Speakers Sander Paul von Tongeren
Sander Paul von Tongeren

GRESB assesses the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of real estate and infrastructure portfolios and assets worldwide. We offer ESG data, Scorecards, Benchmark Reports and portfolio analysis tools.

More than 100 institutional investors use GRESB data and analytical tools to engage with investment managers, REITs and Infrastructure Asset Operators to enhance and protect shareholder value.

Prior to that, Sandeer Paul was Head of Sustainability Global Real Estate and Infrastructure at APG Asset Management in the Nederlands

APG manages pension assets of in total approximately EUR 300 billion, with an allocation of 10% to real estate. Within APG I am responsible for integrating sustainability across APG’s global real estate and infrastructure portfolio.

The Assessments are guided by what investors and the industry consider to be material issues in the sustainability performance of real asset investments and are aligned with international reporting frameworks such as GRI and PRI.

Assessment participants receive comparative business intelligence on where they stand against their peers, a roadmap with the actions they can take to improve their ESG performance and a communication platform to engage with investors.

Investors use the ESG data and GRESB’s analytical tools to improve the sustainability performance of their investment portfolios, engage with managers and prepare for increasingly rigorous ESG obligations.

Sander Paul is Managing Director and co-founder of GRESB. Before joining GRESB, Sander Paul worked for 6 years as Head of Sustainability Real Estate and Infrastructure at APG Asset Management. Before APG he worked as a Portfolio Manager at CBRE Global Investors (formerly known as ING Real Estate) managing a pan-European office fund and two pan-European industrial funds. Sander Paul holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics as well as an Executive Master degree of Finance and Control from the University of Amsterdam and a Master of Studies in Real Estate from the Amsterdam School of Real Estate.