GRESB Introduces Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector

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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

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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

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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.

GRESB Launches 2016 Real Asset Assessments

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Providing ESG data for institutional investors with over 8.1 trillion USD in assets under management

Amsterdam, April 1 – GRESB, the global standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarking for real assets, today announced the launch of the 2016 GRESB assessments. GRESB provides ESG data to institutional investors with over 8.1 trillion in assets under management. Assessment results and data is used by investors and others to understand the risk/return profile of real estate and infrastructure investments.

California inspires through green building leadership: Rick Fedrizzi

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The future is already here. It’s just not very evenly distributed.
—William Gibson
On a recent trip to San Francisco, I had the privilege of connecting with a range of leaders in green building who are making a measurable difference. They shared a recognition that they were very fortunate to live in California, where the statewide GDP makes it the eighth largest economy in the world. It is an economy supported by a strong consensus that environmental progress is fully consistent with strong economic performance and growth.