26 November 2018
Ørsted is named Sector Leader in the 2018 GRESB Infrastructure Assessment, for incorporating sustainability into operations and communicating performance to investors.
The GRESB assessment helps investors to understand the economic and social impacts of infrastructure assets such as offshore wind farms or power plants, by measuring their impacts in a standardized and comparable way.
Ørsted achieved the highest overall score in the “diversified” asset sector in the Assessment, reflecting the company’s mixed portfolio of offshore and onshore wind, bioenergy, thermal power, and energy services.
“Some investors say they want to not only deliver strong returns, but also ensure that pensioners get to enjoy their retirement in a world that's worth living in,” says Rick Walters, Director Infrastructure at GRESB BV, which organizes the assessment. “It’s a trend driven by general societal concerns, as well as by millennial investors embracing social and environmental concerns in their pension investment choices,” he adds.