At Bouwinvest, we believe that we cannot ensure long-term successful investments without taking the needs of society into account, as the two are inextricably linked. To make sure we are making the maximum effort to safeguard societal and financial returns, we monitor our investment and operational performance using the internationally accepted GRESB benchmark.
We believe an above-average sustainability rating, a GRESB 4- or 5-star rating, makes the Fund is highly sustainable and actively contributes to meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities.
The target for 2018 was to retain the Fund's GRESB 4-star rating, to improve its overall score and outperform the Fund’s peer group. The Fund did outperform its peer group and is currently third of eight in the ranking for Dutch retail funds. The Fund once again retained its 4-star rating and improved its overall score by five points to a total of 79 (GRESB peer average 74). The Fund improved its score on all seven aspects compared to last year. The Fund’s goal is to continue to improve its score and achieve a GRESB 5-star rating by 2020.
Target on continued improvement of the Fund's sustainability performance
Annual improvement of overall GRESB score
+ 5 points (79/100),
4 out of 5 star rating.