GRESB Infrastructure Assessment

GRESB Infrastructure Assessment

Description

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 monitor and manage the ESG risks and opportunities of their investments.

How It Works

The GRESB Infrastructure Assessment consists of two complementary components- 1. Fund Assessment and 2. Asset Assessment. Both components address critical aspects of ESG performance through a standardized, globally applicable, reporting and benchmarking framework. The GRESB Infrastructure Assessment focuses on operating investments, infrastructure assets, companies and funds, and covers the full breadth of infrastructure sectors.

Tool Outcome

The GRESB Infrastructure Assessment provides investors, managers, and operators with actionable information and tools to monitor and manage the ESG risks and opportunities of their investments and to prepare for ESG obligations. Assessment participants receive comparative business intelligence on where they stand against their peers, a roadmap with the actions they can take to improve their ESG performance and a communication platform to engage with investors.

Sustainability Criteria

  • Fund 1 – Sustainable Investment Strategy
  • Fund 2 – ESG Policies
  • Fund 3 – ESG Commitments
  • Fund 4 – Implementation Responsibility
  • Fund 5 – Senior Decision Maker
  • Fund 6 – ESG KPIs
  • Fund 7 – Gender & Diversity
  • Fund 8 – Assessment of ESG Risks & Opportunities
  • Fund 9 – Monitoring of ESG Risks & Opportunities
  • Fund 10 – Monitoring of Asset Performance
  • Fund 11 – ESG Disclosure
  • Fund 12 – Third-party Review
  • Fund 13 – ESG-related Misconduct, Penalties, Incidents
  • Asset 1 – Management (covers 7 indicators)
  • Asset 2 – Policy & Disclosure (covers 7 indicators)
  • Asset 3 – Risks & Opportunities (covers 4 indicators)
  • Asset 4 – Monitoring & EMS (covers 4 indicators)
  • Asset 5 – Stakeholder Engagement (covers 6 indicators)
  • Asset 6 – Performance Indicators (covers 11 indicators)
  • Asset 7 – Certifications & Awards (covers 2 indicators)

Additional Information

  • Users of the tool- Investors, Operators, Financial Institutions, Insurers, Developers  
  • Phase when the tool applies- Operation, Maintenance, Procurement, Finance, Prioritization  
  • Geographic application- Not specified – Applies globally