Real estate and infrastructure-focused ESG data provider GRESB announced the launch of its new Transition Analytics solution, a new set of emissions and activity analytics aimed at helping asset managers and owners to manage transition risk, engage their portfolio companies with detailed insights, and meet environmental commitments and reporting requirements.

According to the company, Transition Analytics provides users with a comprehensive asset-based emissions and activity database for 11 of the most emissions-intensive sectors, linking more than 148,000 physical assets to 3,000 listed companies with ownership stakes in these assets, along with their 32,000 listed and private subsidiaries.

Vincent Jerosch-Herold, GRESB’s Chief Product Officer for Asset Impact:

“Asset managers and owners that are paying attention understand the business risks associated with climate change and are working hard to integrate them into their existing frameworks to minimize potential losses.  Our goal is to empower these institutions with the data and insights they need to protect their investments and decarbonize their portfolios from the bottom up.”

GRESB said the solution provides absolute emissions and physical emissions intensity data, forecasted up to 2030, to show asset managers and owners the climate impact of their portfolios. It allows users to set bottom-up sectoral targets in line with international guidelines, such as the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance or Net Zero Asset Manager Alliance, and helps to meet climate-related reporting requirements, such as the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). This helps asset managers strategically allocate capital and manage future transition risks.

Key features of Transition Analytics include granular data and indicators including absolute emissions, physical emissions and activity values across 11 climate-critical sectors, aggregation levels that provide company, sector, and exposure-level data, forward-looking insights allowing users to stress-test investment strategies up to 2029, and integration into existing systems using identifiers and classifications including LEI, NACE, ISINs and FactSet.

Michel Amar, Chief Business Development Officer for Asset Impact at GRESB said:

“Our solutions are already helping leading institutions like Barclays, BNP Paribas, and MassMutual navigate a complex and fast-moving environment. With Transition Analytics, asset managers and owners with an eye on sustainability can also benefit from a streamlined set of advanced climate metrics and emissions forecasts. This will facilitate profound opportunities and strong wins for asset managers ready to lead in the climate space.”