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The 2021 GRESB results, released in October, show an asset class stepping up to the plate on sustainability, says its director, real estate, Charles van Thiel.
GRESB benchmark results for 2021 reveal a sector increasingly committed to and engaged on the ESG agenda as performance scores and participation rates climb again.
Real estate ESG leaders discuss how the asset class can combat the climate crisis.
Fund managers that rise to the challenge of linking compensation to ESG performance now are likely to reap the rewards in the medium to long term, says Sheffield Haworth’s director, infrastructure, private equity and asset management, Nicholas Sehmer.
Private fund leaders believe it will drive value in their business, but collecting data is challenging for many firms.
Billy Grayson, executive vice-president, Centers and Initiatives, at the Urban Land Institute, highlights four steps that every real estate owner can take to half their emissions by 2030 and meet net zero by 2050.
Diversity, equity and inclusion has moved further onto fund managers’ radars in 2021, but sector data highlights that this mission remains a work in progress.

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