ESG Compliance

NGBS Green Certification Validates ESG Reporting Claims

ESG Compliance

Companies disclose information so that their ESG progress can be measured against benchmarks and targets. Companies also measure ESG metrics to improve their ability to access capital from funders committed to sustainable investing.

Examples of the ESG-related risks that are measured are:

  • Environmental: Climate change, green building certifications, greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), deforestation, biodiversity, waster efficiency, waste, and pollution.
  • Social: Customer relations, employee relations, labor, employee wellbeing, community relations, health and safety, supply chains, human rights, and work-life balance.
  • Governance: Board management practices, succession planning, equity and inclusion, diversity, compensation, regulatory compliance, fraud, data, security, and corruption.

NGBS Green certification is one important validation of a company’s commitment to sustainable business operations. The resources below can help your company collect ESG-related data when you commit to earning NGBS Green certification for your real property assets.

  • NGBS-GRESB Crosswalk
    Download the crosswalk to gain understanding of GRESB indicators that are fulfilled by NGBS compliance.
  • SAHF Multifamily Portfolio Carbon Emissions Calculator
    The Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) published this tool to equip portfolio owners to calculate their annual greenhouse gas emissions in CO2 equivalent and consider goal-setting for carbon emissions reductions.

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