Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) says it is transitioning its ownership of GRESB to Summit Partners, a global alternative investment firm.
GRESB is an organization that assesses the sustainability performance of real estate and infrastructure portfolios and assets. “GRESB has been a pioneer in the ESG space by putting in place a transparent and structured framework to best collect, validate, and analyze data, thereby providing investors with reliable ESG information and meaningful global sustainability benchmarks,” according to a GBCI news release.
“The last six years of GRESB, under GBCI’s leadership, has seen tremendous growth as we worked to build out its value proposition and improve ESG transparency around the world,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO, GBCI. “GBCI feels the time is right to transition GRESB to help it grow even further.”
GRESB data covers $5.3 trillion in real estate and infrastructure value, and is used by more than 100 institutional and financial investors to make decisions that are leading to a more sustainable real asset industry, GBCI says.