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 (ESG) risks and opportunities. As REIT stakeholders become increasingly impacted by and interested in corporate ESG performance, the ESG journey for REITs and publicly traded real estate is urgent and accelerating.
Nareit ESG 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 ESG objectives with a dedicated focus on people, partnerships, and philanthropy.
2021 Nareit ESG Report
The 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. 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.
ESG Resources and Research
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.