Investors are increasingly evaluating companies based on specific environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and good corporate governance-related criteria and the subset focused on “responsible investments” continues to grow.

Kilrow Realty Corp

Kilroy Realty Corp

The REIT and publicly traded real estate industry makes up the physical structures of our nation’s communities and as such is uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship, social responsibility and good governance practices within our society.

Delivering long-term value in today’s business landscape requires a more holistic approach that serves all stakeholders, including investors, tenants, employees and communities, and systematically addresses the full spectrum of environmental, social responsibility, and governance risks and opportunities. As REIT stakeholders become increasingly impacted by and interested in corporate social responsibility performance, the sustainability journey for REITs and publicly traded real estate is urgent and accelerating.

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Nareit Leadership and Initiatives

Nareit develops metric-based programs and strategic partnerships for the commercial real estate industry to support the REIT industry’s efforts to advance its sustainability and social responsibility objectives with a dedicated focus on people, partnerships, and philanthropy.

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Nareit's REIT Industry ESG Report 2022

This report of the REIT industry’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance details the state of sustainability efforts in the publicly traded U.S. REIT industry. Featured case studies showcase REIT leadership and ESG innovation from a variety of sectors and serve as a practical tool for stakeholders to assess the scale and impact of the REIT industry’s ESG commitments and initiatives.

REITS Reporting ESG Publicly

Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Resources and Research

Nareit supports and promotes the REIT industry’s adoption of sustainability and corporate social responsibility principles by providing resources for industry stakeholders and dissemi­nating information about oversight, manage­ment, tracking, and reporting.