News by Topic : Sustainability

  • 4/1/2020

    REITs Among 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award Winners

    Four Nareit member REITs receive sustained excellence award.

  • 3/17/2020

    The ESG Implications of a REIT’s Supply Chain

    As environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues become increasingly important to REITs, an emerging area of focus is that of the sustainable and ethical practices that a REIT’s supplier companies might employ.

  • 3/17/2020

    What Corporate Governance Issues are Currently Top of Mind?

    REIT magazine spoke with three REIT General Counsels about current corporate governance issues.

  • 2/24/2020

    Barron’s Names Top Five Sustainable REITs

    Five REITs have been named sector leaders on Barron’s list of America’s Most Sustainable Companies: Kilroy Realty Corp. (NYSE: KRC), Macerich (NYSE: MAC), Welltower, Inc. (NYSE: WELL), Equinix, Inc. (NYSE: EQIX), and Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST), listed respectively, one through five.

  • 2/21/2020

    Ventas Becomes First S&P 500 REIT Signatory to the United Nations Global Compact

    Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) has become the first S&P 500 REIT to sign the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), signifying a commitment to align company strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
  • 2/18/2020

    Verdani Partners’ Daniele Horton on 2020 Changes to GRESB Assessments

    Horton said assessments are becoming “more granular” as they drill down to the asset level.

  • 2/18/2020

    Vornado Realty’s Daniel Egan on the Challenges of the Social Element of ESG

    Egan said the social element of ESG differs company by company.

  • 2/18/2020

    AvalonBay Placing Greater Focus on Emissions Reduction

    AvalonBay’s Mark Delisi says the REIT is working to meet city and state emissions goals.

  • 2/18/2020

    Boston Properties’ Ben Myers on the Importance of Setting Clearly Defined Sustainability Goals

    Myers says goals communicate the intent of an organization.

  • 2/18/2020

    Ventas’ Kelly Meissner on Key Data Management Issues for Companies New to ESG Reporting

    Meissner stresses importance of internal and external engagement.

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