According to WSP Director of Sustainability, Tim Parker, the new model will fill what has been a significant gap in intelligence, ‘Now investors and operators have a fund and asset assessment survey delivering clear benchmarking to rate the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of global infrastructure.’
‘Previously, the global financial community struggled to assess, validate and benchmark the ESG performance of infrastructure with consistency.
‘The GRESB Infrastructure Assessment is designed to fill that gap by collecting and evaluating key data relating to the sustainability performance of infrastructure assets, companies and funds.
'WSP has been actively involved in shaping this survey as a member of the GRESB Technical Working Group and are proud to be its only global consultant partner.
‘We believe that successful businesses are focused not only on profit and loss, but also on the role and impact infrastructure has on society and the environment.
‘With a strong working knowledge of sustainability, its drivers and its value, we understand what assessment information needs to be captured.
‘We also understand how this data can be used to unlock potential new revenue sources, drive cost-efficiencies, deliver competitive advantage, strengthen positive impacts on society and the environment and create long-term stakeholder value.
‘We very much welcome this new tool and applaud GRESB for pairing this with its well-established ‘Real Estate Assessment’ to provide a more holistic offering to the property and building sector,’ concluded Mr Parker.
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