Global Sustainability Assessment System is a performance-based system developed for rating green buildings and infrastructures. The primary objective of GSAS is to create a sustainable built environment, considering the specific needs and context of the Middle East and North Africa regions (MENA). (...)

Developed by: Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD´s)

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Type of tool: Rating System
Country: Qatar
GBP is a set of principles developed to promote integrity in the Green Bond market through guidelines that recommend transparency, disclosure, and reporting. They are intended to be used by market participants and  designed to drive the provision of information needed to increase capital allocation to such projects. (...)

Developed by: Climate Bonds initiative, International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

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Type of tool: Principles
Country: UK
The Green Building Index is an environmental rating system for townships developed in Malaysia to promote the protection of the natural environment by balancing townships production and consumption of resources. The Green Building Index is Malaysia’s first comprehensive rating system for evaluating the environmen (...)

Developed by: Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) and the Assocciation of Consulting Engineers Malasya (ACEM)

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Type of tool: Rating System
Country: Malaysia
Green Star Communities is an Australian rating tool targeted to the planning, design, and construction of large-scale development projects at a precinct, neighborhood and/or community scale. The main purpose of using this tool is to assess communities developments attributes against best practice benchmarks across sust (...)

Developed by: Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)

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Type of tool: Rating System
Country: Australia
GreenLITES is a self-certification program created by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) that identifies the extent to which transportation projects incorporate sustainable choices. This is primarily used as an internal Excel-based tool to measure project performance, recognize good practices, and id (...)

Developed by: New York State Department of Transportation

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Type of tool: Rating System
Country: USA
Greenroads is a rating system, developed to measure and manage sustainability on transportation projects. It is intended to be a tool used by decision-makers, agencies, consultants, and contractors to enable informed design and construction decisions regarding sustainability. (...)

Developed by: Greenroads Foundation

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Type of tool: Rating System
Country: USA
GRESB Infrastructure Assessment is a benchmarking tool that supports the improvement of the sustainability performance of investment portfolios, managers engagement, and preparation for increasingly rigorous ESG obligations. The tool provides investors, managers, and operators with actionable information and tools to m (...)

Developed by: The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)

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Type of tool: Global Sustainability Benchmark
Country: USA
GRIHA is the national rating for green buildings in India, also applying at the city scale and large developments (>50Ha). The tool is a consolidated framework for the assessment of environmental impacts of large-scale developments. It is primarily intended to promote an assessment and guidelines for sustainable develo (...)

Developed by: GRIHA Council, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)

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Type of tool: Rating System
Country: India