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

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REIT Industry ESG Report

This third-annual 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. The report serves as a practical tool for stakeholders to assess the scale and impact of the REIT industry’s ESG commitments and initiatives.

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ESG Dashboard

With the goal of communicating the U.S. REIT industry’s ESG impact and progress, Nareit created the ESG Dashboard. Developed in partnership with GeoPhy and updated annually, the ESG Dashboard identifies and tracks company reporting of ESG key performance indicators (KPIs) for the U.S. REIT industry.

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ESG Frameworks

The Nareit Guide to ESG Reporting Frameworks helps Nareit members better understand and navigate the array of environmental, social and governance reporting frameworks. The inaugural guide, developed with assistance from AccountAbility, was released in 2019 and is available in a downloadable PDF.

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ESG Rater Presentations

Nareit hosted a series of webinars with ESG raters in summer 2021. Representatives from FTSE Russell, ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS), MSCI, and Sustainalytics who cover the real estate sector shared insights into how REITs are assessed, how they factor or adjust for tenant behaviors, differences between real estate sectors, and more. Recordings are available exclusively to Nareit corporate members.