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ESG in focus

Environmental, social and governance issues in non-listed real estate investments are becoming an increasingly important consideration in the decision making process to enhance performance and advance the responsible investment agenda.  



Global ESG Library

The Global ESG Library is a tool for members to fine-tune their understanding of what is evolving in contemporary ESG applications with focus on the non-listed real estate industry.

Global Definitions Database

The Global Definitions Database (GDD) is the leading global source of definitions for the non‐listed real estate sector.

The ESG Committee developed 24 ESG definitions for inclusion into the Global Definition Database (GDD) including Carbon Trading, Equity Share, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, Renewable Energy and Building Energy Intensity and is currently in collaboration with INREVs regional partners to increase this number. Terminology growth, in topics such as ESG, continues to contribute to the GDD becoming a valuable resource for both INREV members and the industry to gain clarity on a variety of key terms in the context of non-listed real estate. 

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ESG in the Due Diligence Questionnaire

Last summer, we introduced an updated version of the DDQ which is streamlined to make it quicker and easier to use.

The new DDQ places more emphasis to sustainability and integrating ESG factors into the investor decision-making processes. It also encourages investment managers to highlight their concrete ESG plans and practical sustainability initiatives relating to their investment portfolio and their organisations.

Latest IQ articles

Creating Climate Risk Metrics for Real Estate markets

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The Online Assessment tool features new market and compliance averages, including sustainability reporting, and can be used to measure vehicles against industry best practice and determine the level of compliance with the INREV Guidelines.