GRESB Launches Survey for Real Estate Debt Funds


Global sustainability benchmark now serves the full spectrum of real estate capital providers

May 4, 2015, Amsterdam - GRESB, the leading global standard for portfolio-level sustainability assessments in real estate, today released the 2015 GRESB Debt Survey. Serving real estate equity investors with ESG data since its launch in 2009, GRESB will now also assist institutional investors in real estate debt. The debt assessment will apply a standardized reporting framework, enabling investors to extend ESG integration to their real estate debt investments.

GRESB Introduces Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector


Significant growth expected in the green property bond market

Amsterdam, June 3, 2015 – GRESB, the leading standard for sustainability performance measurement and benchmarking in the real estate industry, today released Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector. The Guidelines complement the Green Bond Principles (GBP) by providing specific real estate and construction sector guidance for capital market participants when originating and/or investing in green bonds.

GBCI Launches SITES, its Newly Acquired Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes


SITES addresses global concerns such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and resource depletion through sustainable landscape design and management
June 10, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) launched its newly acquired SITES rating system, the most comprehensive program and toolkit for developing sustainable landscapes.

GBCI Launches EDGE Green Building Certification System


EDGE poised to jumpstart the mainstreaming of resource-efficient building practices in India
(9 July 2015) Mumbai, India – Today, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), in conjunction with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), launched the EDGE green building certification system in India to jumpstart the mainstreaming of resource-efficient buildings across the country in a fast, simple and affordable way.