We are quick to criticise each other for not meeting sustainability targets but GRESB has put things in perspective for us.
Australia’s real estate leads the world in environmental standards. We have the greenest real estate on earth alongside New Zealand.
Australia’s Global ‘ESG Benchnmark for Real Assets’ obtained a score of 73 in comparison to the world average of 63. Over the last 2 decades, investor demand for a greener solution has fueled a sustainable push in our economy. We have a culture of taking a holistic approach to office buildings that fosters healthy working conditions, efficient energy consumption, and smaller carbon footprints.
In a world where we are constantly told that we are destroying our planet, it is easy to get disheartened and lose motivation in our fight towards a sustainable future. It is energising to get a glimpse of the bigger picture from GRESB, that in fact we are not only making a difference but are world leaders in sustainability.