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The Top 6 ESG Reporting and Energy Benchmarking Deadlines in 2023

ESG reporting season is upon us again, and with many real estate ESG professionals trying to juggle multiple frameworks and compliance markets, we know it can be a particularly busy time of year. To make it easier to stay organized (and on top of important deadlines), we’ve rounded up the top 6 ESG reporting and benchmarking submission dates and relevant resources. 

Many of these deadlines stay consistent from year to year, so keep this list on hand as a quick reference to revisit in 2024 and beyond.

Top 6 ESG Frameworks & Standards:

ESG Framework / Standard Where to Submit? 2023 Due Date*
1. Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Include in financial disclosures (i.e. 10-K, Annual Report) Include in relevant annual financial disclosures
2. Task Force for Climate Related Disclosure (TCFD) Include in financial disclosures (i.e. 10-K, Annual Report) Include in relevant annual financial disclosures
3. UNPRI UNPRI Portal The next reporting cycle opens in May 2023
4. S&P’s Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) DJSI Portal DJSI is following a new process in 2023. Starting in March, companies can reserve a 2-month assessment window that best meets their own reporting cycle and project planning needs. Companies can book the assessment window that best meets their needs directly in the CSA portal, subject to quota availability. The 2023 CSA questionnaire opens for all companies on April 4th and can be reviewed from that date, independent of the chosen assessment window start date.
5. Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) GRESB Portal July 1, 2023
6. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) CDP Portal July 26, 2023

Top 6 State & Local Energy Benchmarking Deadlines:

State/Local Jurisdiction Where to Submit? Local Guidance & Resources 2023 Due Date*
1. District of Columbia ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Am I Required to Benchmark | DOEE April 1, 2023
2. New York, NY ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Benchmark Compliance Instructions May 1, 2023
3. Boston, MA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager City of Boston Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance May 15, 2023
4. Chicago, IL ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Chicago Energy Benchmarking Homepage

Covered Buildings List
June 1, 2023
5. Los Angeles, CA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Deadlines & Penalties l LA Energy and Water Efficiency Resource Center June 1, 2023
6. Seattle, WA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Instructions - Environment | seattle.gov July 1, 2023

*While these are the submission dates for 2023, the dates often remain the same each year. Check the linked websites for more information.